Anthony and Friends Among the Colors

The outing that produced the Bonanza of Fall-Foliage Desktop Backgrounds and the Touch of Color from the Nanzen Temple posts was an outing to an event at a local preschool, which we attended with the family of one of Anthony's classmates, Monet (who was featured in the latter half of this post).

The preschool had fun stuff for kids, of course, so it was a hit with all...


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Top of a Climby Thing

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Peek-a-Boo
With Monet's two-year-old sister, May

Lots of events and activities were prepared for the kids. Here, Anthony puts on the eyes of an animal face he's making....


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The Eyes Have It

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Monkeying Around

At some point the kids got ahold of those party favors that you blow into and the ends unravel like a snake's tongue, making a party-favor kind of noise. They were kept occupied by these the whole walk home.

In the next shot, all three are giving it to the “Cupie” bolted to the front of one of the preschool's bus.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 116mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Direct Hit

I'm not sure how this poor couple was selected, but I came upon them being accosted by two party favors at full tilt.


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Accosted

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Oblivious

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Pause that Refreshes

Eventually we got almost home and the party favors were starting to wear down from overuse, so they had to revert to more normal kid play like running around.


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Playing

This was the location where I'd come two weeks ago for First Taste of Kyoto's Autumn and the subsequent Outing at Dusk, and it was more lusciously polychromatic than before.

The kids couldn't care less about the beautiful colors, so I couldn't get them to turn when I wanted for a nice shot, but even still, the colors in this shot of Monet's back are just amazing.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Monet (sort of)


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Exquisite shot. Should be called “Monet, Leaves and Mushrooms” . I’m sure her parents love this photo.

Mushrooms? —Jeffy

— comment by Grandma Friedl on November 25th, 2007 at 1:09am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

2 white mushrooms on her head. 🙂

— comment by Anne on September 8th, 2012 at 8:37pm JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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