Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photostory Friday: 365 Week 29

Hosted by Chris

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

Day 196

July 16: This is a terrible picture of a great memory.

What you're looking at here is a shot from a family reunion we attended last weekend.

The blurry figures are my uncles -- cowboys to the bone -- sitting around the campfire, with their guitars, serenading the family in a two hour impromptu concert.

I live for times like these.

Day 197

July 17: La Luna.

I was comparing this moon shot, to the last one I took. It's amazing how different the moon can look, considering we're always looking at the same side.

If I was thinking, I would have shot this picture on the twentieth of July -- 41 years to the day that mankind took that giant leap.

Day 198

July 18: Annie was having a hard time blowing the bubbles -- my theory is that she has so much power in those giant cheeks, that she just blows the bubble into oblivion.

Day 199

July 19: My sandals are held together with Gorilla Glue and wishful thinking.

The soles are cracked and lopsided. The pad under the sole of my foot is completely worn away. They are ugly.

I've had them for about three years, and I've replaced them at least twice, but I still haven't been able to make myself throw them away... it took too long to get them just right.

Day 200

July 20: I always forget about these milestone days.

After the Daffodils and the Day Lilies (and the Dandelions), I constantly forget what these flowers are called.

They're daisies -- and they're fading fast in the summer heat.

Day 201

July 21:  Jordan is already a great student, a world class baby sitter, my best model and an award winning photographer -- so why not add clarinetist to the mix?

Day 202

July 22: Sometimes the sky is just blue.

No clouds to add contrast and chaos. No streaks of scarlet and flame to sear into your memory. Just blue.

Plain old, ordinary, beautiful blue.

And somedays, that's just fine.

Incidentally, do you know why the sky is blue?

(And have you ever tried to take a picture of the blue sky with your camera set on auto focus? Mine won't do it)


Emily said...

I wish our family reunions had cowboys concerts! Fun!
And I'm not having sandal envy, just so you know.
And I actually do know why the sky is blue.

Honey Mommy said...

I have slippers just like your sandals. They are worn out, beat up and ugly. But I still love them!

Hooray for cowboys! (Did you know I grew up in WY?) It's nice when the best photos and the best memories collide. But it doesn't always happen that way, does it?

Love your moon shot... and the blue sky is perfect for this time of year!

scrappysue said...


the blue sky one is my FAVE

Raise Them Up said...

My camera won't take just blue, either. And sometimes it won't take trees, boys or cats. I'll try, and try, and try. And then my son asks if there's a card in it. Oops.

And shoes. I agree. But on the off chance that I'll be able to duplicate that perfectly comfortable fit, I've been known to purchase five more pairs and hord them away in my closet.

And continue to cling to the old.

Unknown said...

I love the daisy pic!! and the moon!

DaBudges said...

Thes are Awesome! And blue skies make me happy. And HOT!

Emmy said...

Wow that sky is really blue. And yeah I can just imagine the camera going back and forth.
That clarinet shot is awesome! And Jordan sounds amazingly talented and wonderful.

And even though the first shot isn't correct there is something really cool about it.

cat said...

What a cool memory to have! Love the clarinet shot and the bubbles. And I am always partial towards flowers. I have two shots this week of flowers.

Jenny said...

What a great quote...."terrible picture of a great memory." Isn't that the way it goes?

Such wonderful summer snapshots! Have a great weekend!

punchdanceinthewoods said...

The blue sky picture is so perfect, it almost looks fake. :-)

And I DO, in fact, know why the sky is blue. A process known as Rayleigh Scattering. I cheated, though, 'cause I'm a meteorologist.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Campfire concerts are always the best!

My hubby's golf shoes soles came off while we were in Houston. I wish I would have thought of Gorilla glue..instead we tossed them!

I don't think my camera would take a clear sky picture, either in autofocus.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

There is NOTHING like a pair of well broke-in pair of shoes!
Your perfect imperfect shot is ... just perfect because of the memories that it evokes!

{krista} said...

mankind never took that leap... it was all a conspiracy... ;-)

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

LOVE the clarinet shot. :) That was my first instrument and my favorite.