Yep, I’m addicted. Damn photo challenges! This past Friday’s photo challenge was to capture something ephemeral. I think with photography you are always trying to capture the ephemeral – snapping a moment that you’re afraid your aging brain might forget. Or, a moment so beautiful that you know no matter how good the picture is, it will never ever live up to the real thing.

Ephemeral is the fleeting, the rare, the impermanent.

Like the moment the bird photo-bombed my sunset picture…


Sunset_Westward Beach_021415

It made it better though didn’t it?

…or the moment the little monkey buried herself in a ball pit.  At one time, this was a terrifying act for her, literally. The pleasure in her face spoke of her confidence. I know that will come again, but as a parent you never know when that will be or if you’ll be there to witness it. I’m so glad I was there to take the picture.

Little girl in a ball pit

Happy monkey