Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Do You See?


Can you see the past . . . present . . .future??      
Oh, the things that I see. . .


As I look at this old barn I can see the past . . . I remember a time when there was a fence around it to keep the cows out, and how we plowed the field. I remember planting the tobacco plants in the ground when they were only a few inches tall and hoeing around them all summer long.  I remember all the family gathering on harvest day.  The stalks stood above our heads and we worked all day to cut it and hang it in the barn to dry.

I can also see today.  My kids are running in the tall grass and playing in the cow-less and tobacco-less field.  The kids are so excited to see how tall the grass has gotten in only a few weeks and how they look at it as if it is a new play ground.  I see my husband sitting on the tractor mowing the grass and how the swallows swoop around him to catch the insects.  We planted a Weeping Willow tree on the edge of the creek and the dog is taking a moment to lay his belly in the cool creek water.

I can see the future too.  A time when we might put in a pond and enjoy fishing off the edges.  I can see us planting new trees and flowers.  There will be more traffic on the little dirt road then.  I can see my kids riding 4 wheelers and going over the humps and bumps of the field. There will be new ideas and new memories I can't even imagin.

And I can clearly see myself taking a moment on occasion, to remember, how I use to see . . .this old barn.

Always Embrace Change! 

20 comments:

Gabriel said...

What do I see? Beauty. And tranquility. That was an awesome picture!

My WW post is called "At the movies". It will be up in about 2 hours.

Happy WW!

Julia Smith said...

What a gorgeous hillside field. And I love old weathered barns. I have a painting of an old barn in my living room.

carrie & troy keiser said...

That is an awesome capture... yes I can see all of those things too. very pretty. Thanks for checking out mine.
At one time I could run with ease in those heels...... but not anymore. He was having trouble walking in them, but it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up! :)

Askew To You said...

Lovely view. :D Great job.

SandyCarlson said...

That is beautiful. Is that a little pump house? I see the future in such green places.

Kelly said...

what an awesome photo! thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

insane mama said...

I see a future where your children will have a special place to escape the harshness of a life, a tranquail place where you can all come together, play in the tall grass and dip your feet into the stream

Shoshana said...

I can see endless possibities!

shubd said...

What a promising green future !!

Thanks for your visit :)

Matthew said...

I grew up on a small farm, so when I see this picture, I think of home.

the teach said...

Just a lovely photo of a peaceful place...:D

dKaye.com said...

i see green rolling hills, and solitude. it looks quite relaxing actually.

happy ww. :)

poopie said...

I see my life. Kindred souls, we are.

napaboaniya said...

I sense peace in the picture with fresh air :)

Indrani said...

Thanks for such a lovely green vision of future. :)
Great picture.

Horsoon said...

I see green and I see the exact place where I want to be...

Sarah Mae said...

This sounds awful, but it reminds me of an outhouse! (I'm so ashamed).

Chris in Happy Valley said...

Past, and with the way fuel prices are going, the future as well.

Serene though, nothing wrong with that.

Pardon My French said...

Hi!! I think of you all the time and this post makes me a little more homesick! Miss you bunches. I love the picture and regret I wasn't around during the tobacco harvest. I am so looking forward to reading/seeing more about the developments on the farm. Today I visited a house (possibly for buying) and it had a lilac, but it just wasn't for us. That's okay, though. I'm behind on comments for your flickr but loved your recent photos.We'll have to call soon and catch up. XOXO

becky voyles said...

what a wonderful view and viewpoint, Kathy.