6.29.2006

something with a story behind it

Photo for SPF @ www.randomandodd.com

blogger is being a butt, so I am posting from flickr, and just pretend that it says friday.

This story is not about the candles, 'cause I've allready blogged it. It's not about the black and whites or the fireplace, I've allready blogged that too. It's about the color photo in the middle.

This picture ( you may have to click the photo and view it large) was a print my grandma took of the san xavier mission in tucson, az. She passed away the day after thanksgiving. I've already told you (those who've been readers for a while) that she was a fabulous cook and loving grandmother.

What I probably haven't told you is that she was an amazing photographer. Photography was not her passion, serving people and cooking food was. But she was an excellent photographer. I have 3 prints now that she has done hanging in my home, and I made sure a few years ago that I got copies of a few other exceptional works that she did to enlarge at a later date.

One of her photos was chosen to be in a calendar (about the southern oregon coast?) and she was so proud of that accomplishment. So now you know a little more behind my love of food, family and fotos.........

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9 comments:

susan said...

That looks like a professional photo...you are right, your grandma had a lot of talent. How wonderful that you have her prints hanging in your home.

Mama C said...

I love grandma stories. That is an awesome shot.

Shna said...

Great story! :) I played.

Jana said...

That's a great story!

I played!

Torie said...

That is a beautiful photo. There is something about a grandmother that is exceptionally special. My grandma passed away two years ago this July and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her. I don't have her photography hanging in my home, but I have her paintings. My grandma was a wonderful painter. I just wish some of her skill had been passed on to me.
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Tee said...

That is a sweet story.

I didn't play SPF today because I'm lazy. LOL.

Suzanne R said...

Your grandma took lovely photos, and I enjoyed this story. I can see where you get your talent from! Thanks for stopping by!

Gracie said...

Wow. I clicked on the picture so I could see the middle one better, and it is AMAZING. Just beautiful.

Charlotte in Pa said...

What a nice story! I spoke of my grandmother as well. Happy SPF!