Childhood Memories

Not mine – well, not exactly – but a memory this little girl may have of her warm August day in the Boston Public Garden.  It wasn’t until I uploaded the pictures of my trip that I noticed I caught the little girl with her eyes closed – darn!  But even with that it is still, in my opinion, perfectly imperfect.  Upon closer inspection (which you may or may not be able to see) you can see a trail of water drops from the foreground swan ending in the circular ripple in the water right by its chest.   This image does elicit a childhood memory of my own when I was at the zoo with my father and I was feeding the ducks some of my popcorn.  I really didn’t want to feed them my popcorn (loved it then, love it now, hog it often) but dad made me to in order to get his photo.  Plus I was afraid the ducks would bite me.  Childhood memories… 🙂

The color image .  Click to view larger.


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8 Responses to Childhood Memories

  1. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    What a sweet photo! I liked both versions. The black-and-white has a lovely, vintage feel. “Make Way for Ducklings” comes immediately to mind.

    When I lived in Cottage Grove, Oregon, we used to take my older daughter (then about four; now twenty-nine) and feed ducks and geese on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River. The geese were very aggressive and sometimes drove us all away.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Great capture, Teri. Swans can be mean, too. Once, while on vacation at a lakeside cabin, a pair chased Sis and me and our dog off of the beach. The ugly duckling apparently didn’t improve much with age.

  3. cecilia says:

    this little girl probably has her eyes closed either in delight or terror that they will take her whole hand! swans can be mean! wonderful shot.. c

  4. dhphotosite says:

    Great photo Teri…as much as I liked the color version (I’m a color guy) in this case I really like the B&W version better. I like the mood it invokes. And for me this version actually does bring back a lot of memories. Ahhh to be a kid again…

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