The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Father's Day


Here is a picture of my dad with his only son.  Yep, that bespeckeled tyke is the past tense of crusty old Bumpa.   I look to be about 4 or 5 here, which would make it 1951 or '52 - the Truman Administration.  My sister would arrive in '53. 

The original was badly off-center, so I cropped the right-hand half, which showed his vegetable garden.  That's right folks, I cropped his garden.  You just can't let an opportunity like that go by.

So many years have
Passed; a man long gone, his son
Looks back . . . across time.



  1. LOL....on the 'cropping the garden' part. And, may I say terrific photo...sweet smiles. [you and I had the same idea for today's shadows]

    Vintage 1930's Basketball Team is my Shadow Shot today. Do stop by if you can find time.

    Happy Sunday!!!

  2. How nice to step back into the past like this. I'm not sure I even have any photos of my dad and me together. He's been gone more than 40 years now.

    I'm still smiling (or is it a grimace?) over the "cropping his garden" business.


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