Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Create: 31 Days of Adirondack Memories < #write31days >

Today's theme ~
Create 


The packing, the planning, the practical.
Necessary and important.
Once there, once settled, once away from the demands,
the rigor, the routine......that's when it begins.
The creation of memories.
We don't even realize it's happening ......
until year after year, summer after summer, 
those  memories, those glimpses of
 dock jumping, campfire building,
line casting, paddle boating, lake racing,
firework gawking, ice cream eating, 
board game playing, barbeque grilling.....
come to mind. 
What year was it again that I won that race around the island?
How old was I when we joined The King's Army at Ft William Henry?
Hey, remember when I caught my first pike?



And more........ 
Our rusty old  camp grill and the Coleman  torch that scatters
 just a bit of an ethereal Hey-summer-we-survived-this-year’s-algebra-and-ancient-history-and-disappointments-and-triumphs-and-we’re-back-
to-settle-in-your-scheduleless -rustic-August glow.



The whispers of “Did you SEE that one?” as a midnight  meteor arcs 
 across black velvet sky, centuries old pine trees framing. 
And the hushed, “Hey can you find Cassiopeia up there?”



The clink of the backgammon dice on a rainy day 
and the splash of dockjumping and 
King of the Hill on a scorched, sunny one.
  The glassy lake reflecting pines and
 the lemon yellow and ivory lily pad flowers arching heaven.....
The pungent aroma of campfire through hair and sweatshirts. Nothing says ‘summer’ like burning embers, marshmallows, chocolate and lakeside sand all
Creating memories one summer at a time, one day at a time,
one shade and sun dappled Adirondack cabin at a time......



31 Days of Adirondack Memories
for the  #write31days challenge:
Day 1 Worship

Day 2 Tell 

I'll be "treating" the October write 31 days challenge as I would the 
Five Minute Friday challenges, writing for 5 off each day's prompt



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