storytelling photos

Photography Favorites:  The Newspaper

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  journal entry:   It is easy to take a photograph of a face holding still and staring at you.  Not much of a story in that one.  My favorite photographs are storytelling photographs. Like this one.  A mother reading the newspaper with her children.  Talking about things.  Explaining things.  Pointing out the pictures and […]

Harvesting Potatoes With Grandpa

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“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now, in October.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne- journal entry: Grandpa likes to wait for help.  This kind of help.  He thinks that harvesting from the garden or the trees is a million times […]

Happy Birthday George !

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Q.     What do you give a 900 pound gorilla for his birthday? A.    I don’t know.  But you better hope that he likes it ! journal entry: George is turning two.  He happened to be visiting Grandma with his family for the week-end.  George doesn’t live where Grandma lives.  So, we gathered up all […]

How Grandma's Have Heart Attacks


“Take risks:   if you win you will be happy – if you lose you will be wise.” -Author Unknown- JOURNAL ENTRY: I am not really sure how I raised five children.  If I had to do it today, I couldn’t.  Well, I mean I could but I would be a wreck.   I know that children […]

Through Grandma's Eyes:  Letting Children Be.


“Don’t smother each other.  No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo  Buscaglia – journal entry: I am a happy grandmother when it comes to the parents of my grandchildren.  They are easy-going parents who share my feelings about most things.  If we don’t see eye-to-eye on some matter . . . tough for […]

Grandma Loves Finger Paints


“Are we to paint what is on the face, or behind the face, or inside of the face?” -Pablo Picasso- journal entry: Okay, Grandmas.  Summer is the perfect time for finger paints.  Winter is not.  In the house is not.  In regular clothes is not.  Four in a package at WalMart.  A bargain. Yellow, green, […]

Close-Ups of Children from Far Away

“These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old, dry plates of sixty years ago. I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. And they, in turn, seem to be aware of me.” -Ansel Adams- […]

Easy Photo Journals


“There are no seven wonders in the eyes of a child. There are seven million!” -Author Unknown- journal entry: I buy one dollar glasses.  No, really I do.  Because little people always want to “borrow” them or “just try them on” or wear them outside “just for a minute”.  Somehow, during the borrowing or trying […]