Tag Archive: swing

Yet another photo from the bench swing at my parent’s last summer. I’m starting to realize I sat out there a whole lot when I lived with them. Maybe I was trying to escape for a bit. Maybe it was because my kids needed to run and play. This shot isn’t the greatest. I do like the movement, which was intentional. I do enjoy the colors. It makes it a bit more interesting than just a straight shot. I was also reading Thoreau at the time, so the quote is fitting.


“Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie.” ~Henry David Thoreau


I love this photo! It was one of the first cool days of late summer in Virginia. My daughter and I were sitting on the bench swing at my parent’s house. There is something magical about a cool summer day. It makes you realize Fall is coming soon. The changes of the seasons are always special, no matter what transition it is. Simple shot of our feet and legs, no real editing, with my friend’s Nikon D40. It makes my heart swoon. Special moments are usually the simplest.


“Children make you want to start life over.” ~Muhammad Ali

Two hundred and thirteen

This shot really should go with 210 and 211. It is another photo from my parent’s house, when we had to move back in for a few months. I was swinging on the bench swing. You can see their house in the background. You can even see my Dad back there by the gate. I had some free time before I started working then. My kids and I spent a good bit of time outside, even when it was hot. I really like the quote that goes with this one. Sometimes it is hard to come back home, but it never really does leave you. Happy with this shot.


“You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.” ~Maya Angelou

Both of these shots were taken shortly after my kids and I moved back to Virginia. We had to live with my parents in the house that I lived in as a teenager. It is a small 3 bedroom rancher. There was my Mom, Dad, adult brother, myself and 2 children, plus their 3 dogs, my sister-in-law’s dog, our dog and a cat. We stayed there from August- October. It was a long few months. The first night back I woke up in a panic. I felt like I was having a panic attack. I didn’t know if we were going to be able to stay there. We did and it was really just fine. Glad that we were able to get out on our own again though. The first shot was in the bathroom mirror from the hallway. Just a fun little shot with a crooked perspective. The second was out in their yard on the bench swing on a lovely late summer day. Both of these photos are pretty crappy, but they capture that particular time in my life when I had to move back in with my folks.


“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~Samuel Butler


“The best things in life are not only free, but the line is shorter.” ~Robert Brault


 It was a unseasonally warm day. The kids and I took a walk over to a near-by playground. I maybe thirty years old and the mother of two children, but I still love to swing. After I got my kids going, I did some swinging myself. I love this shot. I managed to get my legs and my complete shadow, while swinging and it’s in focus.

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”  ~Tom Stoppard