Friday, 21 October 2011

What it's all about

When I started this blog, the intention was to focus on my thoughts and observations from a Grandfather's perspective, and I hope I've managed that to some degree.

However much I may digress from my original plan, posting about all and sundry, these three darling girls are, with the rest of my closest family, at the centre of my life.

You may think it odd that I've chosen photographs that don't reveal the girl's faces. It's just me, being over-protective. Nonetheless, from standing just behind them, you can share in the world they see stretching out before them.

"That's where we're heading."
Speckly Woo! on the path to a great adventure
Together twins

18 comments:

  1. That first one is great - really looks like they're off on an adventure.

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  2. As you know Martin, I’m a grandma of twins and I have a weakness for them. These are charming photos and I bet Grandpa is pretty important to the girls as well.

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  3. A delightful trio, you have every right to be a doting grandpa.

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  4. Yes, I wanted to see their faces. But now I don't. I think you gave us a sort of pictorial essay. Your instinct (besides being over-protective) was correct. You gave us art.

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  5. I love the final photo as together they will walk into life's adventures.

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  6. I like the fact that you don't show their faces - both to protect them and to make your feelings and observations universal.

    Isabel x

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  7. Lovely, Martin. You must be very proud of them.....

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  8. They Are On An Interesting Journey.Great Photos Martin.

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  9. lovely photos and from the back they look just like I did at that age!

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  10. I think you're quite right not to show their faces on the internet. (By the time they're about 13, they will quite possibly be doing that themselves.) But also it does make them more universal to us your readers. I love that in all three photos they seem to be heading off for an adventure. And I'm so glad that you are here to carve a wee corner for writing about what it means to you to be a grandfather.

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  11. Wonderful pictures, Martin! I love seeing them at the beginning of their journey.

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  12. All wonderful photos - especially love the 3rd one with the girls holding hands :) What is it all about? I like to think of blogging as a form of improvisation and I never know what will come up in the following week - that is part of the fun - mix it up and make of it what you will.

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  13. Thanks for all your lovely comments. I really do appreciate them.

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  14. Some of my favorite photos of my grandchildren are taken from the back. Your shots are adorable.

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  15. one can never be too protective these days.
    the pictures are nonetheless interesting.
    I love the variety of textures enhanced by the monochrome.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  16. Front, back, whichever, you can see the spirit and life in these girls... they look wonderful and I rejoice that they have a such loving grandfather in you Martin.

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  17. Gorgeous photos, Martin! They contain such movement.

    I love that the twins are not dressed alike. Even from behind you can see a glimpse of their individuality.

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