Saturday, April 25, 2009

Coolin' Off



Most of you, outside of the Deep South, won't believe we had temps in the high 80's yesterday and more to come tomorrow.  I joined some friends downtown at the Magic City Art Connection yesterday afternoon at 4:00 and whew,  was it warm.  But what a great event.  I met so many talented , creative, friendly artists.  How will I get all of them on here for you to meet?  I promise to give it a try. Just as I was leaving,  I spotted these cute kiddos finding their own way to cool off in the waterfall at Linn Park.  I  really wanted to dip my toes in as well. Today, I'm on my way back downtown to meet more artists.  Stay tuned!

17 comments:

B Squared said...

All they need is a dog romping around with them, and it would be perfect.

FireLight said...

Of course, as the dog lover of the universe, I agree with B Squared. However, these children are just the image of summer arrived in April. Yes, it happens. And coming up in less than a week, the lovely scent of honeysuckle will be evident in the evenings. I am looking forward to more on the Art Connections! Enjoy!

Thérèse said...

What a wonderful light in the two pictures. You seem to be up to a new Serie: Art Connections.

altadenahiker said...

I can hear the water! Can't wait to see who you hook up with today.

Virginia said...

AH,
Case in point. I took about 90 shots yesterday in two hours. I got 3-4 fair ones. It's hard work but boy do you meet some nice people! I'm off by 10:30 to try again. I might be in the water with those kids today. Almost 90 degrees predicted!

FireLight, do you know someone showing at MCAC? I thought you wrote me about that.

Therese, I'll have to improve today in order to squeeze a series out of this one.

B2, I'm sure there will be dogs today!

Dusty Lens said...

Lovely images! So, did you partake in dipping your toes?

Julie said...

I especially like the top shot, Virginia: the action of the water and the trapped light. I also like seeing the lad from the rear which seems to add to his relaxed free-from-care approach.

Your ratio seems about right to me. I went to our Returned Soldiers day yesterday (ANZAC Day) and my ration was about the same.

FireLight said...

My niece is in the belly dance troupe. She is is performing at 3:30!

Bob Crowe said...

Well, we had temps in the mid-80s here today. I went to shoot in Forest Park and it was jammed - gridlock getting out at 5:30. This looks like a cool thing to do, literally and figuratively.

PJ said...

The little ones have all the fun! It must be tremendously exciting for them to be in those troughs of water, all that energy.

wv wavaca

Marie-Noyale said...

Wish I still had the age to do that!!

marley said...

Looks like great fun! Their mums will be cross about the wet trousers! Lol!

valeria said...

I hope the water wasn't too cold! I love these lively shots!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Want to be go back in my childhood - no, at the next wet spot I will take off my shoes and socks.

A wonderful stimulus from your photo, Verginia.

Janet Kincaid said...

I wanted to do the same thing in the canal at the Alamo yesterday. Alas, not being under the age of 8 would mean I'd look like a crazy person in the creek. Can't have that!

Babooshka said...

100 images 95 keep. That's a typical 1/5 day for me. It's the second one, ans without waffling it's more to do with history. Really earnest now. Those two kids, in an Alabama fountain, just show you how far we have come from refusing to give up a bus seat. You can capture this photo, because of that bus ride. That is how strongly I feel about photography,but don't always express it.

Maya said...

You should have dipped your toes in! I would have... Sounds like we got out of there just in time. I'm pretty sure I would have melted in that kind of heat!