oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “nieces

See how she flies!

This is the picture that sparked my photo blog creativity once again - albeit almost 3 weeks after I took it. What I see is Amanda swinging wildly out over the body of water that she calls Swan Lake. What I think is that will never be me. What I wonder is when did I get too scared to fly?

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I don’t believe for one moment

that youth is wasted on the young.


please stop looking at that light

What I see is Amanda intently gazing into a spotlight at the botanical gardens. If I had known she was going sit down and stare into it, I wouldn't have asked her to go over there. She simply refused to stop. Maybe she wanted to touch it, but at least knew enough not to do that. What I think is this just couldn't have been good for her.

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If you don’t have your own children,

you have to settle for ruining

other people’s kids.


A New Year

I used a picture of Amanda to start this blog, so I thought I would use a picture of her to start off the new year. This time, instead of being in a bathing suit and surrounded by spouts of water, she's in her jacket and surrounded by twinkle lights. What I see is my niece, lit up with the green glow of holiday lights. What I think is that time passes and seasons change, so we must enjoy where we are at the given moment.

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Learn from yesterday,

live for today,

hope for tomorrow.

- Albert Einstein

 

 


a best day

I took this many, many summers ago in Chincoteague Virginia. It was the only time I've taken my nephews on vacation, just the three of us. What I see is Peyton looking down at the water mere minutes after we arrived at our vacation rental. What I think of is how wonderful it was to be an aunt to young things, and of two little girls who are giving me that gift again.

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Every day is my best day;

this is my life.

I’m not going to have

this moment again.

- Bernie Siegel


Cake!

My niece Amanda at her fourth birthday party last September. What I see is a kid who knows what's good - and she seems intent on getting every bit of chocolate off of that fork. What I think is that everyone should get their very own cake on their birthday. Let everyone else share!

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Birthdays are nature’s way

of telling us

to eat more cake.


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