Thursday, October 27, 2016

Evening Shadows

I remember warm sunny afternoons when we were kids, raking piles of leaves, the scritch scratch of the prongs of the rake, the smell of smoke as PawPaw burned his brush pile at the edge of the street.
Before long the sun would drop below the tree line, and the air would get a sudden chill. We'd hurry up the street toward home - our mouths watering for the gingerbread and baked apples that Mother would have in the oven.

I am linking today with Good Fences

17 comments :

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful photo and i loved reading about your memories :)

TexWisGirl said...

so very beautiful! can almost smell the leaves (and the pie...)

Theresa said...

Precious memories of simpler times:) I have them too! Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

Mildred said...

What a pretty photo and brings back sweet memories of our childhood. We had a LOT of leaves from all those oak trees didn't we? Remember the neighbor would end up setting fire to the yard with her bonfire?? lol Love you. Glad you could join Theresa at Good Fences today, sis.

Melanie said...

Karen, I think that late afternoon and dusk is my favorite time of the day. The sun casts beautiful shadows and you can just feel the world taking a breath and relaxing. When I worked evening shifts as a nurse. I miss those times and relished them on my days off. Have a wonderful day.

LV said...

I still rack some of my leaves. Have so many, have to mulch some. You can make fun out of anything if you try.

Susie said...

Karen, I loved reading your memory. :) I remember when people burned small piles of leaves at the curb...I do not miss that. :) I read the post before this one...I think God loves us so much..he would allow our hearts to break and us to grieve and cry . I am sending you a hug for this memory. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That's a fun memory - and you captured the feeling so well with the late afternoon shadows and scattered leaves!

Sandra said...

my life was the same, but I got to help stir up the leaves as they burned. and it was choc chip cookies not ginger bread.. this is a beautiful photo and I love the yard

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You now have me relishing in memories of the 'good ol' days' of my youth!!!

Love the view of the blanket of leaves with the filtering sunlight.

Ida said...

Oh I'd love to rustle through all those wonderful crunchy leaves. Mmmm....Gingerbread and Baked Apples, that sounds yummy.

Connie said...

Such a pretty picture! I enjoyed reading your fall memory. You described it so well.

Red Rose Alley said...

Such sweet memories, Karen. How wonderful that your mom had warm gingerbread waiting for you when you were a kid. I hardly ever see anyone rake up their leaves any more. What a sight that would be.

~Sheri

bp said...

What fun fall memories!

We never had leaves in the yard when I was growing up but now we have TONS!

Lady Jane said...

Such a nice memory. Hugs, lJ

Debbie Harris said...

That's a beautiful memory. We love to rake the yard and allow the grand kids to jump into the huge pile of leaves, and it's huge. :)

The Lord bless you~~

L. D. said...

That is a wonderful photos with all of its shadows and great fence.

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