Karen Strolia Photography

Karen Strolia Photography

(eyes and hairs)

(eyes and hairs)

Couple of my favorite kids after a hearty time splashing in the Russian River.

Dousing rod.

Bird

Russian River, 2013

Bird

Russian River, 2013

Summer, 2013

Summer, 2013

hide-n-go-seek

hide-n-go-seek

les plus douces fraises

les plus douces fraises

From the day when I baked too many chocolate chip cookies.  I ended up giving a bunch to a couple of homeless guys, which was fun.  Their faces went from stern street stress to child-like delight. I probably should have taken a picture of that, instead.

Jack

We adopted him because Sam was afraid of dogs, which just felt wrong. He’s evolved into filling the role of 3rd child, which just feels right.  He smiles, sits, fetches, snuggles and winks.  He also wants to eat all of the kittles, follows me everywhere, is the best door-greeter in the world, and likes to make friends with skunks. Did I mention he has me wrapped around his paw? I’m sure if he weren’t already my shadow, I’d be his.

Some neighborhood sundries.

A morning with coffee & figs.

Such small things: her tender hands holding his tiny heart.

Such small things: her tender hands holding his tiny heart.