Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Talking Pictures

"Photos capture a moment in life
 so we can hold the memory of it forever."

Talking Pictures, don't need captions.

They tell their own story quite well.

No words necessary.

Okay, perhaps you desire details like-

Is he alive?  Yes.  This young man accompanied my daughter on a school field trip, and suddenly decided to soak up a bit of nature.

I really wish I could say my title "Talking Pictures" was my own idea, but I can't.

I should mention that I share a few quirky things with the man that published the book "Talking Pictures" - Images and Messages Rescued from the Past.

You see he has an unusual hobby of collecting pictures of people he doesn't know.

Me too.

As it goes, he caught my attention on Saturday and I couldn't resist putting a post together with that title.

He also wrote a Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective.  Currently I'm reading his first book, about Peculiar Children.

His name is Ransom Riggs, does that name sound familiar to you?

He's an American writer and filmmaker best known for his Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  He was born in Maryland on a 200-year old farm, and yet grew up in Florida, where he attended the Pine View School for the Gifted.

Below are a couple unknown folks from his book.



If you like old photos, especially where the heart and soul as well as the pure emotion of the moment stands out clearly, then by all means check out his book.



In that one photo, is he demonstrating his golf swing?

I always so enjoy reading your posts. This one is no exception.

Linda said...

Awesome series of photos, Karen.

TexWisGirl said...

a neat project to put together!

i like your cute kitties and cute kiddies. and that nature-loving fellow. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Killroy says, "Thanks for the recommendation."

sage said...

Interesting how the two you like taking photos of people who don't know--I have occasionally done that

Debbie said...

pictures always speak to me....often, with the right image, no words are necessary!!!

I have spent many a day laying in a field, looking up and daydreaming!!

ps....I think longwood has that rule because they think the conservatory is too crowded for tripods and that they may interfere with other peoples ability to enjoy the displays. I get that but it was not crowded at all. I am selfish when it comes to selfies!!!!

Karen said...

A great series Karin!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

every photo tells a story.

Alexia said...

What a great idea - intriguing pics and commentary, as usual.

I like your new header photo, too!

Cloudia said...

You are on a roll!

ALOHA from Honolulu

JJ said...

Great post (as usual). Those kittens in the third photo make my day. I think I'll give my little ones a call right now.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great post Karen, loved all the photos. Sweet shots of the kids too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cool Cats and Kids!

Jeanie said...

This looks like a terrific book! Love the photos -- both yours and his. Sweet cats, too!

Karen S. said...

JJ So happy to see you stop by again! It's been too long. Also an enjoyable post for today! Was happy to catch it.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love your pictUres. I have read some of Riggs novels.