Friday, January 30, 2009

Thematic Photographic #34

The theme for this week's Thematic Photographic is Simple. To see other photos on this theme, go visit Carmi at Written, Inc.


My first photo on the theme is not one I took myself. I'm sure it was originally taken by a professional, soon after my husband's ancestors arrived in this country from Italy. These are the young cousins, children of my husband's grandfather and great-uncle. It's message is very simple: Most of these young people are holding an object, or in the case of the young lady, standing beside an object representing a skill. My husband's father is the youngest among them, and is holding a carved horse, which I assume was a favorite toy.



I did not take the second picture either. One of my daughters took it. It is a simple greeting, left in a place she had enjoyed, meant for whoever else might happen along.



My next picture represents a simple, spontaneous and affectionate act between another daughter, and my grandson, her nephew, more than three years ago.




And last, is the same grandson, growing up as you can see, with his pet. Again, showing a simple sign of affection - and something more, I think. His mother took this picture.




These are some of my favorite photographs. I think that each represents the theme of simplicity rather well, each in its own way.

11 comments:

Cliff said...

A cute young man in that bottom pic bobbie.
Are you sure you din't take that top picture? : )
(that's what my kids would have asked me.)

Daryl said...

Wonderful photos .. all special moments captured forever ...

Deborah Godin said...

The affection is so lovely to see!!

Mojo said...

"Simply" wonderful.

Sylvia K said...

Really wonderful photos, wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing, Bobbie!

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are perfect simple photos, all lovely to look at!

kenju said...

Very nice photos and good for the theme. The top one is really wonderful! You know how much I like ancient pix!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! Yes they are simple, but each one has a special meaning.

Dianne said...

each photo is simply lovely

Isaac is such a gentle soul

Kelly said...

What lovely pictures! How wonderful to have these special family photos!

FYI, your grandson is getting cuter and cuter as he is getting older! He's always been just adorable, but my goodness, he is really just even getting more handsome as he ages! I also like his tatoo and I especially like his love of cats! (hehehe, I know that you're not a real cat fan, but see, even he likes cats!!!!) Just kidding with you! Have a good weekend!! :)

Bobbi said...

I believe I'll take a seat on the deck. I'm a sucker for geometric shadows!! Your daughters photos are great as well. Love the "hello" on the beach!