Summer in full swing

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life22 Comments


Summer's in full swing. How do I know this? Exhibit A: baseball.


Because I don't have a zoom lens, I only take pics of Cole warming up, otherwise my shots resemble the baseball photo equivalent of ants. Is that my kid? Yes? No? Who can tell?

And Exhibit B of Summer in Full Swing is post-game trips to Dairy Queen.

Here is the girl, with her cone. I think she was trying to form Devil's Tower, but I'm not 100 percent sure.


We just  hang out in the front yard, me taking pics, her eating cone.


Acting cheeky.


And generally adorable.


Yep. Baseball and Dairy Queen.

Summer's in full swing. Hello July!

p.s. Did you know a small DQ cone is only 5 points on WW? Worth it.

Cathy ZielskeSummer in full swing

22 Comments on “Summer in full swing”

  1. #3
    Theresa W


    I joined WW along the same time as you, after hearing it’s wonders from others. I love it! It totally works and I still get to eat πŸ™‚ That being said, I had to let you know that a McDonald’s small cone is only 3 points and kiddie cone only 1 point! Enjoy!!

  2. #6

    Cathy, great pics! By the way, I want to wish my fellow Canucks a Happy Canada Day today! Whoo hoo!!

  3. #7
    Lee Currie

    Definitely wonderful summer shots, this is the first one I have no one playing baseball and no reason to head to DQ. Sad. What kind of camera do you use? I’ve got a Sigma 70-300 lens that I’ve used for years and it captures great moments – and, the best part is the lens is cheap (relatively, of course!). Check it out!

  4. #9

    I honestly cannot pinpoint what exactly it is, but the second photo of Cole screams Dan to me. It’s just his back, and I don’t even know Dan, but for some reason it’s just sooooo obvious to me that he’s Dan’s boy. πŸ™‚

  5. #12
    Pat Baker

    ditto here…just watched my grandson play T-ball the other night and followed up with a trip to DQ — oh, those summer nights!

  6. #13

    Love that last photo of Aidan in particular – and aren’t your two wonderfully lean and leggy! I’m sure that Cole’s proportions are changing …!

  7. #14

    i’ve been on the ww’s point system for 11 days, and counting, and i just have to say, “IT’S HARD!”. But nonetheless i do feel better, and i try to focus on this when i’m tempted once again to just throw my little notebook away! πŸ™‚
    thanks for all the inspiration!

  8. #17

    Anna, it IS hard. it’s not supposed to be easy, but you have to give it a good 3 weeks to shake off that feeling of “OH MY GOSH, HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE IT?”

    One day at a time. Seriously. Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater just yet.

    You really can do this.

  9. #18

    ww really does work. yes, it’s a total p.i.t.a. writing everything down, calculating the points, etc (which is why i find myself eating the same things day after day after day, since i already know what the points are, hehe), but it does work! lost 6 pounds my first week. yay me! i’m in week 3, doing it myself this time around. ( i already paid to join the class 3 times…) by the way- a fudge bar at dq is only one point, i think! πŸ™‚ every little thing helps, right?? πŸ™‚

  10. #20
    Marge Johnston

    Our baseball season is wrapping up – tournament games this week!! But I had to sigh, as that is our same routine as well — baseball game followed by a trip to DQ for twisty cones!! It’s the tradition– and we’ll be continuing it with the littlest man as he gets his start next year in the coach pitch league! Somethings are just too good to let go of!!

  11. #21
    Marge Johnston

    you can pick up the 75-300 lens for around $100, without the IS — outside you won’t need it and it takes some pretty great baseball shots! It’s all I use for our games! I usually sit at first base and shoot into the field – you can get right in on their faces at bat with it! Just in case you were looking for something inexpensive to play around with before going in whole hog!!:)

  12. #22
    Kathleen S.

    I once scrapped two non-zoom photos of our son batting, and on close examination later, realized he had changed shoes in mid-swing. So. Good decision on warm up photos. Nice form on that catch, by the bye.

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