Last night there was a huge thunder and rain storm here in Aurora, which left the grounds around our condo smelling like fresh grass and flowers. All over the ground were dozens of earthworms, on the sidewalk and in the parking lot. My son Ayden and I decided to save them from their inevitable sun or car fate and took pictures before putting them in the lawn.
By the way, worms are kind of gross, haha but we saved about two dozen so I figure we did our good deed of the day.
Since moving into our new condo, (and since losing our three pets in the last 9 months) we are slowly starting to build our “pet” collection. The most exciting aspect of pet ownership without breaking a ‘no pet rule’ in your rented home is “unique” pets. For the past three months I have waited patiently before getting them but we finally put in our order for caterpillars and over the last two weeks we have watched them eat and grow enormously. Yesterday these three out of five have survived and cocooned themselves to prepare for their transformation into painted lady butterflies. It’s been amazing to watch step by step and they’ll bloom into butterflies within the next week or two.
We’ve also adopted an adorable betta fish with a live plant for the boys and named him Succo after the two family deaths in the past two months. He’s lively and eats too much, but he’s beautiful and I can’t wait to get my own.
Life has been magical in our home, with decorations and our little knick-knacks filling the shelves and figuring out where to hang our pictures. Building a home together is such a pleasant and new feeling for all of us, and we feel so blessed to be in such a beautiful and safe place, with a healthy family.
I have three shoots coming up in the next three weeks, more posts soon as right now I’m taking a mini-break before my editorials and just focusing on preparation and getting ideas together. Stay tuned!
Photographer: Lynnsey Dunson