So there was that one time when we drove up to Rochester to see the Lilac Festival.
And being the good tourists that we are, we of course wanted to get our picture taken in front of a lilac bush right?? That’s what you do! So we asked one of our fellow tourists, a kindly looking little old lady with a gray bun on top of her head if she would mind snapping a picture of us. Justin had already picked the spot for her to stand and dialed in all the settings when he handed the Olympus over to her, so she was all good to go. But then….she went to WERK!!
She backed up twenty feet so she “could get the light good.” At one point she was standing behind a bush and shouting out for us to get closer to each other. She turned the camera every which way, including once, I’m pretty sure, upside down. She would point the camera at us for entire minutes at a time before snapping a shot, while we stood there with frozen smiles, poking each other & trying our best not to laugh. And then…it got REAL y’all!
Because that was the moment when she asked us to stand IN a lilac bush.
It started off innocently enough, with her directing us to stand on either side of this one little itty bitty bush in the midst of all the huge ones. So we did. And we smiled. Then she said “no, no, no…BACK UP!! Really get INTO the bush! This is going to be so COOL!” So we took a baby step back and a baby step in, still smiling the whole time. “NO! Closer! Really get in there!” At which point this itty bitty little old lady came over and MAN-HANDLED me into a plant. Let me tell you, she may have looked small, but she was strong. Then she backed up to her original spot and said, “Now look at each other! Hold hands in the middle! This is going to be great!” But we just kept smiling until she finally, finally, took the picture.
Then she came over and said, “Now let me show you what I did!” We ooohed and ahhhed the appropriate amount and thanked her profusely for her time as we sent her on her way. But just before she walked away she said, “In case you couldn’t tell, I consider myself a bit of a photographer.”
So Justin just smiled his Justin-y smile and said, “Yes ma’am, I could totally see that.”
Happy Friday friends!
***And I think it’s high time for another birthday giveaway don’t you! This week, we’ll do a $25 gift card to Yankee Candle so you can get your choice of one their lilac scented ones or something else! Just leave a comment in the box below & we’ll announce the winner next week! And….GO!!