Today is not only our Winter Solstice but it is my youngest granddaughters birthday. I know its hard to imagine this 5 year old with a totally innocent expression in the above image is 21 today. Happy birthday, Madie! You have brought a lot of joy to so many people. I love you!
Category Archives: Children
I watched as grandma and grandpa kept an eye on this young child. They wanted to make sure he was safe. He was checking everything out as you can see in his eyes. I am making the assumption that he was with grandparents. It’s works for this image. Have a wonderful weekend and keep checking out all the world around you.
This past Saturday afternoon I went to a BBQ at my oldest daughters home. They grilled up some elk burgers and brats. 🙂 Games were played, children and puppy dogs ran all over the place and lots of laughter was heard.
Chris and Cody supplied the meat while everyone else was asked to bring a side dish. Well that meant there were too many salads and deserts to fit on one plate so multiple trips to the table were needed. I found this young girl exploring all of the back yard, walking stick in hand.
As the sun went down I stood along the fence in their backyard with camera in hand and watched the colors. Nature was magically making art and I had a great front row seat.
While in Old Town Square this past weekend I came upon this father and his daughter in concert. They were blowing on this kazoo sort thingies. He was playing the piano and she was pounding the keys, totally oblivious to everyone around them. It was awesome. Well, to be honest they could use a little more practice together. 🙂
As I walked out of a local coffee house I noticed this little one standing at the window checking out the world as it went by. I loved the smile and exchanged waves. I then had to compose and shoot two images. After taking the photo I notice her mother inside the store, vacuuming. I motioned to the mother who opened the door so I could ask if it was okay. Our world needs more smiles.
The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don’t hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they’re in a good mood. Eddie Murphy
Even as an adult I have mood variations. What sets me in a down mood is allowing my mind to enter into commentary with thoughts that are not reality. When I’m able to release those thoughts, letting them drift off and stay present, I experience greater serenity. I’m therefore in a better mood.