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Friday, May 15, 2009

Obviously an enhanced photo. It was my chance to take a farmhouse and recreate a childhood memory I had last weekend.

The weather was uncommonly warm and humid for this time of year. I've seen that full moon before. Many times actually as a child. I seemed to notice things like that as a child. Part curiosity and part a child's imagination.

There was nothing better than playing outside until dark with my friends and cousins. Sometimes it was tag, sometimes it was hide and seek. Always however, it was exciting. Rolling in the grass wet with the evening dew, being a bit scared hiding behind a barn or just under the storm cellar doors with the moonlight filtering through the cracks...behind me...darkness.

Finding my way with only the glow of the lightening bugs...I am still troubled as to why we loose this innocence with age. Put me back in that yard on a clear summer evening just one more time. I will spend more time observing and less time hiding.

8 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hello! I found your blog thru the Pictures-Poetry-Prose blog and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed looking at your photos! You are very talented!

Thank you for allowing PPP to use your church photo for today's prompt. I have added you to my blogroll, so I'll be checking back in!

The Muse said...

yes! i too recall those days...
when our world was as big as our imagination!

i try to inspire my grandchildren to play outside...to spark creativity...

all of today's children need that!

thank you for the memory!

Dani said...

Lovely, Dan. You feed on my nostalgia.

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi...thank you for visiting and welcomed aboard! I have read your writing over at PPP and have enjoyed it in the past. Thanks for the kind words.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Muse,

No doubt...but it is so hard to get kids outside today with the xbox, psp, cell phones, internet etc. I 2nd your comments.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dani..thanks. I like your new avatar...puts a good light on you and the little one as well!

Dan

Cynthia said...

Ooooooohhhhhh!
Full of fantastic fantasy! I love this one. (Which one have I not, so far???!!!) Anyway, the violet sky, the full moon, the memories....nice...very nice.
:^)
C

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Cynthia,
It was fun to tailor a picture to my memory!

Dan