Saturday, October 21, 2017

Give ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories < #write31days >

Welcome to day 21 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!


For the weekends inside the 31 days challenge,
I'll be sharing a "scrapbook" of sorts on a special


place within our Adirondack journeys over the decades.

Today ~ memories of the calm, peaceful fishing 
ventures, whether from shore, dock or boat, during summers
spent at Adirondack lakes.

Today's theme~~ 
Give


Lines strung, baited, dipped through lake's mirrored surface 


Contentment, memories, happiness given at simplicity in luring  a catch,
mainly in just being ....


Quiet togetherness from shore or on dock......
Dawns, afternoons, dusks.......each one softly hugs sun's
soft rays and plays on glassy waters


Silence...save for occasional comfortable talk,
rhythmic rowing,
 lines whirring, 
bait dropping
And always  pike and sunny are freed and returned home
sweeping gracefully away,
 tail swishing, propelling,
fins shimmery as quartz


Sun kissed little boy  shoulders and noses,
 hours on  bright lake 

Santa-gifted fishing poles last Christmas, 
lake memories forever

And the exuberant exclamations of "I GOT ONE!" 




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Friday, October 20, 2017

Discover ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories < #write31days >

Welcome to day 20 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!

Today's theme~~ 
Discover 

It's a funny thing--time
For a split second I rediscover these memories......



When they were little...their messy hair, the matchy pajamas....
the little boy feet pounding on sand turning into lake splashes...
the campfire-scented sweatshirts, 
the squeals over burning marshmallows dropping off bamboo sticks

I can see it all so very clearly 
........almost reach out and touch it



There's no such things as a long time ago.
There's only memories that mean something 
and
 memories that don't.



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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Brave ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories <#write31days >

Welcome to day 19 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!

Today's theme~~ 
Brave



These mountains that call us perennially? 
They sit in quiet guard always. 
 Their very name resounds with distinction, vastness. 
And for us, familiarity, a coming -  home. 
Of privileged return.


     This rich fabric of history?
 Our collective history. 
These mountains echo with battle cries of the brave and the mighty. 
Those with strong belief in their cause.  
Wars that pitted God’s sons against each other over borders. 
And principles. 
 And pride
. It is the story of us all, fought for them and fought for us.  
For we are their future.



My 31 Days of Adirondack Memories
for the  #write31days challenge:
Five Minute Friday challenges, writing for 5 off each day's prompt

Incidentally~ The Five Minute Friday Book is available for purchase!
~~ I'm honored that one of my stories is  included within~~ 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Share ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories <#write31days >

Welcome to day 18 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!

Today's theme~~ 
Share


Sharing a life,
a place and many summers 
that is brave, unexpected, unpredictable, adventurous.




My 31 Days of Adirondack Memories
for the  #write31days challenge:
Five Minute Friday challenges, writing for 5 off each day's prompt

By the way~ The Five Minute Friday Book is available for purchase!
~~ I'm honored that one of my stories is  included within~~ 

I'm happy link at Claire's and Ramona's for Wordless Wednesday today.



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