Sunday, August 12, 2012


Ava turned four years old yesterday.  Her mom found a very cool old bridge over the Sipsey River, located down a quiet country road in rural Alabama.  It was perfect for snapping a few photographs.

Ava's step-brother, Will, offered a reassuring hand, and made the walk over the bridge a little more comfortable for her.  I have to admit that I walked across it a bit nervously myself...

This old chair was a perfect prop to use on the bridge.

The patchwork quilt was handmade many years ago by Ava's great-great-grandmother, Lucy Webster Spann.
After finishing up at the bridge, we stopped by Ava's grandparents' farm for a few family photographs.

The sunflowers were blooming in the garden, and of course merited a quick stop and smell!
I hope these photographs will help Ava to remember this hot summer afternoon, with the scent of honeysuckle and the slightest of breezes blowing through the air.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Vickie, I love the nostalgic feeling of these photos of a child's rural southern summer. Charming Ava and her family will look back on this moment with a lump in their throats someday.