Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Theme, Images

Our challenge this week is the freedom to interpret our theme image
 prompt, without suggestions.


When Two Hearts Meet
Lives and Roots Begin.


Two Trees
"A portion of your soul has been
entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while
separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in
separate plots of ground,
while their topmost branches
come together,
forming a miracle of lace
against the heavens."
Janet Mills




My great-grandparents on my father's side.

and so our stories begin.


Our elders gave us life, to make it as we will.




"A place is only as good as the people in it."
Pittacus Lore


"It is good people who make good places."
Ann Sewell



(Pictured my father's aunt)

There is nothing more pleasing 
than to return again and again 
to the places where your heartstrings bound.


Mothers and their children, 
and if they're lucky, a critter or two.



My Aunt Margot, and Cousins, Gesine and Jorg.


Two of My Three Children


Moments From the Civil War Period.



All Three of My Children!




My Sister Oriana and myself.




How about another somewhat Critter Photo. 
From, the year I dressed as a kitty cat for Halloween.



Meow, Meow, Meow!


What could be more pleasing than ending a post with my grandmother, my Aunt Mary and my Daddy, showing off their grand catch of the day.








This is our Sepia Saturday image for this week.
Thank you Alan and Marilyn.



Thanks for stopping by.
May happiness follow you everywhere you go. Enjoy your weekend.

29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Karen! I enjoyed this post and your wonderful fmaily photos. Cute shot of you dressed as a kitty cat. I loved the poem on the tree and quotes too. Thank you for sharing and linking up your post. Enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

i just adore vintage photo's and you are lucky to have so many!!! and the one of your children is great (and not vintage) oooh goodness, we aren't that old are we??!!

have a great weekend!!!!

Gail said...

Absolutely wonderful photos. I like to see people remembering and respect our past.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful photo of your grandparents.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

These are wonderful photos Karen. Have a great weekend!

Christine said...

Fascinating to see your history in these vintage photos!! And you make a sweet kitty for Halloween!

DeniseinVA said...

Awesome post Karen. Those old photos are real treasures.

RedPat said...

A very enjoyable post, Karen! ;-)

Elephant's Child said...

That was quite a catch!
Some gorgeous images and quotes today - thank you.
Mind you, I suspect some of the best places are those which people have left alone.

Deb Gould said...

Your great-greats are just wonderful! And look at his stiff collar...that must have felt just awful around his neck!

Cloudia said...

Meow, my darling friend







ALOHA
ComfortSpiral

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La Nightingail said...

Loved the picture of your sister Oriana and your cute self pulling at your dress - almost to the point of "I see London, I see France ...". :) Oriana's midriff blouse reminded me of similar tops I had like that. Nice post. And nice poem, too.

TexWisGirl said...

and the roots keep growing. :)

Postcardy said...

I especially like the last photo with the catch of the day.

Jo Featherston said...

I can only agree, that is a wonderful photograph of your great grandparents. I hope they enjoyed a happy life together.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I loved the journey,
and was especially impressed with "the catch of the day.

Rosie said...

Lovely pictures, I like the one of the sun streaming in through the Venetian blinds causing a shadow of lines on the subjects.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhhh the nostalgia is flowing

humbird said...

Such a warmth goes from your photos....thank you for sharing, Karen. :)x

Filip and Kristel said...

Sometime I would like to have pictures from my grandpartents but this is rare. I only have a few.

Greetings,
Filip

Little Nell said...

What a good looking couple (if a little serious). I enjoyed all your photos and the carefully selected quote.

Little Nell said...

What a good looking couple (if a little serious). I enjoyed all your photos and the carefully selected quote.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a sweet set of pics, Karen.
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Marie C said...

What a lovely, nostalgic post!

sage said...

I love your old family shots and there's even one of you, showing leg!

Karen S. said...

Sage - seems like something I did a lot in those days! My mother loved putting dresses on me and those Ruffles under shorts!

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun to look at all these wonderful family photos!

Wendy said...

Your great-grandparents were so good-looking. And YOUNG looking. So often those couple photos/marriage photos look OLD when in fact the couple was in their teens or early twenties.

Rose said...

It is wonderful that you have all these old photos! and I loved the line 'There is nothing more pleasing
than to return again and again
to the places where your heartstrings bound.' It is so true.