Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thank Heaven for George Eastman...

Without him what would little blogs do?

With many apologies to Lerner and Lowe and the wonderful score of Gigi, I am deeply thankful for George Eastman -- of Rochester and Eastman Kodak -- who made it possible for the world, and this blogger, to easily take photographs. Before Mr. Eastman came along in the second half of the nineteenth century taking photos outside a studio meant bringing a vast array of equipment. I'm counting many blessings for all the rolls of film I've taken over the years and the Kodak moments they represent.

During our visit to Rochester I enjoyed touring Eastman House, Mr. Eastman's house and gardens and a wonderful museum devoted to photography. There was a great exhibit on portraits that I especially enjoyed. I also loved the gardens, which were rich and lush with wisteria, one of my favorite flowers. 




Of course what would graduation day be without a graduation picture? It was a beautiful, sunny day and perfect for a graduation. No clouds for our happy party!

Wishes for bright, clear, cloudless days and many Kodak moments! 

11 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

It looks like a perfect day in a perfect spot.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, the wisteria is gorgeous! Don't you just love it when it 'takes over' structures in bloom!

So glad you had a wonderful trip, sweet friend.
Miss you ...

Have a great week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Jemi Fraser said...

Beautiful! Love it :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is beautiful there. I too am thankful for those Kodak moments that we have thanks to that Eastman fellow. It looks like you had the perfect spring day there.

Becky K. said...

Oh, how perfect!
Thanks for sharing from what was obviously a very wonderful day.

Becky K.

Mimi said...

Hi Sweet Buttercup!!!
We do not have wisteria here, and I thought it was a street on tv!!!!!Never knew it was a flower and I am the daughter of a Florist !!!!My Mom may know, I will ask her!!!!
I am sure Mr. Eastman never realized how many KODAK Moments people have created!!!I for one am VERY delighted!!!!!
My new secret just may involve Kodak Moments!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Good to be a Queen said...

Georgia is full of wisteria in the Spring...It's beautiful!!!What a treat to see Eastman Estate, I love anything Photography...

Pam said...

Beautiful photos and I love the wisteria. Wish we could grow it here! My regards to Mr. Eastman! That's an impressive house and gardens!

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh my, how lovely. And thanks for the sweet wish. Same to you.

Mimi said...

Hi Buttercup!!!!
OK< deal one day, I will iron your clothes and you babysit and run errands!!!If only that simple trade could be accomplished!!!!
Have a fun day in NYC
hugs,
jamie

Chatty Crone said...

I agree thanks Mr. Eastman! Nice day for a graduation. sandie