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Saturday, May 30, 2009

A New Hobby...Perhaps??

It's Saturday morning. I am sitting in bed with my kids watching Oswald (lucky me). I have nothing particularly witty or clever to blog about. So, I thought I would share some pictures that my son took. If you follow us then you are starting to understand that my son is unique. We are in the midst of figuring out what is "going on" with him, and know that he is either on the Autism Spectrum or somewhere close to the periphery. His traits are most like Aspergers, with OCD, and ADD thrown in as well. He's a funny little guy that keeps things around here interesting. He is OBSESSED with tractors, I know he would drop out of school right now if he thought he could, just to sit on a tractor and plow all day (he's in first grade). Green (John Deere color) is his favorite color. In fact, everyone at school calls him John Deere.

He went with his dad a few weeks ago to the local tractor museum because Daddy was helping put the historic tractors in the new tractor barn. Some brave man decided to give "JD" his camera. He ran around all day snapping pictures and we got some interesting pictures. I had never thought of giving my camera to my son (for obvious reasons). However, he surprised me. He took real good care of the camera AND the bonus was that he took some really cool pictures and it was neat to see things from his perspective. I think a camera may be in order for his birthday this summer. It will be good for him to have something to do other than play with tractors. Although, all he did this time was take pictures of tractors.


I asked him about this picture and he said, "I liked the shadow the old tractor wheel made."



They were moving the old tractors on a forklift. He was really "into" this and took several pictures. I thought this was a neat angle. Knowing my son, I knew there was a reason he took this shot. Yep, he said, "I wanted to see how the tractor sat on the forks." Then he proceeded to tell me very excitedly, "See, see Mom, they slipped 'em right under the axles."

Back to the shadows again. When I asked him, "What's this about?" He said in a very "Duh Mom" voice, "It's my shadow." Me- "Oh" JD boy-"Yeah, haven't you ever taken a picture of your shadow before?" He asked that question like it's common knowledge that all people take pictures of their shadows. The smart ass in me wanted to reply, "Well, no son I haven't because the picture would be mostly black and therefore a waste of good picture paper." However, sarcasm is lost on my son (not just because of his young age, but because he truly doesn't get very many jokes). He is very literal. Anyway, I thought this picture was cool simply because I would have never thought of it.


The last one is a picture of an old plow. He took this picture because he was pleased with the little block of wood he put under the front hitch to prop it up. Sort of like tractor modeling I guess.

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14 comments:

shortmama said...

He did a great job! Fun to see things from a kids point of view.

Trudy said...

I think you have an aspiring photographer here and a camera would be an awesome birthday gift!

That first picture is wonderful!

Erin said...

Excellent pics, I don't think I could take pics half as good, but I have moving subjects....a 2yr old and a 9 month old! Maybe he can come over for a photo shoot?

Kristin said...

Wow, what fabulous shots! You have a talented little fellow there!

Sneaky Momma said...

I think you have found something your little boy is very good at: photography! Sounds like his mind is perfectly tuned to that sort of thing. Fine attention to detail and seeing things that others do not are traits of great photographers, in my opinion. :)

Lady Di said...

Thanks for all the great compliments. He'll love it when I show them to him. He does seem to have an eye for it, and he certainly looks at the world differently than most people. Which, is what makes him who he is.

kathleen said...

WOW! I would like to put these on my wall. Can't wait to see more. Love from GrammyK

Amy said...

I think your on to something - buy that little man a camera and see where it takes him. I am busy today. Did entirely too much shopping yesterday, got home late and now I am putting it away.

ModernMom said...

I LOVE these pictures. Both my girls have cheapo digital cameras...really you would be surprised how cheaply you can pick one up, it is amazing to see things from their perspective. Your son's photos' are wonderful! Love the tractor wheel!

Amy said...

Way your sons takes wonderful pictures. I would frame them and put them up in his room. I never thought to take pictures of a shadow like that.

Lady Di said...

When I show these pictures to people, the tractor wheel shadow picture has been the favorite. It's mine too, along with the one of his shadow. Just loved that he came up with that.

monica said...

Love the shadow idea that he did - They look awesome. You have one special boy there and maybe a great photographer one day as well. A camera would be a great brithday present for him!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Thems are some pretty neat pics.

You know they have digitals for kids right? I got my son a star wars one. Resolution ain't that great but then again they don't cost 200 bucks either.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

He sounds a lot like my son, Andrew. I used to do a regular feature on my blog called "If you give a kid a camera". I love to do that, it's amazing what they come up with. You should totally get him one of the digis for kids.

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