Friday, February 29, 2008

flashback Friday: summer in Texas


Hello my loyal reading folks! Just thought I'd share a bit of sweetness from my past. I think it's web-safe enough to show this image online since no one really looks like they did at this time, circa 1982-ish. That's me in the pert little yellow dress on the side, there's my oldest brother standing up (who's a whopping 17 years my senior, but still manages to look the youngest) and another brother kneeling down holding my favorite kitten, albeit a bit gruffly (let me assure you no kittens were harmed in the making of this picture). In the center is my abuelita, smiling a sweet smile and noticeably absent is her ever-present Bible. And there's my beautiful Mami, caught off guard with a forced smile but let me assure you she's one of the most gorgeous women on earth.


I love how messily exposed this photo is, putting a mysterious gray veil over everything, that it was the middle of summer and you can tell by the overgrown lawn, the heavy leaves on the trees and patches of bare ground. I have so many happy memories of being a kid and just wandering around with my hair uncombed, scruffing up my pretty dresses climbing trees, riding bikes and skinning my knees. Just a brief summer memory on this cold, cold day in New York. Have a sweet weekend, all, and stay warm!

10 comments:

KristenMary said...

I think that is such a sweet picture and your brother holding a kitten really makes it. :-) Your Mum really does look beautiful! It is great to see a warm summer photo on a cold grey day.

Monica said...

Oh sweet memories! So nice to have pictures that allow to step back in time for moments.
A nice weekend to you too!

Jodi said...

Such a sweet photo. Those kinds of memories are priceless!

Mamameo said...

Oh, that brings back so many memories for me...so many. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

I grew up with my summers in Texas too... that brought back a lot of memories for me :)

Carol said...

This is so sweet!

Gwen said...

Memories are something to treasure. It's wonderful to revist happy times.

Gwen

Flora said...

Hello Floresita, my name is Flora, and I live in Texas too! Just had to stop by and tell you that I think your blog is so lovely, especially your stitchery.

Blessings,Flora
http://boneheadstudio.blogspot.com/

Drewzel said...

So lovely! And I love the fact that your is brother holding a kittah too :)
You're such a cute little girl!

eve_a_saurus said...

Hello Florecita, i love your blog, i'm in love with the things you make, the felt cat is truely delicious.

wish you the best!