Black and White Wednesday - "Digging Through the Archives"

March 24, 2010

the long road

I am traveling this week and currently in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have been out of the bloggy loop since last week, but did not want to miss out on Black and White Wednesday. I have been in meetings the last few days, but plan to get my camera out tomorrow so I can capture some of the serious beauty that is surrounding me.

Before I left home, I didn't have much time to play with my camera and take any new photos, so I went digging through the archives to see what I could come up with......

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Friends quote

This picture was taken last summer when I met up with a sweet friend and fellow blogger to help her with her camera while our girls played. I don't know how, but this one slipped through the cracks. There is something so sweet and innocent about it that has always made me smile.

In addition, I have always loved this saying.......and it seemed so fitting given that they are walking side by side, holding hands.

Okay.....I have to run. The three hour time difference is really throwing me off. I should be back in the swing of things this weekend when I return home.

Hope you all have a wonderful week:)


62 comments:

Christy said...

what a perfect picture of friendship! I love the balloons. That is such a sweet photo!

Donna said...

I love the train tracks and the balloons. What a fun combo! The balloons really stand out with the dense textures in the background. Very striking! And how sweet that they're holding hands (I have to bribe mine to do that!).

I had fun creating my black and white photos this week. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. B&W Wednesday is something I've really come to look forward to each week!

:)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow Lisa! what a very, very sweet picture. I just love it. So kind of you to help your friend! I hope the rest of your trip goes well. I am sure the kids miss you like crazy!

Sephysmomma said...

I love train track pictures! This one I really love with the angle of the track. It is gorgeous!

Wanda said...

What a beautiful capture and the saying makes it perfect. Can you just see them looking at this picture 20 years from now? What a great moment!

Have a great trip Lisa.
xoxo

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wonderful Wonderful!

Kelly And Allison said...

Hope you are having a great time.. I love the picture and love the quote. So sweet. A great capture of a beautiful moment!

Kayce said...

Beautiful! I just spent the weekend with my best friend and this picture reminds me so much of our 38 year friendship.

Hope your trip is a productive one and you're home with your babies and hubby soon!

Dita said...

If these are the photos on the cutting room floor at your place then you'd better not look at my archives!

So beautiful in so many ways. I love how Sarah is looking down carefully taking her steps knowing her friend is there by her side to catch her if she falls.

The balloons smack of all the joy, fun and possibilities ahead of these little angels in their lives.

I know you are enjoying your trip and I look forward to seeing the beauty you've described through your lens very soon.

Have fun and hone your skill of enjoying the Art of RELAXING!

xoxoxo
Dita

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

A very sweet picture. Love the poem too! Safe travels back home!

The Sanders Family said...

Great job Lisa! I love how the two beautiful subjects seem to pop out of the photo. And the tracks are curving just perfectly.

Hope you're having a great time, even if it is a business trip! :)

Frau said...

Lisa love this picture and quote! Have a great trip and don't work to hard.

serline said...

This shot is beautiful. I love the cute scene and quote. Very well captured!

Have a good trip and wonderful week!

Michelle said...

Oh, I LOVE this image!! Not only are Ella and Sarah adorable walking hand-in-hand, but the bend in the tracks going around the corner could not be more perfect. Such a great capture, Lisa!!

I hope you are having fun in AZ! Your hotel looks fabulous. I hope you get a lot of camera time and some spa time, too. ;)

Raina said...

Wherever you live, it is beautiful, and you have an eye to capture the beauty. Safe travels.

Mimi said...

Fabulous composition, Lisa. The winding train track drew me in, the two outside feet lifted to draw those two friends forward, the balloons floating, the hands holding... it could be a postcard.
I don't know if it's just me, but the track also stirs a sense of danger in me- could a train suddenly come round the corner? I KNOW you wouldn't be taking photos if you could hear a train, but for me, it sharpens my focus.

Good luck with the rest of your week, look forward to your return.

Felicia said...

I absolutely love that photo and the quote is just perfect. Sweet as sweet can be!!

Norah said...

So cute and heartwarming to boot! Enjoy your trip!

Love Letters To China said...

I don't think you can take a bad photo if you tried! This one is beautiful. I love it in B&W... brings out all the details perfectly.

I hope you are enjoying your trip this week. I know it is for business, you better get some rest in there too. Can't wait to see all the pictures you must be taking. Enjoy yourself.

Hugs...

Elouise82 said...

There's just something about walking along a railroad track together that makes you friends for life ... add balloons to the mix, and, well, it's just perfection.

Hope you're enjoying the sun and warmth of Arizona! (hope they're having sun and warmth—our friends who live there insist that the weather is ALWAYS perfect!)

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa...I must say...this is one of my favorites!!!! Hope you are having a great time at one of Keith's & mine favorite place!!!!

Call me if you get a chance. I'll be home this afternoon!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

very sweet picture.

Lea
xo

Dianne said...

I love shots of people walking away - there is something so poignant about them

I found your blog and this project from Life With Kaishon and decided to join in

you have a beautiful blog :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

It's been a while but your blog looks wonderful!!!! I love it! Do you do it all yourself?
sandy toe

Lisa said...

Perfect!

Pug Mama said...

such a sweet picture.
I am finally joining in this week!

Lula Lola said...

This is so pretty! Love it!

Rachel said...

Great picture and perfect in B&W.

I've always loved that quote, too. It was the quote I picked to put under my picture in my HS senior yearbook.

Hope you're enjoying the good weather!

Gail said...

So sweet of the two of them together, I love the curve of the train track and the mood and soft tones of this.

Hope you are enjoying some time to yourself and relaxing some too!

Lisa said...

Oh, remembering sweet childhood frienships....ah, even the music is perfect for this beautiful moment captured in time!!

Terri said...

OMG, Lisa that picture is so adorable. I am going to have to remember that shot when "BIG" sister gets home, (yes made the announcement on our blog once we were PA).

I just wished you lived closer to take the photos!!!

Great shot, love it!!!

carolinagirl said...

i LOVE this one! i hope you are having a great time!

Jodee Leader said...

I love this picture in B&W! Sarah looks sooo small in it!

Hope you are enjoying your time away. Can't wait to see some pictures!

Laura said...

Beautiful! I love the balloons :)

Jboo said...

Love that photo! Hope you are able to have a little fun in AZ at your business meeting. Enjoy that nice warm sunshine! :)

Janet

Lynn said...

I don't know how you missed it either! This is an amazing picture, subject, color everthing! Enjoy your trip.

Kristine said...

What a beautiful picture of friendship...so very sweet.

ashia said...

what a super sweet photo!!!! i love it!

Colleen said...

Love this image!!! They look so sweet holding hands. I love pictures with train tracks. You captured the curve perfectly!!!!!

I also really love the balloons.

Hope you are enjoying your relaxing trip.

Casey said...

Love the balloon. So sweet!

AIRIA ART and PHOTOGRAPHY said...

the train track just gives the photo a unique feel about it. i love it. Hope you are enjoying your trip. we miss you.
http://affamilycabral.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

WOW! I love this photo you dug up! I have been wanting to do some railroad shots but not sure where to go. I love the bend in the tracks in this picture, the woods, the girls holding hands and the balloon. It is perfect!

If I haven't told you before I really like your new header too!

Lynn said...

Such a sweet photo!


xoxo,
Lynn

Maryvel Friesen said...

Love this photo! The girls, the balloons, the rail road, the walking away, EVERYTHING here is perfect!

Melanie said...

I've never participated myself but I've seen so many blog friends participate that I decided to give it a try today =)
I hope that is ok =)
I love that picture!!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

The photo you posted in simply...perfect. I adore!

Jill

Diana said...

What a beautiful picture! And the sentiment beneath couldn't be more perfect!

Jo said...

What a beautiful photo of two little girlfriends ~ you need to frame this one :)

Jo

Kim said...

LOVE IT..
I know you are having a great time..
So glad I got to meet you ..
hugs..

Marla said...

That is such a great shot!! Love the balloons and the curve of the track.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. And take care of that sunburn!!! Love you girl, and I will see you in exactly 27 days!

M3 said...

Sweet!!

Hope you're having a fab trip.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I love, love, love this post! Your sayings are always so fitting, where do you find them? Have fun at the remainder of your trip;)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Great shot, Lisa! And Michelle is a sweetheart, isn't she? No, I've never met her... but she seems sweet.

JinXiu said...

Fantastic picture
it should be the cover of a Halmark card called friendship

delucchi family said...

Hey you sorry I have been a stranger, just getting settled after our move. how are you?
Love the photo
Love Juls
xxx

She Writes said...

Have fun, Lisa, and great shot!

wife.mom.nurse said...

The quote goes beautifully with the lovely picture.

sweet!

Hope you are having safe travels!

~Julie

Kristy said...

This picture is goreous!!!! Just breathtaking!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Run DMT said...

This is such a fabulous photo. I love the innocence and the precious childhood moment you captured in it.

Katy said...

Such a awesome picture! I love pictures taken by railroad tracks!

Kristin said...

As always....
Your photos are yummmmm, crisp, beautiful.
Your children gorgeous.

Hope life is going well for you Lisa.

Christina said...

I would love to see this same picture in color!