The WordPress photo challenge this week is Family… what a happy theme.
I don’t take photographs of people very much. I think it is a real art to capture someone’s essence in a photograph, and I have been shy about pointing my camera in people’s faces enough to practice! I’m also introverted and so going to a crowded place to take anonymous pictures with my telephoto lens isn’t comfortable for me. That said, when I saw the WordPress photo prompt Family, I knew exactly what to post… photographs of our family on the ranch in Idaho.
The McCall ranch is my husband’s ‘heart home’ and he seems more himself there than anywhere I’ve seen him.
Hubby Tim’s family come every summer, and have for decades, to enjoy the ranch and revel in dirt biking, water sports, camping and just hanging out together.
Tim’s son and brother off to go trail biking.
And brothers reminisce over brunch on a motorcycle ride.
When I married Tim (on the ranch July of 2012) the ranch became my heart home as well. My son visited that summer and learned to ride a dirt bike (his friend is the subject of another WordPress photo challenge: Joy is a Dirt Bike – here).
Last summer, more of my relatives came to vacation at the ranch and I was able to catch a few moments that say Family to me.
My brother fans his charcoal with a snow shovel… go ahead and giggle, we all did.
My mom and dad steal a kiss on a walk in the beautiful Idaho forest.
And my niece sits politely with the boring adults.
Our Family would not be complete however without including our wonderful Australian Cattle Dog. The property is his heart home as well.
The McCall ranch IS family… past (since ~1940) and present; in our memories; and in our anticipation of things to come.
As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog.