Friday, September 25, 2015

Special Shadows with My Family

 My boys riding the bicycle built for two. Two brothers in a beard competition.
 Ridge lives in WA, so he and Gene do not get together very often.
 This was “war” waiting to happen. I was a wreck as they would push 
each other until they would almost flip over.  Too much for a mom. 
This has been going on for 40 years. They are so cute together. 
Their love for each other warms my heart even if sometimes they scare me.

 Eloise learning to fish out at Douthat State Park. A first time for Eloise and the WA cousins.

Eloise and Ben
 They kept getting the hook stuck in the rocks,
 but my fearless Eloise was the designated finder.

Of course, Buddy was the teacher. Thomas with his red hair can be seen in the background.

I know these are not shadow shots, but I could not end this post without including pictures of Ben and Thomas. Thomas and Eloise are two peas in a pod (just like Ridge and Gene) 
and are both 10. Ben  is 12. 
Bud and the Cousins



This post is linked with  Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

“What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering
 than the family and the gathering.”
~ Robert Brault


  1. You have a nice looking family! Funny how siblings like to tease each other even after they are old enough to be parents themselves.

  2. Such grand family photos. Good to see young ones enjoying the outdoors.

  3. Looks fun :) Lovely, beautiful photos!

  4. Such nice photo's of your happy family.

  5. Oh what wonderful family shots! Feel the love!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  6. What fun times with your family - your capturing great memories here.

  7. Nice family pictures ! A bicycle for two is practical especially for the one who sits behind, he doesn't have to work, lol !

  8. Such an idyllic setting for a fun family gathering!

  9. Wonderful portrait of Thomas. He has wonderful curls.

  10. What a lovely spot to enjoy. Lovely photos of your family and especially of shadows.

  11. Nice to visit your blog, Beautiful photos

  12. Hi there (and welcome back!) - nice post, I think teaching kids to fish is a great thing - so many things to learn apart from fishing!

    Cheers - Stewart M -Melbourne

    PS: knee deep in school holidays, hence slow reply! Sorry!

  13. you have a lovely family :) Great shots of the fishing party.

  14. Lovely photographic memories here. So nice for you to have the family together. Great shadows.