I have finally picked the photo I want in my header. It is not a usual photo for a quilting blog. My great-grandfather and his family were visiting California in the mid-1930s, somewhere near San Diego, I think. He was on the coast, near the water, and my grandmother took this picture with her Brownie camera just as a wave came up. He was jumping to try to stay away from the water. It is amazing to me that a simple Brownie was able to catch him in this pose. On the back of the picture were the words, "Spontaneous Rejuvenation". His son, my great-uncle, loved to try to put together words made up of as many syllables as possible. I think this was one of his winners!
So I chose this picture because of the history behind it, as well as the caption. I knew my great-grandfather and it gives me a sense warmth, well-being and enthusiasm for life. Perhaps one day I will create a quilt that is worthy of that name.