Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Family Portrait

We went on a hike. It was beautiful. I loved my family and the overcast day and all the creatures great and small whose paths we encountered. I wanted to capture the moment. I wanted a family photo. Maybe not this one.


The 9 YO looks genuinely happy, but the rest of us don't appear enthusiastic. This isn't the moment I had hoped to capture. We tried again.


Oops. Darn timer. One more time.


We could do better.


And here we lose the 9 YO. Nevermind. Some moments are best preserved in memory alone.

4 comments:

  1. Well, maybe it occasioned contemplation on the implications of climate change. Jesse is clearly worried here about the caribou, and George is fretting the polar bear. You I can't account for.

    Or, got Photoshop?

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  2. Georgie came out from under her hat, though! Gotta love that. Maybe you can chop the smiles out of the different pictures and smack 'em all together. :>

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  3. Of course, dear, I love to see pictures of you and my grandchildren. These are perfect. Let's put them up on the fridge like this, OK?
    Dad

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  4. A culture of impatience with photos in your household? Fantastically beautiful family, impatient or not.

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