Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bubbles







































Life has loveliness to sell,

All beautiful and splendid things;

Blue waves whitened on a cliff,

Soaring fire that sways and sings,

And children's faces looking up,

Holding wonder like a cup.


Life has loveliness to sell;

Music like a curve of gold,

Scent of pine trees in the rain,

Eyes that love you, arms that hold,

And, for the spirit's still delight,

Holy thoughts that star the night.

Sara Teasdale


The last two pictures are our granddaughter blowing bubbles as a baby, and at four years old. All pictures taken by me except the baby one.




































40 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Cheerful and colourful! My favourite is the fourth picture with the bigger bubble in front and a smaller one behind.

Annie said...

What sweetness. She is as bubbly as the bubble that a bounding through the air and bouncing on the grass.

SquirrelQueen said...

There is something so special about bubbles and children especially when they are together. Great captures of the bubbles Ginny, the colors are amazing. And Anne Marie's smile lights up your page.

Tracy said...

Oh Ginny!
How lovely the post was today! ...very enchanting as I was mesmerized by the colors and designs of each bubble!
Your grandaughter is just a cutie and I love the look of joy on her face!
thanks for an uplifting post!

Nature Rambles said...

These are so beautiful, Ginny! I clicked on the pictures to see the many hues reflected in the bubbles. Anne Marie is simply adorable!!

Melanie said...

I just love to see those sweet smiles. :)
What is it about bubbles?? I can remember Katie thoroughly enjoying them when she was little.
Hope you're doing well!♥

LC said...

Your header captured perfectly the "bubble beauty." Your post has so many layers for me, but overriding all is not to miss each moment God has given us. The beauty and fun of the bubble has to be appreciated in the few seconds the bubble lasts, and the precious stages of a little ones life seems to fly by too. Teasdale really does capture the generous span of "wonder material" God has given us from "all beautiful and splendid things" to Holy thoughts that star the night."

And baby Anne Marie's little face really is "holding wonder like a cup"!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I love bubbles. When I was little my mother would fix up water and probably liquid soap which I'm not sure they even had that then...or bubble bath (more likely) together and then give me an old wooden thread holder (I'd kill for that little thing now). Then you'd stick the wooden thread thing into the soap and blow through the hold. Viola! Bubbles!!

From the Kitchen said...

Bravo! The bubbles are beautiful. So is Anne Marie. Was Phil the bubble blower for you?

Best,
Bonnie

Karin said...

Beautiful bubbles floating on the breeze! How lovely - especially the children photos!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Bubbles are so uplifting! Have a super nice day! By the way, your bubble photographs are quite good!

Sandra said...

these are awesome, when i saw the header i thought they were christmas balls on grass. youd did a fantastic job capturing the bubbles, love the post and of the the baby bubbles. bubble on sweet sister

Kim-Stuff could be worse said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts!!!

WhatKarenSees said...

I needed a 'happy' post today, with darling smiling faces, green grass and the fun of bubbles. So cheery! It is 8 degrees here so there will be no bubbles outside today!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the way you captured those bubbles.Thanks for a sunny,bright post.
Ruth

Beverly said...

Your bubble photos are remarkable, and Anne Marie is delightful. What a joy she is to you all, I know.

Bobbi said...

How beautiful!! What a precious granddaughter you have! I love bubbles...

Stephanie V said...

I love bubbles. You'd think I'd like balloons, too, but they're not nearly as amazing as bubbles. Nor as pretty. You've captured them beautifully.

Arti said...

Stunning and beautiful captures!
A medley of colours, and I simply loved the reflections...
Have a wonderful day:-)

S. Etole said...

What fun, beautiful, joy-inducing bubbles!!!!

srp said...

The only thing about bubbles is that you have to have other people helping you blow them... it is hard to blow the bubble and then take the picture. I tried it once. So now, I must remind myself to get my daughter to help out the next time she is home.

Neal said...

That is interesting Ginny. I had never thought of talking pictures of bubbles.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sara Teasdale is one of my favorite poets, and this is one of my favorite poems. It is perfect poem to accompany these wonderful photos, Ginny! My little grandson also loves bubbles!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the happy, colored, bubbles. HOW FUN! Looks so bright and cheerful - just what we need.

Did you get a lot of snow bubbles?

Love,sandie

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I wonder what it is about bubbles a kids? They all seem to love to make bubbles. And it's a cheap activity that keeps them occupied for hours :-)

Ruthi said...

Hello Ginny,

It's been a long time. I miss a lot on blogging and now catching up. I already quit my 2nd job so hopefully I can blog and visit other blogs like I used to.

You got some awesome photos here... the bubbles remind me of summer... and with this kind of weather [we are 20 inches deep in snow right now] I can't wait for summer.

Ann said...

Love the pictures and the bubbles are a fabulous background. The photos of the bubbles remind me of those gazing balls that I always wanted for my garden. Your granddaughter is just so cute

George said...

While I think you did a terrific job of capturing the bubbles in these pictures, I especially like the two pictures of Anne-Marie. She's beautiful and obviously loving every moment with the bubbles.

Stacey Dawn said...

Ahhhh- these make me smile!
How are you today??? What did the dr say?

LV said...

How sweet is that. Precious children blowing bubbles and having fun. A nice way to spend family time. That rainbow was made from the ground across water.

sarah said...

Ginny...I love this. I smiled as I scrolled down. your granddgt is beautiful....

Mary said...

Wonderful pictures, Ginny. She was as sweet a baby as she is now. The photos of the bubbles are really unusual. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

greeneyes616 said...

Hi Ginny, no the baby is to small only 5 weeks old He would be put in child services while the battle goes on my brother will not do that. We are hoping that she will do the right thing and if they don’t get back together that visitations can be set up as she lives in Michigan and we live in N.Y. I have had 3 surgeries in the past three years on my torn rotator cuff and torn bicep right arm naturally and right handed. ( torn again since April had surgery last November) so they feel I need a shoulder replacement but they still think if it works I will have permanent disability regardless, as well as limited motion. So for now the surgeon does not want me to do any therapy nothing at all as my arm blows up, a lot of inflammation inside. Thank you so much for asking and I will pray over your cuff as well be well God Bless Patricia

Beautiful pictures I love bubbles...Your grandchildren are precious God Bless Patricia P.S tried to email it wouldn't work

Regina said...

I took a double take and scrolled back up squinting thinking this has to be- yes, bubbles! Somtimes its just simple little things that get you choked up? I enjoyed these pictures and the poetry is so lovely!
(Hey..I didn't realize the photo would stand out like that)!
(smile)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, Isn't it great to know that something as simple as blowing bubbles can bring so much joy not only to children to also to adults?

Great post... Love that baby picture of Anne.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jenn Erickson said...

This post made me smile! There's something so magical and joyful about bubbles! Beautiful pictures and poem too Ginny! I feel...uplifted!

Rose said...

love bubbles and babies great photos and enjoyed the poem. rose

Ann said...

are these real bubbles? I took my girls to someplace in Washington DC, they demonstrated making strong bubbles.

hummer said...

Children have such great imaginations that bubbles are a fairy land to them.

bettyl said...

Such lovely photos! And your granddaughter is adorable!