Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Playing around with camara




.......and boy do I have a lot to learn! I turned my flash off. Only a couple came out acceptable. Last one I took is with flash. Have to read up in my manual..yet again. I wanted to share my little birds. These had been a gift to my parents on the event of their marriage. They were given by my now deceased adoptive grand-parents...Hazel and John. They meant the world to me...they were the sweetest old couple. She was plump and short and he was tall and skinny. When I was just a wee one Johnny would walk me down to our local post-office to get the mail. It was a site to see such a tall man and such a short little girl holding hands. One day I accidentally drew on one of their walls next to their bedroom...doing what toddlers do best. Johnny would not hear of cleaning it off the walls. He said it was art & was proud of my doodles. I will never forget them. They don't make them like that anymore! So it was just yesterday my Mom gave me the birds. I was sooo delighted! One has been broke and reglued but I will treasure them just the same! Thanks for letting me share in my memories! Happy Day! Cherry

19 comments:

Back Through Time said...

So nice to see you back in blogland! Love all your scrapbook layouts. Your birds and memories are sweet.
Have a great week!
Michelle

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Love your little birds! I had a great visit hope you can stop by soon! Connie

Alison Gibbs said...

Don't you hate it when you can't just aim at your subject, click a button and it's done. I hate having to read through manuals
Alison

Michelle said...

What sweet bird! Perfect for the season.

Michelle

Holly (Nickname) said...

what a sweet and cherished treasure!
just adorable, Cherry...
wonderful memories of your grandparents..it sounds like they were really special people.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog...yours is nice, too!!!
xxxooo Holly

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That's so funny because I hardly ever use my flash. Loved hearing about your grandparents and the writing on the wall. ~ Lynn

daisy cottage said...

Hi cute girl! Just popping in to say hi - I have missed you! Your layouts are wonderful and I love the birds! I never read my poor camera's manual.. I have to learn by trial and error - and have only learned how to point and shoot! LOL

xo,
Kim

Kelley said...

Cherry, Thank you for the warm welcome-I am having so much fun meeting others in our virtual world. BTW I just love your story of you drawing on the wall-what a guy! If you don't mind I would like to link to your blog, thanks again.

A Romantic Porch said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I enjoyed you visiting my porch so much. I hope you will feel free to drop by again soon. Happy Spring. xoRachel

Rue said...

Would you believe I read the whole thing?! I'm strange that way, but when I see a blog I really like I have to read everything :)

I didn't know you weren't supposed to turn off the flash! Where have I been? LOL The pictures look great! I love that story about your grandparents. It gives me an idea to write about my grandfather sometime. Anyway, I enjoyed your blog very much and I will be back again.

Take care,
Rue :)

Little Town Big Life said...

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving the sweet comment.

I visited yours and WOW -- you take GREAT pics!! I am enjoying them!!

And--love the new additions to your family! We have a black cat (Boomer) and a corgi (Abby)--both of which were adopted by us when their parents could no longer take care of them.

I'll be reading you!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

We got a new camera right before Christmas and I am still learning how to use it! Love your lil birdies!
hugs,
Robin

Jalal said...

Cherry!Thank you so much for stopping by & your sweet words.Your shack envy is misplaced though, trust me when I say it is a work "in progress". I LOVE your pictures and I am just gonna admit right now that I went back in your archives and read *most* of your posts. I did. Because I had a feeling and I was right. I am pretty sure you and I would be a force to be reckoned with in the thrift stores if we lived ANY where near each other!Office supplies,postcards,sewing notions.......oh how I love me some old sewing notions! I will have to post some more pictures after being inspired by you. :0) Looking forward to hanging out. Jalal

THE TATTERED NEST said...

Your grandfather sounds like me, when my little great niece colored on my kitchen cupboards...her Mom was so upset with her, I liked it.You were blessed to have them in your life!

Mrs. B said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Those birds are darling, and what a sweet story about your grandfather. How lucky to have such a close relationship with your grandparents.

I also have trouble taking pictures without my flash. They always come out so blurry! I don't know how others manage to get such great pictures that way!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful memories. I love the birds. I always take pictures without the flash. You need to have alot of natural or artifical light inside though.
Penny

French Rustic Cottage said...

Goode Morning... Just found your blog... how WoNdeRfuL!!! Seems you are right up my alley. Love, Love the birds. Blessings 2 you, Pamela

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and saying the many kind words...only to lead me here. What a great place...obviously a kindred spirit. I loved the yellow, floral kitchen canisters! If OK, I would like to list your blog on mine...keep in touch!

Katie said...

I love those little birds! They're adorable!! What sweet memories! Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your weekend!