Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Smile Lines

    ‘First you are young;

then you are middle-aged;

then you are old;

then you are wonderful.’

Lady Diana Cooper

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The great thing

about getting older

is that you don't lose

all the other ages

you've been.’

Madeleine L’Engle

grammy bishop and her smile lines b&w

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Thursday means Writer’s Workshop for me…

but today,

I couldn’t think of how to write about the prompts.

So I am participating in

You Capture instead.

The theme is lines.

I think Grammy Bishop has

the most beautiful smile lines

on her pretty face.

I can only hope my smile lines

will be as lovely one day.Print

I know you have probably seen

lots of posts about

the liz logelin foundation.

It is a great cause.

The auction that is going on right now

is stupendous.

Check it out if you can.

Do you like your smile lines?

62 comments:

Julia said...

I love the photo of the woman and the little girl. It evokes a lot of emotion.

Julia said...

I love the photo of the woman and the little girl. It evokes a lot of emotion.

Frau said...

I think lines on a face tell a story..no body smiles in Germany they don't have smile lines just frown lines. I try to embrace my lines and age spots each as meaning. Love the pictures especially Grandma. Have a wonderful Thursday.

serline said...

"Don't worry, be happy". Smile!

Marilyn said...

Love my smile line! You give me such joy. I just love how you view things. Your pictures and the way you look at life. What a joy you are to me and I know, to your family.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great photos R!! I don't mind smile lines...but I could live with out the neck lines and the fact that my cheeks seem to be falling. (and they can't get us!)
Going to check out the auction now.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Neat idea for this one! I love the one with the grandmother and the little girl. So nice!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Smile are a reminder of one's journey called life.

Mighty M said...

What fantastic quotes! I love the pictures - the pink gum is a nice touch too! :)

Mental P Mama said...

Wonderful post! We should all celebrate our laugh lines!

Kathleen said...

I {heart} this post...the title, the text. And especially the photos!

April said...

You bet I do...I've earned every one of them...just like my WRINKLES!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

I love my smile lines and I love your captures. They are emotional and beautiful!

WONDERFULLY DONE!

Erin said...

Very emotional! Those are the best kind of lines.

Heidi said...

What a great take on the theme.

I just love that picture of the grandma & girl. You can feel the love.

Jenny said...

Love these! Reminds me of my grandma. Thanks for your comment on my blog! That was my first batch of moms that tiny, but I have made some ornaments which are bigger. I'm just getting started.

JadeLD said...

I love the way you mixed your photos with the quotes. I was also meaning to do the Writer's Workshop today ut wasn't feeling very inspired. I'll try to join in next week - see you there!

Mrsbear said...

Aw, I don't mind the smile lines, it's those sprouting gray hairs I can't seem to come to terms with. ;)

Laura said...

Yep, I agree with everyone - the woman and child shot is just classically beautiful! nice work!

togetherforgood said...

beautiful pictures-- I love this take on the "lines" theme. :) You do lovely work.

The Animator's Wife said...

You just can't stop those lines, can you. As long as my smile lines outnumber my frown lines, I will be an OLD happy camper.

Love Grammy Bishop's too. She seems like the epitome of sweetness!

Great captures, Becky!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great pictures...great thoughts too! :)

Stacie's Madness said...

what a beautiful post!

Molly said...

I don't mind smile lines, or the ones at the edge of my eyes, but the ones reaching down into my cheek area, not so happy about!

great photos!

FireMom said...

I absolutely adore your take on this challenge. Love it!

Alysha Gray said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Sarah Jones said...

Such a creative take! I love your lines, they are just beautiful!

Mama the Chef said...

I love my smile lines! Wouldn't trade them for the world!

semicrunchymama said...

Love this! Just love the quotes, the photos, and the sentiment itself! Absolutely fabulous take on "lines!"

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I loved that quote about getting older, and not losing the ages (and memories) you've already been. What a wonderful way to look at aging!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

rachelperry said...

I love smile lines! They are one of my favorite features on my fiance!

Thanks for the comments on my site! It was pretty awesome checkin' my email today!

blueviolet said...

I like them on other people. Does that count?

lemonologie said...

Beautiful photos! I think smile lines are beautiful!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day the other week. I've been sick, so sorry the return visit took so long!

Colleen said...

Great pictures and I love the quotes that you used.

Suki said...

I love other people's smile lines. It makes them look interesting.

Saj said...

Love, love, love your interpretation of lines! Beautiful captures!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Yes, smile lines are good!

Visiting from Writer's Workshop.

RR Mama said...

I liked my smile when I was very young, then my teeth fell out like everyone elses and I hated my smile. But after 2 years of braces in my teenage years I love it! I smile all the time. I tell my parents they paid good money for this thing so why not use it!

Alicia said...

Great shot! I see the bubble gum in there too! :)

I have to look in the mirror for my smile lines, then I'll let you know..lol.

Alana Jo said...

I LOVE those kinds of lines!

Alana Jo
www.justniftythrifty.com

Evonne & Darren Photography said...

Thanks so much for saying "hello" on my blog! Hope to see you around more!

Nessa said...

Beautiful smile lines.

Car Goes Boom

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Beautiful... simply lovely!
I'm cool with my smile lines. My husband will sometimes just stare at them. I love that guy. :)

imadramamama.wordpress.com said...

Oh my word, that second shot is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!

Feather said...

goodness, girl! look at all your comments. very exciting! i was surprised by your pictures. they aren't the literal lines that i've seen (and done). i like your creative take on the challenge, and the idea of smile lines. it's making me want to try again! thank you for the inspiration.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

I use to not like mine, but when I see how beautiful my grandma is with hers, I began to appreciate mine more :o)
Great photos.

Grandma J said...

laugh lines? I have laugh lines? God blessed me with fading eyesight, therefore I don't see laugh lines!

Kim said...

Just lovely, I love smile lines they are great. Great photos. Thanks

Dawn said...

i love that quote... and i am thikning it might come in handy sooner rather than later!! as for smile lines... i love'em. they are the lines that remind me of the life that i love!

sorry i have not been over here... gonna do some catching up becasue i nmissed you!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Absolutely lovely!

WackyMummy said...

Wonderful interpretation of lines. Beautiful photos!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have happy lines!
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African American Mom said...

Grammy Bishop's picture is nice.

Caroline said...

WOW - do you get a lot of visitors these days Becky :D I'm jealous - and not just of the visitors - your photography is beautiful too! I adore you capture of Grandma - it too lovely! I don't have any lines yet, but when I get them I shall where them proudly and think of this picture :D My husband has some smile lines and I have always loved his :D

Unknown Mami said...

I think it is so true that we carry all our ages with us.

Shelle said...

Smile lines are definitely the best ones to have.

What a fabulous pic of Grammy...I bet she's treasured it!

lifebythecreek said...

Your photography has always been good, but since the workshop, it has been absolutely stunning. I can say assertively that you got your money's worth! :<) As for my lines, let's just say that it's a shock sometimes to look in the mirror or at a photo and realize just how MANY they are and how DEEP they've gotten. It's downright scary....

Liz said...

Sweet pictures!

Dcan said...

Beautiful post and photo with Granny!

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

You have a very rare gift of not only capturing a great photo...but capturing a great emotion in your work. Truly, people work their entire lives to get shots like you have here. Well done!

Julie said...

I love your take on "lines!" Very unique and clever!!!