magic hour

Krystal: This weekend we had a huge event in Humboldt called the Kinetic Grand Championship. Contestants have to build a kinetic sculpture that goes over this large hill, through the Humboldt bay, and then thru mud. This picture was taken after they completed the hill and were parked for the night. All that you can really see in this one is the large shark, but I thought it was a great picture with light and an accurate representation of Humboldt County with the mansion in the background and diversely dressed people.

Gabi: when I get home from work, my little ones and I sit down and talk about what happened during the day. Even though we sit like this just for a few minutes, the time spent together during our magic/finally everyone's at home hour really helps us to connect after a long day.

Harmony: It still amazes me how beautiful the pictures turn out when taken during the magic hour. The bokeh and soft light gets me everytime.


Harmony: When I want to be alone I seem to be surrounded by boys and when I don't want to be alone is when I am. I am learning to appreciate the moments I have and those I share them with instead of wishing for something else.

 Gabi: it was his first swim in the lake of this season. there was nobody else swimming out there. he was alone in the water, surrounded just by the rhythm of his breaths and strokes.

in the moment

Gabi: breakfast in bed made by four little hands. handmade gifts. feeling and being loved. soaking up the goodness of this moment.

Alice : I came back home super late monday night, and still i had to buy a few stuff at the Franprix. I was super tired after a loong day and in a hurry to get home. When i got out of my car, i was drawn by a gathering of people. They were watching this swan family (that have its nest in the canal near by) standing in front of the bakery. It put a smile on my face and i was no longer in a hurry to get home. I just had to enjoy the moment !

Harmony: So many things running through my mind; all things I "should" be doing. But I said no to all of them, shut them down and stayed in the moment. This moment.


Gabi: egg-bread has been a part of my life since childhood. Kids love it as well so I've decided to give it a try and make it by myself. There is nothing better than a successful homemade goodness approved by the little ones.

 Harmony: Using my vintage book of crochet stitches to create my own patterns.