Already… leaves start turning red. We don’t have our summer yet! (I don’t think we do.)

Already… my nephew and niece have become responsible, matured adults. (They really are 😉 He slept a lot when he was a baby. No matter how we played with him, he wouldn’t wake up. She was a wise little girl. She asked straight-to-the-point questions, which often surprised us; we didn’t know how to respond. Now he doesn’t sleep much; she patiently answers all of our questions.

Already… my great nephew is (soon will be) 3 year old and great niece 6. I remember their dad (a different nephew) at that age… I didn’t want to fly back to MN after spending a week with him. Now I can never have enough time playing with these two. I remember fighting with my sisters for an opportunity of holding her and later him. They are getting heavier and heavier 😉

(The photo on the left is a re-do of a photo I posted for XDrive Photo Lesson 7 – Frame your subject. Already… I learned a lot from Raj’s lessons.)

Already… I have become a senior citizen (for a couple of years). BUT, this must be a mistake!!! I don’t feel old at all.

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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31 Responses to Already…

  1. Raj says:

    Lovely post Helen.. Yes time flies in a blink of an eye. If so, I think that’s good sign..Because good things make time to fly! 😀 Stay blessed..

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  2. Raj says:

    Your grand nephew looks better in this setup. Great and prompt response here! Cheers!

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  3. loisajay says:

    Great photos, Helen. I love the one of your niece and nephew, but that last one..! Did you take that one-handed??

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lois. Yes, one-handed 😉 There is something about one handed that I haven’t fully understood. Sometime I Like to putt with one hand. I often take iPhone photo with one hand. This time the camera was heavy for one hand (too lazy to use a tripod), so I was surprised (happy) with the result.
      Good night, Lois.

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  4. Anabel Marsh says:

    Lovely pictures of your family. And we already agreed – we are not old!

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  5. carol1945 says:

    The older I get, the faster the time goes. I retired when my daughter had a baby so I could help her out, and now my grandson is 7. How could that happen so fast???? I know what you mean: I do’t feel old, but the reality is I am.

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Carol. Did you hear me laughing? The reality… oh yes, the think I try not to think of ;-). In many ways, I like the old me. I “really ” treasure moments, and I am mindful. Unlike before, I only talked about it.
      Have a great day.

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      • carol1945 says:

        Yes, when I was 40, I took all these mindfulness classes. Now I don’t have a choice, I have to be mindful, otherwise I will fall, forget where I put my iPhone, or miss an important date.

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        • Helen C says:

          You’re lucky. I learned about “mindfulness” last year! I wish I have learned it when I was 40.
          Yes, we have to be more mindful than before, but it’s not a bad thing really 😉 I, too, every time I put down my iPhone, I would tell myself “Remember iPhone is here”. It still would take me a while to find it sometime. Ha.
          Have a great day.

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  6. Lady Oscar says:

    beautiful thoughts and writing … I admire your sharing! 攝影是深入的學問。 透過媒介,呈現的萬物,是自己的內心世界。

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  7. Time never stops, does it (even if we might bend it sometimes as I write in my blog)? When I look back, I can’t get where time all went…

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Otto. I am still thinking about what you have said about time in your post. I didn’t leave any comment, because I haven’t come up with any conclusion yet 😉 I think one reason that I failed to accomplish many of tasks is that my priority has changed due to aging. For example, this is the first year that walking is my top priority.

      >> If we can relax our mind and not worry about time, there will suddenly be plenty of time.
      I wonder if this works better for younger people. Most old people have slowed down because their physical change due to aging. When our bodies slow down, without knowing our minds slowed down too. I “almost” think we should do the opposite. I mean maybe we should get out of that too-relax mode and give ourselves a deadline or two (not too many) so we can get something done. I don’t know…

      Like I said, I am still thinking about this 😉 Thank you for a wonderful post, which makes me think hard.

      Have a wonderful day.


  8. restlessjo says:

    I know those feelings so well, Helen. Adorable kids 🙂 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Jo. I enjoy reading your Monday walk. I have a feeling that we’re all trying to do more than when we were at young age, because we know how to treasure time better. 😉 And that is a good thing! Ha.
      Have a great day.

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  9. Amy says:

    A beautiful post, Helen. Life journey has its joys, wonders, regrets, and adventures. 🙂

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  10. prior.. says:

    so moving – and hearing how the children have changed warmed my heart – also – the pictures (young and old) were perfect.
    and I know we are now ten days into septmeber – but I am not ready to let go of summer yet either – and we have a few changing leaves here now as well

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