In combination, this week's Photo Hunt themes chosen by Sandi and Gattina posed quite the challenge for me. This since, to put it mildly, it's hardly my inclination to go and observe children, never mind go and take pictures of them!
If truth be told, I'm actually a bit leery of taking photos of children, be they those I'm related to or not, and putting them up online. And when I do so, I do try to make a point of making sure that their faces are not visible -- as in the case in all of the photos on this blog entry.
In addition, without consciously doing so, I've since realized that I also do appear to be sure to include the children's parents in the photos. Looking at the ones above, I think their presence actually adds to the pictures -- and I do particularly like that this post's top-most shot is one of a mother observing her child as he moves around near the water's edge at one of Okinawa's beautiful beaches.
Should anyone wonder, the two other photos in this entry were taken in Hong Kong -- with the middle photo having been taken at the Hong Kong Wetland Park. Oh, and with regards to the third photo from the top, those who suspect that my attention was drawn first and more to the kawaii Rilakumma-shaped backpack on the back of the child in the photo than the child herself really do know me well indeed! ;b