In those first few weeks after becoming a Mama, there were fleeting moments when I wondered what I had gotten myself into. The enormity of it all hit hard and deep. And I battled through the minefield of no sleep and crying and settling. On high rotation it seemed. Breastfeeding was brutal. At least until week three, when a bout of mastitis saw me hospitalised for four days. With that, I was back at the beginning. Newborn and Mama learning how to do one of the most seemingly 'natural' actions known to humankind. Together. And eventually, we got there. Watching those sparkling, wide eyes as I fed, was all the reward I could ever ask for. From that point on, I grew to love feeding and I still believe those brilliant, big, blue eyes are the most perfect things I've ever created. Those... and the equally beautiful second set I was lucky enough to gaze upon as I fed, some two years later.
So today, as I looked around for something to shoot close up, there were no better subjects than the sweet faces of my boys. Children always look so flawless up close. No pesky wrinkles or imperfections, that come with age. Then as I sat down to tuck into my favourite lunch at the moment, I had to capture it's beauty up close also. Curried chicken pie from one of our local bakehouses... A.mazing! And the ivy covered trunks of a magnificent line of trees, which captivate me every time we walk past them. They needed to be snapped too.
Linking up with Faith Hope & a whole lottla Love for Snap It, on today's topic of: Up Close