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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

The challenge said to find shots that weren’t just BIG but “made your jaws drop”.  Hmmmm.  A “wow moment”? Not simple to find.

I thought of slides of Fingal’s Cave in the Hebrides  from a trip with my parents but that would mean digging in a distant closet. I went in a rowboat without a life preserver but they said the water was so cold you wouldn’t make it anyway.

Then I found the photos from a Washington trip to Dry Falls which isn’t the Grand Canyon but still astounding- well, it is when you are standing there drinking it all in.  The postcard shot I managed doesn’t capture the awe of the scene.  Or the grandness.  Maybe tomorrow.  The Western vistas just don’t accompany the one below.

Thinking of a grand moment in life, flipping through fading albums of photos made from actual FILM, I found the one to answer the grand challenge for me.  A picture of a picture, true and how about that turquoise woven web lawn chair?

A grand momentMark now 37    Matthew 33 and Laura just 30 last August.   Photographed in Grafenwoehr Germany on our third floor balcony.

If I had to retitle it, I would call it “love”.


Feeding the Horses in Virginia

When the kids visit their grandparents in Virginia, they love to feed the horses next door carrots and apples.  Marlene must have had ten pounds of carrots for our stay!  The neighbors are generous with allowing all the children to visit the animals at the barn, too.  You might remember the pigs. The grass was so high from all the rain in was hard to see the bare feet!

feeding the horses

 

 

The fence where we took  Christmas card pics last Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

Maura and the little horse

 

 

Maura feeds the mini horse a carrot.

 

 

Michael and the horses

 

Not sure what Michael is communicating to the horses or they to him……

 

jack and the horse

 

 

Jack

 

 

The next morning, saying good bye. Horses keeping cool in the shade of the woods.

Anna and the horses

 

and the much used but almost always successful running grandchildren shot.

 

They really respond to on your mark, get set, GO. Must be all that swim team practice and meets!

And the running shot

 

The four of them are making my summer vacation a lively one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Thankful for Family. There is much to be thankful for but I feel this sums it up for me.

If you are a follower of the blog you’ve seen this photograph from last August when Matthew was back from Croatia.

Just one photo in response to this challenge.

We aren’t in the same geographic location this Thanksgiving so I am reposting the summer family shot when could be together!


On the Steps Ten Years Later

When my family left my house to return to their home in Ohio, they made a stop before they left the city.

Here’s what I received on my phone.

The four children and Murphy seated on the steps of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Polish Hill.

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Anna (8+) photographed her parents on the steps. She has wanted to be guest blogger for a time.

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And here is the whole family sitting on the steps of the church where they were married a decade ago.

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At their reception I photographed Mark and Erika dancing at The Lamont- with FILM – ten years ago.
Now all I shoot is digital. I bought my first digital camera just before Anna was born- 10-10-2003.

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What a hot day it was- August 17, 2002!
Happy tenth anniversary!
(Photos used with permission)


How to Keep Four Children Entertained at the Motel

Well, three of them.

You know how I love to capture those candids.  When electronic devices are involved they’re in another place and pay no attention to me and my camera.  Shot in October 2009 but when I found it today it made me chuckle.


“You Don’t Remember- I’ll Never Forget.” 11-20-80 10:10 AM

11-20-11     Happy 31st Birthday Matthew.     love, Ma

Photographed by Herr Spahn

Photographed by Arleen McC. Thank you for sending this to me. It is a great shot!!


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