Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (104/365)

2009 04 14 IMG_3978 
"No one can see their reflection in running water. 
It is only in still water that we can see."

Taoist proverb

TIME: 4:43 PM
PLACE:  The backyard
SUBJECT: Swing and water reflection

We have a swing-set in our back yard that HandsomeHusband built when DramaQueen and MonkeyBoy were toddlers.  Over the years, ruts beneath the seats have been made from the kids dragging their feet back and forth while swinging.  These indentations fill up with water whenever it rains.  Water puddles, of course, attract StellaDella like a moth to a flame.  When we took the dog out today, SD played the "Will it float?" game.  She gathered a few items: a leaf, some long stems of grass, and some white rocks from the driveway.  The leaf floated.  The grass floated as well.  The white rocks, sank like a, sank like a...well, they sank like rocks.  You can just make out a couple of them in the above picture.


Mari said...

Really neat shot! It brings back childhood!

Christina said...

Fun memories of playing in puddles after a rain!

Dot O said...

Great shot! I remember what happens when swinging feet hit that puddle!!

We had the rainy weather here today and are expecting it again tomorrow...kinda yucky but they say we need it!

Sara G said...

Wonderful photo. I just love the reflection!!
Take care

Susan said...

Beautiful picture that is reflective and makes one reflect on days gone by. We still have our swing set and I hate to see the day when it sits still and no more ruts are made under it. Wonderful picture as always.

Michelle said...

I absolutely love this shot. The prospective, the reflection.....it's perfect.

bentonflocke said...

fantastic shot and point of view! Great childhood memories.

Love the colour of your shot!

Rich said...

this is a great shot. love the reflection.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Mari - I remember swing all the time as a child too.

Christina - We lived by a field and after it rained we would go "swim" in the hollows. How redneck! ;)

Dot O - I can still hear my mom sighing about the mud splashes.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Sara G - I've wanted to do a reflection shot, finally got to do it with this one!

Susan - I remember it took a couple of years for the ruts under my childhood swing to go away.

Michelle - Thank you!

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

bentonflocke - I did some adjustments in Photoshop for mood.

Rich - I had thought about this shot for most of the day before I took it...reflected on it you might say!

Oz Girl said...

Wow, now THAT is a fantastic shot. Love the shadow of the swing in the puddle, and the angle is perfect.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Oz Girl - Thanks, the water has all dried up and I had push SD for 30 minutes today!