Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Learning anew


Shadow Shot Sunday arrives in a new school year, the children of all ages and grades. The smaller they are, the more to learn as they grow. 


I am returning to the old days of film prints (1997), and new school year shadows, too. The place Ansonia Uplands, awaiting the school bus to take the kids to Mead School. This foursome includes Allegra (left) now in fourth grade and Cameron (third from left) in second. 


I know they are big now, but they seem to be in happy anticipation for school to start...See scads of serious, silly or studious shadows at the always fun Hey Harriet!

18 comments:

sarayutouched said...

my youngest started on Tuesday. this was his first year with no siblings in the picture. it was kind of sad...time does fly by. happy sss ralph.

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot for the day, Ralph! Brought back great memories of my four kids "back then" as they got ready to take off for the first day of school for the year! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

Allegra is as pretty as her name, and of course Cameron is a handsome yoyg chap - how could he be anything else with such a good Scottish name!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Vintage shadows are some of the best kinds!


BITS OF SHADOW

Bits of shadow and blasts of light,
Morning and evening, noon and night;

Days of darkness, gloomy and drear;
Sometimes bright ones, bringing good cheer;

Spring or winter, summer or fall,
Light or shadow—embrace them all!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Morning Shadow Magic here

Catherine said...

first Days at school are always so memorable - lovely shot for the week...

Kay L. Davies said...

I wish I had been home in BC for the first day of school to see niece Julia starting fourth grade, her brother Jonathan starting second grade, and my grand-niece Mya starting pre-school.
Really enjoyed this photo, Ralph.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LV said...

No matter what age children leave a shadow on your heart.

Sam said...

Lovely young people with shy smiles and possibly feeling a little nervous about the first day of school! So sweet! PS Thank you so much Ralph for your comments on my post - it is very true what you said.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.
They are so cute and look happy, excited ...

Regards and best wishes for you Ralph

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph (you are such a sweetie, thank you for your kind comments on my post : )
These little ones are so cute .. such excitement and a tiny bit of dread at the same time I will wager ..unsure of what this new year would bring. When I see "dates" I think of "where" we were at that time .. being military we could have been anywhere .. we were in the Netherlands, with our son in the NATO International school .. it seems so long ago now it is hard to believe we spent 4 years there.You would laugh at their "school" buses .. huge luxury tour buses that seemed inmpossible to navigate the tiny roads in each village .. the Dutch know how to handle any mode of transportation! LOL
Joy : )

chubskulit said...

School days are always fun for us and the children, a new whole door of learning and experiences for both.

Ms. Becky said...

oh I love this vintage looking photo! the shadows are great, and so too are their smiles. I recall the days when kids only carried a book or two by a strap, and now most of them use those backpacks for school. seems like a heavy load!
happy SSS to you Ralph. take good care now.

anemonen said...

Oh yes now it´s school time again. Lovely colors on too.

Dimple said...

Classic shot, Ralph! And to think they're grown up now...how does it happen so fast?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a cute line up of shadows and smiles and excitement! Simply gorgeous!

A Wild Thing said...

They are still our sweet babies no matter what age, but looking back at their school days brings lots of happy moments flooding in, boy was that a long time ago for me!

Have a great week Ralph n Patti!!!

Cassie said...

Sweet! Both those kids are keepers for sure. Love that you used the word "scads"...Mom always said that too!!

Hey Harriet said...

This is very sweet. What I love most about it is how happy they look to be heading off to school! I don't recall ever feeling so joyful about going to school :)