Friday, May 24, 2013

Making lemonade

After sifting through several series of photos I'd made over the past week or two, I was going to post some cheerful spring photos, made while the sky was blue, the sun was shining, and temperatures were approaching the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Today we woke up to a different season - gray overcast skies, a howling north wind driving the rain horizontally, and a temperature of 39F (4C).

Our grandson is staying for the weekend while his parents enjoy a quick getaway. Plans for outdoor time had to be shelved, but the weather certainly doesn't put a damper on a 3-year old's ability to have fun. And what better fun than to see what's in the toy box and get down to some serious playing ...



30 comments:

ju-north said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful little boy! I love seeing their imagination at work!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You may not have the blue skies,but I think the memories which were created will last a lot longer than any blue sky.Precious indeed.

Liva`s said...

Beautiful photos of this little boy - and they look great in B&W ! Hope the temperature is rising so he can play outdoor too during the weekend:)

Greetings from Liva

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh these are just beautiful photos. I love the black and white which goes so well with the vintage toys. Enjoy your weekend of making memories.

LisaS said...

Great shots! The last one is perfect ;)

Linda said...

These are fantastic, Rick. Beautiful, nostalgic photos.

darlin said...

Rick your photos are absolutely amazing, almost as amazing as your adorable grandson! Through the eyes of a child, I love seeing what they see and coming to their level, the world sure looks a whole lot different... in a positive aspect.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Muffy's Marks said...

You have found the best way to spend the weekend. Enjoy your little visitor, and make a few memories along the way!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots! I especially like the first one. You captured the moment perfectly.

magda said...

My dear friend Rick
I ask for your understanding, because have difficulties with translation and delay visit you, let me comment on the Greek, please.
Thank you very much!

Τι υπέροχες φωτογραφίες με τον εγγονό σου! Είναι τόσο όμορφος!!!
Όλα σας τα εγγόνια είναι πανέμορφα!
Εύχομαι να έχετε καλή υγεία όλοι και να χαίρεστε την οικογένεια σας!
Εγκάρδιους χαιρετισμούς!

MARTY said...

J'aime tes fleurs, tes rivières, les reflets dans l'eau, les chemins et les forêts et j'aime ce lovely sweet
petit garçon ! les photos que tu as faites de lui sont originales et très belles !
ici la pluie ne cesse de tomber depuis des jours et des jours !
who has volé the sun ???
wish you un merveilleux weekend Rick bisous en gouttes de pluie

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Precious.

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡
Passei para uma visitinha.
Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom.
Muita saúde e diversão com seu netinho.

Bom fim de semana!
彡❤❤ Beijinhos

Rosemary said...

Love these portrait shots, simple, black and white, yet they say so much. Especially the second shot, a boy and his vehicles...I had a boy just like that :) LOVE your decision to focus on the tractor, your grandson's face a dreamy blur in the background.

Betty Manousos said...

wow excellent photos, rick!

love, love, love these!

happy and safe memorial day weekend!

Betty Manousos said...

i really like that first one, especially. beautiful bokeh on the window and perfect lighting:)

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

looks in photos very tender and beautiful.
a good Sunday.
kiss

Blitz said...

Sweet and tender images. Lovely.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

imac said...

Real cute, and on a bad weather day too, happiness.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, love these pictures. Your grandson is so cute and adorable. Excellent B/W pictures.

Have a great week ahead.

S. Etole said...

What a handsome little guy. It's hard to believe he is 3 already. Mine is a little over 2 months now. What fun they are.

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

Good day.
thanks for the comment.
kiss.

MARTY said...

hello Rick ! ce n'était pas de la snow but hailstones ! an amazing noise ! merci for your so nice comments ! have a happy weekend and a
happy week après ! je pars en vacances quelques jours ! see you soon ! bisous de pluie encore !

teca said...

Your photos are always wonderful, honey! The black and white delights me...
Have a great Sunday!!!
Lots of sweet beijos and love.

Bitch said...

These photographs are so special, dear Rick..
I would say through a grandfathers eyes..
Good choice the b&w !
The first one is my favorite !!!
Monika

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

a good week with lots of photos.
kiss

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hiya Rick,

Wow what an amazing pictures. I totaly can picture myself standing infront of the window watching the rain come down....we had yukkie weather too. Blllaaaa.

But playing with (grandad's old) tractors is fun too.
Hugs Dagmar
ps hope things are okay at your end. x

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Wow, what a beautiful pictures Rick. Great job! :-)

Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Connie Smiley said...

How priceless! I love your focus on the second one.