Saturday, June 5, 2010

ShadowShot Sunday...Latticed Passage...

a child plays
in a crevice of me time
living in the
world of Alice
under a porch
of latticed dreams
princess' and pirates
portal passage
into realms of enactment
hidden away in
the rabbit hole
of my stage
I can be anything
sheltered in shadows
of self creation
I can play under
the porch
and morph myself slowly
into a scary world
of progress above
I can promise me
the lead role
in the blue sky
through tunnels
of fearful youth lost
yes it's all but a
tale from under my porch
playing out scene
after scene
through latticed
portals as
I dance with
the rabbit in the
essay of me


This is the porch of my Grandparent's home, the one we later grew up in. My bro and I played for hours under the spidery floorboards, hiding from the meanies(mom and dad)when it was chore time.

As my brother restores the old relic, the old parts are given to the old lattice is now guiding my vines at the Pink Chateau...where else!!!

Yes it's Shadow Shot Sunday...naturally!!!

Had a power surge this morning in the home(certainly not me)so it's been slow getting my computer to go back on line...but then, who's in a hurry...

Our big grand opening at the store come on out and say 'HEY'!!!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Under the shade tree
I meet with mouse and cricket
for a cup of tea.

Shimmering Shadow

bobbie said...

Lovely lattice shadows.

Sylvia K said...

Love your shots for the day! The lattice is delightful. And, of course, your words are always beautiful. I hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy! Congrats and good luck with the grand opening!!


Ralph said...

A wall can provide solace, but it closes in too. Yet the lattice provides a barrier that keeps things out yet lets life in the form of light. We are out of the loop yet comfortably nearby. Nice touch!

Anonymous said...

How lovely to have bits of the old home! A lovely shadow shot .... and as always, excellent words!!

jabblog said...

Lovely cool shadows and damp scents never to be forgotten.

Dianne said...

I'm so happy that the old parts are seeing new life in a new way
I love lattice work

Manang Kim said...

Love that lattice work too. It is not common now a days that is why I find it very interesting. Happy Sunday!

Shadow Shot Sunday

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the old home you grew up in. Nice shadows, too.

Hope your opening goes well!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I can sense a lot of happy memories there.

Martha Z said...

You are very good at finding a use for what would otherwise fill the landfill.

Cassie said...

Very nice. My Grama had a latticed/coverd walkway behind her house that all the neighborhood cats seemed to love. I remember as a child, walking through it and seeing all these eyes peering out at me. Happy SSS!

Greyscale Territory said...

The fantasy running through your poem is simply beautiful! A wonderful read!

And love your magical bit of lattice! It looks like a shadowy doorway to wonderland!

And how's Mouse!??? (I was so thrilled that you named your little stray kitty after me! Big wow factor!) She has a similar tone of grey in her coat to our Shadow!

Missed seeing you at my blog last Sunday! But I just thought that you were very tied up in all your new ventures and a bit busy! But I was so glad you returned with this news of Mouse!

Exam marking for me this week and then it can be slow wind down to the mid year school hols! Flu still hanging in stubbornly, but it is good to know reports are done! They are such a nightmare, draining any sense I may have out of me!

Have the best weekend in your new world! And hugs for Mouse + Scratchy + special long hug for you if you can slow down long enough! (Just teasing!)

Sarah said...

That is a lovely link to the past that you are using the lattices. Magical poem too!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Beautiful lattice, and your poem is fabulous.

Paula Scott said...

Oh! How I wish I could be there for the grand opening! I hope it all goes well.
Lovely visit here as always. I don't know how you do it all! But, I'm glad you do!

Beverley Baird said...

Great shadows!
And a lovely poem - as always!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Lovely. Lovely words. Lovely shadows. Lovely lattice.

I'm headed out on a drive across your Iowa in a couple of weeks. I'll most certainly be making my way to Sister's.

"big grand opening at the store today" I've not been round in awhile are you opening a store I need to check out while I'm there?

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh to be a child again...not worrying about bugs, dirt and grime :)
Lovely poem, brings many fond memories to mind Sharon!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

G´day Missy? It's been awhile am quite due to my mission in life, ha ha!

Jst busy, indeed... Wow... I love the header first of all and it seems your enjoying your summer life.

What an nostalgic post. Love the inheritance the really something in heart.

BTW, how's life overthere? Is it easier now compare the last few months? Likewise here. Summer is more simple & easier life. Loving it.

Have a wonderful Sunday, My Lady.

x0x0 as always & Take care.
/crz woman

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! Cute story about you and your brother hiding under the floorboards from the big bad meanies! I remember as a kid doing all I could to avoid chores too!

It's a beautiful shadow shot of the lattice.

Congrats on the grand opening of the store. I hope you had a blast! I only wish I could be there!

sarayutouched said...

so glad you have the part of your grandparents house...and that it plays a role at your place.

hope the opening was a huge success!!!

we are home as the rain, for the second year in a row, caused the tournament to be canceled!! only two games played yesterday...oh well...

lynda howells said...

love your images and your words are beautifulx lynda

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Great thoughts, words and photos - and I love that you're the Leading Lady of your own life story! Glad you are saving some bits of your history as well...perfect!


Congrats on the grand opening!! I love those little dressers and comodes I would have a hard time letting go to. XO MARY