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Boys, Camera's and the Audubon


Must we always teach our children with books?

LET THEM LOOK at the stars and the mountains above.

LET THEM LOOK at the water and the trees and flowers on earth.

THEN they will begin to think, 


is the beginning of a real education.

David Polis

Last week, we once again, took the boys to the Audubon, this time they brought their camera's.  Both of them love going to the Audubon and now both of them love bringing their camera's.  Liam is getting quite good with his shooting and is now asking for a camera like mine...I don't think so.  Jaxson well, he shoots and then looks at what he got and that is keeping him happy at the moment.  Funny how fast they learn. They are both equally as good at figuring out how to work their cameras as they are at working an i-pad. That makes me happy.  So join us for a bit of our walk in the Audubon...I think for this post, the photo's speak for themselves...


Of course we got many more photo's and lots of running up and down the rocks.  The path they like best is called the Rockery. They head that way the minute they are out of the car.  So much to see and do on that little hike.  We spent over two hours here on this day, with everyone shooting..Perhaps next time I'll show you what I got.  I don't always just shot the boys, although it does feel that way sometimes.  My time is becoming more limited with them, so for now, this is my photography passion...

Enjoy your week...and take a friend for a walk sometime.  Bring your camera.  You'll find things that you didn't even know existed...happy snapping...

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Reader Comments (13)

Such great photos and good time you all had. Your love shines through for these two handsome little ones.
I so enjoy your photography and words.
Hugs and thanks for sharing your pieces of heaven with us.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

ok....where do I begin?
With the darling LOBSTERS on Jaxson's shirt? Probably there because I still have the heavenly taste of lobster swirling around on my tongue! Our daughter came to dinner so we had a seafood smorgasbord, with just a small helping of freshly sauteed lobster meat! But your post of those darling boys with their cameras is too priceless, Cheryl! I know you are aware of the amazing influence you are having on them with all the special events you share in nature, and now, capturing those memories as they mimic their AMAZING grandmother, but it is worth emphasizing how deeply moved I am at all you continually share. It makes me yearn for more together time with my granddaughters who are too far away. And soon you will be at the beach, creating even more memories.
You deserve the grandmother of the year award, in addition to the good Samaritan medal of honor for all you did on your recent mission. I could go on and on, but I know you "get the picture" of how much I adore all you so lovingly do for mankind. Thank you from the bottom of my tripod! xox Antoinette xox

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Well Stephanie...I so appreciate your visit and lovely comment and wish I could thank you properly. The problem is, I know several Stepanie's so if you come back please let me know by e-mail which one you are...In the meantime...I appreciate your time here.

August 7, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

Antoinette...haha, funny I thought of you as I was doing this post because of the lobsters on Jaxson's shirt. How nice that you had some recently and with your daughter. Thank you sweet Friend for your lovely comment and continued visit...You really do cheer me up...Wishing you and R. a most wonderful week ahead..can you believe our time in Maine is approaching so quickly...I can't wait for the smell of the ocean. I bet you feel the same. love you.

August 7, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

I think it is so fantastic that you are encouraging the boys to take photographs! Not only are they learning a creative skill but it is getting them in touch with nature. Fantastic pictures.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thanks so much Liz...and on top of what they learn..we all have fun and I get a bit of exercise. Bonus.

August 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

Cheryl, I'm always amazed at the wonder you bring into your little guys lives! Seeing their expressions and the enjoyment they had on the outing just delights my heart. I'm really happy you choose to share these days and moments in photos and words with us. It's so uplifting and watching one of the nice old family TV shows. Have a wonderful day my friend!!

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Thanks Beverly for your visit and kind words. You light up my life almost as much as these little guys do. We sure have fun at the Audubon and so much to see and do...we often spend hours there in all seasons. They did have a good time and soon we will print Liam's photo's...Jaxson is not interested in printing yet, only in snapping and looking.

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

Love the little one peaking around the door frame, such an iconic image.

August 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

Well that's a wonderful passion to have and I can only hope that one day I will be able to say the same! First of all, I love that quote so much. That was always my philosophy when teaching preschool. Let me just say that these images are so wonderful and each one speaks beautifully for itself, just as a good image should. Love seeing them with their cameras, out enjoying nature...and their sweet expressions say it all!

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Susan, I was a pre-school teacher funny. I taught at the YMCA in Beverly. I loved it. Maybe that's why I love doing so many things with the boys...not sure. Thank you for your visits and uplifting comments and seeing a part of my world...can't wait to see you in person...enjoy your week.

August 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl c.

I am late to commenting on this absolutely uplifting post, but you know how much I adore these images of the boys on their birding expedition learning about cameras and photography. I just ate up every single image -- each one with its own beauty and story. This post is so full of what you're all about, Cheryl. It makes my heart sing.

August 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

Such beautiful blogs, Cheryl! Love visiting your page and sharing these beautiful moments. Love you!!

September 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRía

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