Sunday, March 31, 2013

Committed to memory

[“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.”  Job 19:25.  I trust you have experienced and will continue to experience the joy of Easter.]

The sounds of laughter have receded into the family annals and all is quiet around here again. Our last visitors returned home this past week to face the beginnings of spring (which seem more like the final gasps of a winter that won't let go easily). We're left to wonder where the time went.

Many memories were captured and embedded in silicon, but I think they were surpassed by those embedded in our own memories. The 5D performed remarkably well despite the operator's lack of mastery of its many features.

And amidst the busyness of vacation hosting and capturing memories, there was even time to grab a frame or two of other subjects:

But you'll have to agree with me that my primary focus over the past couple of weeks would have been directed towards Hailey and Lilly (oh, and assorted other family members, of course):

I plan to visit many of you this week, and look forward to 'meeting' my new followers.


Cloudia said...

nice faces!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

always gorgeous photos here.

Tojav said...

It's called luck. Is written on their faces. Greetings.

Pamela Gordon said...

Welcome back Rick! What cuties Hailey and Lilly are in their spring dresses. I'm sure you are missing all your company but 'normal' probably sounds nice too. Have a great week! Oh, we're getting wet snow and rain here after a beautiful, sunny and +10 for 3 days on the weekend. Yes, we're still prolonging winter here. :( But the robins have returned so I hear.

Stephanie said...

Welcome back, Rick. Been missing your photography. Great images today.

Lisa Gordon said...

Welcome back, Rick!
Looks to me like you have mastered that 5D very well.
These photographs are just beautiful.

lis said...

Um blog muito bonito!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am glad you were able to make memories and capture them in a variety of ways. God is so good and blesses us so richly.

ju-north said...

Great memory making of people and places! Welcome back!

Elin said...

Lovely, Rick.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, good to see you again. We shall missed you. :)

The first picture is very gorgeous. Excellent!
Hailey & Lilly.... both of them are so pretty and adorable.

Have a great week ahead. Regards.

magda said...

Oh my good friend Rick, what a beautiful grandchild has!!!
I wish the best for them!
The picture of you is amazing and very artistic!
Well aware of the camera NEW!
Easter in Greece in May is five.
many greetings

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,

ik vind de eerste foto prachtig met deze kleuren. De scherpte/diepte komt hier echt prachtig uit.

ik lees dat je je familie ook op de foto zet, maar ik neem aan dat je nichtjes zijn. Of zijn het je eigen kinderen?

groetjes, Helma

Helma said...

Ik bedoel je kleinkinderen :-)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....

MARTY said...

une jolie image printanière avec une lumière fantastique et deux belles fleurs souriantes dans une jardin !
bisous Rick aux nouvelles couleurs

imac said...

Hi my friend, looks like you all had a super time over Easter.
Love this shot just like a painting.

teca said...

I was very happy with your visit in Sedimentos. Whenever I think of friends who visit me and consider them with great affection.
Your family is very beautiful. I hope you continue so happy.
Many beijos, flowers and friendship.
Your ever friendly.

Linda said...

Hi Rick, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hadn't seen you around in a while so I appreciate your visit! Beautiful photos and memories...and your header photo is breathtaking!

Rosemary said...

Great photos of both, the sunshine in nature and the sunshine of our hearts - children!

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness Rick your granddaughters are beautiful and from my memories of previous posts are growing up fast. You're very blessed!

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

a good weekend.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Rick, sooo good to be back again. I've noticed you and your new friend get to know eachother pretty well by now. Great pictures my friend. Wonderful to read you have had such great times with your loved ones.
For now Hugs Dagmar
ps been reading and looking at your post but simply I'm not able to comment on each and every one of them.
X lieve groetjes Dag

Cheri said...

I hope you had a blessed Easter. Love your header shot Rick!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So sweet these girls, Rick. The colors in the first picture are fantastic. Great images. Greetings, Joke

Magia da Inês said...

º° ❤♫°
Olá, amiga!
Belo post.

Bom fim de semana!

°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil
º° ♡ ❤♫° ·

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice pictures! L0(

Greetings from the Netherlands,

S. Etole said...

You are sharing some fantastic photos with us. It's always a joy to visit here.

Betty Manousos said...

oh, rick, these photos are just beyond beautiful!
i also love your header photo.

nicely done:)

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Well if you have a new camera this is awesome the photos it can produce. Amazing. I didn't get my new camera this winter. Too many other expenses came up making it not in the budget just now. I can't believe I am back to using my 3 megapixel camera as my other one got a fussy in the lens while I was trying to get the lens unstuck. Sure miss the extra bit of zoom the other gave me. But that older one still give me great photos. Didn't take so many this winter though. Was a lot of work and no play down in the desert. Back here at the ranch we have had such a mix of weather . It is snowing like crazy this morning. Over 2 inches so far. Need to get out and get some photos of my daffadils covered in snow.

darlin said...

Oh my goodness, now how did I miss this post? Hailey and Lilly are such beautiful young ladies, totally adorable! You've done an amazing job with this photo Rick, I can feel the love you have for your granddaughters through this photo!

Right, you have the 5D now, I was wondering if the clarity of your photos was improved upon or if it'd been that long since I visited your blog that I may have been imagining this... nope, I'm all right, you just have a new toy! The bokeh is amazing in the first photo, I'm 300% impressed and now I want a new camera too! lol Just kidding, I have to much to learn before I can take another step up.