Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fontaine's barn

This is the porch on which I intend to park myself for a good long chat with Fontaine. First she's going to give me a horseback tour of that magnificent property, then we're going to sit in these chairs and tell every secret we've ever known. At least, I probably will. My version of them, since no one will be there to dispute it. Posted by Picasa


We couldn't get there fast enough. The knowledge that Annette had cooked up a feast for us was the deciding factor.
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Monday, June 28, 2010


Isn't Marion cute?! Her mother, Betty Maury Cobb, was my mother's father's sister and the last remaining member of that generation. When Bet died recently, Marion inherited her much coveted family history materials.
Posted by PicasaWe had such a great time sharing information and being with our cousins. Buck and Michael were like two peas in a pod. We haven't been able to spend much time together over the years, but you wouldn't have known it by the way we yakked until 2 or 3 both mornings.

My cousin, Tainie

Does this not look like someone with whom you'd want to be best friends? The following wildlife photographs were taken by Fontaine and lifted, by me, from her website.
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(Little) George Radcliff and Fontaine Radcliff Howard

I'm at a loss to describe these cousins that mean so much to me. They represent ties to my mother's family and are the beloved children of our beloved Marion, my mother's first cousin and, even though we don't see George and Fontaine often, my siblings and I love them very much.
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I had to email this to my dad. He loved the osprey on Fowl River.
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Someone is paying attention and someone isn't.
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Do baby deer normally let photographers get so close? Does everyone just love and trust Fontaine?!
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There's a certain feeling

I don't know where Fontaine took this photograph, but it says something about the pace and environment of the area. There's just a certain feeling and it was recognizable everywhere we went. It's a good life down there on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
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