Sunday, September 11, 2016

people photos, mostly, two a day all this week

post #301
         I am having another adventure, with sisters and cousinsI planned to do a collection of recent people photos for today's post.  But the internet here won't support the usual load that is required for a post, so I have decided to post two photos a day for this whole week. Please check back when you can, or wait and look at the final product next weekend!

       This is the morning view from our gathering place, in northern Vermont -- a portrait of a place, at a certain time, in honor of sharing family stories and playing games and recognizing how we are connected. I am also having fun!

        Last week I had this final medical check-up with Ed Scott, physician extraordinaire in Morehead. He has the sense and the audacity to retire soon, though an entire community is in mourning because they rely on this fine and caring doctor who will be greatly missed..  I dared to take this photo and say these things here and to him because our families are longterm friends, and he knows I love making a good photo of those I feel connected to.  Along with all your other patients, Ed, I say a big thank you for a job so well done. May you have good health yourself for a long, long time to come.  Bravo, Ed, always.

     day 2, Monday:
      I am still in Vermont, but this photo was made in Kentucky. I have posted this before -- my youngest grandchild, who is of course growing fast.  So far she remains as fascinating as always, and is very much her very own self.

This is another grandchild, about the same age but quite tall for that age.  He is an ace concentrator!!  This photo was made this summer at what we call "cousin camp", at the pond.  As everyone knows, making photos of kids is always a special challenge and a special joy.  His sister will be on this post tomorrow..... thanks to all for your patience with this post.

day 3, Tuesday:

       I am almost home again, and here is the photo from this summer of the eldest grandaughter, practicing her casting at the pond.  For some reason, I really like this photo. I think it is the colors and the hint of abundant humidity!

One last child photo for today, a classmate of my grandson's, in their preK class last spring.  I was thankful to be  able to visit the class and to be part of some of the wonderful learning opportunities they have.


       For today, here are a "couple" more photos from this year..... The first one is my son and daughter-in-law, in August, and the second one is of English friends I visited this spring. Both photos share great smiles, and I feel happy just looking at them.  Thank you all.

day 4, Thursday, in Kentucky, and I got a haircut today!

Here are two photos for the day.  Both are women at work. The first was taken at the summer fundraiser for our local rural fire department. She painted her own face before offering ones to the children who were there!

       This second photo for today was recently on a post, but I really like it, so here it is again. I do not even know the name of this woman, but I had watched her set up her book stall that morning. She was delightful to talk with.  I had no room in my baggage to buy anything from her -- I wasn't able to check a suitcase on the way there -- but I enjoyed our conversation so very much.

 I hope everyone has recently had an unexpected and/or amazing conversation!

days 5 and 6, or, a day late and today! ( I ask, where went my Friday?? )  Note: this is the last section for this rolling post, which I have enjoyed doing, but I am going back to one post a week after this....starting tomorrow.

       The first two photos are from a visit with good friends Mariko and Christian, in late July.  In lieu of photos of them, I've decided to show two beauties they shared with me.  The first is the lemon pie I watched Christian make.  A portrait of a culinary creation, beautiful, yes, but also delicious.

 Meanwhile, in the garden behind their house, in full bloom as if they were meant for my short visit, some of Mariko's beauties.  Bravo, and a big thank you to both of you for another fine visit.


       Vickie, an extended family member, deep in conversation.  The other photos of her have me in them, so this is the one I have chosen to share today.  Unfortunately, I don't get to see her often.
        This last photo is one every photographer hopes to make.  I don't know the child's name, but if anyone can tell me what it is, I would love to give her and her family a print of this photo, something I always try to do, even if not always in a timely manner.  I did ask her mom's permission to make this photo. I love the naturalness of the look, and the pride (I hope) in the missing front teeth.  Here's to our rich inner selves that we sometimes show to others.


  1. And bravo, Ann. It will be good to see your further posts! xo

  2. I love the first photo from Vermont. The blue of it.