Just The Beginning

It’s hard to believe that Sebastian will be graduating from high school in just two short weeks.  He started school as a shy five year old and has become a confident young man.  He pitches on the varsity baseball team, has a part time job, works out whenever he can and is graduating with nearly a 4.0 GPA.  We celebrated his baseball team’s senior night with him last week.  Instead of being sad that his high school days are ending, we are excited for him to start college and his adult life.  We couldn’t be more proud.

SENIOR NIGHT

Just the seniors.

His teammates and friends call him Sebas or in this case, Seabass.

13 years of baseball memories.

Parents and player.

Senior parents and players.

Starting pitcher for senior night and he had a “heck of a complete game”, per his coach.

A quick photo after the game including a little sun flare.

Bonus family photo from Mother’s Day.

We are looking forward to graduation and seeing all of our family and friends at the grad party.  College orientation is scheduled for June and freshman welcome week is at the end of August.  It’s just the beginning of many more great experiences for Sebastian.

Rime Ice

The trees, shrubs and fences were covered in a delicate white ice on Sunday morning.  I thought it was freezing rain, but after taking a closer look, I found that it was rime ice (Different than hoar frost. Thank you, Google).

Rime ice forms when liquid water droplets in the air freeze onto a surface, growing into combs, needles, or feathery forms.

It was very beautiful, but I am still very much looking forward to spring.  Sooner than later, please.

Super Blood Wolf Moon

With snow showers during the day, I didn’t give much thought to staying up late on a work night to take photos of the lunar eclipse. Just before getting ready for bed, I peeked out our front window and was surprised to see stars and the beginnings of the lunar eclipse.  I set up my tripod, put a long lens on my camera, bundled up and headed out the front door.  Lucky for me, I was able to set up my tripod on our steps and have a front row seat to the eclipse.  There were passing clouds that interfered with my photos, but I was able to get a handful of decent shots before heavier cloud cover rolled in at 11:00 p.m.

10:27 p.m.

10:33 p.m.

10:40 p.m.

10:59 p.m.