Monday, January 19, 2009

EMPS: Ah, Youth! Back When They Were Youthier!

For Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #21: Youngins', Carly wants to see photos of something young, as in babies, kids, etc. of any species. I'm kind of stuck in the house today with two adult dogs and a fridge full of aged food, so I'm going to the archives, looking for photos I haven't posted before.

There are actually quite a few pictures of kids that I took in 2005 and never posted until now, out of concerns about security and privacy and all that. But now I figure these are fair game. The kids won't look the same by now, and they won't be in the same places, and I'm not giving names or personal details. And frankly, many of these shots are too far away and out of focus to really show kids' faces. Nevertheless, some of this shots are particular favorites of mine. Let's see what we've got!

Kids at the Park Place Mall play area, April 2005
From my Picasa album EMPS

Back in April 2005 I photographed kids in the hospital-sponsored play area at Park Place Mall. (This was years before a security guard told me that photography at the mall wasn't allowed without written permission.) I posted two shots at the time, but these are some of the also-rans. I like the play area: it's full of colorful, oversize representations of desert critters, and there are pretty much always lots of kids running around on the padded carpeting, watched by adults along the sidelines.

The second shot of this other set is one of my favorite photos ever. These adorable little girls were at the English Tea put on by ECW (Episcopal Church Women) at the English Faire at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in September 2005. I assume they're the grandchildren of the two parishioners who brought them. One of the little girls had never been to a church before, and thought St. Michael was a fairy because of the wings.

I'm chafing a little here about the National Day of Service on this Martin Luther King Day - I really want to help out, but I have eight more modules to get through on my FAR homework. I think I'll grab my FAR textbook and head over to the Red Cross. I stopped giving blood months ago due to a nagging cough, but that's pretty much gone now. What are you doing today?

Be sure to check Carly's blog Ellipsis every Monday for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot topic, and for links to the previous week's participants! As for me, I'll make the rounds when I can.



Anonymous said...

I'm picking up trash in a "Clean the Community Walk." I see about 60 people are signed up for it!

Carly said...

Hi Karen :)

Cute little ones! I really like their hats. I used to call those Bridesmaid Stepford hats! LOL.


Suzanne R said...

All are such neat pictures, but I can see why the one is your favorite. It's adorable of those little girls! Surely there are siblings in those first pictures, too, for your extra credit. ;-)

Jama said...

Those are really cute hats but of course the girls are cuter!

MyMaracas said...

You did a nice job capturing the color and chaos that a roomfull of kids provides. Cute faces, too.

Terri said...

Darling little be-hatted girls!

Wammy said...

Believe it or not...the bridesmaids in our wedding wore floppy hats just like those. Those two precious girls look like they are having the best time.

Now, where did I put those wedding pictures?