Shrubbery (Part 1 in a Series)

I have a collection of photos now, featuring kids and shrubbery. The key is to use the shrubbery to frame the kids, and to give the picture a sense of place. Trees or Forests and Kids is a reoccurring storybook theme. Little Red Riding Hood. Hansel and Gretel. Lion, Witch & Wardrobe.

There's something magical about forests and childhood. Maybe, before jungle gyms and video games were invented, forests were the first playgrounds. Things to climb on and hide behind. I took the opportunity to apply fun filters to these photos. The gritty textures are very suited to foresty photos, as if the pictures themselves had been scattered in the wind, tossed and scratched and color-seeped by crunchy fall leaves.