The Gallery: Dads

Photographs like this give me goosebumps.
That father/son moment.
I don’t know why I find it so poignant. Maybe it’s because I know that at the age of 7/8 my son is on the cusp of becoming a young man. He’s leaving behind childish ways and looking to his dad for guidance and, well, a steer on how to be a man.

Five minutes after this was taken on our holiday last year in the Loire Valley, France, this particular dad was teaching his son how to skim stones on the river.
Such simple pleasures but such meaningful times.

NOTE: I have been asked to give a talk about The Gallery at this year’s Cybermummy conference at the end of this month!
Wibble.

I’m not one for public speaking AT ALL. I’m even less of one for blowing my own trumpet.
But at the heart of it is your photographs, your words, your involvement.

So if you have any particular favourites which stand out for you  (not your own), I would be delighted if you could share them with me in the comments below.
And for those who are going, I’ll see you at the Blogger-to-Blogger Inspiration session at about 2.20pm where I will be speaking alongside Maggie at Red Ted Art, Rachel from Tales from the Village and Claire and Lucy from Crumbs.

This post is for Week 61 of The Gallery: Dads.

If you’re new and want to know what The Gallery is, go and read here, and then come right back and join in!
You can also pick up The Gallery code if you want too (try to ignore the ‘copyright’ warning just this once!)

Now go forth and show some big blog love. This virtual gallery of photographs is about enjoying each other’s work, so go make someone’s day.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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