I had a great idea to let the kids burn off some energy at the school across the street and let them play with their remote control cars. I didn’t plan it so well and one of the cars had dead batteries. Plus there was soccer practice going on and lots of people out an about. The kids were way too distracted.
This is how I corral the kids when I’m by myself: “Mommy’s going to get you! Here I come!” And off they go in the direction I want them to. Sometimes if they run in opposite directions, I make them chase each other. Seems to work every time.
Again practicing on non-human subjects, I have been completely fascinated with this tree that I pass when I go running in the evenings. It’s like Christmas in the middle of spring. I love the silhouette effect in the late evening with the amazing droopy flowered branches, but I obviously don’t have my camera with me when I run. I figured since I was there with the kids I could get some photos and I also learned how to do some backlighting.