Going through one’s collection of images, there will always be some that one holds for a moment longer.
This one and all the others form part of the Stations of the Cross leading through the meadows of the village up to the pilgrimage church St. Ursula on top of the hill. The pilgrimage church (Wallfahrtskirche) is in itself a station on one of the roads to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The narrative of the way of the cross in theses stations, dotted along a path through meadows though weatherbeaten have behind their thick glass frames, retained or perhaps even gained over the years a compelling freshness and directness to walk with this Man here and now.
This image holds the warmth of summer in the South of France and the stillness around the tomb of Marc Chagall under century old cypress trees.
Her ideal to blend away into the landscape, she herself with house and all. Very much the Provençale feel and touch. A happy snap.
How can one capture the awe of a view’s first moments?
Having been there we would like to come back and explore.
For Colleen to paint.
Her posture invites me to reconsider the relationship with my own surrounds.
Here I think, the eyes draw me to her.
Bloody snooty attitude, whisteling after me!
The feel of summer, preserved.
Mother and daughter together on Mother’s Day,
Her attitude, her hair, her smile, her energy. Just gorgeous! Love it!
Our adorable Olivia getting into knitting.
Two of the three girls are obviously having fun.
Serving guests at a fish and chips restaurant at Kalk Bay harbour.
The painted mask appears to be influencing his mood. Usually he does not like to sit still to be photographed.
Advertising her wares adequately with an unassuming air.
Fellow academic and dear friend.
An impromptu shot – from the hip. A delightful image of our Naomi.
Our friend from Gabon – academic, entrepreneur, philosopher, man of faith, fearless, sceptic with a heart of gold.
With love as always.
Colleen & Walter
Sunday, July 29, 2012
2 thoughts on “Images – some of our favourites and why”
you really do have good eyes, ones connected to soul…and good words to boot. would be sad to see your blog retire!
Thanks, Johan, for your inspiring words. Walter
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