Here is Jim at my Dad's farm. He is playing horseshoes, he was good at this. To watch his smooth hand action as he tossed the shoe and to see him line it all up, if I said it was poetry in motion you may laugh because it was just a game of horseshoes, but I saw it that way. He focused on getting things right and enjoyed this moment for both the relaxed social time it gave him and also the fun of winning. Which he did, a lot.
My older brother and our dog Mercury are also in the pic (my brother is the one in blue). I like this picture because it is a natural candid shot. Just a couple of guys having some fun. I was just walking around taking photos and caught this moment. It was taken at one of the multi-family reunions/picnics that my Dad hosts in the summer.
Now for another very candid shot, here is a rare picture of Jim.
Yep, I realized when looking at it that I haven't seen his backside in awhile because all the photos are of his face and front and such. I miss his cute little backside. I am glad I tripped over this.
As a note, Jim never wore shorts. Even in the summer he stuck to the khakis or dockers. The only time he exposed his legs was to go swimming. This was taken at the other end of the horseshoe area. The guys in the distance are a younger brother and older cousin.
This next pic is a real surprise. It is photo of a younger Jim, pre betsy. He is with his two children, John and Michelle. I am thinking they just got off a ride at a theme park or such. I don't know. I love the looks on all their faces. Happiness and fun. Jim looks pleased and proud to be their Dad.
And now, as requested by a friend, some more pet pics. Tigger and Mercury, then Mercury, then Tigger, then Jim's cat Figaro.