March 31, 2011
OBVIOUSLY! I will write more about these wonderful people on later posts. (Saving the best for later of course.) But these three individuals are part of me. My life. My friends, support. My family. Needless to say. I love them.Alot. Since I won't be commenting on them, and the photos themselves don't have much juicy background, I decided to make today a quote day. I asked each of them to give me a quote, perferably one they'd thought up, but I'd accept one they liked in case they ran out of creative juices all of a sudden. Hope you enjoy the results of their musings: Daddy-"Life without God isn't life. Death with God isn't death." "A vida sem Deus nao e vida. Morte com Deus nao e morte." Mommy-"Only after he faced the storms of winter, was the weather capable of reaching spring." "Foi enfrentando os rigores do inverno que o tempo finalmente chegou a primavera." Victor-Don't run toward something, if you're running away from something else. (Yes that's a movie quote he loved.) Nao corra atras de alguma coisa se tiver correndo de outra. Photo One: Christmas 2009-2010. @ Grandmom's house, Victor wearing my santa hat. Photo Two: My Birthday 2009. @ Poços de Caldas, MG. Mommy && Daddy @ the hotel lobby.
March 30, 2011
Photography is wonderful. We all know that. That it captures candid moments, and captures things that otherwise might have never been kept in our uncooperative memory. But my favorite moments to capture with photos, are these. The hilarious ones, funny ones, and those that make you smile.
This particular day of my 30 Day Challenge, was quite a challenge indeed. I wasn't sure whether to put one picture (that option was eliminated once I tried to choose only one picture.) Or if I should post a picture from a failblog.com or one taken of "real people" from my computer photo albums. So I decided to do both.
The top picture is from one of those failblogs that on rare occasion make you smile. I still wonder where Zzyzx Road is. Oh well, it brings a smile to my face to be able to rest in peace because at least roads are being creatively named.
The second picture was taken this January, it was mommy's birthday and we went to visit great-grandpa in Sorocaba. On our way back we stopped at a gas station to say good-bye to my aunt. She would continue to the city she lives in, and we would take a road going the opposite direction to grandma's house where we were staying. So we decided to take some pictures of the trio. And this is one result of their patience wearing thin on me after their share of scoot over this way, ok now to the left. No my left your right, etc.
The third picture was taken last week. Victor had persuaded Daddy to go play ball with him outside and we went with them to enjoy the spring air. After their "game" I asked them to jump up on the little hill for me to take a shot at jumping shots. They had fun, although they won't admit it. And eventually (hopefully) they'll get used to me and my camera.
March 29, 2011
"In Scotland I'm just like a lot of other guys, but in America I'm seen as a very strong, masculine guy." - Gerard Butler I blame 100% this quote, for my infatuation with Scotland and Ireland. I enjoy traveling, meeting new people and places. Daddy's quite tired of traveling, but perhaps that's because he goes for work not pleasure. But one day, I'll visit Scotland, and hop on over to Dublin too! But I must visit Loch Lomond. Why? Because of, "Oh! ye'll take the high road, and I'll take the low road; And I'll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and my true love will never meet again, On the bonnie, bonnie banks, of Loch Lomond." Fell in love with that song from the BBC mini-series Cranford. *sighs* This song has such a story behind it! Find out on wikipedia, the most tragic story ever! (Victor's quite tired of hearing me singing it.)
March 28, 2011
It was 2010, flying away to join it's companions, and 2011, unfurling it's wet wings. We were at home, at grandma and grandpa's house. There had just been one of those storms that shakes those hills every once in a while. There was a blackout and the TV zoomed off. The rain knocked on the roof as if furious for being deprived of something it needed. And then, away it went. Leaving behind it a beautiful sunset, and that lovely scent of a afternoon after a rain shower. Mommy told me to go take a few pictures outside, and I'm thankful she did. (: I'm not sure if I can put into words, the happiness and contentment I feel when I'm here at this place. It's home. Home on earth at least. No matter where we move to, go to, visit, I know that my home town, and my grandparents will always be waiting for us with open arms. Pingo will be laying down at the gate, and after I've learnt to dance in the rain, there will be a beautiful sunset waiting to unfurl. Slowly, but surely, we can learn to see past the clouds, or at least, like daddy says, "Perhaps we're not meant to understand, but simply to hold His hand."
March 27, 2011
This was during Toronto's Cherry Picking Children Event. We went to Niagara Falls and had a lovely sunny day climbing ladders, trees and avidly staining our clothes.
Dad was traveling somewhere, as usual, and mom had taken Victor and I to the outing, and we had plenty of fun.
On our way back, we hitched a ride and I remember the kids making up silly senseless rhymes and singing them. Something about Mr. Fox, and cherries and, of course, bees. Two weeks later I could still sing that song.
Although 2009 was far from perfect, we enjoyed it. I'm glad mommy took us that day. I'm glad we went. Because in a way, that's what life is about. Contentment even under unperfect circumstances.
Niagara Cherries. Yummy!
March 26, 2011
So day one is a photo of me. (That would be the photo on the Top Left!!! NOT the one on the Bottom Left just in case you were wondering.)
This photo was taken as we waited for our next flight to Vancouver. We had spent the night traveling from the Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo to the Dallas airport, and we were now waiting to catch the last flight to Vancouver. We were exhausted, and really tired of sitting down, so Victor and I decided to leave mommy taking care of the bags, and walk around. (Dad was on his way to B.C. from Portugal.) So we walked around until we found this candy shop. (: We gazed around until Victor found this lollipop, with a scorpion in it!!
Reminded me of all the times daddy would kill scorpions that wandered inside the house when we lived in Terrell, Texas. So he bought it, (even after I futilely discouraged it.) (Hence the picture on the bottom left.)
Thankfully though, he is quite satisfied with leaving the lollipop and it's contents for decoration, and not for consuming. (Do people actually eat scorpions?!?! Hey, I doubt nothing, I've met people that have eaten cockroaches.. . so nothing surprises me anymore in that department.)
That completes day one of our challenge (:
Wishin' you a great week!
So there's a challenge on facebook, to put a picture a day (for 30 consecutive days) about different things. e.g. Today is day one: A picture of Me.; Day two is a photo of me at least a year ago, and so on. Some pictures have stories to them (hopefully all of them do), and I'll be posting the stories here, along with (occasionally) more pictures of details in the story. Hope you enjoy && comment excessively! xxoo~*