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Love and Fruit

May 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments

My youngest son occasionally experiments with photography.  Last night he asked to borrow my camera for a while.  He took it and disappeared.  He came back a little later and asked me to transfer the photos to the computer.  I had no idea what he had been photographing and it felt like a wonderful mystery as I prepared to transfer the photos!  It turns out he had been arranging our fruit and taking all kinds of shots of it.  I can not tell you how joyful this makes me!  My youngest child (he is eleven) who can be such a tough guy, finding his artistic voice!  Here are a couple of his shots.

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Later I kissed him and told him that I loved his shots and how happy his interest in photography makes me.  This kid can push my buttons and drive me up a wall like nobody can, but boy, oh, boy, do I love him!

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Tags: Family · Favorite Things · Photography

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DesignTies // May 28, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Nice :-) I really like the second picture, with the apple in the front of the bowl. I wonder how much time he spent getting the fruits positioned just right!!

    You may have an artist in the making there!! :-)

    Kelly

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  • 2 Gayle // May 28, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Hi Kelly!

    Thanks! He had the camera for a while, so I think he really thought about his positioning. He took more photos than this, but these were two of my favorites!

  • 3 Stephanie // May 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    That is so cute!

  • 4 Puna // May 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I think you have a budding artist on your hands!

  • 5 maya | springtree road // May 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    yay! that’s very cool. :) and he did a good job too.

    maya | springtree road’s last blog post..wE lOVE tHE cHAOs

  • 6 Sara // May 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    How fun! I’m always surprised when my kids show me this side of them. I know if one of mine asked for my camera, (after I made a bazillion admonitions to BE CAREFUL WITH MY CAMERA!) I’d be thrilled to see what they came up with.

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  • 7 elk // May 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    oh these are really nice …you should be proud gayle!

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  • 8 mrs. e // May 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I like his eye!! It is genetic!!

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  • 9 Shannon // May 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Yep, he is definitely his mother’s son!! I love it!

    Shannon’s last blog post..Maybe the One

  • 10 Kath // May 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I am more than a little jealous of his talent! Congratulations and isn’t lovely when someone you love with all your heart manages to surprise you and you love them just a little bit more!
    Happy Belated Love Thursday or Friday or everyday!

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  • 11 donna // May 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    WEll that just goes to show there’s a little artist inside everyone. Happy Friday :-)

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  • 12 Se'Lah // May 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    these are quite nice.

    wow…you should be proud!

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  • 13 spread your wings // May 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    oh this made me smile – to think of your young boy going about taking these photos all on his own accord. i know it makes you very proud. seems he has a gentle and thoughtful side to place the fruit just so.

    spread your wings’s last blog post..summer greens

  • 14 sunnymama // May 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    They’re really good! I especially love the second picture, and I like what you wrote about them and your son too :)

    sunnymama’s last blog post..Shadow Shots

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