Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Four Seasons

















In childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking out. In memories of childhood, we press our nose to the pane, looking in. - Robert Brault

Winter, spring, summer and fall through the eyes of a child. Our granddaughter and Ella. Still full of the wonder of each new season. Do you remember?


"He has remembered his love and his faithfullness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God." Psalm 98:3
P.S. - I took only the second and third pictures of Ella. All the rest, including the header, are our granddaughter Anne Marie, which our daughter-in-law snapped.

40 comments:

reanaclaire said...

These pictures bring a smile to my face, Ginny and I am sure they do the same with the readers too!
Love the header... she is just adorable!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Ginny, I absolutely adore the photo of Anne Marie in your header. Both of the girls' faces reflect total joy and wonder of new discovery.

Mildred said...

Such delightful photos Ginny and DIL. I know these two sweeties are looking forward to Christmas. Wishing you all a blessed Christmas season.

From the Kitchen said...

What an extra special treat this morning!! The joy on the darling little girls' faces have put a bounce in my step.

Best,
Bonnie

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures - such joyful expressions. I hope that you have all of these in a large frame!

Jane

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Oh...your header! It's just wonderful. She is such a darling.

Bobbi said...

Wow, what beautiful photo's of two beautiful girls! How blessed you are to have these children in your life. I LOVE YOUR HEADER!!! What a beauty she is!

Ruth said...

Oh to have the enthusiasm of a child.I am thankful that through all the seasons we have a loving Father who guides us.
Blessings,Ruth

hip-chick said...

Oh my gosh! What fantastic pictures. You have managed to capture her joy!

Sandra said...

I LOVE THIS POST. i am sitting on the loveseat with laptop in lap and this big silly smile on my face. that is my all time most bestest favorite header you have ever used. that photo says HAPPY as do all the others. the innocence of childhood seen here. great job and you get A plus

Deborah said...

Ginny, the pictures are so beautiful and precious....
Have a nice weekend my friend!
xxoo
Deborah

Neal said...

Those are so nice. Kids always bring a smile to my face.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What cuties they are! Nice shots depicting the joy of childhood in all seasons. Have a bright and sunny day! I hope you are feeling better now days, too! You both are still in my prayers!

pam said...

What a beautiful post!

DawnTreader said...

These are all lovely pictures, and so full of joy. The header is just adorable. Quite honestly, though, I cannot remember ever being a really huge fan of winter - even back when I was a lot closer to the ground...

Remington said...

Great post! Love all the pics! Have a great weekend....I just know you will be watching the Vikings on Sunday....ha ha!

Karin said...

What a great pick-me-up to watch children at play in all the seasons! Beautiful photos Ginny! Love your header - she's gorgeous!

WhatKarenSees said...

All of these photos are adorable.... you are one lucky lady!!!! And your header is over the top, both in the cuteness of your subject and the talent of the photographer!!!! Have a great weekend Ginny.

Rachel Cotterill said...

These are all such gorgeous and happy images - you have wonderful grandkids :D

Mary said...

Such joyful children. What a gift :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

P.S. The syrup can be made ahead of time and slowly reheated.

Stuff could always be worse said...

I agree these pics bring a smile to my face also! The joy of youth!
kim

Melanie said...

What beautiful happy smiles!! Yes, I remember my days of childhood. I was blessed to have a happy one!
Have a great weekend. ♥

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Such beautiful photos of these precious and beautiful children...it was a joy to visit here with you today!!!

Ann said...

I like the header photo and the last one. Children are so lovely.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous pictures, Ginny. My fav is Anne Marie throwing the leaves up in the air... FABULOUS....

Love the SNOWY one also. And the header one is wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

It's impossible to look at these pictures without a smile. The joy on the faces of both girls is infectious. These are wonderful pictures.

Ann said...

What a wonderful set of pictures. Such happy faces. So full of joy and life.
To answer your questions on my blog. Duke was 2 in July and he did have a cat to learn the ropes around here from but he has since left us. My car is a 2007 Ford Fusion.

S. Etole said...

Those smiles make me smile ...

Kerrie said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!

Diana (Di) said...

Ginny, your photos are all so precious, but those last two must be framed!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - they feel everything with their entire body - they are really in the moment. With my aches and pains - I think I kind of half feel things some times. Oh to be as smart as I am now with the body of a child.

Sandie

Kilauea Poetry said...

They are just fabulous- each and every one with the quote and verse-wow..and the header is awesome!

Tracy said...

Aren't children enchanting? May the joy of each child live inside all of us!
lovely pictures...

Fred Alton said...

Ginny, your Ella and Anne Marie are beautiful children. A young couple where I once pastored adopted a Chinese child and It's a funny thing to look down into that little round face and hear "hill-billy" coming through her mouth! ☺☺☺

LC said...

What beautiful photos that capture a child's ability to live fully and joyfully in the moment. His love and faithfulness allow us, as adults, to live fully and joyfully in the moment, too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Suhc wonderful photos of two very sweet and wonderful girls, Ginny! I love the quote and the passage.

PS

The giant Chistmas ornaments you see in my new blog header are ones placed in a fountain in Manhattan as part of the building's decorations. If you look through my "holiday" blog tags you'll see them in a post I did last year about NYC at Christmas!

srp said...

Beautiful young ladies.... loving the seasons.
I wonder if you are getting snow this evening.

Nature Rambles said...

To see the joy on their faces...!! Adorable pictures! You and your daughter-in-law did a great job. LOVE your header photo!

Mom Daughter Style said...

wonderful photos. Children are so innocent and fun.

Btw, I literally live in the middle of Pacific Ocean, island of Oahu.

Annie said...

Joyous! Joyous!! Joyous!!!