This is a favourite photo that's been passed around my extended family. I have no idea how old it is, but it's been a few years at least. My uncle Thys is out on a walk with the dog, a friendly hound by the name of Bear, on a morning with the fog lifting. This is in Wellington County, Ontario, where he and my aunt lived with one of their daughters for several years. He's quite a character, one of two surviving uncles who, along with my dad, married into my mother's side of the family (my grandparents had four daughters in all).
I expect this photograph is taken by my aunt Winnie, who has appeared in this blog before (she's in the van pulling out of the church lot in the first pic). She is rarely without a camera, and will turn a four hour drive into a six hour drive by stopping to take pictures (this is an ideal thing- she is, as they say, good people). I like the shadows of the farm fence falling across the grass and gravel.
Quite a nice family memory that you can hold in your heart.ReplyDelete
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Such a wonderful and touching photo. I adore it.ReplyDelete
and like @Cloudia says (one of my most used favorite saying)
you can hold this in your heart.
I love the old stories... I don't know the land there, but it is surprising me it's so flat ! and no trees !ReplyDelete
This photo gives a sense of distance and far from anywhere.ReplyDelete
lovely photo so poignantReplyDelete
Fond memories for you; I can empathise with that!ReplyDelete
It's always nice to see photos that bring memories back to life. I can imagine this one is telling a favourite family story.ReplyDelete
It really is a "moody" picture in the best sense of that word.ReplyDelete
Great picture! It looks like a movie poster of sorts or, better, the cover of a book...ReplyDelete
Beautiful image. Yes, a book cover.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful picture. Such warm colors and I like those long shadows.ReplyDelete
The place looks very peaceful. Your uncle and his dog must have had a nice long walk :-)
Bear on the loose. Heck there's a lion loose in Paris this morning. I'd rather meet this 'bear'.ReplyDelete
I thought for a moment it was a real bear...ReplyDelete
Ha ha, I thought the same as biebkriebels.ReplyDelete
Good title, William, and nice memory.
@Cloudia: he's good people, after all.ReplyDelete
@Massimo: the topography there does vary. You can have rolling countryside in one spot, and a couple of kilometres away, flat land.
@Bill: I thought so!
@Tomas: as I recall, the driveway into the farm was a long one.
@Gerald: I was glad to come across it in my email folders.
@Mike: it's an irony that we sometimes get along better with extended family than we do with closer family. I have a pair of sisters who are no longer family, as far as I'm concerned.
@Jan: apparently the dog always went out on walks with him and always was side by side.
@Revrunner: yes, that fog must have been thick.
@VP: it does have that quality.
@Tamago: yes, and they'd do it daily.
@Birdman: I think I'd heard about that!
@Marianne: well, Bear was a huge dog!
Looks like a very long walk.ReplyDelete
i love this. a lot of love in this photo. :)ReplyDelete
It's lovely! Did you get snow yesterday? Time to change your header!!!!ReplyDelete
Some photos just have that magical 'something'.. this one has it, the light and shadow is perfect. Your aunt has a good eye William..ReplyDelete
Aunt Winnie had a good eye for a photo. It's a good thing she made 4 hour drives into 6 hour drives.ReplyDelete
Old pictures are such a treasure and always bring back memories. Some moments would never be remembered without the photo.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: well, it's good exercise.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: I'm planning on changing it, but thinking of the right image for it.
@Grace: she does.
@Red: it might drive Uncle Thys nuts at times!
@Judy: definitely not.
This would make a lovely painting!ReplyDelete
It looks so peaceful. A morning walk--long ago. I think it pulls the viewer into the photo, into the mist and for you the memory of a nice relative. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful photo and a wonderful commentary. Keep 'em coming.ReplyDelete
A nice family keep-sake.ReplyDelete
Good idea to post old family photos. I've lost most of mine and would give anything to get them back.ReplyDelete
That's an amazingly beautiful photograph!ReplyDelete
The best kinds of photos are ones that are not only good but also hold warm memories. This one is one of those double scores.ReplyDelete
What a sweet pic.ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: or a jigsaw puzzle. He's big into that sort of thing, though the sky would drive one nuts!ReplyDelete
@Eve: thank you!
@Stuart: will do!
@RedPat: it certainly is.
@Norma: many of mine are in one stored box or another.
@Anna: it does have that going on.
@Kay: it definitely has both.
@Shelly: I shall pass the word along.
i love special memories. thanks, for sharing. ( :ReplyDelete
Lovely shot! And I imagine something that sparks good memories as well.ReplyDelete
I can relate to a wonderful family story like that! Taking photographs seems to run in the family.ReplyDelete
These kinds of photos are priceless! My folks had many of them, but I think my sister got to them before I did! I can hardly bear it!ReplyDelete
One of those treasured photos. Your aunt and uncle sound like lovely people. I know I would enjoy them.ReplyDelete
@Beth: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Meradeth: it does, yes.
@Mari: yes, I think I get it from her.
@Lowell: there are certainly some photos I want to get my hands on when the time comes.
@Denise: they're both great people.
What a wonderful photo.ReplyDelete
Nice photo! I can relate to the way your aunt goes places.ReplyDelete
She's known for it!Delete
Nice little bit of family history captured. Photos can do that.ReplyDelete