Friday, February 12, 2010

Birth family


I guess "the boys" come to Sydney about twice a year. Barry turns 65 this year and lives in the hills outside Wauchope, and has done for well-nigh 30 years. Ross turns 60 this year and has lived in the same house in Newcastle for about 35 years. I am in the middle and, as readers of this blog will know, move at least annually. Dad will be 89 this year and has an older brother who will be 91. Of us all, Ross is the least healthy.

6 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think the family likeness is in the smiles but I do love the bottom shot of your dad without the smile there is a lovely old aged pensiveness in it.

freefalling said...

You sure your dad isn't foxing?
he really does look remarkably alert and his eyes are alive.

You all have very 'feelable' faces.
You know how you want to put your fingers into someone's face to know how they are? err yeah - that makes sense, right?

Julie said...

Mmm ... I might not have used exactly those terms ... however, lived in I would use. User friendly I would use.

There is something to that ... I am forever being stopped in the street by people wanting to know something ... I think I pose no threat and am approachable and look like I might know. All positive stuff ...

... fingers into face ... like how a blind person gets information ... I like that ...

Julie said...

Foxing ... ? He is in a place that he did not have to be in was another person not quite so self-centred. He knows this and there are times when it grates and other times where he feels it is a worthy sacrifice to make.

Also, a photograph is taken in the wink of an eye.

diane said...

Its nice to get the family together now and then. Your portraits are so well done. Softness of tones is great.I'm an orphan, my Dad, Mother and brother all gone.

Julie said...

I have friends in that situation, Diane. Especially one who lost her father when she was 15. It means that I am conscious of what I have.