Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Whispers From My Childhood

The mountains from my childhood
stand strong and unchanging.
The sharp smell of pine hangs in the air,
the cool, damp grass brushes past my shins.
The bite of cold is in the air.
The rich scent of fallen leaves and moist dust
 rises from the ground.
The soothing, bubbling sound as the stream
flows gently below the small wooden planks.
In the distance the river winds its slow rippled path
down the rocky stream bed.
I breathe it all in deeply, for I know that I will not
come again until next spring when the trees
begin their life anew.
As I stand in this monument built by God
I realize that He is unchanging,
It is me that changes and bends with the wind.

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Ralph said...

The unchanging woods and stream combines nicely with the little child. By God's will, both beautiful! The child as he changes is inspired by the changeless beauty surrounding her. A wonderful take!

Marice said...

i love this shot.. the shot is priceless and sepia adds a dramatic touch on it :)

thanks for stoppin by mine :)

anemonen said...

Lovely it reminds me of a childbook. Great photo!

Artlover said...

It looks like a fleeting memory of childhood from the past when I see the picture.
Great Photo in sepia.

kayerj said...

that shot of em turned out so great, did it blur like that when you took it?

Your words and the sepia make the whole post so nostalgic. I love the smell of the mountains, particularly in fall. It has a way of causing reflection.

lovely post.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful post. Children are such changlings---from sepia to true color. Great idea. MB

Leora said...

Lovely and ghostly, with the motion captured.

"sharp smell of pine" - rich!

Dianne said...

the photo is as much poetry as your words

Nina said...

Just charming! I like that the picture is sharp and the little girl is blurry... :-)
my rose was originally pink, and yes it´s rather unusual to have such a warm winter... :-)

MaR said...

Beautiful picture and picture!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd say you have lovely childhood memories. Your words are well written.

Rose said...

Very nice shot...and I like the memories that go with it.

Patti said...

Beautiful photo of a young child taking in the wonders of nature ~ is she yours?

I like the blur of motion as well.

Sepia adds to the nostalgic tone of your poem.

Thanks for visiting me ~

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful sepia scene heidi. Love the wordings too.

Anti-Supermom said...

Heidi, what a beautiful, sweet post and of course, the photo is gorgeous.

And what a surprise, you did a badge with my logo?! How sweet are you! It's so sincerely nice to be blog friends with you.

PS- I will email you back - I'm just chillin' with the husband tonight :)

Ginger said...

Hi Heidi, is the little girl you? Beautiful picture and beautiful poem. Thanks for dropping by my blog with an invite! I enjoyed the visit.

NatureFootstep said...

a dream passing by :) very lovely.

No, I don´t know the name ot the flower, it was a flower I passed by. :)