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Friday, February 15, 2008

Photohunt: Free


The photohunt theme this week is free. At first I was stumped so I went to the dictionary. That gave me the idea of the free end of a rope. Looking through old photographs I found this old shot of my daughter helping her grandparents trim their Christmas tree. Here you see her with the free end of the garland trailing behind.
I was reminded while looking through old photographs of how freely my daughter used to dance through the house. She even felt free to lose her dress and dance in her slip. In the shot below you can see how free her hair was as it whipped around while she twirled.In the next shot she has one foot firmly on the ground and the free leg is extended.
In the next shot she's a little older but she felt free to wear my boots and scarf , and her Dad's old bicycle pants while she freely danced in the snow in our back yard.
My daughter turns 23 in a few weeks and is in law school. She is interested in human rights and international law. Perusing her flickr site, I was pleased to see that she still on occasion has some fun time and continues to feel free to dance.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and feels free to have some fun, whether it's dancing, sleeping late, or whatever it is that makes you freely content. For those of you who work on the weekend, I hope you have some free time soon.

Photohunters post on Saturday (home of the hunt and where you can find information about participating), here:


Early birds can be found on technorati here:

74 comments:

starnitesky said...

Excellent choice for free! Pop over to my blog I have given you an award!

Sue said...

We are thinking alike on the theme this week :) Happy photo hunting!

ipanema said...

i love your free post. it's nice to look at old photos of our grown up children.

Thanks for the visit. :)

WillThink4Wine said...

Wow, flashback to my dance classes. I think I need more wine! These are wonderful photos. More importently, I know they are very fond memories for you.

PowersTwinB said...

GREAT post! Love your daughters freedom in all she does! My hunt is up, please come and visit me soon, I always appreciate your visits

napaboaniya said...

I'm sure your daughter's mind was pretty free from worries in those younger photos. All of them looked really care-FREE :)

shoohao said...

wow,interesting,and very creative way on connecting the theme ,
should learn from you really..
Have a nice weekend

jmb said...

Great post Carver, childhood is full of freedom and you found lots of photos of your daughter's free childhood.
Have a great weekend.

keeyit said...

Enjoy the free theme of your post. Hope everyone of us can enjoy freely on the things we do..

I have done mine.
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2008/02/16/photo-hunter-free/

Have a nice weekend.

Lynn said...

She's beautiful. I think one never really outgrows what we love doing most. :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Hmm...Any FREE lesson to trim down my waist line Carver? I'm getting a bit over-weight here :P

Please do check out my photos at FREE as in FREE in Criz’s Sanctuary and FREE as in FREEDOM in Insight Criz. Have a nice weekend!

eastcoastlife said...

As I grew older, I don't feel as free as when I was young. I have to be wary of my image in front of the kids and students.

Work and family matters tied me down too, so I'm not as free to travel.

I want kids and young people to enjoy themselves and be free.

Caroline said...

Super post. I have some wonderful free memories.

david mcmahon said...

Hope your daughter has a great career.

Natalie said...

Wow, excellent choices!

Huey said...

Ouh I used to dance like your daughter when she was a kid. :D

Joyismygoal said...

Interesting that you post all the free photos of your daughter and son she may be working for freedom of others as a lawyer

Corey~living and loving said...

great group of shots there. so good for the theme. :)
happy Weekend.

Yen said...

Awesome photos and really nice take on this weeks theme!

leslie said...

This is great...mine's up so come on over to see it...it's free! ;D

DeLi said...

oh to be free!

lovely classics.....
happy weekend carver

SabineM said...

Carver
fabulous take on the theme!
I love the one with her hair twirling. What a fabulous photo! She looks like a fun daughter!

TiOheM said...

Now, I saw you daughter grew up. Nice entries.

-TNChick- said...

She's just a free spirit! =)

**"Liza"** said...

ohh great old photo you have here and all fits this week theme.. ;)

Mar said...

Loved seeing your daughter dancing and feeling free. Glad she has kept that grand feeling!
Happy weekend to you too, Carver :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Lovely photos and a wonderful tribute to many wonderful years.

Juliana RW said...

You have pretty daughter :D

Will u visit my “Free“ Thanks and have a nice weekend

soul_krasty said...

what a beautiful daughter you have there..hope she will have a good life..

Jen said...

You were so original in all your photos and how they tied to the word free! I love it!

ladynred said...

Great photos of your daughter. Excellent choice for the theme.

Liza said...

Very nice post! Beautiful free photos too. Happy weekend.

A Simple Life said...

Great choices for the theme. She is so care free and lovely.

pat said...

Loads of great "free" photos of your daughter.

Happy Weekend.

Liz said...

She looks as if she enjoys life! The second photo is my favourite.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. I'm enjoying seeing everyone's interpretation for free.

Karen said...

Hi Carver! What an absolutely GREAT montage to your daughter. It was interesting to see her love of dance mature over the ages. And yes, children are so free, I envy them sometimes. *smile*

Write From Karen

Dorid said...

It's sad that we loose that freedom and innocence when we get older. Wonderful post. Thanks for making me smile today.

also, thanks for posting about Earth Hour... I hadn't heard of it yet, and think it's a wonderful event.

Carin said...

Really like the photo were your daughter felt free to wear your scarf and her dad's trousers in the snow.

Nice photo's.

Have a happy weekend!

YTSL said...

Great photo hunt essay, Carver. Well done! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Perfect Carver!!! It WAS a difficult subject. And, I like you used a dictionary of sorts to get an idea for a photo.

farmingfriends said...

What a lovely set of photos. Great memories.
Sara from farmingfriends

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wonderful collection of photos! All of those are great examples of free. :)

Gattina said...

That's a very nice interpretation of the word "free" !

JC said...

Clever take on the theme... wonderful photos! Happy children do tend to grow up into happy adults :-)

Prudence said...

Whoa! Nice take on the week's photohunt theme. Have a happy weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

what a nice series over the years, I hope she learned that freedom is not free

Sanni said...

Thanks for sharing your creative take on the "free" theme and for visiting my entry earlier today ;-)

Happy Hunting!

poor man's nicole richie said...

great renditions of the theme. the theme is actually some sort of freestyle and everything you did is perfect.

Morning Sniffles

Sabine said...

Wonderful eclectic 'free' collection. But I think I might have added that gorgeous cardinal photo you have in the previous post! ;)

Happy Weekend Carver!

Utah Mommy said...

Great shots you got here, good choice for the theme too. Happy weekend!
FREE RIDE

Theresa said...

Loved the pictures of your daughter- she did look amazingly free dancing in her slip- and every little girl knows dancing in your slip is so much fun :)

I also liked the one of her in the scarf and dressed in yellow-reminds me of how my parents dressed me to go play in the snow too:)

Katney said...

I am currently teaching dictionary skills to second graders in the library. Your post could be used as a good illustration of multiple meanings of a good word. I chose still another.Be sure to stop by when you have some free time and see.

maryt/theteach said...

Carver, what a great "free" post! I love seeing how your daughter has grown and changed! Happy PH! :)

Angela (Gran) said...

Perfect choices for your free post. She looks like a free spirit.

My unusual free post is here:
http://thelifeandtimesofgran.blogspot.com/2008/02/photo-hunters-free.html

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What an excellent example of free (and of just great moments in life!)

Carver said...

Thanks for all your comments and for visiting. Yet another fun hunt.

jams o donnell said...

Great choice for this week's theme. I do yearn for the freedom of childhood. Happy weekend

rajson said...

I Love your photos and choice for the theme!(I have 2 grown up daughters)
Happy weekend and thanks for dropping by!

rajson said...

I Love your photos and choice for the theme!(I have 2 grown up daughters)
Happy weekend and thanks for dropping by!

Dragonstar said...

Great collection of free shots. In the first she looks like she's decorated herself!

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed that is a great post for this week theme! keep it up!!!

check mine:
PhotoHunt-1
PhotoHunt-2
Have a great Weekend!!!

Jessica said...

Great post and awesome photos for the theme!!!! Hope all is well! Happy photo hunting

ian said...

it's always liberating to dance like nobody's watching...

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow, that is quite a collection of your daughter's pics..She allowed you to post this for "free"??..no charge??..hehehe
But this is really a good take on the theme. thanks for sharing

Pearl - have a good weekend

Bengbeng said...

great comprehensive u did this week!

everydayhealy said...

Mostly when I am free, I will watch some movies or play with my girl. :)

techieDan said...

Ok.. I have to agree. that's a really excellent take on the theme...
the dancing steps as well

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. Great photohunt. I enjoyed what everyone did with this theme on their blog.

Chris said...

Isn't it great that all of these wonderful things are FREE!!

Inland Empire Girl said...

I also love your free post. I love that age when children feel that freedom. What fond memories for you.

Andrée said...

I love the photo of her twirling in her slip with her beautiful hair. She is so free and lighthearted there.

invisibleglue said...

those free photos were so much fun. I bet your daughter really appreciated having them on your blog ;-)

Thanks for your encouraging words on the virtual colonoscopy. I am less and less trusting of them as the days go by; though if I were you with mention of an appendix when it was missing... now that would throw me on edge for years!!

i have the neurologist on tuesday.

thanks again for your support

Carver said...

Dear J, Good luck with the neurology appointment. I do understand your frustration with the virtual colonoscopy. I think at the very least someone should give you adequate explanations for what it what. Best wishes, Carver