Monday, August 11, 2008

Fun Monday: the photo of the year edition

Aoj of the Lurchers had what seemed like an easy challenge for us this week. She wanted to know this:

Show me your favourite photograph and tell me why it's your favourite. It can be one you've taken yourself or one someone else has taken, a snapshot or a more professional image. Is there a story behind it? Do you love it for the memories it gives or just because it's pleasing to the eye?
Ooooh, don't you just loooooove her very Britishness in spelling it "favourite"? We ordinary Americans find that so fun!

Anyway, this was harder than it looked. I mean, really. I have spent the last year(ish) playing Lotus' Weekly Winners game, so I have shot and posted a LOT of pictures.

Plus only a year ago, the Roo-girl had her bat mitzvah and we had all kinds of professional shots done. Plus ... all her cheer photos and stuff.

Eeeek! I don't know what to dooooooooooo!

But when I started going through my photos, I found one that made me smile.

Made me remember waaaaay back.

Back before bad marriages and divorces.

Back when life was actually pretty simple.

Long ago, when I was just -- just?? hahahahaha! -- the mother of two boys, we took a summer trip to Aspen, Colorado.

Drummer Man was 5; Drama King was 2 1/2.

And we went on a picnic.

There was a bridge.

And my older son took my younger's hand so he'd be safe as they crossed.



I have posted so many photos on my blog. Photos from now and photos from then.

But this one? This one makes me smile.

24 comments:

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Janet, you've captured the very essense of what I had in mind for this assignment! I love it when a photograph can transport us back to a time or place!

Zoeyjane said...

Yup. I think that's my favourite, too!

Joy T. said...

Nothing better then that! The photo is so darn cute!

WT said...

Very sweet.

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, Janet, this photo makes ME smile too. How sweet. You did the MOST PERFECT composition!! Love it.

My FM favorite photos are shared also, I do hope you can find time to stop by.

....wishing you a glorious week.

Janet said...

oh, how totally sweet!

nikki said...

It makes me smile too. Wonderful picture.

Burgh Baby said...

And now I'm smiling. Darn you! It's Monday morning. There should be no smiling, only yawning.

Simply Jenn said...

Oh my goodness. That is so incredibly sweet. I've been finding old pics everywhere, such memories!

Janet said...

Oh my goodness that is the sweetest thing ever. What a good big brother!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

What was DK staring at? And, I love the way their shadows are following right along. Makes me start to hum: me and my shadow....

Marmarbug said...

that is a precious picture. Just precious.

Burfica said...

That one makes me smile too. I love just watching the innocence and dedication of children.

Immoral Matriarch said...

I love that photo! So cute!

ChrisB said...

That is a beautiful photo of brotherly love.

Jenni said...

That's a sweet photo, but I'm here to see Roo's eyebrows.

Alison said...

made me smile too..I love it. I have a similar one of my kids also and it is one of my favorites also.

Rachael said...

LOVE the photo. So adorable.

Kaytabug said...

That one made me tear up! I just LOVE it!!!I had a smile on my face too!

Sandy C. said...

Oh...that is so sweet! That is what childhood is all about :)

Great choice.

Pamela said...

needs to be matted and hung on a wall somewhere important.

Sarah said...

that is a beautiful photo...

Sarcastic Mom said...

That photo made me tear up.

And that's only has a little bit to do with me being on my period.

I love stuff like that. You have that one framed in your home? If not, you really should. :-)

lisaschaos said...

That is precious! I can see why it's a fav! When they get older the brother would be more apt to toss the younger brother over the side. :)

 
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