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Monday, December 08, 2008

Baby Love

Saturday evening the Garden Friends gathered at Patti's house for a winter repast. Home made Pinot Noir wine, cheese from the new cow, greens from various gardens, salmon with black smoked salt and many other wonderous foods to share around the table. But best of all, little baby Tao.

Click to enlarge. He loved my new camera and figured all the buttons out right away. Those tiny little fingers, so cleverly exploring the wonders of seeing himself and the rest of us in the viewer. And then his expressions as I took frame after frame of his adorable face.

And suddenly the money shot. I nearly faint from the beauty of it all. Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Sandra said...

Hi Judy: Happy Merry Christmas to you and your family : ) Wonderful, wonderful pictures !!! Baby Love indeed, little Tao is getting to be a beautiful "big" boy now and that shot with the puppy is sooooo neat : ) Thank you for sharing as always, your heart is so gracious : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Chris said...

Is THAT the cutest face?! Too adorable. What wonderful dinners to share with friends. Hoping to get some good art time in....we're expecting a snow storm tonite and tomorrow.

ginny said...

Judy, He is beautiful and perfect. Your photos are priceless. I so want to cuddle that little baby.

DJ said...

Judy, as a new first-time grandmother, I love your photos of those cheeks!
And the puppy snapshot is pure gold...
Your warm descriptions of gatherings with luscious meals always make me drool.
Friends, food, and baby cheeks!What a wonderful way to stave off winter doldrums.

femminismo said...

Absolutely enchanting! Money shot/heart shot ... you got it, babe! Incidentally, I loved that photo of you younger. Oh, you looked happy then and happy now. You've come full circle. ()

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Oh my god, Judy, that's one of those shots you pray for! The gods smiled on you for sure. Way to go, girl.

lklight said...

What an AWESOME picture, girlfriend (the dog licking his ear!) It made me squeal!

Candace said...

Oh my gosh, I would faint too. "Perfessionals" wait years for such a shot, it seems. The universe is good to you as you are good to it.

He is such a charmer, isn't he? Thanks for the updates on Tao, too.
Candace

eb said...

oh Judy - what an image - deLIGHT!!!

xox - eb.

eb said...

wow - scrolling back
this is the penultimate
blog post - image to words...
bravo Judy!!!

xox - eb.

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i think i have injured myself laughing so hard. oh that bloomin' dog, haaaaa, haaaa. God bless him! i just love that photo. and that little fella is just too adorable. that last photo in the line-up, with his eyes all cut to the side, oh boy! it is so fabulous. you the man, judy wise, you the man!

art and beautiful junk said...

There is an award for you on my blog

Kim Mailhot said...

Love it !!! Truly the money shot !

What an adorable and wise looking child !

Happy Snapping !

paulanm said...

There is nothing like the love of a child.

You made my heart melt and now I'm so lonely for my little Iris.....

Have a wonderful holiday season.

Judy said...

Oh so gorgeous- i want to grab those cheeks.
xo

Lynn said...

adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and yes, this last photo is a PRIZE winner for sure!

Allegra Smith said...

Why is it that the blooming dog gets to do what any sane Meemaw wannabe would gladly give a year of her life to do?

I already told you how crazy I am about him. He is so beautiful, so classic. His face and expressions always makes me think of little Emperor, a child out a gorgeous dynasty of gorgeous ancestors. The look in the last photo reveals the actual age of his soul. That, my love, was indeed worth the price of the camera. See you Sunday, love to you both.

katie said...

such precious photos that cheer my heart, just like your phone call did this morning, such perfect timing you always have...xoxox

Karen Cole said...

Holy cow....the dog licking ear photo should be sent to some kind of photo contest.

Is that film roll setting from the camera or a blog trick?????

miz katie said...

Oh, you have captured a true moment of joy.

julie king said...

baby tao is adorable! it sounds like a wonderful get-together!

robin dudley-howes said...

oh so cute!
robin