I lived out there with them as my close friends/relatives
for three years on Vancouver Island.
I keep in touch with them now occasionally on Facebook (which is a wonderful venue
for staying in contact with long distance people in your world, isn't it?)
On Saturday, Steven posted some photos that were taken of him and his twin sister
Sandra...as well as one of their mother, my Aunt Ethel, who passed away
a few years back.
Check out the Envoy! Wow!
She had 10 kids and a no-nonsense way about her, but a sweetness as well.
She was a woman who worked hard all day and read Harlequin Romance Books by night!
and this captures her very essence.
My favourite memory of her is of her throwing a rubber boot at the chickens from the porch
when they dared to venture into her gardens!
What a lovely tribute to the person inside!
These photos touched me, of course, because I knew the subjects in them, but then
I went to Elaine Briere's webpage and was so impressed and in fact moved
by her work, that I was immersed in her photos.
I sent her an e-mail to ask permission to post her photos and she
wrote me back very quickly saying of course I could and that we might
possibly be relatives too! She also sent along a couple more photos to use here.
if you stop in at Elaine Briere's website you'll see she has her photos for sale!
Not only does she do great people shots from everyday life, but has also focused on
East Timor, Workers and Unions, Poliitical Struggles, Places, and Inequities.
She's a filmmaker as well.
She has a very unique eye don't you think?
Thanks Elaine for allowing me to show your beautiful photos
and Thanks Steven for posting these thought provoking photos on facebook.