Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Like Butterflies

Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Some of the little girls on my block are very sweet, and impossible for me to resist - especially when I have a camera in hand.

lily2
You all know Lily pretty well by now - she's a stealer of grape hyacinths, other blossom petals and of hearts.





jaylyn
A few doors down from Lily, you'll find Jaylyn. She usually has a smile on her face - especially when she sees Benny.




Bria
Jaylyn's little sister is Bria. She was much smaller last autumn. Kidlets have a way of growing up over the winter.




huggin cousins
Bria's same-aged cousin is Lynzie, whom you've also met semi-recently. There's another lovely face peeking over these huggin' cousins from behind. Let's get a closer look at her.




Leah
Lynzie's older sister, Leah. Another beauty to add to this bevy.


You can see that there are no shortage of adorable children in my neighbourhood. And these are only a few of them.

summer worn
Pretty dresses
Little Curls,
Oh thank heaven
for little girls!


 I'll have more photos coming up in a few days.

48 comments:

lime said...

you would have had fun capturing my dear friend's four year old if you had been at my house yesterday. these are lovely shots. i like the one where they are all hugging up. exuberant little girl love. :)

Frank Baron said...

I'm going to miss those cutie-pies. :)

Jackie said...

Sweet as shuugar, they are.
Love the Dora the Explorer shoes, too!
Great captures!

DJan said...

Such sweet shoes. They are adorable, but of course Jaylyn smiles when she sees Benny. I do, too! :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

They really are adorable, Hilary.
Really love the last shot here.
Those sneakers are the best!
Happy day to you!

TexWisGirl said...

they are so sweet - your photos treat them with such tenderness and love.

Shammickite said...

Little girls are so sweet. Sometimes. Other times.... well, life with little girls can be a challenge. I know, 'cos I used to be one!

rosaria williams said...

Ah, they do put a smile on everyone's face! You missed your Lucy!

Daryl said...

such adorable neighbors .. i hope you get to visit them once you move

Linda said...

I love those shoes in the last photo. Too cute.

Brian Miller said...

ha. that first quote is awesome...as are the pictures...what beautiful little faces....smiles

messymimi said...

Once you move, you will have to go back and visit the old neighborhood once in so often to see how these darlings grow.

Barbara Shallue said...

They are all so precious and you have a gift for capturing their smiles. I'll miss them when you move!

Leave It To Davis said...

What adorable faces....I can see why you just have to capture them. I hope you are sending their mommas a copy...because you take such good pictures they would be priceless to them!!

Phyllis E said...

Cuzzie, I think you were born with a camera in your hand - your photos are always so expressive and "spot on" that they must be an extension of you.

I love waking up to one of your posts.

Rita said...

They really are some beautiful girls who will become stunning young women. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh my goodness! You have captured some very special images here! What sweeties!

Nancy said...

Little girls in their natural environment is always a wonderful photo opportunity...

Stephen Hayes said...

I always thought you were a great nature photographer but you are equally talented at taking pictures of children. Their personalities are so well captured. Nicely done.

cantankerousmule said...

Lovely pics. And I have found that kids, no matter where in the world, love to have their photos taken ...

Kerry said...

Wonderful portraits of these little charmers. Nobody can resist them!

Mage said...

I made a decision a lot of years ago not to shoot kids unless I had their parents permission. Since I rarely see the parents, no kids in my shots. Love the flowers tho.

Red said...

Besides looking sharp, kids can be most interesting.

Anita said...

And I thought nature photography was your forte!

It is, but obviously, so are cute, adorable little children. You bring out the best in them. :)

What will you do when you move away from them? Awww....

yaya said...

Awww...so dang cute, each and every one of them!

Betty Manousos said...

aww, such adorable little girls!
terrific portraits of these cuties here.
what a sweet post!

big hugs~

Bob Bushell said...

Cute kidlets, and them in your vicinity.

Anvilcloud said...

Let's hear it for the girls.

Indrani said...

They look like little angels! :)

Meri said...

A bundle of cuties!

ladyfi said...

So much cuteness!

Friko said...

And not one of these little beauties minds posing for the camera.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

As a fellow mom-of-only-boys, I understand the magnetic pull of these sweet girly smiles. And as someone who has moved too many times, I understand the tug on the heart as you prepare to sell your home and move away from such wonderful neighbors. ♥

Dianne said...

they are precious, each one of them

Maggie May said...

They are very beautiful little girls and have character.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Kat said...

Aww!!! They are so cute!

Merisi said...

Adorable, you captured them in such a sweet way!
Love the three cousins, what a nice bunch!
Wishing you a wonderful midsummer weekend,
Merisi

Sandy Carlson said...

These are beautiful children. I think they appreciate the kindness and warmth of their photographer.

Betty Manousos said...

happy canada day!!
enjoy!

xoxo

Rajesh said...

OMG! they are all very sweet and cute.

Sharon Wagner said...

Look at all those happy little ladies. I also gave you a little shout out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Don said...

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million."
Walt Streightiff

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How precious! Some of these photos take me back to me and my 2 sisters as little girls. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Is this in the from location or the to location? If it's the from, I'm glad you're capturing those sweeties in film!

Lisa RedWillow~ a Beauty seeker said...

These are all omg moments . So beautiful.

Linda said...

Aww, they are so cute! Such sweet portraits.

Michael Manning said...

So fun! While visiting my Mom in Ohio,I noticed the little girls across the street setting up a Lemonade stand. I fished for some change and feigned needing two Large glasses at 50 cents each! They were thrilled. Then visiting my 93 year-old Aunt, a Boy Scout selling candy rang the bell. I ordered two--remembering how great it was as a kid to make a sale like this! :)

Dave said...

I love these little-girl photos Hilary. Your photos are a credit to you and creat a warm feeling in the viewer - Dave