My Garden ~ a Kiwi's take on life

Life is a lot like a garden

A Candid Kodak Box Brownie Camera Moment

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Candid

Give parents a camera and they will snap their children at play. My sister and I sorted through a box of family photographs of everyday happenings. Children stay fore-ever young. Time and subject are stilled, memorialised in black and white. A Kodak Box Brownie camera moment to be candid.

Childhood Photo

Wearing Dad’s work boots while sweeping Grandad’s back yard

 

Author: Jenny

My garden is where I lose myself, or as Himself likes to tell others, I lose either my coffee mug or wine glass. Well at least I put them on a gatepost so they are easily found. As I see it, we are here on this place to respect and to preserve nature, not to develop the land. I love how the totara trees stand in silent witness to our human activity. They keep me honest. I love to wander along the stream bank. I like being able to grow fruit and vegetables. I enjoy green open space. My son challenged me to write a blog using my garden diaries to start. Writing a blog is quite different to my diary scribblings. It is for a different audience. In every post, I have to make a conscious effort to get free of an academic style of writing. I write about things I know and do in my everyday life. I am not a photographer but the images I use are taken by me. I believe this adds veracity to my voice in each post. Learning to setup and to manage a blog has been a major effort and remains a work in progress. Who knows where this will lead. Himself and I thought we had retired, about to define this older phase of our life together. But family commitments continue. As it happens, I share this place with Himself, son and grandsons and living creatures who live charmed existences. I watch on as they serve as actors weaving their ways across the stage of daily life. Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; Always, there's something to write about life lived as I know it.

3 thoughts on “A Candid Kodak Box Brownie Camera Moment

  1. Now that is what childhood should be all about!

  2. ☺ it was a very simple and active outdoors life

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