Easter Portraits, 4 in Half-Light


A wonderful term.  Took individuals of the grandkids about 7:30 PM. We were headed to Easter Vigil which started at 8:30 PM.

Took Anna and Michael again in the church parking lot as the light was even more lovely when we arrived.

Charles’ was taken on his front porch Thursday, ambient light but not exactly half.

MIchael in half lightMichael in Half- Light in front of St Patrick Church

Anna in Half Light

Someone’s brake lights added the red highlights to Anna’s hair.

JAck in half light 2Jack’s photo was taken first.  Still bright.

Maura in half light

Maura at dusk in the front yard


Charles on the front porch

And the following poem comes to mind for the challenge- except a small fat grandmama I am not- I’m a BIG one! And instead of Banbury Cakes we brought out four dozen Hot Cross Buns from Rocco’s Pasticceria on Bleecker Street.

My mother used to read me this poem from The Bumper Book by Watty Piper

The Cupboard

by Walter de la Mare

I know a little cupboard,
With a teeny tiny key,
And there’s a jar of Lollypops
For me, me, me.

It has a little shelf, my dear,
As dark, as dark can be,
And there’s a dish of Banbury Cakes
For me, me, me.

I have a small fat grandmamma,
With a very slippery knee,
And she’s Keeper of the Cupboard,
With the key, key, key.

And when I’m very good, my dear,
As good as good can be,
There’s Banbury Cakes, and Lollypops
For me, me, me.




24 thoughts on “Easter Portraits, 4 in Half-Light

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  2. Those pictures are beautiful! Of course having good-looking grandchildren doesn’t hurt. Very impressive! Happy Easter and enjoy your time in Ohio.

  3. An adorable poem to go with the beautiful, radiant grandchildren!!! Wow! Happy Easter to ALL. I bet those 4 dozen HCBs from Rocco’s were BEYOND! πŸ˜‰ If I am able to get to NYC again, think I’ll have Rocco’s on my list to pass by as well as MOMA!!! πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

  4. Ruth, i have a tiny cupboard with a key. Am delighted with the poem. The children are beautiful in any light. Happy Easter.

    • Thanks Tina. I’m fortunate they’ll allow me to try to catch them being themselves. I try to make it quick. Passing on traditions seems more important as I age.

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