10.05.2010


Stomping Grounds

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it.
~George Eliot


This past weekend I took my girls hiking at a conservation area near my hometown.
I hadn't been back there as an adult.
I used to do a lot of fishing there as a child.
Fishing with my bestest friend.
:)

But I had never been hiking there.
It was a splendid day
full of sunshine
laughter
beauty

New memories in the making.

180/365

33 comments:

Janis said...

Great shot...perfect for watery wed.

Anne Marie said...

after seeing your post, that is how i joined Tricia's today you know... you inspired me Chaity! and yes, i so wish you were coming :)

maybe someday right??
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Leah C said...

Love the sound of water flowing:) Pretty picture!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The scene is beautiful,but making memories with your daughters is priceless.
Blessings,Ruth

Melissa said...

Gorgeous Chasity, your amazing ya know!

Carletta said...

Beautiful! You captured the water perfectly!
Love the barn below too. I'm going to join Tricia soon as well.

Thanks for your visit to my Ruby Tuesday. :)

JayLeigh said...

Your day sounds like it was wonderful! Beautiful picture of the water!

Lisa said...

Chas, What beuatiufl memeories you are making. This is a wonderful place and I can almost hear the water as it rushes over the rock. What a beauty.
Your children lucky to have you.
I used to fish with my Dad. Hes gone now and way too young but the memories I have are still with me.
I have thousands of photos to make a book for my children and grandchildren and when I can no longer see to take photos I wil paint from what Ive seen from my memories. That is something I have to live with as my eyes will not always be what they are.

eden said...

such a wonderful shot. Love it.

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful place to visit again.
Costas

Kala said...

Wonderful exposure. And I love reading G. Eliot.

ewok1993 said...

wow, what a beautiful capture.

justine said...

sounds a lovely family time and the movement is so beautiful here.

Rossel said...

a beautiful quote and a great shot.
my entry is here. have a great day!

darlin said...

What an amazing place, it's so awesome to make new memories and I find that it's a bonus to make them from old, cherished ones.

Is this photo one of those where you put a photo over a photo? I'm curious how that works but don't have the time to play in photoshop, I hope to learn that program one day... just not today! :-)

Beautiful, absolutely stunningly beautiful photo Chas and the quote is extremely fitting!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Hello Chasity, thank you for coming by my place. I love your work here and the extra touches you add to your photos. I just got back from a lake where my hubby was fly fishing. I think next year I will give it a try.. Looks like you had a wonderful day..

Luna Miranda said...

glorious photo. i love the George Eliot quote.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Oh my!what a gorgeous photo. the stronger and the flexible

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wish I had such a serene 'stomping grounds'!!!


My Watery Photo Link. Hope to see you come visit with me today.

SouthernSass said...

Great shot! I love going back to places that I used to frequent as a child. The memories come flooding back and for a little while, I feel like I am a child again. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is wonderful that you went back to share with your children a favourtie spot. Great capture.

EG Wow said...

Lovely photo of the rushing water.

Jenn said...

I like how you caught the flowing water!

RNSANE said...

What a special place with the water flowing over the rocks to create such a picture! No wonder you wanted to share it with your girls. Hopefully, they will one day bring their own children there.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I just want to live in your part of the world....such beauty around you.

Kind of a large lack of barns around White Rock...LOL.

But just wait until we move to our farm. I am going to be going everywhere to get barn photos.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Tricia said...

I was thinking that very thing exactly... New memories in the making! That's so funny!
I really like seeing water shots w/ long exposure, it just something more to the scene.

Tricia said...

I meant to say - it just *adds* something more to the scene.
I don't know what's wrong w/ me today, I keep doing that & have to go back & correct my typing.
My head is back in my 'Old Barns' meme, I think! Too excited! heheheee

Jamie said...

What a beautiful thing to share with your daughters.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful and tranquil spot and exactly the kind of place I love to explore.

Tricia said...

I have something waiting for you on my blog, swing by & take a look see!

Rebecca said...

Nice job!

faerwillow said...

~i l♥ve being out in nature...so many beautiful gift for us to discover and treasure...let alone the time you are spending with your littles...memeories as you remembered they too will savor always...i L♥♥♥Ve a thousand times over this photo...so surreal...and ever so beautiful...much l♥ve and light to you and yours~

ps...i don't know if you read my post awhile back...but i have just realized fo rso long i have been sending emails to "no reply blogger" those who have no email listed my replies have gone into the land of unknown...is their an email that you have to reply to the wonderful kind comments you always leave me???

if so you can email me at tofallorstumbleupon@live.com

if not i will just come back here nad reply on your older posts...

georgia~gigi said...

Just beautiful! I hope your girls enjoyed it :)
Happy Sunday!
Smoochies
gi gi