Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CDP THEME DAY - LINES / Herding Cats!



This is a loose interpretation of LINES!  I shot this at my church as a class of 3 year olds did their very best at walking down the stairs in a LINE!  The term "herding cats" sprang to mind.  I could hardly hold the camera as I attempted to keep from laughing AND  help Miss Brenda get them ready for the ascent, "hands on the railing."  There you have it- sort of a line.  The bottom photo is my favorite.  This is my precious next door neighbor who was the first to arrive at the bottom.  I caught him after he had a few spins around the cross. 

The Tune du Jour is "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash of course!

41 comments:

Laurie said...

X marks the spot for that little guy in the second shot! Oh, Virginia, how I love these photos. Those little cuties are my baby girl's age. 3 is a wonderful age!

(I'm grooving to the Johnny Cash, too...)

USelaine said...

Well, I see lines, lines, and more lines. Yours is the most cheerful so far. 8^)

Eki Akhwan said...

I like taking photographs of staircases and the railings and was thinking of posting one for today's theme day, but changed my mind. With those little kids element, yours is wonderful, V. The bottom picture is also grand.

Blognote said...

Oh...these are great photos, Virginia!!
Sometimes you live situations where you wished you had your camera with you...and you had!!

HZDP said...

Hey, this is so cute, I love Kids photos..hehe, lovely line, indeed.

Jilly said...

What a fabulous and original choice for today. Just love this line of children. And the song of course!

Webradio said...

Bonjour Virginia !
Ils sont mignons tous ces bouts de choux sur l'escalier...
Cute post !
See You later...

Bergson said...

too lovely these children in the staircase

alice said...

Lovely interpretation! These tiny hands on the railing...I can almost hear Miss Brenda's voice.

D.C. Confidential said...

Excellent! You can never go wrong with kids and puppies!

lynn said...

Very cute!

Tanya said...

Haha, hearding cats, yes it's quite similar. I think the same thing when I am trying to heard my own. Great choice for the theme day and funny, I had Johnny Cash singing in my head with my theme, although I was thinking "Folsom Prison Blues"! Happy Theme Day

JM said...

What a fantastic idea for the 'line' subject! They all look so cute trying not to fall. :-)

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

HellO! First thing I'd say in this coment is this "I LOVE YOUR BLOG!"

I can say that first, I saw your Title Picture, very cute and very in-season!. then your posts, love them and most of all, your theme day feature! It is very clever not just showing "lines" as the railings of the staircase but also the "line" of these cute little angels! I really love it!

I Hope I can see you on my blog. And hope you'd be able to like mine as I've liked yours!

Mabuhay from the Philippines and God Bless^^

Steven^^

babooshka said...

I think lines has been my favoutire theme. There is line upon line here, some very subtle layered ones. It's a compelling image, but I have Village of the Damned in my head now. Excellent all round.

Hope said...

This is a wonderful photo for the lines theme! This line of precious children so far is my favorite!

Burd Zel Krai said...

not a loose interpretation at all!
in fact, you've got a bunch of lines in there - the kids walking in a line, the lines of "spokes" on the railing, the lines which give the stairs their structure and with so many interpretations one can't help but to try to read between the lines! i bet that paper in the bottom left of the photo has lines for writing too...
thanks for stopping by today! and i must see your eggplant shots! are they the same bright purple or a deeper, blacker purple? i've never seen japanese eggplants before so was quite astounded at the vibrancy of their color.
and yes, nothing else but johnny cash today... although "straight lines" by silverchair also came to mind! in fact, the lyrics go: "...waking up strong in the morning, walking in a straight line" - kinda applies to these little rascals trying to do the same!
catch you later :)
Burd.

Halcyon said...

Great photo Virginia! You've got lines within lines - the lines of kids and all the lines from the railing. It's really wonderful. Excellent choice for the theme day!

Knoxville Girl said...

At least the cats are cute. And it's a good choice for "lines."
I swear, Americans WILL NOT form lines easily - maybe it's that rugged individualism ehtic, I don't know. You should see us adults try to line up in tai chi class - we all end up laughing because sometimes the lining up takes as long as the set.
... and Village of the Damned - hee!

Lucy said...

It's like a scene out of 'John and Kate plus 8'. Cuties!

Virginia said...

Knox,
In 19 years of teaching I wonder how many years I spent just trying to get a crowd of 3rd graders in a straight line??? Probably too many to count.

Lucy,
Love John and Kate plus 8 and it was exactly like that. Another reason I will do creative stuff for our Day School but steadfastly refuse to be a sub.
"Organizing Earthworms" also comes to mind-HA

I love THEME DAY too. It's great to see how diverse and creative everyone is using the same theme. Hope my visitors will take time and visit other blogs today.

Petrea said...

Darling, darling photo! Don't forget the lines in the stair railings. Wonderful.

storyteller said...

There’s nothing quite like ‘herding’ groups of little ones. I’m impressed with these kiddos ;--)
Today, I'm (almost) Wordless at Sacred Ruminations and Whimsical at Small Reflections ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dusty Lens said...

Gotta' be the cutest line ever! Impressive with the managed potential chaos. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Hah! The vertical lines in the railing make up for the lack of order among the small cats :) Very cool photo ... and I know I'd be laughing, too!

bitingmidge said...

A line of smiles!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

ALAIN said...

Vertical lines or oblique, lines are everywhere. A good idea this banister for youngs.

Peter said...

Nice, nice...! I feel that the kids managed very well!

marley said...

Oh, what little darlings! This is is too cute and I can imagine you trying not to laugh! Great theme post :)

PJ said...

Nice kitties! Since they were at church they were all the more angelic. I love yesterday's post s well, especially after I saw the close-up.

Jim said...

Keeping 3 year olds in a line. That takes skill. I guess being in a Church kinda helps. Nice theme post.

Tash said...

This is WONDERFUL! They are so cute & while I thought of people forming lines, I would of never thought of kiddie lines. They are just precious. Reminds me of my son's preschool days when Ms. Zoo (Miss Sue) made every little charge of hers hold the railing! She had my then 3-yr son bawling by yanking his blankie out of his right hand to make sure he followed the rules. He got over it quick, but I still remember it as a traumatic parental moment. :)

Virginia said...

Tash,
Miss Virginia was too busy laughing at how hysterical the whole line thing was to be of much help to Miss Brenda, who had it all under control. And look how well they finally ended up! I was amazed. Third graders were more up my alley!

Merci Miss Brenda and all your little chicks!!

Baruch said...

A very nice interpretation

Rambling Round said...

Got 'em all walkin' the line! Cute.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sweet...i think it's a great interpretation of the theme!

D said...

As a teacher of the very young, I can attest that walking in line is the first of many life skills we teach. We continue to practice it the rest of our lives.
These babies are just precious and they're doing a great job!

tr3nta said...

This line is just FANTASTIC... lucky of you get to picture it!!!

Livio said...

What a wonderful spectacle of children line!

Louis la Vache said...

What a great interpretation of the lines meme!
That little one in the last photo with the cross is priceless!

Kitty said...

very cute.
I love how the little kids are barely as high as the railing.