Friday, April 10, 2009

Bugs

I took quite a few pictures yesterday. The sky was overcast, the light not so good, but I kept at it. Trees, flowers, a store display, blah blah blah. At the end of the day, while I talked with my neighbors in their driveway, the kids took care of the important business on the block.

22 comments:

Laurie said...

What a darling shot, Petrea. I love those little cutiepies.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, it sure is a darling shot! Say, Petrea, is that the same little girl choosing her own outfit again? I'm noticing those dalmatian spotted socks over the top of the red and white candy-striped tights ...

Dina said...

Yes, this must be your shot of the day. Every day there is always one that made carrying the camera worth it. Very sweet.
I can't even remember the last time I felt free enough to do what those little girls are doing. Ah, to just plop down wherever and whenever you feel like it.

B Squared said...

My gosh, this photo speaks volumes.

Katie said...

Fabulous! Nothing like really getting down there with the bugs to see what's going on. Gotta love curious little minds. And like Shell I couldn't help but notice the great outfits!

Almost Precious said...

Children, so carefree and uninhibited, not afraid of color combinations or patterns and always wide eyed and curious. If only I could see the world through the eyes of a child, what a fantastic artist I could be !
Anna

Virginia said...

Oh Miss Priss is definitely working out of her closet again. You captured childhood curiosity perfectly!

Susan C said...

Oh, to be so care free.

I also love the gentle curve in the side walk. It doesn't seem to match the curve of the street.

Trish said...

my first thought was "oh to be able to lay upon the sidewalk like that!" Yes, my back would not allow that behaviour for long!

I was drawn to the differing greens, contrasting with the varying colors of the children's clothes and then the interesting curve of the sidewalk with patches in it.

But what amazed me the most was the seeming openness where the children are exploring, with what I'm assuming is an outdoor Xmas tree in the parkway, then the much older, more dense trees down by the cars, where it is much darker. Almost as if two streets were melded together and the kids popped out in the brighter, sunnier part of the street.

Very cool! And yes, I understand only too well about the cr@ppy light we've had of late...makes taking photos a pain in the a$$

J+P said...

е лѣпо ли ны бяшетъ братіе, начати стар ыми словесы трудныхъ повѣстій о полку Игоревѣ, Игоря Святъ славича?

Боянъ бо вѣщій, аще кому хотяше пѣснѣ творити, то растек ашется мысію по древу, сѣрым !!

Vanda said...

That little girl is still marching to her own fashion drummer. No fear of mixing pink and orange.

Clifford Beshers said...

Isn't that the way of it? You shoot and shoot and shoot and nothing great emerges, then, when you least expect it, a gem appears. Wonderful catch.

elizabeth said...

Again with the wonderful stripey tights! I am so envious. Put together like that, the kids make their own little pink-blue-orange flower on a field of green.

This picture reminded me of how warm the pavement is on an overcast day, and the smell of grass and dirt when you're up close. (down close?)

Petrea said...

It's darling because of the cutiepies. I'm lucky I get to watch them grow up. Yes, the same girl (and her sister and brother). They always choose their own outfits and I think they do a great job. It's all I can do not to make the blog all about them.

Same here, Dina. And who's stopping us?

Thanks, BSquared. That's what I wish they all could do.

I'm glad folks like this photo. I like it--the position of the children, the colors they're wearing, their interest in the bugs. The luck I had in seeing them (as Cliff pointed out) at the end of the day.

J+P, I don't know why you have to be so contrary.

marley said...

Very good! I like :)

J+P said...

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Cafe Pasadena said...

PDP, I sense the only spammer left infecting your blog is J+P. No, I take that back: I think P is A-Ok, but I'm suspicious of his partner, J. J is probably a cat.

Oh, and the children. Yes! XXcellent pics! Did you say these were some of yours?

AmyR said...

Spotted socks and stripey tights are the only things to wear with Crocs.

Fantastic capture. :)

Ms M said...

Looks like a meeting of the heads of state ;>)
Sweet photo.

Margaret said...

They seem the essence of spring to me. Color, youth, curls. All that good stuff.

Petrea said...

No, Cafe, I didn't say they were mine.

You know, Ms. M., if our heads of state thought like these kids do then...
Well, maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea. But we'd all eat well and dress even better.

PJ said...

Children don't seem to play outside like this anymore so it's especially sweet to see them in their cutie-patootey clothes.