One fine fall day, this young man and I hit the nearby arboretum for a photo shoot. He complied very well with my bossy, oh-so-many- (really, way-too-many) directions – “Now look this way, now in that direction – great; now smile, now don’t”… Ah well, success was ours, even for all that. I suppose such must be the life of the one with the camera, and the one listening and doing…
I decided the best way to post this collection would be with the addition of a poem. As you will see, it is one continuous poem inserted between photos.
God give us men. The time demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and willing hands
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinion and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking:
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking!
For while the rabble with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds
Mingle in selfish strife; lo! Freedom weeps!
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps!
“God Give Us Men” by J.G. Holland
And then, we came back to the house for some pictures with his gun and other regalia. I think he had more fun with these shots than with the other! Not surprising.
Thank you, Johnson, for an enjoyable afternoon.
Having a cute, two year old brother gives me an opportunity at taking action pictures. To him, the idea of sitting still and looking at the camera is a boring one. There is so much for a little boy to explore in this beautiful place! He runs uphill and downhill, and I run uphill and downhill, happily taking a picture of whatever he finds amusing. He definitely keeps me on my toes! However, even with all his roaming, I am so pleased with the images I have. Please meet my adorable little brother, Jehonadab!
“Behold, Children are a Heritage from the Lord, the Fruit of the Womb is a Reward.” ~Psalm 127:3