Macro Monday: Buttons and Bows

Monday, December 4th, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Buttons and Bows.” From this week’s instructions (from Alan Rust):

“……… Let’s go where I’ll keep on wearin’
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows …….. ”

So go the lyrics from the song in the Bob Hope flim “The Paleface.” So where will you find your buttons and bows? On clothing, in a tin, on a card? How about getting in very, very close on a single button or bow or find another way to present these everyday items in a new, interesting and exciting way? Please remember that this is a family friendly group.

Bittersweet Button

Why would a button be bittersweet? Well, because my 16-year old daughter, Anna, can’t work buttons. Sometimes the things I take for granted hit me in the gut. I’m pretty far down this path of mothering a child with special needs, but there are still milestones that sting. It can be something simple like knowing other girls her age are wearing makeup (Anna has no interest) or dating (Anna desperately wants a boyfriend) to the bigger things like getting a driver’s license (that won’t ever happen) or going to junior prom (Anna should be in 11th grade this year but we had her repeat kindergarten). I remind myself of the progress she’s making and that she is on her own timeline, but when I saw this week’s theme… “Buttons and Bows”… I got a pang. She can’t work a button, she doesn’t have the fine motor control, so for me, the button is bittersweet.

New Braunfels macro photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3| 1/320 | ISO 250

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