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Labor Day Picnic

>> Monday, September 3, 2012

Spouse and I had a lovely Labor Day picnic with my Dad and his friend S at Gillie Lake.

Gillie Lake is one of those sweet little out of the way parks that's so close to home (less than a 15 minute drive) but yet I forget its very existence.  There's hardly ever anyone there, and it IS a beautiful spot for a picnic.  It's more of a large pond than a lake, really, but has swimming, big open lawns, picnic tables and a few picnic shelters, and a lovely old barn with agricultural exhibits in it.

And well, you know me and rusting farm equipment.  I can't help taking pictures of it.  It's some kind of compulsion!

In fact, taking photos is a compulsion.  Everywhere I go I see things I want to take pictures of, often the most ridiculously random things, like the thumb tacks in the picnic shelter below.  They were screaming "photograph me, and the way the light is making us glow!"  Ah well.  An artist's brain is never still.  Hope you enjoy them.


Maggie September 3, 2012 at 9:05 PM  

My favorite part about your pictures is that I can tell you really stop and take in the small details in life that we usually all rush right by...

Woodswalker September 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Your wonderful photos not only show us the fascinating details that most of us miss, they also let us into your mind and the marvelous sensitivity that informs it. Thank you for helping us see so much more of what is there.

Patrick Fitzgibbon October 17, 2012 at 2:37 AM  

I love all your photos! Looks like the labor day picnic was a success. Lots of memories made I believe? I hope you can give the time to share more of your talent in capturing moments in time. They are simply amazing.

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