05 June 2014

Stowaways


Yarn hangs on the woven shelter
in the garden. Chosen by children,
it tells their secrets in a color riddle,
favorites deliberately picked,
hung on branches like leaves in the wind,
stowaway messages for other lovers on the bench.


Posted for Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads, Get Listed, hosted by Fireblossom. The words of her list that I used: yarn, choose, garden, love, stowaway, riddle, secret and favorite. This photo was taken in a delightful garden in County Clare, Ireland on a recent visit.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, what a wonderful shelter this is. And the idea of color riddle...well, the gift of imagination is such a beautiful thing.

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    1. I loved this when I saw it and Shay's word list just seemed to fit.

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    1. Kids decorated it and other things in the garden, like yarn pom-pom flowers on a tree. Very fun.

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  3. Oh so clever, and what a wonderful idea both for bench and poem. Smiling here. k.

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    1. Made me smile too. I have a photo of me on the bench.

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    1. Thanks, Kerry. It's fortuitous when the word lists spark a fun memory.

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  5. Its a beautiful picture... and does justice to ur amazing poem

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  6. Children know all the best ways to say things, visually and verbally. That is a very cool-looking shelter, and a neat poem.

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    1. So true about the kids and what they say spontaneously from their heart.

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  7. oh this is really beautiful... love how it looks and the little magic as well... the secret color riddle messages - how proud they must've been to decorate it so beautifullly

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    1. The whole garden was magic, even had painted smooth rock ladybugs here and there. I went with an 8 year old and had a great time.

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  8. What a beautiful thing to do...your words bring the image to life

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    1. The children's joy in doing this fun and lovely thing permeated the garden.

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  9. Congratulations on 500 posts! came to see your word list poem, but then I saw the post beneath. I have to go to work now, but I want to come back and read about that!

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    1. Big milestone and some reflections- thanks for reading, FB.

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  10. it tells their story in a color riddle, that made me smile...and so true...their choices tell much of them....

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    1. It was a nice day playing among their creations.

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  11. Lovely words and image. (And I never really, seriously wanted to be a singer.) :o)

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