18 February, 2009

Treasured memories from my childhood...


My childhood memories are still very much alive...memories of growing up with my five sisters in the hills of Tennessee... finding hollow tree trunks to hide in...exploring in the enchanted forest near our home... going treasure hunting in the cotton fields...making mud pies...braiding each others hair...swimming at the 'swimming hole' down at the river...gardening...baking with my mama...painting... all of these memories are ones that I will treasure my whole life.
Here are some photos from my childhood... from my "simple" life.
(All photos are taken by Barry Jackson: www.barryjacksonphotography.com and are protected by copyright)


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Left to Right: Shekinah, Shariyah (me), Zionah, Miriam, Mikaelah, and Mariyah...all 6 of us!!!


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"Miriam"


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"My sisters and I exploring in the enchanted forest..."

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"Miriam and I"


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"Mariyah"


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"Miriam getting a peek at the baby birdies"


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"Mikaelah practicing her balancing act"


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"Zionah"


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"Ring around the rosie...pocket full of posie...ashes, ashes..."


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"Bedtime Prayers"

If only my days could be as care-free as they used to be!!! I hope you've enjoyed this little "blast from my past"...
Goodnight ~
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37 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

I thoroughly enjoyed these delightful photos.

Joanne

Flor Larios Art said...

She is right delightful is the word for those photos and your art as well. I love the shadowing and the colors and the expression of the eyes of your paintings. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the tribute to Frida with that video.
I am sure will be back.
Flor

Sherry Goodloe said...

What lovely blog candy this morning! Thank you for sharing those family photos from the past.

Lisa said...

Wonderful photos!

kathy mc said...

What wonderful photo's. You, your sisters, and your mother must really treasure these. The phographer did a tremendous job. Thanks so much for sharing these.

glorv1 said...

Shariyah, those are beautiful photos and how lucky that you have them. How wonderful to be able to have those photos and look back and see your family remembering the good times. Thanks a lot for sharing, I really enjoyed seeing a part of your life. Take care.

PIGNOUF said...

Absolument magnifique !...:)

Kathy L said...

THese photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us a glimpse of your childhood. Just lovely.

k

Belinda Manning & David Bowman said...

This was the BEST SHARE ever. That all of our childhoods be as peaceful and blest. That yours was and that you continue to hold the memories of it allow it to remain a possibility for the rest of the world. There is an awesome energy of peace that is transfered from each of the photographs. Tank You.

Charlie said...

Your photos are beautiful! I know these are memories you will keep forever. Thanks for sharing them.

Jenn Klee said...

These are just extraordinary! What an extraordinary post this is :)

Diane Duda said...

I am in love with these photos! Just perfect. :)

Kerin said...

These are so precious Shariyah!

I especially love all the sisters doing each other's hair. It reminds me of being in Sunday school! All the girls would brush the hair of the row in front and so on.

What charming photos-- treasures every one! : )
Kerin

Miss Molly said...

Shariyah! This is so freakin' cool...

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Wonderful pictures. I think my favorite is of the sisters doing each other's hair, but it's a hard choice. They are all so lovely.

Uniquely Covered said...

Wow! Five sisters. You are blessed. I wish I had one sister. What adorable photos. Thanks for sharing

Patti said...

Oh My Goodness
What lovely photos. WHat a beautiful family. I love all of this post.
Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories. Your childhood sounds like a dream.
Hugs
Patti

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Louise said...

These images are truly a wonderful journey, S, a looking glass into a little artist fairy life! I am taken away...

Enzie Shahmiri said...

What a lovely post - especially liked photo number one.

inventivesoul said...

~*This is a treat! A beautiful peek into a few moments of your life and past with your sisters. What community did you belong to?

All girls? Were there any boys?

Shariya, your BEAUTIFUL earrings have arrived here in NYC today! They are so cool! I am really looking forward to wearing them out tomorrow!*~


~*THANK YOU!!!*~

Brandi said...

My heavens these are some gorgeous photographs ... I love each one of them!

Rusted Wings said...

There are so many memories packed into each of these precious photos sweetie....i'm so glad i'm your mama....love all ways....missing you!!!

SoCalWendie said...

Beautiful....these shots make me think of what life is like in all the old movies and pictures. I wish I could just walk into the photograph and lose myself.

Renee said...

I have absolutely adored the pictures of your childhood. You are so lucky to have these pictures of art with you in them.

xoxoxo

Renee

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

just STUNNING imagery,
and even more so
IT TOOK ME RIGHT BACK TO MY OWN
dreamings of childhood...

xo, monica :)

kslaughter said...

These breath-taking photos brought tears to my eyes. What an incredible childhood you must have had!

I found your blog through Lisa Lectura's---so glad I did! What amazingly beautiful work you do! All the best to you~~

RowanDeVoe said...

Wow! These photos are amazing! Are they in a book? This is a book I would love to have! I only have 2 sister, but the 3 of sat in a row and braided each others hair, went on magical "creek hikes", swam in the swimming hole in the summer and skated on it in the winter. There were always baby birds to see in the barn in the spring and broken robin's eggs shells to find(along with many other treasures) in the woods. These photos bring back so much of the magic(like finding arrow heads in the fields and an Native American axe hammer in the creek one summer too). Wow! These photos are just magical and beyond words really.

I stopped by to tell you to stop by my blog and pick up a little award and to say Hi and that I hope all is well with you!
take care,
merle

RowanDeVoe said...

OOh, I just remembered-picking everykind of berry for cobbler! We also made some amazing cakes and pies from mud! I know there are more memories that I have forgotten-wow, like finding an old burried wagon wheel where there had once been a road and tons antique blue bottles-I wonder if we found them all?

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Yiyah,
These photos are awesome! You are so lucky to have these.
I was stopping by because I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH contest (sorry it's taken me so long).
When I got to your blog I was blown away! I have bookmarked you so I'll be coming back.
Did you win anything? I didn't. :(
Best,
Dawn

Heather said...

Wow--- these photos are amazing! A friend sent my your blog address, so glad she did! Love your artwork, so earthy and beautiful. I will return!~

moaromigboyles said...

These wonderful photos and you memories are a wonderful treasure.
Your childhood sounds very interesting. Makes me want to hear more about you.

a graphic SOphiSm said...

Hi Shariyah!

I've found your blog just looking around (I'm newbie here)
I like your work, really great! Congratulations! ;)

And these photos are really delighful, love the little prayers, so sweet...

Greetings from Spain! BE HAPPY! :)

Ro

Chrisy said...

...your mum sent me over here to play....
those photographs are just precious...how fortunate you are to have them...i am heading off now to check out your artwork...

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

Do these pictures exist in a book form? They are absolutely beautiful. They look from an enchanted childhood. I thoroughly enjoyed peeking into your past. Such beautiful children, your parents were truly blessed! I'm going to go peek again!! x0x0PINK

My Journey to Hope said...

These pictures are amazing! What beautiful simplicity is evident in that lifestyle. I wish I could go there.

:) Michelle

SongNote said...

Oh my goodness! How gorgeous!
I am one of four girls so I know something of the world you speak of :-)

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