Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Treasure


This young boy was with the lady with the pipe (last Tuesday's post). He had a phonebook under his arm and spent the whole time fending off other children who also wanted it. He finally chased them away and was victorious with his new treasure.
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Our first hit of ash yesterday was a sign of things to come me thinks. The good thing was we have had quite good rain to wash it away last night. Hope it stays away for a bit longer.

18 comments:

JM said...

You've given a very good title to your post, it really shows the relativeness of things...

Donna said...

Poor little Sweetheart!!! Makes you want to rush over there and take care of him!! And You!! Stay safe Darlin' !!!! hughugs

Squirrel said...

I love this shot! If the phone book has little maps and displays on it's pages and business logos it would be even more to treasure. What are your phone books like? Could you photograph a page? I'll photograph mine if you photograph yours.

David said...

Jules, I know that children are attracted to the oddest things (when my youngest daughter was four the only thing she wanted for Christmas was a Dust Buster), but why the phone book? He is cute, a very interesting face.

Jules~ said...

That has me very curious. I wonder why he was so protective of the phone book. I wonder if it would later be used as a stool or chair boost.
Our city has so many phone books. There are 8 or 9 delivered to us every year and I always put them emmediately in the recycle because I never use them. With the 21st Century and internet being so quick I find the books only take us space.

annulla said...

Great photo. He looks a bit suspicious of your intentions towards that phone book ... hope you didn't try to grab it (just kidding).

Blather From Brooklyn

Jules said...

jm - I agree

donna - thanks - I am blowing the ash away as I type!!!!

squirrel - you're on but don't be disappointed i do think they all look the same!!!!

jules & david - when books are few and far between a great big yellow book would be quite a find. I wish I'd had a pencil to give him
at the time so he could have drawn on the pages.

annula - not he was safe. The only thing i took was his photograh!!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I saw your blog and found a piece of history your camera recorded. It is a blink, stopped dead-still, exposing a moment in time and the beauty you saw and captured in the little boy with his treasured phone book.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Anonymous said...

Hey - Hello from Beijing! Good to see we can SEE your posts again now. Miss Rabaul heaps in our smog - my daughter & neice will be at Vunagam in November - is thre much ash fall there?

Jules said...

Hi Beijing - have been wondering how you've been going - so glad to see your comment. Will check on the condition of Vunagam. The problem is the planes are often delayed and can't get in when the ash is over this way so they may need to be prepared for a delay in POM at that time of the year.

Abe - thanks for your lovely comment!!!

photowannabe said...

Your picture is worth a thousand words. Such a serious expression. Its heart rending.

Katie said...

Glad to hear you're blowing away the ash; may you have nothing but clear skies soon! This kid really is precious. You do such a good job with portraits! Sorry that I imediately thought of the movie line "The new phonebook's here!" from "The Jerk."

Ann said...

beautiful, beautiful photo.

dive said...

Darn right it's treasure. He's got the goods on everyone with a phone.

Good luck with the ash thing, Jules. I wonder what you did to upset the volcano.

Lawstude said...

visiting your blog always feels like i am at the front seat of the car with extended view of the surroundings. i know that i could not go to such place and i thank you for sharing these wonderful images to us.

by the way, sorry for not visiting sooner. just had a weeklong vacation and the work just piled-up. i'll catch-up on my readings/blog-hops once my sched returns to normal. have a nice day friend.

Alifan said...

Great photo as always Jules...

Take care...

Jules said...

Thanks to you all!!!

Bergson said...

Adorable child, I think that he is going to defend his treasure