summer play

As a child, playing is what you do. I find joy in watching my children at play. I can’t resist the amusement of imagination and giggles. They get dirty and smelly but to me that is a sign they had fun and played hard! They create, pretend, imagine, and live out vibrant fun dreams in their brilliant minds. It’s a freedom short lived by the fast approaching adulthood. This summer day I pushed that adulthood aside for my children. We drew pictures on our sidewalk and driveway. As cars passed by we sent neighborly waves and scenes of brightly colored artwork with them. As we received waves and neighborly smiles, their faces reflected a pleasant feeling while seeing the children turn ordinary cement into a refreshing colorful mural. Although it’s all temporary, it was a benefit and refreshing to let all things go and play. After all my kids need to know their mom draws the best chalk blobs in town! My daughter’s feet after playing were covered with sidewalk chalk. It was a joy to live and capture this moment in photo.

Live Well.


  1. Mama Jenn

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I LOVE this picture of the dirty feet. It is so simple, but it speaks so much of the simple, playful life of a child. Love it!!!

  2. The Ortega's

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Tawanna, thanks for sharing your blog!! You do have beautiful photos and interesting perspectives! And the 'commentary' really completes/fills out the pictures. i think your 'self portrait' is beautiful. I enjoyed exploring your blog and am about to book mark it!!

  3. realbrit70

    January 9, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I would just like everyone to know how proud I am of my wife. I love to read her photo blogs. I think she has an exceptional talent for putting words to photos. She makes her blogs simple, truthful and straight from the heart. Everyone she has written touches my heart and I thank God that I am married to such a wonderful woman.

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