The theme over at The Gallery this week is self-portrait.
As soon as I saw that I knew which photo I was going to use for it. It’s not a recent one – in fact it’s almost four years old, but it remains one of the few pictures of myself that I really love.
I can’t remember exactly how old DorkySon was – just a few months I think – but I do remember that this was the first day after he was born that it was warm enough for us to spend an afternoon out in the garden.
He lay there kicking away in his little duck dungarees, working the polka-dotted-hat look, while I lay there working on my freckles and soaking up the sun. When he got antsy I’d pick him up and walk around for a few minutes, showing him the flowers, and the bees buzzing around in the bushes.
It’s far from being a technically perfect photo, but even this far on, it brings back lots of happy memories of a simple but sweet day.