Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bloodlines



You all know how much I enjoy old photos. Well, these are even more special to me - they're a tangible reminder that the love of horses galloping in my blood is a family legacy, something that binds me to the generations who came before and gives me a sense of belonging. Every family has an inheritance in one form or another; this is one of ours. 


21 comments:

  1. and this is why I so like coming to your blog!!! the pictures are gorgeous but the way you write is why I visit! however short the post! ;) x

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  2. Beautiful photos, I wish my family had such a legacy for I love horses so much :)

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  3. This is amazing jem, one of my favourite posts so far, i love learning about other people's family history!annie x

    www.cheramiblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Such a rich sense of nostalgia in these Jem, awesome:)

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  5. Wonderful photos :) hope you are having a lovely weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x

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  6. Total awesomeness, and so nostalgic.

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  7. Very nice site, Jem. I too, am a collector of many different things both vintage and new, love books, photography, color, etc, etc. I just spent quite a bit of time going back through your old posts and was entranced.

    Best regards,
    Teresa
    http://forgottenfacesandlongagoplaces.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wonderful photos! Are these your relatives? What a nice keepsake for your family.

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  9. I love horses and also collect antique photos. What beautiful pictures.
    ~Laura

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  10. Lovely old photos..horse photo are hard to come by..you have some great ones saved by family..make sure they are marked on the back! Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

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  11. These photographs are beautiful! It's so funny to think how we are all made to wear hard hats, when not so long ago you could go jumping without one, as demonstrated in your gorgeous collection! Even more special when it's your own family :) xxx

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  12. These are amazing. And don't they just smell wonderful too? The smell of old photos always makes me happy.
    xx

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  13. The photos seem so alive! Nice to see some vintage 'action shots' rather than static poses. x

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  14. Loving all these old equestrian photos!

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  15. Lovely photos, thank you for sharing them :) xx

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  16. Very nice Jem; now why do we never see you on Sepia Saturday?

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  17. That's a great inheritance to have - I was always the only one in my family obsessed with horses, and because my parents just thought I was being ridiculous, nothing really came of it. :/

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  18. How fantastic - that first jumping picture is amazing! Luckily for me my Mum had also been through the adolescent horse madness and so was keen to revive her interest when I expressed one. We used to get lessons together.
    x

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  19. I LOVE looking through old photographs. There is nothing quite like it! These in particular as magical! X

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  20. What wonderful photos. And it's so special to have pictures of our ancestors :)

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