Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge - Time



When I read the theme of this week's Gothic Arch challenge, I started to think about the different times in our lives and in our relationships captured in photographs. Quite obviously this is a passionate moment portrayed in the gothic arch above. Perhaps the woman has been reading and her beau has unexpectedly surprised her with a kiss.
I love to pore over vintage family photos and am especially intrigued by photographs taken by my paternal grandmother. She just seemed to have an eye for capturing more than one moment in her pictures. The one below is a favourite of mine. She has obviously posed her parents sitting with my aunt and her cousin having a tea party but in the background my grandfather is busy cutting my Dad's hair. I can just envision them all gathered for an afternoon at the farm. The pace is a bit slower on Sundays so this just might be the time for a large lunch, a visit and a quick haircut.

33 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!! again such great colours and background!!

Willy said...

Fabulous, colorful arch!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great Arch Heather, and I love the photo below it. Lucky you having such a creative grandma!

Pascalebrad said...

Great Arch and i love the tale about your family photos so intriged as I read the post. I enjoy looking at strangers vintage photos on the net. I must say though I do have a family fave my paternal grandfather dressed in a dress when he was a toddler. Apparently that is what they did Pascale :)

Anne S. said...

Great arch!!Just lovely.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful art-and loving the photo and the story behind it!
chris p

Dawn said...

Ohh, this is lovely, the colors are great. I really like the "kiss" it's so romantic. Very pretty. Thank you for playing.

Kris Dickinson said...

I love everything about this amazing arch Heather!

Kersten said...

What a fantastic old photo, Heather. And your arch is stunning. You are truly the queen of color! :)

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Linda said...

What a stunning arch Heather - so much to look at. Your photo is just brilliant, very precious.
Linda x

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very lovely arch and beautiful story/ photo!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a gorgeous, passionate and colourful arch Heather

Char said...

Love your romantic arch. Fabulous.

Sherry said...

Your arch is very passionate!!!!
And I love the old family photograph...I have some like this -- it's the simpler life, the easy going time...and many family photos were snapped while people sat around having tea and talking.

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous arch Heather. The red and blue are wonderful together!

Your tale of your family and the picture remind me of my own vintage photos of which I have precious few. But in my mind's camera, I see family reunions with aunts, uncles and cousins I shall see no more. Bittersweet memories, thank you!!

Lynifyni said...

What a gorgeous arch! I love it.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent time arch! Any time is a good time for romance, Heather!

Chris said...

Heather your arch is stunning!! The way you have collaged all of the images is just perfect, I love it.
Your vintage photo and the story behind it is fab too thanks for sharing :)
hugs
Chris xx

Faye said...

Lovely arch, Heather. But I also enjoyed seeing the posed photo with a candid shot in the background.

Judy said...

What a beautiful romantic arch, Heather!
JudyNZ

Sandrine (Scrap_USA) said...

Wow gorgeous arch!!! Love it!!

bastelkueken said...

Your arch is fantastic - great

Hels said...

The photo is great Heather - it is lovely to see how our past was lived isn't it? And the GA is amazing, so steamy too :O)) HUgs xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch beautiful colours. Love the family photo too lots of wonderful memories.

RubyMay said...

What a beautiful, romantic arch...and I love the story about the photo.

Happy Daze said...

Fabulous arch, so much passion, and thanks for showing us he family photo it is quite a picture

Dawn said...

Wow such an amazing arch - you always find such great images.
The photo is amazing and you have set the scene so well again.
Your family look like so intriguingly interesting!

Dawn

Ginger said...

Wonderful gorgeous arch well done my friend!
hugs ginger

friedaquilter said...

Beautiful arch, Heather. The whole arch is simply radiating romance! Love the photograph of your family too!

Virginia said...

Beautiful arch..

vintage wil said...

beautiful arch !!!

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Heather, there is sooo much to see as i enlarge your beautiful piece... the background is spectacular the flowers the red and blue at the top of the arch so draws mt eyes as i try to take it all in and the silver outline.
thank you.
chriss x
so many more gorgeous pieces on your posts this week.