Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Full Steam Ahead


There were many children playing at the water's edge today in Bend, Oregon, a typical hot August summer scene repeated in countless places throughout the world. Voices glorifying merriment blended in a cacophony of laughter, squeals and exhortations. Concurrently, amidst a swirl of colorful bathing suits, towels, sand and splashing water, there sat a few little ones alone ruminating over complicated sand projects or fixed in a reflective pose, digesting possibly the meaning of hurt feelings.
Today's photo for Watery Wednesday is of a neglected toy boat, resting aground at the edge of lapping water. I assume its small barefoot owner will return soon to send the sturdy trawler off onto the river for a new perilous adventure. In the meantime, it serves as one more poignant detail in our memory of halcyon days when we were young and enlivened by the cool, gentle shore.

9 comments:

Creative Mish said...

My kids used to take their toy boats to the creeks and lakes while we were camping when they were young! Alot of good times playing in the water.

Sylvia K said...

Lots of good memories stirred up here today! Thanks! Great shot!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

A sweet post, thanks for this.

Hilda said...

Sweet!
Do they make them in adult sizes? :)

cieldequimper said...

:-))

tapirgal said...

Nice commentary on a nice summer theme.

Jacob said...

Aw, those halcyon days or yore. I remember them fondly.

But we never had toys like this one!

Great shot and as usual, a fine iteration of meaning.

Creative Mish said...

You're going to make me do some research on Kuna? I don't really know anything on how it got it's name?

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, I wondered where I left that darned thing. MB