Thursday, August 13, 2020

10 On The 10th: Dave's Point Of View

As Natasha started taking pictures for her monthly 10 on the 10th post, I jumped in and took a few of my own. While this started out with helpful intentions, it quickly descended into a flurry of unflattering, ridiculous, and otherwise unhelpful pictures of Natasha, while she tried to get her ten photos.

Without further ado, welcome to my "sarcastic 10 on the 10th" photo essay (the photos are in roughly chronological order, but there is a certain amount of artistic license being taken here).

We'll start with a photo of Natasha trying to get a shot of the hummingbirds that visit the feeder in her parents' garden. Let's just say that Natasha wasn't moving quite as quickly as the hummingbirds, so I had a much easier time getting my photo than she did!

Next we have a candid shot of Natasha hanging out laundry, a pretty frequent activity whether we're at home or on vacation.
Later on, we pulled out the lawn darts (which, unlike the originals, don't have pointy metal tips); their main purpose was to keep the kids entertained, but clearly the grown-ups were sucked in, too. Check out Natasha's excellent technique!
To balance out the daily over-eating of incredibly delicious meals, we have been doing walk-at-home videos to keep in some semblance of good shape ("round" is a shape, right?). Although this photo doesn't really show much movement, we were kept in motion for about an hour by various brief workout sessions.

We had enjoyed a wiener roast over the campfire the previous night, and so we needed to give the roasting skewers a final wash this afternoon. Rachel and Sam have been (mostly willing) helpers with the dishes, especially when they are bribed paid in cans of pop.

This photo shows Natasha checking up on work plans for the fall  The deck of cards in the foreground did not play any role in her decisions.

And then it was time to start the dinner prep -- here is Natasha speedily peeling a beet for roasting on the BBQ... Mmmmm!
 For the first few days of our visit, Natasha's dad was the resident bartender, mixing up Caesars, Moscow Mules, G&Ts, and whatever else we asked for. More recently, Natasha has taken over some drink-mixing duties with unbridled enthusiasm.
The happy results of Natasha's drink-mixing efforts. If only all her blogging could be on the deck with a drink in hand!
And we will end with Natasha busting a move on the deck, in an impromptu "waiting for the burgers to be done" dance party!


  1. So fun to have his funny pov!!

  2. This is so fun! Love the behind the scenes look at you.

  3. This is great!! As bloggers, we don't always feature as the subject of the photos, so it's nice to see some (great!) photos of Natasha.

  4. Dave needs to post more often, he is hilarious.

  5. Dave needs to post more often, he is hilarious.

  6. YES!!!! A dance party -I love it.
    Round is INDEED a shape.
    I've had a hummingbird come to my window every single day while working. I love him

  7. Love it- he can see one busy Mama! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  8. My daughter Clarice likes the photo of Natasha throwing lawn darts. :)

  9. This is hilarious! I request more Dave posts like this. “Round is a shape” - dying!


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