Austin Family Life Photography, Family with new puppy, happy hens and a curious cat

April 06, 2015
Girls hold their Chickens in a backyard hen house.Chicken feet and little girl hands

Ran over to do a quick session with family friends and their new pound puppy and captured just a few of what I like to call "the menagerie." As we were looking through the images, my dear friend was reminded of the poem her younger daughter had written earlier in the school year. With permission, I am posting it here along with the photos. 

Where I'm From

I am from lots of animals, 

from painting and pictures

I am from the chicken coop in the backyard.

(Stinky, yet comforting

it smelled like a dumpster.)

I am from the big tree in my backyard, 

the small one too

whose shadow made shade

for me to sit under.

20161218_154633_70420161218_154633_704 I am from biscuits and crafts,

from Oslo and Isabelle,

I'm from "five more minutes?"

and "dinner time."

from "get to work" and "time's up."

I'm from punctuation pages

and spelling corrections 

and from wonderful friends to help me along.

 

20161218_154629_41720161218_154629_417 2015_01_25_0267 bw2015_01_25_0267 bw I'm from Bull Creek and Guadalupe River,

from eggs and bacon,

from the time the chicken got hurt

by the dog

to the water we pumped to keep my cat's heart going.

In my house is life

making joy.

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A family of happiness 

to greet me when I see them.

I am from those moments

all from my life,

memories that never end.

--Camille Wilson

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