Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fair of Face

We have a number of small children on our street - some of whom you saw recently, playing with water and that crazy little dog named Benny. Below are a few photos of one of these girls. Her name is Lynzie and she came by to visit one day. I just couldn't stop snapping photos of her beautiful, little face as she watched Benny scamper about.

She's only two and a half but has advanced command of the English language, speaking in full, intelligent and sophisticated sentences. Needless to say, she is very charming. She also displays a multitude of expressions on her lovely, little face. I culled my dozens of photos down to the ones you'll see below. I feel fairly certain that once you see her, you'll fall in love with her, too. I hope you enjoy these portraits of Lynzie and the quotes which accompany them.


Lindsay cup
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about. ~ Angela Schwindt




Lindsay2
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~ Walt Streightiff




Lindsay6
The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Mark Twain




Lindsay13
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky




Lindsay17
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




Lindsay18
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. ~ Aldous Huxley




Lindsay19
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein




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Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes




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Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. ~ Yoda




Lindsay16
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ~ Albert Einstein

This was a scheduled post. I'm still away from home for a day or so. We're probably in transit somewhere between the cottage, Frank's place and my own. I hope to catch up with all of your fine blogs before too long.

78 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

she is precious! very expressing and adorable!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful and expressive face...those little eyebrows. So beautiful: Monday's child.

Linda said...

Oh, those are wonderful pictures of that little girl! Adorable.

the Bag Lady said...

Absolutely adorable! I can understand why you took so many pictures of her!

ADRIAN said...

I always admire your low light flower photographs but these though so different are just as good.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, I could gaze at that little face all day long. Adorable doesn't begin to describe her. Thanks for introducing us, and I hope we see more of her in the future!

Vera said...

she is so expressive!
Adorable photos! I love them so much! :)

Zuzana said...

Children are very hard to photograph but your images prove that it not impossible - as you make it look so easy. You captured and immortalized her very soul...
Have a wonderful weekend dear Hilary,
xoxo

cheshire wife said...

She is lovely and what an amazing colour her hair is.

Anvilcloud said...

You seemed to have a good source of natural light for those photos, and for many the background seems studio-like, without distractions. Even when it wasn't so quiet, it wasn't busy and it was splendidly out of focus.

Snappy Di said...

She's VERY cute. I can almost hear her squeaky little voice. :-)

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

DJan said...

She is very beautiful, and the quotes and pictures are just fantastic, Hilary. Thank you!

Steve Gravano said...

That's one beautiful little face to accompany some excellent quotes. I could almost hear the intellectual conversation!

Karen said...

She is adorable! The ones with her tongue out are so cute-made me smile.

ellen abbott said...

Very cute. Children's faces are so expressive. They haven't learned yet to hide their thoughts and emotions. My daughter was like that, at about that age, talking with full sentences using 4 and 5 syllable words. She learned to read when she was 4 or so and is still a voracious reader.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Precious...her eyes are huge!

Dawn said...

What a sweetheart. You can tell she's a deep thinker...

Pauline said...

Priceless, both photography and words. She's a beauty - you can see the intelligence and wonder in those eyes.

messymimi said...

Thank you.

christinemyoung said...

The first photo with the glowing green cup & water drops & pj's are all placed so perfect ... and then the light & expression ~ wow such a wonderful shot! It says 'summer morning' to me :)

Bob Bushell said...

Isn't she so full of life, I love this.

ladyfi said...

She is quite a young beauty, isn't she?

Susan in the Boonies said...

What a beautiful child, and what beautiful pictures!

Bossy Betty said...

Just gorgeous!

photowannabe said...

Oh, oh, oh!!!
That face
Those eyes,
The innocence...

You have outdone yourself with these Hilary.

Linda said...

Wonderful portraits, Hilary. You just have a knack. What else can I say?

~JarieLyn~ said...

She certainly does have a multitude of expressions. You can see the curiosity. She's adorable.

Hilary said...

Lovely child, lovely pics, and lovely post. I am not surprised.

yaya said...

Such a sweetie! She's really adorable and your photo skills have captured her spirit perfectly. I love her strawberry blond hair and those red eyelashes! The quotes were perfect too, I love Yoda!

Mage said...

Oh, delightful. I have a house filled with little blond nephews and nieces, a granddaughter and she has that same look.....what joy.

{ T G L } said...

She's adorable and I love the versatility of her expressions. A little wise woman already :)

Blessings,
This Good Life

Barb said...

What a sweetie face!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

she is a little angel :)

Wendy said...

What a little sweetie! Your pics are superb. I love the lighting in the first one.
Where on earth did you get those quote? They go so well with each expression of that dear little face.
Love this post!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It took only one picture to fall in love.She is adorable.

Red said...

Great photos ! But I really like the quotes. For miserable old guy I'm impressed with Mark Twain's quote.

missing moments said...

Hil, these are such beautiful photos of this sweet little girl! Love her expressions!

steviewren said...

She's a cutie pie! You've captured her little expressions perfectly.

Linda Reeder said...

What a beautiful post!

Marilyn said...

A wonderful series. You captured her wit, wonder and innocence.

TechnoBabe said...

This is one of the cutest faces so full of expression. I have some really cute grandkids but this little gal is really something.

Shammickite said...

yes, she is certainly a pretty little lady. I'm so used to having little boys around that little girls seem like aliens from outer space! But now that I have a brand new granddaughter, I'll be finding out more about what makes little girls work.

Kerri said...

How Adorable!

Daryl said...

She is adorable .. what an expressive little face, well captured

Unknown Mami said...

She is perfection. I love her eyelashes.

Maggie May said...

Beautiful expressions on a cute little girl's face!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness. What a precious girl! I would have gone snap crazy with that angelic face, too!

SandyCarlson said...

Those eyes sure do the talking! These are wonderful photos.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh my Goodness. How sweet. Beautiful Beautiful images . I think Mark Twain was right.
She is a doll and your photography is breathtaking.

beth said...

is she just the cutest thing or what ?

Slamdunk said...

Very photogenic and you picked some excellent quotes Hilary; especially the Twain one.

Tabor said...

Caching up o all your lovely photos. Have not had time to visit in some while.

Rob-bear said...

What a cutie! And the pictures were excellent.

louciao said...

I think the first photo should win some sort of award for excellence. Captivating!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What an angel. She's so beautiful.
Jj

Michael Manning said...

What a beautiful post, Hilary. Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I like the Shel Silverstein the best. Beautiful child.

lime said...

oh my goodness, she is utterly adorable and you capture her so well. have you shared these shots with her family? i am sure they'd cherish them.

love the shel silverstein quote too. all my most beloved wee ones get his books as gifts :)

Dave King said...

Lovely photographs. You have caught her well with some delightful expressions.

Dianne said...

she is extraordinary
I love how her eyelashes appear to shoot off a golden glow
her eyes are huge and so expressive

wonderful captures Hil
and the quotes are lovely

Cloudia said...

great series and steal-able quotes!

look for them at my blog soon, LOL

Aloha from Waikiki;


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Eternally Distracted said...

Arghhh, she is truly gorgeous :)

Tammie Lee said...

exquisite portraits!

Shrinky said...

Hilary, had I been fortunate enough to have you for a neighbour when my children were this young, I would have found reason to send each one over in rotation every day, to visit with you.. oh, how I mourn the loss of those could-have-been portraits!

These are captures any mother would cherish.

Shrinky said...

Hilary, had I been fortunate enough to have you for a neighbour when my children were this young, I would have found reason to send each one over in rotation every day, to visit with you.. oh, how I mourn the loss of those could-have-been portraits!

These are captures any mother would cherish.

Jeff said...

what a cute kid and such great quotes!

Mental P Mama said...

Such wisdom. And such preciousness;)

Suzie Rae said...

Dawn just showed me the pictures (I didn't even know you had taken pictures of Lynzie recently). I LOVE THEM!! I am amazed at all of the expressions you were able to capture. I would love to get these from you to hang in my home! I'll touch base with you sometime this week. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
~Lynzie's Mom (Suzie)

Indrani said...

Pure Joy to see these shots. :)

Gayle said...

Wow, this child's mommy must want to kiss your toes for such perfect photos of her darling.

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for the always-kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos of this little sweetie pie. :)

blueviolet said...

OH my word. YOu captured such spectacular images of that precious doll!

Sandra said...

What a sweet, sweet little face. You are right -- I'm in love with her. :)

TSannie said...

Well that's just about the most adorable red head I have ever seen!

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone. And so nice to see you visiting, Suzie (mother of Lynzie)!

Stafford Ray said...

What a little charmer! I bet you look forward to her visits. Loved your quotes!

Hilary said...

• Welcome, Stafford Ray and thank you for the stopping by. You bet I look forward to her visits. She's a bright spot in the day. :)