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Friday, January 18, 2008

Photohunt: Important


When I saw the photohunt theme this week was important the first thing that popped into my mind was important papers. I almost immediately realized that papers are not important at all except in a very limited sense. However, I decided for my first photograph to take a picture of very old deeds (some close to 100 years old) that were part of the important papers, at one time, in my father's family.
My next thought about what was truly important led me to the basics of what it takes to support life. The importance of water has been brought home to me by the drought we had this summer where I live. Hopefully we'll get enough water this winter to avoid a drought next summer. Water is very important to life.Warning - I'm going to jump up on my soap box here. Perhaps the most important concept that I can think of is for current generations to leave the planet to future generations of people, and to other species, in a form that will continue to support life. In spite of important papers transferring ownership of land from one person to the next, no deed can guarantee that land will remain hospitable to human life. The photograph above was taken by me of my daughter almost 20 years ago. My child who is now an adult is important to me. My family and friends are important to me. I selected the photograph above to represent the idea of the future. I hope that future generations of children will continue to have beaches to walk on, clean water and nutritional food to eat, and most of all a healthy planet that can support life for as long as possible. I accept that choices made by current generations, both collectively and individually, can have an important impact on the present and on the future. Well, I think my soap box is breaking under my weight so I'll stop there.

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72 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These are such wonderful "importants". Water ... so important.. gosh, I couldn't imagine what life would be like with so little of it... wonderful post!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Joy said...

I like your choices for "important"! Thanks for sharing.

Liza said...

Wonderful photos of important. Happy hunting.

A Simple Life said...

I loved the way you presented important. Water is very imortant, can't imagine life without it.

Randi said...

Perfect post for the theme.
I like your way of presenting your Important.

CRIZ LAI said...

It is great to realize the importance of life. Not only in the form of a human but also in the form of animals. Great work Carver :)

Mine are up….
Criz’s Sanctuary: http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2008/01/photo-hunters-important.html
Insight Criz: http://www2.crizlai.com/photography/photo-hunters-important/
Have a nice weekend!

jams o donnell said...

Such great choices for this week's theme Carver. Happy weekend!

rajson said...

There are so many things that are important.Your choices are perfect!
Happy Weekend!

Siani said...

What a lovely, thoughtful post. It's all too easy to lose sight of what's important - and you've really highlighted some of life's most important things. Have a lovely weekend!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Get up on that soap box all ya want, I totally agree with you. Excellent post!

Yen said...

I love the last photo! And awesome presentation too!
Will you come and visit me? My Photo Hunt is up as well;-) Happy Weekend!

Tammie said...

It's fun to see how your train of thought went. I love seeing old papers. Good photos!

farmingfriends said...

Great photos and an interesting post.
I always enjoy reading your posts.
Sara from farmingfriends

A. said...

I agree totally with everything you say. All so very important. I was thinking of a similar post about water but I'm afraid I went frivolous instead.

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent post

Autumn said...

Wonderful choices for Important!

mharia said...

what wonderful "important" shots! Indeed, these are all important! :)
Have a great weekend!

ellen b. said...

Important stuff for sure.

Sean said...

Yeah, family is always the important element to me too~

ettey said...

all very important! :D

happy weekend!

carolinespicturepages.com said...

You chose great items for important. I totally agree with the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. Each of us can make a difference.

Huey said...

I agree very much on the important thoughts. And I like all your photos. :D

Lana G! said...

Good choices for important this week.

jmb said...

Those are all very important photos and not only to you but to all of us and our children. Have a great weekend Carver

eastcoastlife said...

Our family and personal possessions are important, but today both of us choose to deliver an important message to our readers.

I love your post. It is important that we take care of our planet for the survival of our future generations.

denz said...

wow! how nice your picture is,indeed that really important! keep it up...

check mine:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy weekend!!!

JC said...

Terrific post and wonderful shots! Taking care of our earth is an important task for all generations.

Colin Campbell said...

Interesting take on the theme. I love old writing and documents. Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

BEautiful shots and sentiments.

Natalie said...

Great choices!

Visit my important picture if you get a chance.

Jessica said...

Amazing photos!!! You have such a wonderful eye.... As always, a pleasure to check out your blog!!

danielctw said...

nice 3 pics... :)

Guessed you can think of lots of important things
Weird Weird Denial

SabineM said...

great photos! Great choices, Carver.
Sorry short comment. All of a sudden I feel a head cold...and I can't stand sitting one more minute
Sorry

Katney said...

That was a very nice collection of important things.

Julie said...

Excellent choices for the theme. Your soap box is fine by me.

Barbara H. said...

Those are all important. Great choices.

littlepolaris said...

Hi carver, I'm a little late today because I just woke up. I like the photo of you daughter when she was young. So beautiful. Yea, every little thing is important to us. Family, friends, love, life.

maiylah said...

what a lovely post! I really like the way you presented your shots for this week's theme. :)

Happy weekend!
My PhotoHunt post

Linda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have to agree with all of your comments on "important". Great pictures too!!

Inland Empire Girl said...

Perfect photos for important. I love the water idea.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are beautiful and important things. Great post!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That's awesome that you kept those important papers for that long.
Excellent picks this week!

Bengbeng said...

u must b a very interesting person in real life the way u write sopassionately n beautifully

poor man's nicole richie said...

earth and water, 2 of the most important elements to survive.

Angela said...

Great post for Important. I love your presentation and photos.

Happy Hunting!Have a great weekend!
Angela

Carver said...

Thanks so much for visiting. I'm enjoying seeing what everyone came up with for the important theme.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Great collection of photos! All of those are certainly important.

Dragonheart & Merlin

pelfy said...

Yes!! Papers are important. Without it, we'll have no newspaper (=

pelfy said...

Yes!! Papers are important. Without it, we'll have no newspaper (=

the teach said...

Carver, all very important things, esp. the future for our children! :)

Ladynred said...

Indeed! those photos are very important. Love the messages behind those photos!!!

Patricia said...

Many important ideas here, Carver. I went with one of them, too. Hope you have time to drop by the creek to see. I hope your weekend is filled with all that is important to you. Blessings!

starnitesky said...

I like your choices for important, yes I agree we must leave the planet for future generations.

mommybytes.com said...

Wonderful photo of your daughter, thanks for sharing all those important pictures and ideas.

Expat Traveler said...

oh those are great photos!

LibertyBelle said...

Great choice for the theme!
Happy Weekend
L

Gattina said...

That's a very good interpretation of the word "important" !!

Lori V. (doyourealize) said...

Mine's finally up! I like your choices this week!

http://lorivillarreal.typepad.com/do_you_realize/2008/01/photo-hunt-satu.html

Liz said...

Wonderful photos and intentions. You've certianly touched on what is really important.

Cindy said...

Really good choices for
"important" and an excellent post to remind us all.

Team Tabby said...

Excellent choices for important. Great photos, too. Thanks for visiting us.

Moe & Mindy

Linda said...

I love your important old papers and totally agree that they should be saved for next generations. Love that old handwriting...!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, you wrote some in swedish, how come, I wonder :)

Have a nice weekend to you to!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting. Linda, I'm going to be embarrassed if you aren't Swedish. I guessed that your blog was written in Swedish so I left a phrase in the language I thought it was written in. That will be typical of me if I didn't get the language right, ha.

GBex said...

cool post carver!.... mine is up too,here!

Goofy Girl said...

Lots of important things - I liked hearing your stream of consciousness about them!

YTSL said...

Snap re the water! Re the papers: The handwriting on them looks wonderful. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing photos of things that are significant in your life.

Water is very important in life. There are some parts of the country where water is not readily available and I feel lucky that we don't have any problem with our water.

That's a lovely photo of your daughter. Watching a child grow is rewarding.

Anonymous said...

Hey Carv,
When I first saw the topic for this week's "Photohunt", I thought of a book for children by Margaret Wise Brown called THE IMPORTANT BOOK. It is a great book of patterned language that I used to get my middle schoolers to write for their 1st and 2nd grade buddies. It was always amusing to see what they chose as 'important' and the reasoning behind it.
Here is my example for today:
The important thing about Carver is the she is Friend.
She loves to walk and drink in the Beauty all around her. She loves to take photos. She is a talented musician and singer.
And she is an extraordinary gardener.
But the important thing about Carver is that she is Friend.

What an introspective topic!
Love, K.

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
-Hesiod

Carver said...

Dear Kim,
You made my day. I can imagine how much fun it would be to see what the school children came up with. I am so glad that you are my friend. Love, Carver

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. It has been interesting seeing what the different photohunt posts were with this theme.

Lorian said...

I am so late in my comments, but I really like your entry this week. Very thoughtful. Hope you are having an enjoyable week!

Carver said...

Thanks Lorian, I hope you are having a good week too. Take care, Carver

Thanks again to all the photohunters for visiting.