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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lilacs



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.

4 comments:

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 well...in 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 photos...so 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.