Golden tones

Last week saw the end of term, the end of the school year. Our school always celebrates this milestone in our local church, which is 800 years old.

Was it the joy of the occasion – or just the light that made the violins glow?

Daughter with her violin

The soaring voices of angels singing made

Warm wood – the colour of honey – luminous against the backdrop of wet leaves on old glass.

And now, at last, the restraints of church are cast off

As children, tasting freedom and scraped knees and sun and ice cream,

Let their voices tumble out in golden laughter.

46 responses

  1. oh, this is so so incredible.

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    June 22, 2010 at 03:32

  2. What a cool celebration!

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    June 22, 2010 at 03:49

  3. Amy

    Scandinavians do not strike me as very religious people so it’s interesting they end their school year with a celebration in the church!? But hey, it made for some great photo shots and the kids look estatic so hurray for church celebrations and the end of school!!!

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    June 22, 2010 at 04:04

  4. Interesting. I am sure it is simply amazing looking around something that traces its history back 800 years.

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    June 22, 2010 at 04:33

  5. that photo of the hands in the air captures the movement so perfectly. one closed eye, head bowed. yeah, golden tones. reward. very nice.

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    June 22, 2010 at 05:06

  6. Fantastic post for the day, you can feel the joy, the fun, the delight! And of course your photos are not just pictures, they’re creative, imaginative! You are the best, my friend! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    June 22, 2010 at 05:17

  7. Great pics, they capture the joy of the children. Hope they all have a great vacation.

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    June 22, 2010 at 05:24

  8. I like your interesting perspective

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    June 22, 2010 at 05:39

  9. such joyous shots! so warm and happy.

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    June 22, 2010 at 06:25

  10. 800 years old, wow!!!!

    I am sure the celebration was fantastic. Lovely violin, and sure the girl who plays it will have played it to her best.

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    June 22, 2010 at 07:21

  11. Interesting post and beautiful shots.

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    June 22, 2010 at 07:27

  12. All this made me smile. Wonderful post,
    jj

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    June 22, 2010 at 07:43

  13. Wonderful. Suddenly I remember that End of Term feeling again…

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    June 22, 2010 at 10:37

  14. OK that violin color is one of my favorite colors.

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    June 22, 2010 at 10:49

  15. This is the ONLY thing I miss about school!

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    June 22, 2010 at 11:24

  16. lilalia

    Your post was a joyous stop in a rather busy day. You capture so well those moments before the end of the school year comes. Hope that you and the family have a wonderful sunny relaxing summer.

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    June 22, 2010 at 12:16

  17. The end of the school year is such a great time! They need a break in their routines. 🙂

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    June 22, 2010 at 12:33

  18. I love the photo with the wee angles in it and the one of the kids with their arms in the air!! You do take beautiful pics you know that!

    C x

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    June 22, 2010 at 13:51

  19. Love the photos and what a great way to end school.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    June 22, 2010 at 14:10

  20. What creative children you have, Fi.

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    June 22, 2010 at 14:36

  21. That would be awesome to celebrate anything in an 800 year old church!!

    So now I get to see a picture of the violin that wakes you up all the time. 🙂

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    June 22, 2010 at 15:34

  22. i bet that was a beautiul moment of celebration…so cool.

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    June 22, 2010 at 16:57

  23. That looks like a beautiful event to start the freedom of summer. My son ends school on Wednesday. Will this give you more time to take photos or not?

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    June 22, 2010 at 17:45

  24. Beautiful! Happy Summer to All of YOu!!!

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    June 22, 2010 at 17:58

  25. LadyFi: Very cute happening to share, great photos.

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    June 22, 2010 at 18:26

  26. I love the angels.

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    June 22, 2010 at 20:14

  27. What a great way to end the school year! Your oldest Anklebiter plays the violin!! Wonderful photo! I imagine you have an action packed summer planned:)

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    June 22, 2010 at 20:20

  28. All designed to exercise the tear ducts – and it goes on into University . . . awww!

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    June 22, 2010 at 20:21

  29. What a wonderful way to celebrate school’s end…

    Re your comment at my post about a lorry being behind the little car with the sign “Oversized Load”: actually the lorry (truck) was in front of it! 🙂

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    June 22, 2010 at 21:33

  30. that is a special day for all kids. 🙂 Great shots.

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    June 22, 2010 at 22:55

  31. Clive

    A wonderful end to the school year!

    Enjoy the summer hols ….

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    June 23, 2010 at 00:59

  32. Your posts aways hold a unique essence, FI – you can convey a special moment and a love of life like no other. I hope you and children have a good summer holiday.

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    June 23, 2010 at 01:25

  33. Sir Pe

    It was such a lovely celebration, and this is a wonderful way to remember it! 🙂

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    June 23, 2010 at 11:19

  34. that was so beautiful… could almost hear the children sing

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    June 23, 2010 at 11:41

  35. excellent photos, lovely perspective on the first one.

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    June 23, 2010 at 15:21

  36. Love your photos!

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    June 23, 2010 at 16:01

  37. I think it´s great that the end of the school year is celebrated in a church. Must have been very moving.

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    June 23, 2010 at 23:13

  38. When do they go back to school?

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    June 24, 2010 at 00:23

    • School starts again on August 19th!

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      June 24, 2010 at 05:27

  39. What a lovely end to the school year!!

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    June 24, 2010 at 03:00

  40. What a joyful post. I love the picture of the hands in the air.
    Childrens joy is the best joy.

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    June 24, 2010 at 04:39

  41. your pictures are really incredible. The one of the angels? Amazing

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    June 24, 2010 at 07:56

  42. Beautiful shots. I especially like the second one, really beautiful. 🙂

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    June 24, 2010 at 14:44

  43. That doesn’t seem long at all! When I was a kid we got off in May and went back late August!

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    June 24, 2010 at 19:38

  44. your kiddoes bring you so much joy… just as it should be.

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    June 24, 2010 at 21:40

  45. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/the-celebrate-poet-of-may-award-and-more/

    three awards on the bottom,
    Happy Saturday!

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    June 26, 2010 at 13:07

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