Saturday, October 11, 2008

Peek-a-boo!

Meet my little friend Lilly. I taught with her Mommy and loved her before she was ever born! I must say she was one of the most delightful subjects I have had the privilege of photographing. She laughed and clapped and mugged for the camera like a professional model! Right now Lilly lives in a world of silence, but soon she will have surgery that will allow her to hear the sound of birds singing and her Mommy and Daddy's sweet voices. For now, she wears this cute pink cap to keep those pudgy little fingers from pulling out the teeny tiny hearing aids she wears. Lilly, you are perfect in every way!

The Tune de Jour is "Lullaby" by Michael Dulin. If I asked Lilly's parents for a request, I know it would be "War Eagle" and you can find that on the sidebar.

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32 comments:

angela said...

Lovely post, Virginia and Lily is an absolute angel. I hope her operation goes well..

I see you've changed your header photo. That mural is really special.

Blognote said...

Lily is lovely and I hope she will soon be able to listen to Michael's lullaby.
And your photos of this lovely child are stunning, Virginia!
Have a nice weekend.

Judy - So California said...

What a beautiful little girl Lily is. I have a friend whose grandson had (I think) the same surgery - very successfully. I think she would love it if Michael's Lullaby were the first music she heard. Love your new header as much as I was enjoying the BEAUTIFUL pumpkins - wishing I had them here for my Halloween and Thanksgiving displays. Fun too to have a "new view" of our friend Virginia!

Eki Akhwan said...

What a cute and adorable baby girl she is ... I pray that her operation goes well.

I missed your nut post. It's a lovely photo and story. The story somewhat reminds me of my time in the US ... The squirels stockpiling nuts for their winter food was somewhat annoying, but they are such cute animals.

I used to buy a lot of nuts when they were in season like now. Yummy! (They are too expensive here, unfortunately, as they are imported.).

BTW, I like your new header photo. Very artsy!

Webradio said...

Hello Virginia !

3Bonjour Lily ! Tu es jolie Tu sais..."

I hope she will soon hear You singing and laughing with her...

P.S. Your new ahead is nice...

alice said...

What a lovely baby! How old is she? I know how it could be difficult to take care of a deaf child and it's a very good thing she can have surgery. I'm sure she is going to become a chatterbox (hope this word is correct?).

JM said...

Cute, cute little girl!!! The 1st photo is my favorite!
Hopefuly she will be fine very soon.

PJ said...

I'm up early this morning. This is on a par with the sun rising. So precious.

The new header is my favorite, mosaics. Bravissimo!

Bergson said...

The second is so cute

Shades of Gray said...

Awwww, what a sweet baby. Love those baby blues. :o)

D said...

Lovely Lily! Those are wonderful pictures of a beautiful girl. I know her parents are excited to have them. I hope her surgery goes well.

alice said...

No more difficulties with Deezer and I've just booked my TGV and a hotel (Thursday 20th November)!

Virginia said...

Alice, that's wonderful news. TGV is the train???Je ne sais pas! Be thinking about where you'd like for us to go.

Thank you all for your kind wishes for Lily. I told Michael that he would definitely be second fiddle to Lily today, but certainly his music is the perfect background music for her!

Lisa, I can hear you sniffling!

Ming the Merciless said...

How precious is that? I'm dying to do some portraiture but haven't found a willing model yet. :-)

Love your new profile photo.

Louis la Vache said...

What an adorable child. "Louis" hopes the surgery goes well.

Laurie said...

Bless her beautiful little heart! I am thrilled that there is a treatment for her and I hope her surgery goes well.

Beautiful pictures, V. ANd I love the new banner!

Leedra said...

Lily is precious. Love the top photograph. I am sure they will want that one framed.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great photos, as usual, but you owe a big photo credit to Lily on this one!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think these photos are very nice portraits. I like your blog banner too.

D.C. Confidential said...

What a beautiful little girl!

Virginia said...

Robert, Lily gets ALL the credit. All I did was push the button.

Louis , I will give her the message. It's not everyday that you get best wishes from a cow , and a French one at that!

Tanya said...

Aw, what a little beauty!
Love all the changes around here and your new profile pic is beautiful!

babooshka said...

Lily is a little angel. Outstanding portraits. I feel you have a real affinity for this kind of image. Messages from talking cows? Be a veggie and don't eat me in La vache's case. I still don't know how the cow manages to take images at all with hooves? Hi to Lily, bonny in her bonnet.

Dusty Lens said...

Charming photo of Lily Peekaboo. but I adore the black and white version. Something about her expression there that hits home with me.

Kelly said...

Virginia these are charming! What a beautiful little girl - and I particularly love her eyes! I join in the prayers that her operation goes well!

Lisa Marie said...

Thank you for your well wishes & prayers!

Mary Jane said...

Virg - I love these pictures of Lilly ! I know they are very special to the "mommy" and the "daddy".

I love your blog and miss you terribly!!!! Come to the Haba and see us!!!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful little Lily that is! Beautiful pictures Virginia!!

Bibi said...

What an adorable child. I hope her surgery goes well. Lovely, lovely photos, Virginia.

Peter said...

A lovely baby indeed!!! ... and so well captured by you, not mentioning the touching text!

Jilly said...

Both photographs are beautiful in such different ways and Lilly is adorable, of course. What a gift you've given to her parents with such lovely photos.

Halcyon said...

Awww.. she is perfect! The pink cap adds to her charm. What a sweet baby. Just makes you want to gobble her up.