The theme over at The Gallery this week is self-portrait.
As soon as I saw that I knew which photo I was going to use for it. It’s not a recent one – in fact it’s almost four years old, but it remains one of the few pictures of myself that I really love.
I can’t remember exactly how old DorkySon was – just a few months I think – but I do remember that this was the first day after he was born that it was warm enough for us to spend an afternoon out in the garden.
He lay there kicking away in his little duck dungarees, working the polka-dotted-hat look, while I lay there working on my freckles and soaking up the sun. When he got antsy I’d pick him up and walk around for a few minutes, showing him the flowers, and the bees buzzing around in the bushes.
It’s far from being a technically perfect photo, but even this far on, it brings back lots of happy memories of a simple but sweet day.
What do mean it’s not a technically perfect shot? Tut tut. I think it’s lovely – you look so content. X.
Thank you! xx
I think it’s a perfect photo, although he seems slightly concerned about something. 🙂
He spent the first year of his life looking worried, and then suddenly learned how to turn on a big dazzling smile! Thanks for the comment x
It’s gorgeous, so natural and perfect!
Aww you’re lovely, thank you! x
That is a beautiful photo – it seems to capture one of those rare perfect moments of parenthood
Thank you! I definitely remember it as a happy day 🙂 x
Beautiful, your photo has put a smile on my face.
Ahh, thanks Sandy! What a nice thing to say 🙂 x
Aww such a lovely shot – he looks a little concerned by the camera though lol
More just concerned about life 😉 x
aww this is a beautiful photo xx
Thank you xx
Thank you so much!
I took a similar photo a few months after Kitty was born in a local field – I look back on it the same way, such happy memories and joy. It seems a age since they were this little doesn’t it?
Lovely photo x
Kitty was born in a field?
It really does – sooo long! Xx
Beautiful photo! x
Aww, shucks! Thank you x
Beautiful, you captured a truly precious moment
Ahh, thanks lovely x
Thanks lovely! x
I like the fact you are peeping around the corner, it’s a great shot.He looks inquisitive to me not concerned
Yes, maybe that’s why I like it – you can’t see all of me! Xx
Fabulous picture the happiness leaps out of it! Xx
What a lovely thing to say, thank you x
That’s a lovely photo, and a wonderful reminder of a sunny day gone by 🙂 x
🙂 thank you. How are you missus? Was just thinking about you – don’t seem to have collided online anytime recently xx
I’m OK ta, been a bit mis recently so only just back on the scene. Life, eh? But sun’s shining today which vastly improves my mood 🙂 hope y’all are well xxx
Meh 😦 have a slightly awkward hug from me. Hoping there is a lot more sunshine heading your way xx
Thanks gorgeous x
That is really lovely. You look so calm and happy and satisfied with the world.
Thanks Hayley! Xx
What a lovely picture 🙂 reminds me of some self portraits I’ve done with my son which I love too – far more personal than professional pictures!
Ahh, thank you! Professional pics are always tricky. The best ones we’ve had done are by photographers who are also friends, so we were all comfortable with them.
Gorgeous picture and obviously a great memory 🙂
What a happy, relaxed photo 🙂
Thanks gorgeous x
What a lovely photo. It’s great how photos can help you keep those special memories.
It really is! I had no interest in photography until I became a mum, but love it now! X
its a beautiful photo and I love the fact that despite how long ago it was taken, it still brings back such precious memories x
Thanks so much x
A beautiful picture 😉
Thank you Mirka!
That is very sweet. It is a lovely moment that first time you take them outside.
Made me feel very lucky to have a spring baby!
Beautiful picture. Simple but speaks a thousand words. You look very alike too – think it’s the eyes 🙂
We were both born middle-aged 😉 xx
brilliant photo, and lovely memories to go with it 🙂 x
Thank you lovely lady x
Beautiful picture, love those moments when you can just lay back and relax with them, lasts about 0.5 seconds when they start walking doesn’t it!
Oh goodness yes, I couldn’t get him to lie still in the grass now if I paid him!
It’s a lovely shot and a really sweet memory to go with it and surely that’s the point whether it’s technically perfect or not 😀
Totally agree! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful xxx
You’re very kind, thank you x
I love a photo which just brings it all back! This is gorgeous Ruth, I love it.
Thanks sweet pea!
It’s the story behind a photo that makes it special. Yours is lovely. I have some similar is from when Bunny was tiny, enjoying time together in the sunshine, in the park. I love those photos for the memories they invoke!
Absolutely 🙂 nothing like a bit of nostalgia! Thanks for commenting x
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this
What an utterly brilliant picture
Oh you’re lovely, thank you!
A lovely memory shared 🙂 I am very much look forward to days in the garden again x
Gosh yes, me too *crosses fingers for sunshine*
Such a lovely picture. One to have framed and put on the wall I think.
That’s a good nudge right there, because we have hardly any photos around the house and I should remedy that…
And the happiness of that day really shows on your face. Lovely! xx
Ahh, thank you x
What a gorgeous photo and lovely memory 🙂
Thanks so much! Xx
Lovely photo. It’s so nice when they are that age and interested in everything around them.
Ha yes, before they get sucked into CBeebies!
Utterly gorgeous. You look so relaxed and happy 🙂
Oh you’re very kind, thank you x
a picture bursting with happiness, absolutely gorgeous x
Thanks lovely 🙂 x
But the memory is perfect, eh? My favorite photo of myself includes my eyes closed (a blink, for sure) while I drop strands of homemade pasta onto boiling water. I remember that dinner vividly… The memory is perfect; the photo is the perfect reminder…
I think you need to share that one on the blog…
What a gorgeous picture .x
Thanks sweet x