Monday, July 16, 2012

happy monday

we were looking through some old photographs and came across this "series", if you will? they must be at least two years old because a) victoria (the tree) had leaves and b) i had blonde hair. gary and i we roliing around the study floor watching these bad boys! I couldn't resit sharing some laughter on this bitter winters evening. have a little stare and let the laughter take over.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

not long now

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i am sitting here typing this with icy fingers... i despise it. i am yearning for the all-surrounding heat of summer. to wear one layer. to look out over the landscape and see green not dead dry brown and black. to sit out on the stoep and enjoy the simplicity of an afternoon braai (bbq). to marry the handsome who took these photographs. to set out on a whole new adventure with him. not long now. ♥

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

life through insta-gary's

gary has such a great natural talent when it comes to taking photographs. in fact, a lot of the photographs i post here were snapped by sir handsome gary pants himself. today i thought i would share some of his instagram photo's with you.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

treasure

seven years ago I lost my grandmother. that's life. what gets me about death is how it can change people or rather expose who they really are and probably always have been all along. these pictures are like super extra crazy special because i thought they we lost to us. forever. thanks to a right old biddy of a great aunt some of our family heirlooms and treasures were retrieved, these photographs among them. i really love old photographs and the magic they posses to transport u back to a moment, a feeling, a smell, a sound. it is the most wonderful experience to gaze upon my grandmothers old faces, lovely old faces that had begun to fade in my memory, slip away out of my reach... i cannot actually describe what these photographs mean to me and how amazingly grateful i am to have them back. in my spare time i am scanning and for ever preserving these treasures and have decided to do a series of posts with my favorites. if you have posted or ever do post old photo's please send me a link. i wasn't kidding when i said i love old photographs and the imaginable sentiment they may hold. the first photograph is of my nana holding me as a baby. the second photograph contains four generations of my family on my dads side. not many get to know their great grandmothers, i adored both of mine. i cannot say why but i just kinda dig the over exposed bottom two.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

tie party

on saturday we all adorned a tie in celebration of my darling uncle's 50th birthday. i am standing next to my baby brother in the bottom photo. he is fifteen. all six foot of him. handsome too.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

sunset

gary had a rare day off on friday. when i got home we rushed to get a sunset shot. and did. magical start to another wintry weekend.
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