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Sunday, May 23, 2010


As a child, I would climb the lilac that had grown wild beside my parents garage. We lived on a farm as you know and my mother was an amazing gardener. We had more flowers and plants than anyone else I knew for many years! (Flower gardens not being high on the priority list for rural Canada when I was young.)

I would climb the old shrub and feel on top of the world! It grew way higher than the roof and I recall it was very big.

 Of course being small myself at the time, it seemed I was climbing to the land of Jack's giants and even to this day I can remember how smart and strong I felt while scaling those limbs.

 I would scooch over onto the asphalt shingle roof of the garage and sit out there for hours watching traffic going up and down the dirt road.  I was positive I was invisible, but of course I know now that I was not. 

How funny the thoughts of a child?

I was a lucky girl! My folks never said Boo about me climbing that tree. It was my secret garden and they were smart enough to let me have it!

 Did you have a secret spot too?

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.


Brian Miller said...

we lived on a hill surrounded by woods...our hiding spots were many and the woods were magical...thanks for taking me back there....

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, what a wonderful memory...We used to climb trees as the Cherry orchard behind our house...and boy, those cherries were good...lucky the owner's never caught us, I guess...although I never even thought about that at the time. Wonderful peaceful...a lovely post! ~Janine XO

ethelmaepotter! said...

I love lilacs and your images of your "secret garden." I never had a secret place, and I was the biggest sissy in the world - I have never in my life climbed a tree!

Eva Gallant said...

Wanted you to know, I'll still be dropping by, even if I don't post or comment.