Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Photos everywhere

We live in a world with photos and pictures everywhere. I recently got an invitation from a blog friend to join Pinterest, that is a social photo sharing website. It’s something new to me so I’ve tried to read and understand what it is. I still don’t know if it’s something for me. Please let me know if you have an opinion about it.

I have instead been looking at photos in my own computer and found pictures that I don’t understand how I got them. They are not from my camera. So they must have been photos from websites that I have visited and than they have been saved without my knowledge. I have totally forgotten them!
I started a kind of “clean up” and deleted almost everyone. 

But there was an old black and white photo that sparked my curiosity. I remember that I once was searching for pictures with clothes from the years about 1900. My school celebrated 100 years and we had a day when we dressed up with “old clothes”. So this photo must have been from that occasion when I was looking for ideas, but I can tell you that I didn’t look like these girls that day….

No, I looked much more proper, like this:

As I said, I loved the photo of the girls on the car so much and I wanted to write something about it. I thought about the rights to share a photo on the blog without asking the photographer. (I had my suspicions that he or she could be dead….but then maybe someone else will sue me.... well I'll take that risk)

I saw this little i  in the right corner of the photo! And Hocus Pocus, the title Mack Sennett’s bathing beauties posed on automobile came. So Ella Jaknell Detective No 1 immediately searched for the name Mack Sennett. Maybe you already know him, but I didn’t so it was interesting to know more about this man who have caught my interest about 50 years after his death just because of a photo.

The text I found about this man also included the name of his Bathing beauties, they were Juanita HansenClaire AndersonMarie PrevostPhyllis Haver, and Carole Lombard

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two visions of winter

I haven't abandoned my mobile camera totally. I'm grateful that I have it in my pocket so it's possible to catch the moments when I don't have my new camera and planed to take photos. There are two examples just from the last days. Friday at work was a splendid day at work, it was sunny and "warm"and after I took this photo I had a wonderful lesson skating on the ice with my students.

It's hard to believe that this is from the day after when my youngest and I took the bus to visit my sister. This was just the beginning of two days with strong winds and a lot of snowing. The bus was a double decker and we were sitting on the second floor so it was a little nervous when we felt the power of the sidewinds "shaking" the bus.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy All hearts day!

I'm so grateful for a lot of things but right now I'm thinking of my family. We had a delicious fish soup with salmon and saffron for dinner. After that a dessert  my daughter had made. What can be better than having an own baker in the house. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

18 years

Do you remember your eighteenth birthday?

Someone very close to me has recently reached that very special day and a week ago she also managed to get her driver's license. (We can't get it until the age of 18 here i Sweden) I'm so very proud of her but I must confess that I haven't got used to the situation that I have a child in the age of majority. I guess that I will get it some day, but as long as the children stay in the house it won't be so different. Except that the car will be occupied more frequently....

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chilly and stronger

(Didn't know that there were so much dust until I saw the photo)

Kelly Clarkson What doesn't kill you make you stronger is on the radio in my car and I think that title is a perfect quote for this post. With -29° C (-20° F) the gear level was a little sluggish even if the engine pre-heater had been connected to the car the whole night. But that didn't stop us from driving to the city to watch a winter-swim-competition held on the river.

I'm just going to tell you that the water temperature was about 1°C (34°F), the photos will speak for themselves....

-Happy Winter Everybody!