Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Look Up//Look Down #24: Graduation Time!

Henry graduated from High School last week.  In preparation for the ceremony, we decorated his mortarboard with the logo for the University of Oregon where he will go in the fall. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the new graduates threw their hats in the air. His cap caught the sunlight, and I was lucky enough to capture it in a photograph. I thought this made the perfect look up//look down pair for this week. Thanks to Helena for starting this meme.
I also can't pass up the opportunity to post this picture of Henry with some of his friends and their decorated mortarboards.
So proud of these boys.

23 comments:

Amy said...

So far, I think that is my Up highlight of the year ... such a great catch Rinda!

Miriam said...

Absolutely brilliant capture Rinda. I love that the mortarboards are decorated. Great pair this week

boysmum2 said...

Congratulations to you all, what wonderful year you are having, full of excitement. Whata cool thing to do to the caps and wow what an awesome picture, well done

helena said...

wonderful captures - I love the idea of decorating the caps to show where they are going.

congratulations all round

scrappyjacky said...

That's definately a brilliant catch,Rinda....what a moment for posterity.

Sian said...

A perfect pairing! Congratulations! We don't have a Graduation ceremony here, but there is what they call "Leaver's Assembly" today

JO SOWERBY said...

Such a fabulous photo and I had spied Henry's cap the minute I looked at the photograph. He must have had a wonderful day and you must be super proud of your young man,
Jo xxx

Linda said...

Love those photos, cool!!

Cheri said...

Congrats to Henry! And what a great idea to decorate the caps with where they are headed. Our seniors are FORBIDDEN from putting anything on their caps with the threat of not being allowed to march. They also prohibited beach balls, balloons, and a variety of other amusements - which I think is a shame - with a graduation class of 500+ the ceremony is so long, I think the kids should be allowed their harmless diversions. Ah well... past all that now. Welcome to my life with college age kids!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Awesome photos!!

Beverly said...

Great Up & Down, I love how the yellow of Henry's jumps out.

Sandi Robinson said...

How great was that 'up' shot?!! Perfectly captured!! What a lovely idea to decorate the mortarboards!! Great group shot too! BTW Finds...I'm coming late to this years Scavenger hunt, hope you'll still allow me to play along?!! :D

Ruth said...

The shot of the hats in the air is terrific!

Wrightboysmum said...

That photo is just great. Well done on catching it.

Joan said...

Brilliant photo, and wonderful moment. One of my great colleagues is a former Duck place- kicker and current rabid fan, so I'm feeling double affinity for O.

Becky said...

Love the photo of the mortar boards in the air - fantastic that Henry's stands out so well.

Missus Wookie said...

Brilliant capture - Princess graduates tonight. Well her class does she's not going, coming home after her last exam and collapsing here. We'll do ice cream or similar as a treat and she's going to relax.

Chipper Newman said...

brilliantly captured photo of the cap.

Karen said...

Just a perfect shot!

Alison said...

Perfect pairing...and I love that you decorate the mortar boards!
Alison xx

Julie J said...

Brilliant look up photo. We missed out on this at my Uni. Being redbrick, we didn't get mortar boards.

Nathalie said...

Congratulations to your son!!! Beautiful and very meaningful look up/look down :)

Gail said...

Perfect capture! So nice the sun co-operated.