Saturday, February 6, 2010

My, how things change.

Eventually, we all turn out to be just like our mothers.
♥ ♥
My daughter, Carrie and I saved up and took a trip to New York in June 2006 as a celebration of our graduations - mine from college, hers from high school. We took a TON of pictures and when we came home we created a scrapbook together, each of us taking on different subjects and pages.

I recently had cause to think about this layout and while I'm a little embarrassed to show it, there's a point to it with regard to the journaling (note that my scrapbooking style has changed a lot in the past four years!).
The journaling reads: "Ok, so I have this thing about taking pictures of flowers. Someday I'll have a smokin' good camera and then my flower pix will really ROCK." [next page] "Carrie hates when I stop to take pictures of flowers! She finds it so annoying. Someday she will appreciate the importance of pausing to look...to appreciate the beauty of a random flower in a big city...someday."
And now? Carrie is taking a photography class this semester and here's one of the pictures she took:
When she showed me I gasped! "You took a picture of FLOWERS?!?! You? FLOWERS?!?!"

She assures me this will not be a habit - this flower picture taking - but I kind of think she may be crossing over to my side. :o}
I'm a proud mom.


(Nice picture, eh? And this was taken this past week, here in Arizona.)

14 comments:

Robyn said...

It's a beautiful photo! I am so jealous that your daughter is taking a photography class! AND I just don't understand Arizona. HOW can flowers be blooming? ;)

traci said...

don't ya love it when things like that happen. i have a whole list of things that Kar said she will NEVER do. can't wait till i can show her the list and laugh. the flower shot is gorgeous. she is doing well in her class.

humel said...

That's a great pic :-) You scare me though - will I turn into MY mother??? (I feel sorry for The Doctor....)

Lizzie said...

Ahh, Spring blossoms.. we've a fair way to go before we see anything like this here.
Please tell Carrie thanks for reminding me it will soon be spring!
It's a lovely photo.. and I like that double-layout btw... It may not be Scrapping High Fashion, but that doesn't make it worthless!

Ruth said...

That's a brilliant photo and I take photos of flowers all the time ~ just watch my blog when Spring arrives.

Ruth said...

And I should add that in September 2006, I was in NYC with my mum!

Carrie Rosalind said...

LOL. I love you, mom-friend. :) Cute post.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a terrific relationship you've built with your daughter - definitely something to treasure!
Another quote I like is:
"Sooner or later, we all quote our moms."
Rinda

The Norman Clan said...

That is soooo funny. Now do we get a post on how you are like your mom? You both take amazing photos, I wish I had a camera and the knowledge to do it too. I actually took some flowers pics too, but my brother inspired me on that one. ;-) Flower pics are beautiful!!

Sian said...

That's a wonderful photo. And it's a wonderful post; so nice to hear about your relationship with your daughter and your joint scrapbooking.

debs14 said...

I will have to hide this post from my daughter. People are always telling her how alike we are, and if she reads things like this, she'll be afraid. Very afraid!
But I have to say that so often nowadays I open my mouth and hear a phrase come out that I heard in the past from my mum. Scary stuff!

Rhona said...

It's a great photo, you have every right to be proud. I reckon she's on the way over to your side ;o). I never used to take flower photos but now I love trying out macro and seeing how much detail I can capture. (And sometimes I just don't have anyone to take photos of!)

Mom said...

Wonderful post and pictures! I don't think I've seen that particular scrapbook! Let's not forget to look at it when I'm there. I'm surprised Carrie isn't teaching the class--great job! Beautiful AZ flowers! xo

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am a flower picture taker! One sight of my page and you know I'm addicted. One of my favorite things to do in winter is visit a nearby greenhouse, warm my heart and toes, and take photos of flowers.

Great photo your daughter took too!

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