Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ABC Wednesday "G" is for "gloves"

A street cleaner was undoubtedly taking a break and left his gloves on his dustbin cart. This photo reminds me of my grandfather, who used to do the same with his garden gloves. After mowing the lawn, he'd leave them on the mower's handles. I remember too that when he fell asleep while reading in his armchair in the living room, my grandmother would gently remove the book, and his hands would stay in the 'holding a book' position until he woke up, sometimes because I'd be giggling so hard.

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31 comments:

bfarr said...

Love this snap : )

Chuck Pefley said...

this reminds me of what I just finished ... pruning raspberry bushed. Should have done weeks ago. Gorgeous day in Seattle today ... perhaps even low 60's ... almost t-shirt weather.

Alexa said...

and in nyc it was 12°F when I got up this morning—and much colder still with the wind chill factor. We all had our gloves—and hats—on today!
This is such a cool shot, bibi (and I like your reminiscence of your Grandpa). Very sweet.

Thérèse said...

C'est génial Bibi!

Tash said...

The gloves are so lifelike. Wonderful capture. Loved hearing your memories of your grandfather.
PS - I looked all the photos of the dogs yesterday. She does a great job taking care of them. I'll e-mail more.

Virginia said...

The story makes the photograph more special. I"m still looking at the puppies below. Hoping they find loving homes.
V

Rob said...

I love it. What better way to represent the (undeserved) anonymity of the street cleaner than with a pair of disembodied hands!

Hope said...

Wonderful memories of your Grandfather...which is also a precious G.

Sylvia K said...

Really lovely memories! Thanks for sharing!

Deslilas said...

So you've met "The invisible man" and shot a good picture.

photowannabe said...

Great charm and personality in this shot. I love the originality.

Marie Reed said...

What a lovely story! I can almost see your book gripping Grandfather and little you trying to hold in her giggles!

soulbrush said...

this post touched my heart. and what a fabulous picture. wow, you just get better and better bibi.

Obelix said...

This is such a great photo! I've never seen handless gloves in "working" position before.

Mara said...

It's the invisible man! I love this shot, it's just full of life despite there not being a single living being in it!

spacedlaw said...

What a sweet reminiscence.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Love your pictures! Nothing happens in the photo and still it is so interesting!

Great choice.

Tyra

Dottie Jo said...

Good choice! And this is a great pic - you can almost see the man taking his break.

richies said...

Great photo. It did make me smile.

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Marie-Noyale said...

Reminds me of a TV series I used to watch when I was a kid about an Invisible man!!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Wonderful photo, Bibi! I enjoyed the story of your grandfather's hands, too. Excellent "G" post.

Jilly said...

This is so adorable and so is the story of you and your grandfather. What a wonderful memory to hold.

Tumblewords: said...

Love this photo and your narrative!

Dimitri said...

Top shot! I love this :)

Jay said...

Gloves on a green bin!

I love the way gloves take on the shape of the wearer's hands over time!

Bibi said...

Gee(another 'g'), I guess I missed some g's that you all have pointed out to me, like 'grandfather' and 'green'.

Thanks---I'm expressing my 'gratitude'!

Carol said...

This is a great shot...enjoyed the little story about your grandparents also...and that shot of Katja with the dogs!!

marley said...

It looks like the invisible man is at work! great shot.

Debby said...

Marley took my thought...it looked to me as if you had a picture of an invisible street cleaner at work.

Babooshka said...

This is really spooky. I'm with Marley they are so precise that it's hard to image someone hands not in those gloves.

Postcardy said...

You have some great photos. This one would look nice on a postcard.