These two cousins just love each other. Eli is crazy about Autumn, and Autumn really loves Eli, although she makes sure she is the boss. They both had lots of fun letting me take pictures of them, they thougth this pose up.
Little Big Man is Ethan, he's walking around everywhere now, I think his favorite word was "Hot", I loved when I swoop him up and talk to him in a whisper, he makes little whisper sounds right back to me. This kid loves too eat. He makes this wonderful ahhh sound evertime you show him a piece of food. I see my Papa when I look in his eyes, but I also see myself, from pictures I've seen of myself when I was this age.
Well since I wasn't able to post on Monday, and it's finally working now. This was taken on a trip to New York on July 4th. This landmark for me was one of the most outstanding landmarks that was manmade I've ever been too. I didn't get to go up to the top, it was so hot that day, but I did get to go up at least half way. She was quite beautiful, and I took quite a few shots, I'll scan the rest of them, and put them in this entry as well. Our lady liberty! I'll never forget this day.
When I lived at the beach this was my view when I walked across the street to stare at the beach and the moonlight. There was a new beauty each night. A wabi sabi beauty. I used to get home have my dinner go jog, and then just sit for an hour staring at the moon over the ocean or the stars in the sky. Looking at the picture makes me think of those fleeting moments of happiness. The shore with it's new footprints in the sand.
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Hey, you feeling goofy? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck with the week's Photo Shoot:
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Get a picture of yourself or a loved one making a truly goofy face. Because why not? We could all use a chuckle. This is not unlike the previous Photo Shoot where I asked folks to show a good cathartic yell; maybe one day we'll collect them in a coffee table book called "Emotional AOL." Yeah, that's it. We'll sell a million!
I know she's going to kill me, or better yet she may try and get even. But this is my lovely sister Sherry, making one of her many crazy faces, hmm, I think I'll put two on here. I can't figure out which one is the most goofy!
I've posted a few pictures of this family before, I saw a copy of this picture from a newspaper years ago. I looked and looked for a original copy of the picture. Today one of my wonderful cousin Judy who also does genealogy, made my day and sent it to me. It's still quite old, I worked on it some, trying to lighten it up some. I always heard they had just gone to church and their horse and buggy was behind them in the picture. Apparently though they had gone to the fair and got this picture taken. Wonder if they all fit on the horse and buggy?
VIVI Awards Page Can I just tell you this has made my whole weekend. I was so happy and excited to be nominated. I wanted to put a picture of me to show you how excited I was. I think this one shows. So just wanted to say thanks to everyone and congrats to all of the nominee's. This is awesome, I keep yelling Woo Hoo! Thank you too for all the nice well wishes and compliments. Can't wait to see what the next year holds for all of us in J-Land, I know it will continue to grow. BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
This is not a photograph of a painting, it is a photograph of a giant 20 foot statue of art. I felt like someone from Liliput standing beside them. J Steward Johnson has an exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Art. With giant works of art of VanGogh, Renoir, and more. This was one of my favorite's. This was a two story statue as tall as the tree's, I'll post more picture later that will show the true dimension of these statues. But it was a awesome feeling that you were a fly so to speak in the painting.
Seems wedding have been on the brain lately. I was thinking about how pretty Sherry was on her wedding. I'm still working on her scrapbook of her wedding, hoping to have it done by December. This one was a few seconds before she said "I Do!"
What an emotional and beautiful time. I bet it's hard to come down from it after something so wonderful and beautiful, sharing it with all those you love. She really was beeming of love and light.
Look at this photograph, what secrets does this family hold. There are many. Family secrets, we all have them. This is my great great grandfather's family. Should I tell them. There are many that I've found out being the genealogist. There are sad stories, happy stories, and secrets. Lula Payne was my Papa's aunt, he was named after her, so he passed the family secret on to me. The family secret had to do with guns. Back in those days most people carried guns. Guns brought much heartache in those days as it does in the 21st century. Loss of life due to guns touched everyone in this family. One lost their life due to guns. Many in this picture took a life because of guns. Two were accidents, other's were to protect the ones they loved. The beautiful woman in the top right is my great grandmother Annie, my Papa's mom. Wasn't she beautiful? The picture below is of Lula Payne Ennis Giles, cause of death, gun accident.
1883-1912 Lula Payne Ennis Giles