Simple Fascination

Posted: March 21, 2016 in family, Opinions and Observations, Uncategorized
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Below you will see what are probably my favorite pictures that I have ever taken.  For complete disclosure, you will want to know the subjects of the picture are my eldest daughter, Teneca, and her eldest daughter, Mary Jane, so I am admittedly and undeniably influenced.  These pictures were taken a few years ago in a local wooded area that leads to a small and well-hidden city park.  During our walk, they stopped to look at the amazing beauty of nature.  Teaching, sharing, and appreciating the fall paradise.  These wonderful times are available for those willing to look and listening to sounds of creatures all but hidden in plain site.

Seeing the smile, the simple fascination and pleasure of life all around, mixed with love and the comfort of family makes me feel young; glad to be a part of a continuing story.  To have played my part earlier and to watch it played out again.  Nothing but awesome.  I believe we can influence the future of our children’s lives in positive ways when we take the time at an early age.  You just can’t accomplish this in schools or on-line.

 

Comments
  1. Manan Unleashed says:

    Awesome pictures.

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    • midimike says:

      It is always a bit of luck isn’t it? I was lucky to be there. Lucky to have my camera to take pictures of Fall and ‘critters. Lucky to see these moments unfolding! Lucky to be able to share them years later. Thank you for the comment.

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  2. pixieannie says:

    Brought a tear to my eye. These are priceless. Nothing can equal this, ever. Thank you for sharing.

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    • midimike says:

      Awwww. Thanks. I admit to the same reaction when writing the post.
      You are right: nothing has equaled this. I am glad I was able to capture this moment in time. You are always welcome and I am glad to see you liked them.

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  3. seagullsea says:

    agree! Beautiful all around ! Thank you for sharing the joy!

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  4. Really terrific pictures, beautiful family! Yes, you have captured one of the simple moments in life for sure.

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  5. niasunset says:

    I cried too… so beautiful dear Mike, photographs are great, but with your explanations, how impressed me. You are such a nice one, I am so glad to know you, at least in this invisible world. Thank you, you can’t know how made me happy… Blessing and Happiness to you all dear Mike, Love, nia

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    • midimike says:

      As happy as I am to see these pictures and relive precious memories, I am not beyond tears myself. The invisible world we have created here allows me to share feelings the ‘visible’ world might take as jest. It is your openness and caring that makes posting this a positive experience. I am honored to know you and if I can make your day a bit happier or brighter I am truly grateful. My best to you.

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  6. bobleckridge says:

    You are SO right! What an amazing experience, what a gift, to be able to see our children grow to have their own children. It is SUCH an utter delight!

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  7. What a great post Mike! I so agree about nature, and learning more than what schools can teach us.

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  8. They are lovely pictures, and a great lesson about some of the gifts of getting older.

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  9. Tom Benedict says:

    Your words are right on the mark, Mike. My parents did this with me, too, and I’ve tried to do it with my own kids. Schools really only can go so far. Love and love for the world around you starts a lot earlier, and starts a lot closer to home.

    Your own personal biases aside, those really are strikingly good photographs. I mostly do landscapes, but I’m learning portraiture. You couldn’t ask for a better setting or better light. You’ve got quite the eye. Maybe luck was involved, or maybe you make your own luck by carrying your camera, keeping your eyes open, and appreciating what you see as it unfolds.

    Don’t stop doing what you’re doing.

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    • midimike says:

      Cheers to your parents and to mine! Another round of cheers to us as we continue with these important lessons. I believe they can’t be taught but shared by those that understand their impact first-hand. Our children will also know this to be true. The universe we live in is vast, but understanding starts very early and very close to home as you said.
      I do not take this world for granted. Almost everything has a beauty of its own and the world continues to amaze me. Thank you for the observations and for the generous comments.

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  10. Azul Zaffre says:

    Oh Mike, the photos are truly wonderful–but it’s your tender heart expressed in words that gets me every time 🙂

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  11. Tikeetha T says:

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful family of course.

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  12. fluff and co says:

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. You can check the rules in my post. ^_^

    http://wp.me/p5Zqvw-7i

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  13. Widdershins says:

    That looks like so much fun … I lave the whole sensory extravaganza that is autumn leaves. 😀

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  14. tracihalpin says:

    What beautiful pictures and a description of a lovely day and your family.

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    • midimike says:

      Thank you. I could not help but share these pictures. Even years later when I look at them I get the same feelings as I described in the article. It is the little things in life that can make the largest impact and to see this come ‘full circle’ is hard to put in words. Thanks for the thoughts!

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      • tracihalpin says:

        Yes the little things are so valuable. Give me a book and a blanket on the sand and I’m in heaven on earth! And I don’t care how much money I have in that moment.

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