Another lost birthday.

Today would have been my Dad’s 89th birthday. He died in early 2001. This was the only picture I could find of him with a camera. It was late 1988 and I had gone with my parents to the Botanical Gardens so he could take pictures of the flowers. That’s me on the right with my 80’s hair and 80’s eyebrows. Dad was the one always taking the pictures but I think my Mom took this with her little ole 35mm film camera.

Dad always had 2 SLR cameras with him. One with color film and the other one either had black and white film or slide film. He always had a little notebook in his pocket and when he took a picture he would write down the settings. I always had my film point and shoot so I guess it runs in the family. I just wish I had taken more of an interest earlier so we could have talked about it more.  He also loved birds. He was always taking pictures of pelicans.

Happy birthday, Dad.

542 Botanical Gardens March 88

8 thoughts on “Another lost birthday.

    • Dina, what a lovely post and tribute to your Dad. I lost my Dad when he was 87. We miss them don’t we? Your talent and love of nature comes through and he is guiding you each and everyday! Lovely!

  1. What a wonderful way to honor your dad, Dina; and with such a perfect picture. Thank you for sharing this about him; like father like daughter. 🙂 xoxo

  2. What a sweet tribute to your dad. My father was the photographer of the family when I was a child (and in later years too. most of the pictures we have of our four kids were taken by their “Papa”.). Bill and I were too busy and too broke (in the days when pictures had to be developed ;>)!)

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