Friday, July 26, 2013

Who ya gonna call Gingin?

Ginny making plans.

Funny little house in Madison.

Funny hobbit house in Madison.

We <3 MOM

I am the luckiest.

(Emma wrote me a love note in the sand.  Can you read it?)

On the square

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” 
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting


Encourage one another,

P.S.  All images are property of Donna Boucher
The pictures of Katie in the Queen Anne's Lace have been stolen and written on and gone viral and I knew nothing about it.  For some reason the kids on Tumblr and FB think any thing on the internet is fair game.  
I disagree and when I share a picture on my blog I am not saying take this, it's yours.  I am sharing it with my friends...for this moment.      
Yes I could put logos on them...but that ruins the picture imho.
I really should not have to worry about someone coming into my 'house' and taking something of mine.
So when I post this picture, which I think is so pretty, this is what comes to mind....
I think .... the stealers gonna steal.
And it makes me so sad.


  1. Oh how I hate that your pictures were stolen and then abused. As someone who appreciates so much the images that you share, this makes my heart so terribly sad. Even worse, that it was a picture of your precious child. I'm so terribly sorry about that. So sorry that you've had such an intrusion into your sweet corner of the blog world. Sending you big hugs of love and support from Texas this morning. xo

    1. Well said, Amanda - I totally agree and say a hearty "amen!"

  2. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Thanks for sharing the poem.

    So sorry, Donna. I don't even know what to say about those creeps that stole your picture.

    Have a wonderful Friday everyone,
    Sarah P. from Iowa

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry. You're such a fabulous photographer, of course someone is gonna want to try and steal it. It's sad, but true in this day and age.

    That quote from Tuck Everlasting is my girl's absolute favorite quote of all. She used to have it hanging in her room at our house. I've used it on my blog during the first part of August many times. It's beautiful prose.

  4. We love you too Donna. Sorry about the photo stealing. My hubby puts the watermark on his PICS on FB and it sorta ruins them.

    Youdda best.

  5. I know this is a cuss-free zone, but DAN! those thieves. The internet, with all its wonders and possibilities, is sometimes just creepy! So sorry, Donna dear.

    That Tuck Everlasting quote is perfect. Thanks to Dr. Who we had been talking about what it would be like to live forever (on earth...not the heavenly live forever) and Tuck did a great job of fleshing it out for us.

    Ginny and the phone are so funny!!!


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  8. I hate watermarks too. :( It's just sad that people have to steal. Your photos are gorgeous, and I enjoy so much seeing them on your blog!

  9. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Ginny's calling an attorney to go after the stealers!!!!

    I'm sorry you're sad, dear friend. I always feel so blessed by your beautiful images. (((Hugs)))

    Mary Z

    1. You are a clever girl. Ginny's Calling the man.

  10. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Di...YOU 'cussed" on Donna's blog 3 times! ;P Actually, YOU took the words right outta my mouth!

    Donna...I know this is a serious offense BUT I did LOL when I read "stealer gonna steal"! ( so YOU!) LOVE YOU!

    sis' cindy :)

    1. Of all the days for the triple threat comment goof to happen (-: Third times the charm?


  11. Anonymous1:04 PM

    I found you via Pioneer Women Blog. Even tho you are still young, and I am now 83 I feel a kinship to you because we think so much alike.
    A Florida friend!

    1. This is such a sweet letter of introduction for Donna. She is a sweetheart. As one of her many fans/followers, I say welcome to the fold. I am 64 and from Georgia. But---you're only as young as you feel and act !!

    2. I should have said "old" !!

  12. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Oh that makes me so sad too - - - - I love that you share your beautiful pictures with us - I guess a watermark is your only alternative. I hope you won't stop sharing <3

  13. I'd be livid! Especially if it were photos of my daughter. My home has been broken into twice, once as a teen when I lived with my parents, then later in life as an adult when I had my own home. My office at work was also broken into. I have absolutely NO tolerance for theft of any nature....none! I can't understand people who feel they're entitled to invade other's privacy and simply help themselves to things that don't belong to them. Don't get it at all! Ok...I've vented. Hugs!

  14. As you request daily: Im to encourage you.

    Perhaps there is a way to prevent this..and if we figure it out we could make millions.

  15. :( How awful. What is wrong with people?

    Thank you for continuing to share, Donna. Your pics are beautiful.

  16. Love, love, love the picture of Katie running towards the sun. I think it's one of my most favorite of yours ever. I would never, ever think to steal it. I hope no one ever does.

  17. Oh, Donna. I'm so sorry to read this. I love these images, especially that last one.

  18. Seems forever since I've been here to smile at your pictures :) Missed you and all the Quiet Lifers. Someday perhaps life will slow down again.....

    Tammy ~@~

    P.S. Sorry to hear about the stealers are gonna steal. It seems to be the trend of the culture today....anything goes :::sigh:::

  19. I'm really sorry for you, Donna. That's one of the reason I'm always scared to post person's pics on my blog. So complicate to control everything, everyone.
    We love your pictures about your family.

  20. You are wonderful to continue to share in spite of those infringements. Your pictures are so beautiful. One day there will be no more stealing. I really believe that.

  21. Someone stole it? What in the world.
    I am not a watermark fan either.
    I am a fan of love notes to Mamas in the sand.
    You have the best girls.

  22. Your photos are beautiful !! I'm so sorry someone stole your photo......
    The world will get better...I pray and do believe this!
    Be well, Rain


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