My 4 year old, in the confusion that remodeling can bring, took the opportunity to grab my camera and capture what's important to him. In a matter of minutes he had filled my memory stick with joy and returned to me to show me what he'd done. He was so proud as his pudgy little fingers worked the little buttons on the camera. I have a feeling he'd done this before. That would explain some things...
I call this first series Front Porch Panorama and it starts with the little rocking chair . My oldest got this chair from Grandma and Grandpa when she was tiny. For all the kids, at one time or another, this was THE best seat in the house.
Move just a hair to the left and you'll see a Duplo on the floor next to a stack of magazines .
In for a close up. At first this one threw me for a loop, and then I noticed the Wal-Mart banner on the top.
If you turn once again to the left, scan past the front door, you'll see this lovely site
Through the window you can see the siding going up on the west side of the house.
Another move counter clockwise and we'll introduce you to our lilac tree, sad and old , she will be put out to pasture as soon as she sheds her blooms . Her trunk, gnarly and full of character, we'll leave as it has provided hours of fantasy play. It's seen fairy houses and army encampments built around her, sometimes even, on the same day.With the lilac still in the picture we, once again, turn to the left and get a great shot of our van parked in the neighbors driveway. They've graciously offered us the use of their bathroom whenever necessary during our (only) bathroom reconstruction.
Still another jot to the left we see the front screen door with Errabundus peeking in from the street.
Oh, yes, gotta get a shot of the new bus door.
I 'm pretty sure, by following his pattern, this is located somewhere on the screen door...between the window and the mail pile.
Yet another step counter clockwise and we visit the legs of the grown up rocking chair
He chose to focus on the screen in the window above the rocker I'm pretty sure because the front of the house is not yet sided and is still only clothed in pink insulation.
This brings us full circle. The two rocking chairs sit together on the porch. In his brilliance, he has chosen to leave us here, wanting more.
There you have it, the first installment of Life Through The Eyes Of A 4 Year Old Photographer.
I can't wait to show you what's next.
I'll have to make sure to check the settings before I resume control of my camera.