Friday, August 27, 2010

Of Campfires and Sparklers

I can't build a campfire to save my life, but other members of the family have the knack. And so, we had campfires at the cottage: campfires with hot dogs, marshmallows, and ... er ... refreshments. One night I took my camera down and tried to shoot in the natural light — or natural darkness rather. With no artificial light and only the glow of the fire, I didn't have too much success. However, I did manage to salvage these two pictures of Nikki Dee with sparklers. She loved sitting around the fire with the old folk and singing songs. She would lead us in Twinkle Twinkle and even carry on with her spontaneous songs of whatever came into her wonderful little head.


10 comments:

Ginnie said...

Photographers strive to get the sort of immage that you have here. It's lovely and she's adorable.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I have to laugh over your "natural darkness" quip!

simplycol.com said...

Keepsakes, for sure. Lovely photos!

Diana said...

There's nothing like a good old campfire for fun. I remember when Katie enjoyed them with us. Seems like a long time ago. Nikki Dee looked very mesmerized! Love Di ♥

Judy said...

Wow! Looks great to me!

Someone across the street from us has a fire pit. All we have to do is open a window and enjoy the smell. Ahhh.

Mary said...

AC, Lovely photos of ND. I'm sure that her awe at the wonders of life, such as campfires and sparklers took you back a few years to when you were a wee lad.

Love the photo of the rainbow. I love them and we don't often have the privledge of seeing them.

Thanks so much for your comments on Mom.

Blessings,
Mary

Bernie said...

Love sitting around a campfire, just something so relaxing and it almost causes one to daze off into another time and space.....:-) Hugs

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looked like a good capture to me, AC - good subject matter too and wonderful memories I'm sure for everyone.

Donna said...

How Wonderful is this??!!!
She's a doll and probably a good singer!Hahaa
hughugs

Ruth said...

Night pictures are tricky but these two are beautiful. I miss campfires...