Project Alicia : Wordless Wednesday: The Quintessence of Childhood

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: The Quintessence of Childhood

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Dirt filled nails. Mosquito bites. Frogs from the brook. Berry pickin'. Lightning bugs after dark. The quintessence of childhood. These are the moments they will remember.
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No critter pics today. You can thank me later. But be forewarned... it is an upcoming theme for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. If you were hoping for some of those pics, it's just a page turn away. My blog is brimming with captures of my little ones' critter obsessions. You may remember some of these...

Buckets O' Critters, Heaven Help Me!
Enter at Your Own Risk.
My Fate as a Mom...
Boys Will be Boys!
How did I ever get so lucky?
A New Infatuation

In other project alicia news:
The theme for this week's Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge is LIGHT. Stop by July 1st and join Kristi (of Live and Love our Loud) and myself. It opens at 12:01AM CST and will remain open until next Wednesday (July 6th). You can find the complete schedule for July here.

If you are looking to spice up your photos, check out my Photo Tips I shared this week here.

My new favorite addiction is Pinterest. Stop by and snag some of my 4th of July favs. And if you have any easy 4th of July meal ideas feel free to share. Turns out I will be cooking dinner that day for 40+ family members at my family reunion. I'm hoping there's a grill.

Oh, and if you haven't already liked my new facebook page, do it now before it's too late.

For those of you who have asked, here's my new wordless wednesday button.




Thanks for stopping by! Link your photo(s) below. And make sure to check out some of these other fab WWs!

Wordish WednesdayLive and Love...Out Loudseven clown circusBetter in Bulk

The Paper Mama and then, she {snapped}

80 comments:

  1. the joys of childhood indeed! great outdoor shots!

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  2. Oh, these pictures SO make me miss Iowa! Catching fireflies around the fourth of July was a favorite pastime while growing up. What great pictures!

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  3. I seen fireflies for the first time last year - I was in complete AWE. How can you tell I'm Canadian? lol

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  4. I love that your kids are so outdoorsy. I guess when I was their age, I was too. So much fun.

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  5. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love these photos. You totally captured the quintessence of childhood. :)

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  6. Such fun! I want to come back as a kid at your house.

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  7. Those are such beautiful photos! I loved catching lightning bugs when I was little! They do not have them where I live.

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  8. I love Pinterest! It's so addicting, but I've seen some of the most amazing things on there!

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  9. great shots!!!!
    love love love that bridge

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  10. I LOVE how you displayed these photos. So very cool.

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  11. These are wonderful! Love the photos - the display & just how much fun it looks like they are having.

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  12. They will remember these moments because of all your beautiful photos! So much fun!

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  13. I love the look of the photos, love the hats, and the border. Great job as usual!

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  14. I sound like a broken record every week, but I love your pix! And I love what you did with them - I am on Pinterest too but not very active!

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  15. Love the pics, the processing and the borders!! FUN :)

    ~Tabitha

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  16. Love all the pictures but especially the one of the two of them looking at you in the stream..

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  17. Alicia,
    I am always amazed by the simplicity of your photos and your ability to capture a moment perfectly. Your children will have one heck of a road map to follow back into childhood when they're grown. Your giving them a legacy.

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  18. Your kids are going to LOVE YOU when they are older for all of these wonderful pictures you take!

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  19. Great pics, Lish! My favorite is definitely the pic of the kids crossing the stream. I love Pokey's reflection on the water. :)

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  20. How fun! What awesome photos. I will add your button to my post. :)

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  21. You guys have the most amazing experiences. They are so lucky to have great parents who take them on great adventures! The way you capture your time together is priceless!

    ~Mimi

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  22. Looks like you guys had a very exciting afternoon.

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  23. I love the critter hunting, reminds me of my childhood. Love it!

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  24. I think the picture with your daughter on the swing is my favorite.

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  25. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of chasing "critters" through the creek that ran through my parents' farm. I can't wait until my kids are ready for that experience.

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  26. Great shots! My favorite is the 2nd to last of them both holding the butterfly nets. :)

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  27. It looks like a lot of fun and the pictures, as usually, are really really great. You really are very talented.

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  28. These captures absolutely will be forever memories! I linked up with Always My Baby and a favor. I need a help with some voting today. Thanks for hosting. I'll get your new button up next week. Today I have your other button on my link up.

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  29. I love the way you've displayed your photos this week! amazing layouts!

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  30. You're photography is getting better and better each week. These photos are gorgeous...not to mention I especially love the ones of Pokey in Yellow at the state park.

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  31. How fun! Awesome pictures! I wish we had fireflies here.

    Aloha! Mrs. Marine
    & the Tiny Troops

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  32. What a wonderful day you were able to capture! Love these photos!

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  33. Love these shots. Oh the memories you're making. It's so hot here we're trying to stay in the water or inside to escape it. Thanks for the button!

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  34. These are wonderful, they just scream childhood. Love them :)

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  35. Beautiful childhood! Beautiful photos!

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  36. These are fantastic. I love the water ones.

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  37. You have the most fun activities and outings for you and your kids!! Not to mention fantastic photography!! Looks like fun!!

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  38. Love them all, really like what you did with the last one!

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  39. The last one is my favorite, love your son in the background.

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's momsense

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  40. It looks like a fun day. I like the ones where they are walking by the stream and the stone bridge.

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  41. What a fab series of photos. I love the colours in them

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  42. My child hood memories seem to be fading fast however seeing these of your kids play in the creek and the mention of fireflies illuminate a couple very dim memories of summer vacations visiting relatives :)

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  43. This is my first visit to your beautiful blog and I am in awe! Gorgeous photos!

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  44. Love it Lish!
    You are right - this is the essence of childhood!!!
    Super-stoked that you have a button now. i will be adding it in my sidebar.
    I have not been snapping much this week - my WW is a drawing for me by Miss fab; so I didn't link it up... it's just one for the memory books.

    Your summer pics are just so gorgeous.
    xx

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  45. So, I have some critters for you :))
    LG Tina

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  46. Yep, that's what being a child is all about. I guess the kids had a blast.
    I'm looking forward to the critter shots. I was a critter hunter myself as a kid. ;-)

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  47. I assume much mosquito repellent was applied before this session. :) It's become terribly bugger here in Nebraska. Cute series.

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  48. These shots are so beautiful! I love what you did with them with the backgrounds, etc- just perfect. :)

    Happy WW!
    Jen

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  49. Looks like a fun adventure for the kids. Nice shots.

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  50. Beautiful photography and processing as usual!

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  51. What gorgeous pictures! I love your blog. :) Well done!

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  52. Gorgeous! Yes, all those things are summertime in a nutshell. Great memories...

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  53. These pictures are GORGEOUS! Yours is my first Wordless Wed link up! I'm in love with Pinterest too...so many great ideas there. I'm your newest follower! =)

    Paula @ Yay Home

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  54. I always look forward to your WW's thanks for sharing these lovely photos :-)

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  55. I adore these photos! I can tell if we lived close that we would have a lot of fun together... this is exactly how I want A to grow up! Matt and I are all about being outdoors on "adventures" and can't wait to share that with the bubs! Wonderful post!!

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  56. Stunning photos and scrapbook. You're got TALENT!

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  57. You take BREATHTAKING pictures. That is all. :)

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  58. I love the scrap-booky feeling of these photos!!

    I had many similar adventures as a kid and your pictures always make me wish that someone was there taking pictures then too.

    The rope swing photo looks just like the setting for a senior picture!

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  59. What perfect shots. I love that location- so beautiful & intriguing. You processing is perfect once again- you are a master at that!!! & of course I just love the digital scrapbook feel of it all. :)

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  60. I love all of these shots. It looks like you are having a fun summer!

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  61. What wonderful pictures you have shared with us. I sure wish I could be doing that now. I'll look for your followers, but I haven't seen it as of yet & follow you.

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  62. Sorry, I did find it and I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you & have a great week.

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  63. Very cute! I love the frames! Where did you get them??

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  64. Great pictures!! They send me back in time to a summer program's science class when we all waded in the creek and caught critters to learn about. And they send me back even farther to when I used to catch little toads with the boys in the neighborhood. What fun! :>

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  65. Oh that looks like so much fun! I loved crawling around outside when I was a kid, I bet those two are having a blast!

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  66. We love watching fireflies in our neighbours backyard from our porch (we don't have a backyard). Great photos!

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  67. What great summer memories they are making!

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  68. I just love summer time! It's the best time of year.

    Except I really detest the flooding problems in Nebraska!

    Great shots!

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2011/06/wordless-wednesday-cousins.html

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  69. Ah... childhood! Gorgeous shots.

    Happy summer days.

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  70. Beautiful pictures! I absolutely love the creek shots, and how you framed the photos.

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  71. Awesome summer time shots.

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  72. You always make outside look so fun.

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  73. I can't tell you the way these photos lifted my spirits! Seeing children being children through exploration and play is so dear to me. Thank you so much for sharing - you really made my day!

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  74. These are beautiful photos! So fun!!

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  75. Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up at Wonder Wednesday!

    Jamie
    www.mamamommymom.com

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  76. These are so cute! The outdoors can be so much fun! :D

    -Samantha
    www.kreativekaring.com

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  77. Oh, I love those photos! That really is the quintessence of childhood and your children are lucky that you recognize it and they get to enjoy it.

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