Friday, March 22, 2013

FSO - Childhood Pleasures



 I don't usually have this problem when it comes to Friday My Town Shoot Outs - I simply had too many photos.  I would have had plenty even if I hadn't visited a playground in town during the week.  Children are one of my favourite subjects.  I love watching them spin and bounce, climb and slide.


Then, on Wednesday, I was enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in town and idly watching two little girls.  They were running here and there on the grassed area outside the cafe, obviously looking for something to play with.  The water fountain just dribbles a little water over its edge but the minute the girls spotted it they made a beeline for it.  The mothers saw where they were headed and warned them not to get wet, or they would have to stay that way all day.  (I felt like telling the littlies it was hot, if they got wet, they'd be dry in no time.) 


All the little people in my family take delight in being active.  I forget, sometimes, that they enjoy quiet, simple pleasures, too.

I'm sure there will be some great shots this week of childhood pleasures.

10 comments:

  1. Yes, mud will wash off, water will dry and snow will brush away or melt - but childhood and its freedom will vanish rather quickly....so I'm always glad to see children allowed to be children.
    Lovely, colourful images!

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  2. Great photos Pauline. I enjoy kids too and loved being around my great-niece this weekend. She is almost two.

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  3. I just knew you would have some great shots for this theme. I was hoping to see this!

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  4. Leave it to kids to have fun with their creative imaginations!

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  5. It;s true how they love to touch with wonder the trickle of water on stone.

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  6. Well said Pond side! Lovely photos Pauline.

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  7. Love the photos, and I myself could have posted so many! I have endless files of them :)

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  8. I like the collage. great memories to keep.

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  9. Quiet, simple pleasures sounds (looks) good to me... ;)

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  10. Nothing like moving water to draw a child to fascination. THey are sos cute in their pink!

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