Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Five

Over the past few days I've been going through heaps of old photos. Since we have had digital cameras we have amassed thousands of them (I'm at 12000 and counting in the iPhoto library), and then there's all the ones we took with our old 35mm camera. Samuel was my first child, my parent's first grandchild and my grandparent's first great-grandchild, so you can probably imagine just how many photos were taken when he was born!

I think every house has a box of photos lying around waiting to be sorted - I have several. So I thought while I was off I'd at least start putting them into albums or up on the wall.
I must admit that some of this is inspired by the passing of Sam: I have been scanning and putting all the files onto CDs and hard drives to make sure I never lose them, and I wanted to have more photos of him (and my lovely Ollie) up around the house. That's been a challenge in itself, as every time Anthony sees a new photo of Sam he gets upset (although he says they're happy memory tears more often than not lately), but as I have said before, I don't want to hide things from him, and I also need to do what's good for me.

So as you can imagine, I have been finding some gems in the collection. So I've decided to celebrate and share my photos by posting 5 great pictures every Friday. I've decided on 5 categories:
  • A great photo of Sam
  • A great photo of Oliver
  • An old photo
  • An interesting photo (from any time)
  • My weekly entry into the EB photo of the week challenge
So here are this week's:

A great photo of Sam

This is one of my all-time favourite photos of Sam. He got the trampoline for his 3rd birthday (we were never going to match the house he got for his 2nd birthday, but this was close). This photo was taken not long after that.

A great photo of Oliver
I took this one of Oliver when he was about 19 months old. I was always captivated by those big blue eyes...

An old photo
Thought I'd better include one of myself this first time. This was taken for the yearbook when I was in year 10 at Chisholm High School. I would have been 15.

An interesting photo (from any time)
This is our dog Merlin, taken a few years ago now. We got Merlin about 4 months before we had Sam. He's 15 now, almost completely blind, deaf, stubborn and showing signs of dementia (he frequently barks and howls at nothing). But he's a good ol' thing. It's a great photo of him.

My entry into the EB photo of the week challenge
This week's theme was 'Myself'. The photo is meant to symbolise my current situation. The empty hand represents Sam and the other hand is Ollie's.

If you'd like to look at any of my other photos, they're on Flickr.

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