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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Photo Heart Time



Screen Door BW 168/365
Screen Door BW 168/365 
 
Screen doors.  The kind that go "slam" then offer a secondary bump with the following rebound action.  The kind that swing open on a long spring to let your bare feet stub across the barn floor and out into the grass near the dandelions clumped against the perfectly edged row of  day lillies.  The kind that say summer lasts a very long time and feels carefree.  The kind that have a rusty hook dangling from the top corner. A hook that children ignore and adults undoubtedly use unbeknown to the little feet that go in and out, in and out, slam and bump, slam and bump over and over while the grass grows green and warm breezes blow.
 
 
Ten degrees, down coat, long johns beneath the jeans, feet in thermal boots, hat, gloves, pocket warmers....and the ice and the snow.  There it is.
 
 
 
Linking with Kat for February's Photo Heart Connection.  I sincerely suggest you give it a try.  It almost always surprises me.  Thank you Kat.
 
 
 



23 comments:

Tamar SB said...

So well said. Gorgeous.

Happy weekend.

gina said...

I love this image -- so simple, balanced, with those beautiful lines! The snow will finally melt and summer will return. Hang in there, Susan!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Great words and a great image...

Cathy H. said...

I hear your yearning for that screen door to slam; not hindered by the mounds of snow! I love this simple image. It certainly brings back memories of my grandmother's house and the back screen door!

Kathy McB said...

You just don't see that many old-fashion screen doors anymore it seems! At least not around my neck of the woods. It harkens to a different time. Simpler. Just like your photography, there is beauty in simplicity.

Carol Blackburn said...

Susan, did you write that??? I loved it. It's the stuff books are made of. Can you imagine your writing and your photos of a multitude of beautiful screen doors. I can. Honestly! Stay warm.

seabluelens said...

Though your photo is "now" with snow piled up against that screen door, your words took me back to the long hot summers of my childhood. Except nobody ever let the door slam in our house - Dad worked nights and was a day sleeper! Oh, and no grass or dandelions, either, just desert sand. Still. Pure poetry, both image and writing.

augcott said...

Love this!
Everything you said about screen doors conjured up so many childhood memories.
Sweet! Thanks for that! :-D
diane @ thoughts and shots

bgottsab said...

Quite poetic this month - your rumination on screen doors takes me right back to my childhood and our summer vacations in cabins at the state park. Each one with just such a screen door with its satisfying slam as us kids ran in and out. The best weeks of my childhood. Thank you for capturing those memories, even as your screen door sits behind its mound of snow, in the middle of another Maine winter.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Great photo. You have given about 10 ideas for stories from your descriptions of screen doors and this photo. I want to see this screen door in all four seasons.

Zena said...

Amazing post, so beautiful, I could see those children going in and out while the grass grows green and warm breezes blow...

Love the photo. Wonderful photo-heart connection

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Your words took me to a different place, then cold, harsh reality smacked me in the face like a screen door :-)

smiles, Sharon said...

I remember such a screen at a cabin we stayed in every summer-- when very young. At that age, it was summer all year round. Beautifully written, Susan....and is that MOUNTAIN of WHITE your current SNOW? This is the time of year when many get "cabin fever." It will come. It will come. It will come. smiles: sharon

Adrienne said...

You transported me to a warmer climate. Thanks! Loved your descriptions ~ especially that rusty hook! This is very touching.

Adrienne said...

You transported me to a warmer climate. Thanks! Loved your descriptions ~ especially that rusty hook! This is very touching.

Lisa Gordon said...

You give this door a wonderfully unique personality, Susan. A perfect Photo-Heart connection.

P.S I have been living in long johns under jeans for the past 2 months straight! enough already! :-)

Happy day to you!

Kathryn said...

Perfect for February . . . love how you brought it to life with your words.

Anita Johnson said...

I love those doors...we have one in our garage...sounds like home to me!

Deborah Tisch said...

I could hear the slam of that old screen door, hear the sound the spring makes when you open it up, and feel the hook in my hand as I try to lock that door.

You ARE a writer, you know.

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful image... and the words just brought it to life.

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Wonderful image and I love your words. You had me remembering the days of swinging screen doors and that oh so familiar sound they make when they swing back and hit the door jam. Love this!

Kamana said...

what a beautiful door. you give it a timely feel.

Ross said...

Great post and great door! Although I can hardly wait for the snow to melt and for spring to come! Have a great weekend.