Photo Friday: What's in a memory

LED Balloons after campfire
LED Balloons after campfire

Have you ever noticed how some images bring back a moment in time, a feeling of being in that place, and even a memory of the smells and sounds? This image, as grainy as it is, does that for me. The kids and I spent last week in Sunriver, Oregon and one night, after a very active day, we stayed up way past bedtime to roast marshmallows. After the campfire, I pulled these fun LED balloons I had secreted away almost a year ago waiting for the exact right moment to run, toss and chase balloons on a grassy expanse after dark. Looking at the picture, I can almost hear the kids' shouts and exclamations in the background.

P.S. If you want to be the coolest mom in town, here's a link to buy the exact balloons we had: Pink 9 Inch Illoom Balloons - Pack of 5

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  • Post a travel photo on your site. It can be about any topic, as long as it is G-rated.
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  • You don't need to be a professional photographer (I'm not), but do showcase your best work, and make it big enough to see well!
  • It's nice to include a few sentences about the photo, but it is not required.
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      1. Sonja on September 7, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

        I have lots of photos like that too, that sometimes I just think I should delete but somehow can't because of the fond memories they bring back. Have a great week!

      2. Terumi on September 7, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

        How magical is this? I might just have to buy some:) You are definitely a cool mom-thanks for sharing.

      3. Michael on September 8, 2012 at 8:20 a.m.

        Those kind of pictures with fond memories are really a stress reliever. I always look at most of my pictures. I just smile by just seeing it.

      4. Mike on September 8, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.

        I'm not that knowledgeable in photography but I'll try my best capture a good one for Photo Friday. I have a concept in mind. Hope I can get in this.

      5. Jesse on September 9, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.

        I remember the same photo taken in the darkest night during my grade school camping experience. No digital camera yet just some disposable one for us kids.

      6. Cecilia on September 13, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

        What a great photo. I love things that bring back memories. This reminds me of the trip I took to Michigan with my kids last summer. We did stuff just like this. Thanks for sharing!