Monday, April 02, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge - "The Body"


My grandson came by on a beautiful spring day. I had not been outside except to capture our blooms with my camera. Watching him feel the grass under his feet and seeing the joy in his face, I wanted some of that! My daughter walked me out to the grass to join him, gently setting me down on the grass. TK crawled over to me being that the grass was an unfamiliar walking ground. He toppled me over on to the deep, soft lawn and we just played. I looked up into the blue sky and just breathed. Looking at the pictures of our hands reminds me of the healing power of love and youth. I was a kid again bursting with joy!

30 comments:

Star said...

It isn't warm enough here to go barefoot in the grass. Such fun! If I were you I'd frame those hands as a keepsake.

Rach said...

Gorgeous pics honey, little TK is such a sweetie, I love the finger in his mouth, very Austin Powers darling!

daisies said...

:) sunshine, green grass and love ~ what can be better. beautiful.

Jessie said...

what a snuggle bug! blue skies, green grass, and time spent with a cutie pie like yours sounds like a perfect day! this post makes me smile. :)

Nicole said...

oh, tammy! the hands of a child are the greatest. how lovely for the two of you to lay in the bright green grass! joy!

Becca said...

Those photos are pure joy and promise (and I love the song you chose for the background!)
I can feel the warmth all over :)

pepektheassassin said...

Yes, I agree, warm and sunny and joyful -- a perfect spring day! I'm so glad you have TK to share it with!

pepektheassassin said...

Love your flowers on your slide show, too. Beautiful and spring-y.

Brian said...

((((Tammy))))

Just heart warming. :)

emmapeelDallas said...

I love both pics, but especially the one of your hands together. And what beautiful hands you have! I love my own hands, for what they can do, but not because of how they look! For they are now, clearly, quite old...no so yours, my dear. :)

Oh, and the name of that poem is simply Hope is the Thing With Feathers.

XO

Judi

girlfriday said...

Love the hands together :)

Jone said...

I'm jealous. We are experiencing record cold in Portland. But what joy for you this spring day. So lovely!!

Nancy said...

Tammy,

Your journal is one of those that seem to touch me most deeply. It's the way you choose just the right song....or post the perfect photos...or write the touching words. Or perhaps all three.
Those pics are very special...the experience that you had is even more special. I'm so glad that you have all this love in your life, and that you take hold of it tightly.

Much love,
Nancy

bella said...

This is just lovely.

Pam said...

Tammy, the pictures are just beautiful, so warm, so full of love.

A spring day and a childs hands, all new and full of hope.

jolene said...

Kids can sure do that to you, mine do it everyday. There's no wonder or amazement greater than through a child's eyes. I can't wait to come play on your grass next week!

Hugs,
Jolene

Jeremy Stockwell said...

The hands shot fits really well with the SPC theme. Nice work!

Colorsonmymind said...

I love these pics-and imagining those moments on the grass.
unobliterated joy.

Deb R said...

Beautiful photos, Tammy. I always love the ones of you and TK together!

tinker said...

Oh wow! I want to go fall on the grass now, too and roll around! But I don't have an adorable little toddler here to do that with... what joyful moments are captured here, Tammy. Your hands intertwined - that one should be made into a poster, it is so precious.
Hope spring brings you many more joyful moments! xoxo

Anonymous said...

You always drink that half full glass of honey wine and enjoy every last drop! We need more people like you in the world.

Tabor

Kim G. said...

That grass looks like a magic carpet of youth! You both look so relaxed and happy in that picture! Blessings . . .

Remiman said...

Tammy,
Spring grass, and babies! If that doesn't lift you up I don't know what will.
rel

Remiman said...

Tammy,
Spring grass, and babies! If that doesn't lift you up I don't know what will.
rel

Jana B said...

Your post brought back memories of the day my uncles girlfriend-for-the-day and her two daughters went with me to my aunts house... she had a HUGE hill and we laid down on the grass and rolled down it... SO FUN!!!!

TK is so cute... he makes my biological clock louder. LOL

Thanks for the fun post... it made a stormy icky day (well, as icky as a stormy day can be, to a gal who LOVES thunderstorms) ever-so-much brighter! :o)

BendingPeak said...

Ahh... what wonderful pictures. LOVE them! Hope you have a glorious day with TK.
~Heather

turquoise cro said...

I LOVE these pics Tammy! I LOVE the soft cool feel of grass on my feet in the Spring! LOOK at those sweet hands together! I'm GLAD you enJOYed that sweet green grass day! xoCinda

Tammy said...

I love hands - they are the first thing I notice. Your picture with your and TK's hands is great! You look like you are so happy in the grass! Lovely!!

angela said...

it's so fun to see them when they first feel grass - what a joy :)
a beautiful picture of you two.

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful photos