Friday, November 27, 2009

Girls being Girls

Bare with me, I’m enjoying playing with textures.

I had taken these pictures in late October. It was getting dark and quite foggy so they didn’t come out that great. My camera seemed to pick up on the fog making it look bright outside, but it’s not. Of course realizing I had my camera on the wrong setting after taking most of the shots didn’t help either. Layering textures on seemed to rescue them a bit.

Swingin This is my older daughter Andria swinging on the wet tree swing for the first time … in a dress. The swing belongs to my younger daughters friend, Shannon, so Andria had heard about it first hand. The younger girls couldn’t wait to push her as high as they could just to make her scream. Scream she did. We were all laughing hysterically!

 

Weeee My younger daughter, Elise, takes a turn by herself.

Don’t you wish you could feel that kind of joy? Don’t you wish you could still swing on your stomach, flying around in circles? Remember winding the rope or chains as tight as they would go then pulling yourself in as it untwirled? 

This swing totally rocks! I wanted to swing too. Didn’t happen. Older daughter was late for a date.

Girls swinging

  A little heavy on the textures for this shot, but I still kind of like it.

Girls just being girls.

23 comments:

Snappy Di said...

We have a tire swing on our hill in the backyard next to the playhouse and I am scared to swing on it for fear the rope will let loose... aiiiiiii.

Your photos are awesome and the texture suits them well.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

Becky Brocato said...

Yep, I feel their joy....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Would love to swing like that without the aches and pains later! :)

PinkCat said...

I don't think anybody ever gets too old to have a go on a swing. I still want one in my garden! x

The Curious Cat said...

Lovely moment caught there - granddaughters and grandsons will love looking at those one day! xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the way the pictures and the song connect, so so touching. I can remember flying on a swing like it was yesterday. You captured such joy !!

Riet said...

Those are wonderful photo's and so good for remembering one day. They have so much fun and what a great garden that is.
Have a nice day

Country Girl said...

Ok, the last one where you thought you went heavy? Well, that's my favorite.
Do you know how to brush the texture off yet? Isn't it fun?!
You also gave me a memory and for that, I thank you. The memory is a long one that I won't go into here but it involves my husband and it happened years ago. He put up a swing just for me, so he could see me happier than I'd been for a long time.

I'd forgotten about that.

xo

Jayne said...

Pure fun! Love the play with textures Sharon. And yes, I loved to turn, turn, turn... then let go of the chain as I whirled around!

Eve said...

I love the textured prints and the girls having a fun day on the swings! They will always remember that swing!
Your decorations are beautiful and I hope to see the poinsettia you make!!
The oak tree at your mom and dad's house is such a beautiful photo.

A New England Life said...

One thing that strikes me about these photos, and I should have written about it in the post, is that it's girls caught at that difficult age; they want to be child-like and adults all at the same time.

The wonder years. I think I'll always treasure these moments captured.

Sharon

Karin said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Carolynn said...

What fun! I think you've done a great job on the post production.

P.S. I'm enjoying your music (as you knew I would). *smile*

Nancy Medina said...

The wonder years, perfect Sharon - what must it be like to be a mom watching her daughters grow up? These are beautiful....and love the music too! You have made your own magical "space" and it is such a treasure.
xoxoxxo

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The lift and swoop of a swing is something stored in all our memories and isn't it wonderful your daughters still delight in it?

Mike and Nani said...

The new photo at the top with barn is absolutely awesome. Looks like an antique oil painting! Thanks for sharing!

Sea Witch said...

Your layering techniques are fantastic. Really lets your photos pop. Happy Thanksgiving. Sea Witch

Beth said...

I love your pictures! And I miss swinging. Thanks for the moment of nostalgia.

Pat said...

Love your new header photo - just gorgeous!

The swing looks like so much fun! I remember those days! Those feelings of butterflies in my stomach! LOL! Looks like the girls were having a blast!

The photos look great!

Donna said...

Sharon, your photos are always so amazing. Love all the girls playing on the swing.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post about losing Spotty. You are so kind, and your words were very comforting.

I'm so happy to read that your mom is doing so good. That is definitely reason to give thanks.

A Vanilla Dream candle sounds heavenly. My favorite scent...

Thank you again, Sharon....

All my best,
Donna

hulagirlatheart said...

LOVE your new header photo. I have just discovered the joys of textures. Ooh, aren't they addicting?

Evelyn said...

What a fun day! I've never heard of adding textures to photos, but I really do like the effect! Actually, I've just now FINALLY learned how to upload photos to blogger. I guess I just learn at my own pace. Your wonderful photos really do inspire me to keep trying!

Donna said...

I like these pictures and what you did with them. And seeing teens photographed having good wholesome fun is so nice!