French Houdon terracotta bust of young girl

The lovely Sharon of My French Country Home just tagged me to talk about the 10th

photo in my photo file. Last April I took a photo of one of my favorite “finds”…

The terra cotta Houdon bust is in one of my first posts Rosy Scenarios here ,

as well as a later post Vintage Terra Cotta here. It has French, art, motherhood,

and even earth (gardening) all wrapped into it. An object that personifies my passions…

Houdon captured the most magnificent expressions on his subject’s faces, particularity

his studies of children. A moment of arrested thought…wonder….simple joy…

This is one of my little masterpieces….

my youngest…18 now and set to go off to college in the Fall…

He used to tag after his sister when she went to preschool…

He’s always been curious about how things work and built

his own computer last year, fixes everything, and loves

AP Physics  (which severely traumatized his math wiz sister).

Our cat is putty in his hands, waits for him at the bottom of the

steps until he goes up to his room and trots after him…

When his sister visits from college he gets underneath her serious

side and makes her laugh heartily…music to a mother’s ears…

Here he is after giving his adorable girlfriend her corsage

on Prom night last Saturday….

Sigh…motherhood has simply been marvelous…

That’s what I think of when I look at that photo…

Architectural Salvage in the garden

So…I tag….

Carolyn Green from Draffin Bears

Theresa Cheek from Art’s the Answer

Solange from Celebrating My Home

Valorie from Visual Vamp

Maryanne from Beadboard Upcountry

Joni from Cote de Texas

to looks into their photo files and tell us a story about their 10th photo….

I know some of you have some VERY deep archives to fall into…

ahh…memories….