2006-12-20

877. Rear Bound

a child's first
steps outside in winter...
backyard rink

11 comments:

Masago said...

a child's first
steps outside in winter...
backyard rink

Link with 874: Yard.

[In those early years our Dad made a skating rink in the back yard. With fond memories I look at photos of my sister and I in skates at a time when neither us of could hardly walk, let alone skate. As I recall it was more stepping than actual skating and I think our rears saw more ice time than the blades of our skates.]

Pamela said...

we had a pond that would freeze -- with little bits of grass stuck thru the ice - to trip up the unsuspecting.

I loved lying on my stomach and looking at the "life" existing under the ice.

spent a lot of rear time, too, though

Aurora said...

I want a backyard rink soooooo bad! (SANTA, ARE YOU LISTENING??!!):)

Nice feel to this one, Vaughn.

Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Very sentimental.
Love it!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

We don't have ice here --- we're under mud right now, though. :)

Borut said...

Haha, I like it.

John McDonald said...

lovely images
john

Pat Paulk said...

I read the poem before I read the title, and that's exactly what came to mind.Perfect Vaughn!!

Masago said...

Pamela: Cool. We share a lot of common experiences (maybe its our Northern location). :-)

Aurora: :-) Thanks.

Natalia: Thanks.

Andrew: :-)

John: Thanks.

Pat: Thanks. :-)

polona said...

very nice :)
i learned to skate but was never too fond of it.

Masago said...

Polona: Thank you. I would have thought that from where are from, you would have loved to skate.