One of those great summer days. Baseball, happy boys, good food, and sunlit flowers, all among friends.
The boy and his friend and I went to the local Single-A ball game with our friends Peter and Kim and their University-age son Graham. The baseball was abominable, there were 5 hit batters in the first couple of innings. But the company was good, and we had shady seats with a good view on a nice warm day. And it was a treat to listen to the two eight-year-olds’ unselfconsciousness immersion into the game and the atmosphere, and the endless flow of almost entirely content-free chatter. Then we all went for dinner with some other guests down at Peter and Kim’s place.
Peter is a terrific cook. Historical note: this picture depicts three people who served on the original XML Working Group: Peter Sharpe, Lauren Wood, and Tom Magliery, and was taken by a fourth.
I don’t normally try to photograph food, but the sun was shining across the plate in a way that I found fetching.
Peter and Kim have flowers on their big patio. Alex Waterhouse-Hayward has recommended that I shoot flowers in shade not sun, and he knows more about photography than I ever will, but my eyes can’t resist flowers that have the shadows of other flowers on them.