There’s no substitute for the beauty of nature.
(submitted by Beth)
Thank you for sharing the photo and for all those replies! Been a hard past few days and this is definitely THEE picker-upper!
I was thinking that the stump looks like Georgia O’Keefe fashioned it before she began painting!!!
Those little girls are such good sports. Their facial expressions are really quite lovely, it’s the weird stump they’re being forced to hold and the hand brandishing the foliage that makes the shot so strange.
I was just looking at an awkward family photo of my cousin’s that she posted on facebook and remembered that you showed the class this picture, Suzy. I just showed Anthony and Mark. They LOVE it!!! Mark was especially impressed.
“The Munsters” was a good gig, but Thing saw a classified ad “New Opening: Branch Manager”
haha that is clever
You mean The Addams Family.
“What rolls down stairs alone or in pairs
Rolls over your neighbor’s dog?
What’s great for a snack and fits on your back?
It’s Log, Log, Log!
It’s Log, Log, it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
It’s Log, Log, it’s better than bad, it’s good!
Everyone wants a log! You’re gonna love it, Log!
Come on and get your log! Everyone needs a Log!”
Wait, isn’t that the log from Twin Peaks? It does know things.
hey, just imagine how awkward this would look WITHOUT the branch and hand…..
haha true, at least the branches make it look semi-treelike
They’re cuddling a log. Maybe its a special family log.
Yes, it’s “our family tree” we’re cuddling… Wait, it’s a STUMP!!!
Dammit, why didn’t I think of that
Is it just my eyes or does the hand have too many fingers?
Good observation, and it not just your eyes, it does look like there are two too many fingers. Which means . . . we may not be looking at just one hand, but two hands holding the branch.
The log lady is pissed off somewhere!
The log knows…
So much for the theory that only God can make a tree…
hope this is not what they paid for the studio
Just think, this picture in all its hideous glory was probably carefully framed and given as gifts to grandma, uncle and aunts, expecting this to be hung proudly in relative’s homes.
They photoshoped that hand in
No, it’s real
“Mommy always did love the stump more than us.”
“Be quiet girls…listen and you can hear the forest” their Mother told them. She had to lie , they would never be able to afford a trip to the beach.
And even if the hand wasn’t holding the branch…… the tree trunk is flat on top and is obviously resting on a blue ledge. As it is, it looks like two girls hugging a piece of firewood with a craft-store-clearance spray overhead.
lol. Upon closer examination it appears to be a log (or firewood) placed on a pedestal. Great idea guys!
While the “photographer” is trying so hard to have an outdoors scene, it’s funny how the background is still the same indoor Olan Mills studio screen.
Yearning for a little brother to call their own, Beth and Sylvie (who had just watched Pinocchio) asked the Good Fairy of the Wood to bless this chunk of log. Tip: “Discount” Fairies’ magic is as fake as their plastic wands.
There are almost too many things wrong in this picture!! It is like Awkward family photos eye candy
Ha ha, that branch with leaves just seems to be floating! Witch craft.
Also, I’m no expert on human / foliage photography, but is that not an ugly piece of wood?
Ahh nature! Where hands are needed to hold up branches…
I need to get a picture like this…and have a hand in the photo.
The hand holding the branch makes this supreme.
I think that must be Father Nature.
Strange….where’s the “Olin Mills” logo?
strange enough picture without the disembodied hand holding the branch- what the heck????
This is delightfully awkward for so many reasons: the fake tree trunk…mom’s hand holding the plastic branch…. the girl’s expression. Priceless!
Luke and Leia…use the force…of nature…(dub in tree-wand/saber stage left!)
The disembodied hand holding the plastic leaves looks very natural.
BEST comment… Kudos…
some professional, it is called cropping. Long before photo shop was invented you could still trim the edges off a photo. But the plastic stem on the small branch would still stand out.
I did not know that the 70s lacked real trees
I think this IS the cropped version.
OMG… the sawed off stump. And the hand holding that twig is priceless… Seriously, who says to themself, “I have the *best* idea…” and comes up with this?
God, it’s the switching post!!
What really makes this picture “awkward” is the hand to the right of the frame holding the branch. I guess they couldn’t find a tree limb with branches on it. They must be tough to come by.
Love th hand in the background…lol
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