My primary focus (besides having fun!) was to teach the girls about being observant, noticing things around them. So, to begin each field trip, I handed over my point & shoot digital camera and instructed them to take photos of any and all items they saw throughout the day in their favorite color. They could also take any photos of the gardens or scarecrows or museum exhibit. At 7-years-old the twins had not really taken a lot of photos and definitely had never been in charge of the camera. Laurie alone took 600+ photos in five hours as she was intent on capturing every detail at the botanical gardens. Paige captured 250+ photos, including about 15 self-portraits she took by holding the camera at arms length in front of her. Natashia also captured 250+ photos, and I was so impressed with her offer (as a teenager) to turn off her cell phone so we could enjoy our time together without interruptions!
Today I'm sharing ten images with you from these field trips. I'm planning a special project with the girls when they come to visit later this week, so I created collages of some of their photos (with special thanks to Alexa who shared the 9-photo grid page template earlier this year). These first two show Laurie's photos of
And, one more image to make an even ten for Shimelle's Ten on the Tenth. This was my favorite exhibit at the scarecrow festival.