Wednesday, February 17, 2010

B+W Wednesday

I had the privilege to accompany a close friend and her family to a cemetery on Sunday to honor the memory of both her father and youngest sister whose birthdays were this month.

It is a large Italian family with 10 children - 4 men and 5 woman - still living. The elegance and faith of their mother is undeniable. I loved being able to capture the life of this group of strong women even in the midst of a sad afternoon.





Check out some more photos from other folks at Lisa's blog.

21 comments:

Dita said...

What a very special post. Strong women indeed...and beautiful.

Wanda said...

Great group of women, indeed. And I love the last picture of the staue. Nice shot!

(PS. I e-mailed you....'cause I'm like....from Nova Scotia....eh?!)

:)

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

I agree...that last picture of the angel is so beautiful. The angle in which you took the picture just makes it. There is something so serene about a cemetery. I could honestly sit in silence for hours there.

Life with Kaishon said...

Those pictures are lovely. I am so glad that you could capture something special for them. They are beautiful women indeed!

Frau said...

Beautiful pictures, strength and love comes through these pictures.

Jodee Leader said...

Sweet pictures. I especially love the second one!

Ashley said...

Love them all, but the one of the angel is great with the dark cross and the pristine white of the sculpture!!

Blessings, Ashley

Love Letters To China said...

What a lovely post. The photo of the angel truly touches my heart.

The Sanders Family said...

Great photos! I love people in black and white. It just makes everyone seem so timeless. And that last picture, so neat!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

How blessed these women were to have you there to capture them as they remembered their loved ones.

They are a beautiful family!

Great job~
Lisa

My Heart said...

What beautiful pictures.

Christy said...

Wow, those are some great pictures. Reminds you that there is happiness even during the saddest days.

Gail said...

Beautiful post and stunning images, you captured your time together so well!

brooke lynn said...

wow..what beautiful faces!!!
glad you could be there with them.

Lisa said...

Elegant indeed....both of the women and this lovely tribute and collection of photos.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful post..... I am so glad you were able to capture the special moments for them. I am sure they are greatful to have these pictures!

Shawna&Co. said...

Very original for the b/w link list :)

What great photos. I love the older woman then the baby.

Life goes on.

Beautiful!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Your pics truly touched me b/c I have been thinking about my dad lately and his passing...it just never gets easier..and my heart just breaks..loved the last pic.

Lisa said...

It must be the month of birthdays for lost fathers...What a beautiful post and tribute to your friend.

You have a beautiful blog!

Kristy said...

Beautiful and so touching.....

Love and blessings, Kristy

Ellie said...

I love these photos - you can see so much joy in their faces. How much stronger we are when we stand together :)

The angel photo is absolutely gorgeous.