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Scott has offered this image as inspiration. My first love are the animals on our planet. A close second is our planet. Scott’s images are proof positive; we have an incredible home. Please visit his website to see more of his wonderful images.
She reminded me of that old rust bucket.
What fantastic times we had; just me and my old girl traveling the waterways of home.
Seems like an eternity ago now. Yeah; things have changed for me, as they have changed for others, too.
It was grand sailing in those days. We had a core of us blokes, all the best mates.
Yeah; we sailed on and on over the same route from dawn to dusk; that is, until she was scuttled.
Yeah; we scuttled her like a dead fish, right up her gullet. Put her to rest, we did. Yeah; a bunch of us did that. We gave her a grand ceremony befitting a girl of good standing.
Our hearts melted that day. They melted just as sure as she sunk.
What a grand old girl she was. Never to be seen again. The water as her grave. The fishes for her company. My tears a reminder.
And now this old rust bucket needs a rest too.
But, no watery grave for her.
No; no watery grave for this girl…
I thought it was an image of some sort of water tower or whatever! I love your story…you sound like a drunken ole nostalgia-soaked Aussie sailor!
Thank You, Yaz…. I was hoping I’d sound like that…! I thought of ‘spitting’ but couldn’t quite make it fit…. Ha hah…. 🙂 Just call me Harry…! 😉
This is beautiful, so nostalgic! Heartwarming!
And, your comment is so ‘heartwarming’, Aina… Thank You so much… xoxoxo
Anytime = ) I miss the angelic voice though ; )
I could try to imitate an old sailor, however I don’t think I’d be very convincing…! Chuckle, chuckle; grunt, grunt… 🙂
You never know though. . . ; )
What a beautiful Monday filled of chuckle and giggle here and there, thanks to you! xoxo = )
Great photo – great story. Loved this.
Yes, it’s a great photo; to be sure… I love Scott’s images; they are so ‘real’, so ‘balanced’…
Thank You for the compliment… I enjoy being an old bloke occasionally…
cough, spit, hack, hack… 😉 ha hah….
Ha ha brilliant and so quick – I even find myself reading with an accent. I fancy a go at this myself – but time is my enemy struggle to keep up with work and posting images. But I will put that idea on the back burner and when I have a little spare time I will allow my imagination to run wild……….
oh forgot Gold Star and Tweeted 😀
You’ve got to wrap your mouth to the left and talk out of pursed lips to get the accent just right…! 😉
Glad you liked it, Scott… I wanted something not too deep; yet still interesting…!
Yes, I’m certain you have a few tales in there; what with all the travel you do to get your images you must meet up with all types of folk…. Gold… That’s a first…! 😉
loved the post carolyn. its beautiful and heart tugging!
So pleased you enjoyed, Sharmishtha… Heart tugging is good..! 😉
Carolyn, Scott’s work is amazing. Thanks for pointing me to it.
You are welcome, David.
Yes, I love his work. I find it so open and honest…
Great photo and story!
Thank You, Rebecca.
Yes, Scott’s images are fabulously ‘real’; they ‘draw me in’…!
I love your blog, and the latest guest posts… too funny!
Thanks so much 🙂
You have such a wonderfully creative mind, Carolyn…
I used to worry about it once…! (wink)
Now that I’m writing I can let all these voices have a say… Best therapy ever, my dear Hook… 😉 haha… Thank You..! 🙂
When things change. Oh how nostalgic.
Constant change, my lovely friend…
I know. *sigh*
Nice nostalgia 🙂
Thank You, Glen…. Ahhh, memories…! Nice to have some good ones..
The good ones are better than the bad ones..
Ain’t that the truth…! 😉
But when you get to a certain age, any are good 😀
I thought captains were supposed to go down with their ship. Oh, I see– someone had to stand on the dock and conduct the service… : )
I can see them now, Mark. A collection of gents with their heads bowed low quietly sniffing into their weathered hands; each avoiding the eyes of their fellow nautical brother…. Brings a tear to me eye…! 😉
This is really lovely, Carolyn. Thank you for the link to Scott Marshall. His photos, your words – very nice.
Happy to introduce you, Maddie. Scott’s imagery is wonderful; it never ceases to bring me to a state of awe…! Some photographers have that knack; Scott’s one…!
Glad you enjoyed the ‘little piece’….
Carolyn, this story holds a lot of meaning for me at this time.
I am back in Winnipeg putting things to rest
Memories…! All the best..! xoxoxo
Thank you dear Carolyn.
I find the ending both funny and sad 🙂 But I love it Carol, just like your other stories they are all inviting… you just go to finish them once you started reading them. Keep on writing my dear and what amazing pictures Scott has in his blog 🙂 Thanks for sharing! xoxo
Thank You, my dear sweet Dolly… xoxoxo
Yes, Scott’s images are amazing; I’m glad you enjoyed them…! 🙂
Lovely photograph. You are right. I like that you spun it into a story.
Thank You, Jamie..!