Meet Stumpy

Okay, so my inner Lorax is showing again. This time, I’m sharing my very favorite tree stump. My muses, they are still away on holiday and Gatsby and I are busy, meandering all over the place in an effort to keep him exercised while I’m at work, and me free from worry (huh!) while I am away from him. Where I really wish we were walking is out on the trails of our sort of, back yard, the Wissahickon.

On this particular trail, no matter the season, the kinder (children) have to jump on the stump and imagine, explore and pretend. It never gets old for them or for me. Photo ops abound. Well, okay, I admit, I too would enjoy a climb on, or even through this beauty. For me, stumpy here epitomizes all the good parts of childhood. Stumpy brings up images of bright red radio flyers, flowered banana seat bikes with multi-colored streamers, Keds sneakers and, skimming stones in the creek.

I can even taste the stale gum that comes with the pack of baseball cards. Do you hear the ice cream truck, or is it just me? This stump, it may just be the very best stump in all of the world. And we have it, right here, in our sort of, very big, backyard park.  Nothing to kvetch (whine) about here.

Go out and be with the trees, my friends.





38 thoughts on “Meet Stumpy

  1. I love your photos as they are natural and don’t look posed ( if that makes sense!) Also I think getting children out into the woods is brilliant, they can learn so much while having fun #brilliant photo linky@_karendennis

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  2. This is the kind of childhood I loved having, and the childhood I hope Ben has. Being outside with nature rather than couped up inside using their ipads.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us at #TriumphantTales

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  3. I will always have a love for black and white photos, I fell in love with them when I used to look through my Mum and Dad’s wedding photos. These are gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales


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