Saturday, April 30, 2011

Haiku Heights: Innocence

Innocence born...a

world of possibilities

the birthright of all...


Jules 1971

J.J. 1978

As this week's prompt on Haiku Heights is "Innocence", I thought to illustrate the word with photos of my sons as babies. These were taken back in the days of Kodak Instamatic cameras that used flash cubes, 126 cartridges, and produced square photos of questionable quality. Thank goodness for progress and digital photography!
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Defiant said...

Yes, its a birth right :) Nice take on prompt :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful haiku, and what little darlings!

Katy Cameron said...

I'm sure the colour schemes of the 70s and early 80s did nothing to help the fact that those old photos always made us look orange, my parents have a collection of photos of similar hues to yours above lol

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gawd, Kodak Instamatics! Don't the 70s seem like a million years ago? They weren't really but still, when you look at photos from that era . . . .

Kay L. Davies said...

I remember those orange-yellow photos of the 70s. I'm sure Katy is right, the colour schemes were like that, too. I still have an antique chair my grandmother had upholstered in nubbly orange fabric in the 70s.
You're so right about "birthright" though, Lynette. We are the fortunate ones. How many babies born in this world get to live to be 60+ with warm homes, loving families, travel opportunities, and plenty of food? And yet everyone is born with an equal right, but not an equal chance.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gloria said...

Wonderful pictures....and well written! :)

Lois Evensen said...

Sweet pictures... and... I remember those cameras. ;)

Christine said...

Birthright, but not always possible. Good thoughts on the haiku.

Pat said...

Oh, so sweet! Your J.J. was born the same year as my eldest son.

I remember Instamatics and the square photos! Don't you love these digital days now?! You can snap scores of pix and delete the bad ones.

Anonymous said...

A lovely haiku, Lynette.

Oh God, I remember flash cubes, the smell more than anything. I feel old.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful, Lynette - I met Jules when he wasnt much older than this!! I had forgotten about those cameras, good grief, how did we ever manage! And yet we took some good photos nevertheless!

Ella said...

I love the photo; such beautiful words, a sentiment I wish more people practiced!

Anonymous said...

Loved your haiku and your photos. My Mum had the same camera.

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