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Sunday, July 5, 2009

And Then it Was July the Fifth

My brother has been visiting from North Carolina.

You know him, the photographer.

A couple of months ago, I saw a really nice camera at a yard sale that the dance booster club was running. It came with a big case and several accessories. Even though the trend has moved toward digital cameras, sometimes it is nice to use a traditional 35mm. I called him and asked him if he wanted it. At first he said, "No." Later on, however, he sent me a text to ask if the camera was still available and to buy it.

Today he got to try it out taking photos of our family. The problem with 35mm film is you have to wait for the film to be processed, even in a one hour processing place. So while he was taking pictures, I decided to break out the digital camera and post some of them today.

Mom is sitting on her front porch surrounded by her lovely plants. Many of them are gifts we received almost a year ago when my father passed away. This is why plants are better than flowers.

We convinced James to sit up in the tree. His patience was slowly wearing thin with us, though, so we had to work quickly.

Suddenly I am singing Bon Jovi lyrics...I'm a cowboy. On a steel (plastic) horse I ride.

The rare sighting of cowboy daddy.

You will have to wait to see the rest until my brother goes to store to get the film developed. Anticipation. The Waiting is the Hardest Part...

Any other song lyrics come to mind?


MJ said...

No lyrics from me ~ altho Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" is currently playing as I type! Very cute post! I bet James has lived in his Wranglers and boots all weekend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love the lyrics U chose!! LOL!!! GREAT photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Diane Dolan said...

I am so touched by your words about how plants are so much better than flowers. The photo of your mom totally reminded me of my grandma's front door. How relaxing it must be for her to sit outside her door among the well-wishes of loved ones.

Chimene said...

I,m also touched with the photo of your mom siting at the front with all the plants.
Thanks for sharing this!!!!


deana said...

Cute cowboys! :-)

Anonymous said...

hey there! i've been thinking about you lately. how wonderful to have your family with you. great song lyrics...i'm now sing along too. so is Jake. ha

nice photos. can't wait to see the others.

Andre Rodriguez said...

Funny that I read this post while watching "Deadliest Catch," which uses "Wanted Dead or Alive" as its theme song.

Let it be known that I'm wearing my 4-year-old nephews hat in that picture. Of course in Western North Carolina where I live, many guys look like their wearing ballcaps made for 4-year-olds, so I'd be very much in style.

Andre Rodriguez said...

...that should be "look like they're wearing ballcaps..."

miruspeg said...

Loved seeing all these great photos and reading the commentary Annemarie.

Looks like you had a really great 4th July holiday.

Regarding songs about waiting I thought of "Sittin' On A Dock of The Bay" by Otis Redding.

Also must remember to give people plants instead of flowers in future.

Lots of love

Bethany Kartchner said...

Your mom has the most beautiful porch! gorgeous.

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