"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Posts tagged “childhood

Stay Tuned- Sock Monkey Under Construction

Magic  turning a pair of red heeled worksocks into a Sock Monkey

Note: have to work on the stuffing so it isn’t lumpy

To Do: hand sewing and face embroidery by daylight tomorrow.

 

 

 

 


Autumn Leaf Delight at the Playground

Laura and Charlie enjoying the crunch of the leaves at the playground this morning.

I tried to be an observer, not a participant. Watched them play together.  Just kept shooting, trying to be unobtrusive.

Kept my distance and sorry I  didn’t have a zoom lens.

It was a happy time.  A joy to watch Charlie have fun in the leaves.

The bear hat doesn’t quite fit right but old grandma will knit another one.

Big slide, the swings, finding a shadow, mommy hide behind the tree trunk, throw the leaves, kick the leaves, stomp and crunch pick up a big stick.

No shortage of games and activities.

 

img_2440

He was trying to master the balance beam, figure it out.  Too hard but the fact he was trying was something to watch.

img_2471

 

 

img_2494img_2519img_2478

One direct smile at old Froo Froo Ruthie.

 

img_2446

img_2456

Yes he knew I was there!  Hard not to notice that sock monkey who sits on the 24-70 lens.

img_2557Back to the car.  Good bye playground.  See you soon.


A Tiny Golden Book and Friends from Childhood

Tiny. The weekly Photo Challenge

img_1071

Author Dorothy Kunhardt

Illustrated by Garth Williams

 


Photographed at My Friend’s House

Thanks for letting me photograph the top of your piano, Cj.  It spoke to me

img_1022


Playing Catch in Sinking Light

img_0561img_0558


Oh, they were so much younger then (me, too)

Photographed by Herr Spahn in 1985

Grafenwoehr, Germany

I smocked the frame (and Laura’s dress)

img_0185

Mark  Matthew and Laura

Weekly Photo Challenge Nostalgia


Puzzle People

imageimageimageimageMy  father bought this puzzle in 1976. He’s the one who got Mark saying Sacramento at age 2, when you’d ask him “what’s the capital of California?”

This summer Mark took his family to see ten more state capitals/ capitols.

The handcrafted wood puzzle was missing New York and Lake Ontario. For years! Missing puzzle pieces is such a bummer. I’m not sure why I waited so long to see if I could get replacements.

Wk, I just received the hand cut replacement pieces and although the wood is a bit thinner these days and the color brighter, it is wonderful to have the puzzle complete again.

Besides New York is my birth state (yes, I grew up in the Garden State- New Joisey)

Thank you Puzzle People Michael and Pat Smith of Philo, California for completing the puzzle once again,  40 years later.

 


City Puddles after the Downpour

After the birthday party (grown up), the nextdoor neighbor kids were playing in the puddles.

There’d been a downpour.

Kids love puddles. They are like magnets to them.

Fun Fun the weekly photo challenge

 


Guest Blog-Wordless Wednesday 


Thanks for sending this wonderful Wordless Wednesday photographShannon


Faces Change in a Blink

How quickly their faces change.

Anna

 

Michael

 

Jack

 

Maura

 

Charles

The Weekly Photo Challenge is FACE,  I have a lot to draw upon from my archives.