Families Gathering On A Sunday Afternoon

Families Gathering On A Sunday Afternoon

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Sunday afternoon, and family gathers together; usually to share a meal.

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Sunday afternoons stretch before us as generations gather together, to share, to visit, to instruct, and to relax.

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A timeless tradition of taking a moment out of the flow of time; an unscheduled moment to rest, and catch one’s breath.

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Family unites us.  We “birds of a feather” come together to celebrate our commonalities, our history, our concern for one another.

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So let us celebrate family.  Families who share common blood, and also families who share only their common interests and love for one another;

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Families who come together out of necessity, and families who choose each other to create new family ties, where none were before.

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All you need is love…

All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

John Lennon and Paul McCartney
What’s There To Eat? (Forest Garden)

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

11 responses to “Families Gathering On A Sunday Afternoon

  1. Very beautiful photos!
    And as useal another wonderful story!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a wonderful night!

    • I hope you are writing abook too!
      All,your stories, and photos, would make an absolutely, wonderful book! 🙂

      • Thank you for the encouragement. At the moment I’m just doing this for the enjoyment, to meet interesting people, and to keep myself out of trouble 😉 Snowing hard here now, and lots of cold wind. Looks like a lot of work ahead tomorrow to clear the snow. Best wishes, WG

        • You are welcome! And I miss getting on here,but right now I have a lot going on,but I will be in an out and visit when I can,love your stories, and photos,
          It is very cold here,right now a frigid- 3 and dropping
          We are all safe and warm.
          You all stay safe well and warm too! WG!! Have a wonderful night! 🙂
          PS: Keep that book in mind!! 🙂

          • 😉 tea kettle is on, cat’s indoors, and so far we’re just enjoying watching the snowfall. You are the second person to mention a book lately- we’ll see what comes. Hope you have a good night, too. WG

    • Hi Marion, Was missing hearing from you. Hope all is well and that everyone is safe and warm. My husband is still laughing at that first photo, and am glad you like it 😉 Best wishes, wG

  2. Beautiful post, WG. You got some great shots, especially of the vultures.

  3. Cool photographs! Your first and fifth picture is of the American Black Vultures. I can’t believe you got that shot, that’s great! I have never seen so many together when they were Not eating an animal, that’s cool 🙂

    • Hi Micheal, Thanks for the kind words 😉 The vultures are gathered around a deer hit earlier in the day by a car. They absolutely didn’t care that I was close by taking photos. Not a single one flew off while I worked, and I have about 5 shots of them. They are beautiful animals, and so important in the ecosystem. I found another deer later in the trip who had already been pretty well cleaned up by vultures. Mostly just the skeleton left. I’m trying to decide whether or not to publish the photo. (if you don’t mind, I may email it to you for another opinion ) It is interesting that these birds don’t generally kill- they just clean up animals already dead from other causes. Did you see the tight close up of just one of the vultures in yesterday’s post? They all had assigned tasks- and took turns eating. The photo I published yesterday was one of their “look outs.” Best wishes, Michael 😉 WG

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