The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


Evening light filtered through Japanese Maple tree in the back yard.


The delight in the face of my son as he watched a dragonfly dance overhead.


Sometimes a bucket makes for a nice hat.


The reality of not getting my boys to cooperate and sit still long enough for me to take a picture and having them both looking into the camera and smiling, not such an easy thing to do.

round button chicken


MomCO3 said...

Looking at your pretty photo makes me think the volunteer in the garden is a Japanese Maple seedling. Beautiful!

*kate said...

Great pictures! Sometimes buckets really do make great hats :)

Mama Bear, JD said...

so cute. I have sent out many a Christmas card with crazy pictures of kids not holding still! My friends without children never "got it" until they had at least 2 of their own!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Buckets do make the best hats! I really love your photos.

Mrs. Fordyce said...

Love the look on your son's face as he watches the dragon fly! I also really liked that last picture of both children turning away as you tried to take a picture. I have a shoebox full of photos like that!

Linny said...

Personally, I think the collage of trying to get the boys' attention is much better than a straight on posed shot!

Susan DiMickele said...

I agree. This is Christmas card material. Enjoy your summer with these guys (what's left of it!).

Joyce said...

I love these phfr posts...beautiful photos. I am a fan of the Japanese maple. We put one in when we redid our back landscaping. I had the most gorgeous tree in my first NJ house, some 20 years ago. We took a Christmas card photo in front of it and I'm going to dig that out and put it on my blog I think.

Enjoy your day!