Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sky Watch


My Sky Watch entry this week is a very old picture. It is probably thirty years old.

This picture was taken soon after we moved to New Jersey from New York. It is of my youngest daughter and her cousin, running up the beach at Cape May Point.


The color may be faded from its original appearance, but I still love it. I hope that you enjoy it too.

Please visit the Sky Watch home site. Many thanks to our hosts, Tom and Jane Wigley, who thought of the idea of Sky Watch. About 280 of us think it's a wonderful idea.

Please forgive me if I don't comment on too many this week. I seem to be having some computer problems.


60 comments:

Jump Back! said...

There you go Bobbie...nice memory to go with a nice sky.

SandyCarlson said...

It's like looking into a dream, Bobbie!

Dewdrop said...

How beautifully nostalgic! Did you ever dream you would be sharing that pic with hundreds??? :O)

Louise said...

I do love it. It speaks of childhood happiness and of being carefree. It actually screams that. Wonderful.

irish daisies said...

the sky is great and so are the memories :)

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shot.

me ann my camera said...

You've captured the spirt and fun of summer days! This is lovely.
ann at varying seasons

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Looks like they were having a great time by the sea and under a pretty sky. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Hyde DP said...

delightful - how fashions do change.

Julie said...

It is a lovely memory to have, Bobbie. What's 30 years among friends ...

Michelle of Rambling Woods said...

I love older photos...all good memories

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Photos of happy kids are always winners in my book!

Quiet Paths said...

I love the ageless vitality in this photo. Thanks for sharing it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Aw... I love old memories such as this!! Great little post!!
Mountain Retreat Photos and
Fishing Fiesta

Jim said...

Hi Bobbie, that was a pretty place to come. I'll bet you like NJ, at least for a while, I think it was nicer without so many people back then.
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Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! Cape May Point has a way making people happy. The sea, salt air and beautiful sky. What more could anyone ask for. Lisa

Titania said...

Bobbie I think the colour makes it very special, it looks beautiful for days gone by!

Raven said...

I can see why you love it. Especially when I clicked on it to look at it larger, and you can see the body language better and the looks on their faces.

dlyn said...

I love it - memories make good skies :) Happy Skywatch Friday!

Petunia said...

Maybe an old picture - but still a great memory:)
Nice!
Petunia's SWF

Snap Catch said...

Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

ellen b said...

Oh it is great. You caught the kids in motion. I like it...

Neal said...

I love old photos and this one is no exception.

Deborah Godin said...

I stared at this lovely photo a long time. I'm not sure I would have guessed it was an old one without your explanation, but you certainly captured the joy and exuberance of youth - mid-dash with one foot raised - and that is timeless. Thank you for sharing the memory.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful view, sweet memory and love the age makes it all the sweeter.

Kathiesbirds said...

Bobbie, such wonderful memories! The kids look so happy and carefree! Thank you for showing this to us. Sorry about your computer problems. Hope you get them fixed soon!

Rose said...

It is an awesome photo...I just love the softness of it. And the two children in it--I love the way they are looking at the camera.

Carletta said...

So sweet!

Wren said...

What a great photo isn't it great reliving those memories?

Suzanne said...

This is a great photo and I love that you can share a photo that is that old in the modern day. Happy SWF.

Sherry said...

What a great photo. It looks like a beautiful memory. I can see why you love it!

babooshka said...

It's so beautiful beacuse it's faded to such a dreamy image.

Rachel* said...

This is very cute. A great memory to share on your blog. The sky also looks fantastic. A nice color.

nonizamboni said...

I loved seeing this photo--a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy weekend, my friend.

JennWasHere said...

It's a good thing you've kept a photo to remember life's moments.

Hope you can hop by my SWF post HERE. Happy weekends!

Whitney said...

I love this picture and I think that the somewhat faded look adds to it! It looks like a happy memory!

Indrani said...

Golden memories and treasured moment. I liked the shot!

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: That certainly holds some great memories for you I'm sure.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Time has added mystery
To a picture lost in time
It deserves a comment
So, from me, it has to rhyme!
Now those leaping children
Are washed in a purple haze
Which seems to add a patina
An unexpected glaze.
You could have searched for ever
For a picture such as this,
But Time has done it for you!
A Memory of Bliss.

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/

Lilli & Nevada said...

wonderful sky, but i must correct you when it comes to who thought of it. It was Dot who came up with the idea and turned it over to Tom
Sorry i have to give credit were its due and Tom also did in his introduction to Sky watch.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the aged photo...I bet you have tons more to share Bobbie...they are unique and so wonderful...put more in anytime..cheers.

Denise said...

Hi Bobbie, thanks for visiting my skywatch today. Love the sky here, memories are indeed a wonderful record!

Aileni said...

I agree - a lovely, evocative picture. Stirs similar memories for me.

genny said...

Nice one there. Happy weekend. SWF..

magiceye said...

it exudes a gentle warmth

J.C. said...

It must be a memorable moment for your daughter!! 30-years ago...wow, that's a long time ago! She must be happy when she sees this posting.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The colour now add to this delightful view.. thank you for sharing it.

Please forgive this 'copy & paste part of my comment but I am on my rounds checking all the links but wanted you to know I have seen your post and will try to get back again.
On behalf of all other Sky Watchers the team thank you for taking part this week.

Tom

Angie said...

That is a beautiful picture.I can understand why you love it so much.

Tina Coruth said...

Lovely! Time has served to make it lovelier!

Bear Naked said...

I think the colour is just perfect for this photo.
Oh to be young again and be able to run on the beach.
Thank you for your get well wishes you posted on my blog.

Bear((( )))

the teach said...

Bobbie, great old shot! Cape May - what a wonderful place! We visited there many years ago...should go back! Happy SWF!

Marie said...

Old may be, but beautiful :)

Texas Travelers said...

Love the photo and memory.
I like your Sky Watch.
If you don't have Photoshop, let a Photoshopper run it through "Autocolor" and that will restore it to near original color.

I am trying to visit all today.
It's a fun challenge.

I discontinued verification and moderation today.
Come visit our SWF, Click here.
Troy and Martha

Caroline said...

Nice sky going back in time!

Kelly said...

Bobbie,

I love this picture! Ahhh to be young and care-free again!!

Kelly

nina said...

Pictures may fade , but the memories hold on.

Nina at Nature Remains

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love this idea of posting from old photos. This is lovely!

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Aren't the old pictures the best. Thanks fro sharing.

People with Cameras said...

That looks like fun! I loved being a kid and hanging out on the beach all day...which I did alllll summer :)

Shirley Fyfe said...

I just love looking back on old photos like these . . . just perfect for Sky Watch!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments on my Sky Watch too!