I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.     — Sigmund Freud

Tanfield Railway, Tyne & Wear, UK 2012

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”–Anthony Brandt

Bolam Lake, Northumberland UK 2012

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”– Lisa Weed

Staithes, North Yorkshire, UK 2013

“The memories we make with our family are everything.”– Candace Cameron Bure

Saltwell Park, Tyne & Wear, UK 2014

My children give me the gift of stepping out of the daily ordinariness into the father zone—a place where my innate curiosity, sense of adventure, and love of a weekend gets rediscovered.”      –Jeff Stone

Warkworth, Northumberland, UK 2015

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” Pam Brown

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne UK 2016

To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.”     –Shannon L. Alder

Pow Hill Nature Reserve, Northumberland, UK 2017

“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself ”. —-John Gregory

Eddy & Malina Poland, 2017

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.”– Marge Kennedy

Alnwick, Northumberland 2018

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.”– Menacheim Begin

Botanical Gardens, County Durham, UK 2018

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs.     –Pam Brown

Tynemouth Market, UK 2019

“We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song”. —Elizabeth Fishel

Durham Castle, UK 2019

Stay tooned for whatever comes next time 🙂

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66 thoughts on “Family

  1. Love the two sisters and the sheer joy on the faces of the new parents amongst the daffodils is wonderful. As the mother of a son I hope I’ve raised him to respect women, stand up for others and be kind. I’ve certainly tried.

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  2. A Wonderful collection of photos 😄 My favourite quote is: “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” – Pam Brown

    It is so accurate! I do feel all-wise & prehistoric!

    Happy Sunday!

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  3. Such heartwarming photos! Stunning shots that make me smile.
    I loved the quote about grandmothers becoming wise and prehistoric (LOL!), and the one about love turning fathers into heroes, story-tellers, etc. So true!

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  4. Beautiful post! Nothing like the love & bond of family ties… one strong enough to drop everything last minute, fly across the country, and drive them back home. 😊 it’s good when you have that…
    some of your photos felt like time travel (is that editing?)
    Be blessed FR!

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  5. I do like your family photography.
    I don’t have any from my childhood and have kinda stuffed those from my first wife in some forgotten corner. However, I have a treasure trove of photo memories from my life with Linda. When I look through all you photos I can see those memories you have. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Enman, I had noticed Linda’s absence from your posts, but didn’t like to pry. So cool that you have the photo memories. I am reminded of the quote by Aaron Siskin, “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” It’s why I do photography 😊 I have a bad memory!


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