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Más Sabe El Diablo
Friday, July 16, 2010



Rebecca Stewart

I have often repeated here what my grandmother Lolita used to tell me when she gave me advice, “Más sabe el Diablo por Viejo que por Diablo.” In English that would translate to, “The devil knows, not because he is the devil but because he is older.”



Lauren Stewart & Casi-Casi

And so when the afternoon was waning today and the two girls were happy playing (Rebecca was relaxing and reading one of the Eclipse series of books and Lauren was climbing trees) I retrieved my camera bag and called the girls to the garden. Rebecca put forward loud protests of having posed for my camera for at least 9 years and that she needed relief. My wife pointed out that Rebecca had not put on any makeup and, besides the girls would be coming tomorrow Saturday and I could photograph them then. I insisted and the protests escalated but I stuck to my guns. I knew that three exposures on the Polaroid Sepia film would result in just what you can see here. These are lovely portraits of two lovely girls on an afternoon in the garden. There is little more than I can say except to point out that my grandmother was always right, and just this time, so was I.



On the upper picture Rebecca poses next to my very large, Hosta 'Yellow River' and the fern is called Onoclea sensibilis or sensitive fern.



     

Previous Posts
Jack, The No Jack Cowboy

Not An Old Shoe

The Bishop & Rice Pudding

Spheres & Culture at Celia Duthie's and Nick Hunt'...

Robertson Davies - Trilogia de Deptford

Ferry To Salt Spring Island

Death By Mushrooms & Autoerotic Asphyxiation

That Venerable Shivaree

Seeing Well With The Help Of Josef Lachkovics

Smoke & Mirrors At The Vancouver Art Gallery



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