Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...Missing you...


simple by design
a dwelling
in a not so great
neighborhood
yet
it fills my eyes
with memories
flooded with smells
of pies
chocolate chip cookies
laundry on the line
and never forget
the lilac bush
Grandma
Grandpa
will you read me a story
hands so rough
yet gentle on my cheek
soft lips
peck love spots
never rubbed away
'cause I know
the meaning
of Grandparents
love in an apron
and overalls
I ne'er shall forget


s.wilson

My Granny's house sits empty, still holding memories of days gone away, used for storage now, yet the ghosts of dinners and celebrations...and Band-aids linger in her old walls...and the Autumn Clematis crowns the fence season after season...and as Shadow Shot Sunday is upon us again, I linger as I drive by taking shots of the past...

Have a great weekend everyone...

27 comments:

sarayutouched said...

it is just those memories that we take with us forever. thanks for sharing this today...beautifully put.

happy sss!!

Lori R. said...

I love grandma houses.... it doesn't matter what they look like, it's what we remember as kids and how we didn't think about the importance when we were little but the memories are so important now!

Greyscale Territory said...

Sensitive and beautiful! Symbolic of a beautiful play of light and shadow from the past!

When I first saw this photo of the house, immediately I thought that it had an aura of your own chateau! Strange! Maybe the two storey element helped!

Enjoyed your comments on my blog about accents! In actual fact, I've been told my accent has a "touch of British"! I'm a bit of a mix! I have inherited mainly Scottish and English on my mother's side and German on my father's! Maybe that's why!

HUGSABUNCH to you too!

simplyiowa said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories...
Barb C.

Merisi said...

Thank you -
I enjoyed this glimpse into your memory chest thoroughly (thanks to Willow)! :-)

Catherine said...

a lovely homely shot tinged with nostalgia...

foto CHIP said...

Beautiful in many ways :)

Chris Wolf said...

I only knew of clematis in spring/summer-this is lovely

Martha Z said...

Thanks for sharing the poem and shadows of memory.

jabblog said...

What a sweet, nostalgic post.

Tilda said...

.....I can still recall every detail of my grandma's house and it was from the deep recesses of my mind as the house burned when I was about 9. Yet the memories remain, and her next house too, as I spent a great deal of time with her. She was eccentric and old. And I adored her. Thanks for mental images trip today.. in fondest. Tilda

bobbie said...

This is a lovely post.

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadows and memories!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadows, lovely memories and beautiful words, as always! Thanks for sharing them with us today!

Sylvia

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I wish I lived close to my past...!

Hey Harriet said...

That's such a beautiful poem and lovely tribute to your grandparents. Some very sweet memories you shared. Happy memories come flooding back to me when I go past the original house my grandparents lived in when I was a little one. My grandma's kitchen was the BEST place in the world! Oh how I miss it!

Utah Grammie said...

What a lovely tribute to an old home and a long love! All my grandparents were passed by the time I was born, so I celebrate in your memories :-)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Empty old house,
in my mind I wander through
all your halls and rooms.

My Shadow Shot

Dianne said...

it is a sweet house
I love the way the flowers are growing up and over the fence

storyteller said...

Poignant post ... thanks for sharing your lovely memories and the wonderful photos of Grandma's house. I shared Plumeria shadows at Happily Retired Gal and 'playful doggy shadows' at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Sweet memories lives in heart till the last our last breath.

My tears fall when thinking my sweet memories of my old folks. I missed them too.

Thanks for reminding and million thanks for sharing your sweet memories.

xoxo

Jane ... said...

I could browse your blog forever and be caught up in my own wonderful farmland/farmhouse/grandparents memories! Beautiful SS and poem! And I LOVE those painted barns! Have a great new week!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

So sweet Sharon - hands so rough...yet soft upon my cheek - floods of memories come to us with those words!

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for sharing the drive to your grandparents' house. So touching and full of beautiful images.

decorator to the stars said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG, STOP OVER & SAY HI :) GIO

Jeanne said...

What a cool house...and what great memories.

Golden West said...

The house doesn't look "empty" at all. Looks like love still lives there.