26 July, 2007

Photos from camp in Scotland

Our dd noted how J's face has changed. He is looking more like my brothers and a nephew in the photo above. Notice the tartan scarf, lol.







He e-mailed earlier (our time) and said:

"Today I climbed the prettiest set of bouldered foothills and freeclimbed a series of sheer cliffs and rock faces (barefoot). I sat at the top of a thousand-foot peak overlooking the sea and a vast expanse of farmland, and remembered that this is the most ideal 'vacation' a boy could ask for. I ran around and played with a park ranger's dog, took pictures, hung my feet over the edge of a cliff and yelled at the clouds like a madman. It was fantastic. I felt so accomplished when I got to the top. Before I climbed I kept thinking, 'if I don't do this, I am not a man. Am I a man? Yes. Then why am I stiting here? So then I did it. It was fantastic.'"

Yes, adventuring is the right word for it!

Javamom

3 comments:

queen shenaynay said...

Fantastic. He's beautiful.

Wonder if he got that tartan scarf at the little quirky shop in Edinburgh that I recommended to him? ;-)

Mother Auma said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. I love his email: "Am I a man? Yes. Then why am I sitting here?" Terrific!

Jonathan Neve said...

Hey-o!
Just dropping by to make a note...
the scarf I'm wearing in that picture is not, in fact, from Scotland. it's from old navy, and i've had it for quite some time (: heh. anyhow, i just wanted to clear that up. cheeribye!