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The Beckoning


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

I wasn't going to post any pics of Farm Day with people in them, but after the comments yesterday, with an intrigue about going inside, I changed course!

Here's one of the kids from two generations below mine.  Can you imagine what he'll grow up to be like simply because he will have this memory of the farm...and this barn!

Tomorrow we'll go inside!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.}

The Beckoning


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

I wasn't going to post any pics of Farm Day with people in them, but after the comments yesterday, with an intrigue about going inside, I changed course!

Here's one of the kids from two generations below mine.  Can you imagine what he'll grow up to be like simply because he will have this memory of the farm...and this barn!

Tomorrow we'll go inside!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.}

comments (43)

Into the rustic void
Ginnie Hart: Yes. And with bare feet, no less!
love it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dotun. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Sep 2007, 01:27
Cruel!
Yesterday you tantalised; today, we are hardly closer to discovering what is inside.
Great series, Ginnie. You have got me holding my breath for the next episode...it's like waiting for the next frame in the Dick Tracy comic.
Ginnie Hart: I have built this up so much, Ray, that I'm quite afraid going inside will be a let-down! sad The prep time has been much more fun. Thanks for your support regardless. smile
This has a static but yet dynamic appeal to it. I like it smile. Love the compositin too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Skee.
This photo tells a good story--can't wait to see what's next...
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully going inside won't be a let-down, Larry. I would have been much more creative inside if I had known I was going to build it up like this. smile

Thanks ever so much for stopping by and commenting.
there is that cool blue barn again. Looks like someone is looking for some trouble...lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! Little Eli surely looks like he knows where he's going, doesn't he! Thanks, Gail.
  • Aussie
  • in a night shift daze
  • 19 Sep 2007, 04:46
This pic evokes fantastic memories of annual hols spent at my grandparents farm
Ginnie Hart: Glad this brings back fond memories for you, Aussie! I had to be a grandma myself before I got the memories! It's never too late!
What a fun series of photos, Ginnie. I'm looking forward to seeing inside!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jewlya. I hope I haven't built up the inside too much! Now I wish I had taken more creative pics there!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2007, 05:46
I love the way this picture evokes childhood memories of days gone by. It was a carefree existence...missed very much! Thank you for bringing that back to us all, Ginnie! (I didn't have a barn, but I lived in the Sierra Nevadas...full of places to explore.)
Ginnie Hart: I didn't have a barn either, Kay, so this experience is rather late in life for me. But thank God I have it now! Ruth and I have talked about how "the farm" seems to be deep in our psyche, based on how we respond to it. Wouldn't that make a good group discussion!

As always, Kay, thanks for your kind, thoughtful words!
  • Roland
  • France
  • 19 Sep 2007, 06:18
Lovely shot, well composed Ginnie. We feel all the concetration of this child, wondering what tresor he'll find insode....
Ginnie Hart: I just wish I had taken more pics of the treasures inside, Roland. I might have to wait till next year for that! Thanks.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 19 Sep 2007, 06:33
I want to go inside with him! Nice composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Etomi. He certainly seemed to know exactly where he was going! Thanks.
  • xavi
  • Barcelona
  • 19 Sep 2007, 06:58
rustica, genial!
Ginnie Hart: I just hope his bare feet didn't encounter anything rusty! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Xavi.
lovely lead-in into the inside smile so intriguing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Let's just hope the inside is as satisfying, Deji. smile Thanks.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 19 Sep 2007, 07:34
It looks like he is going to get up to alot on the farm !!! No lets go inside !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: I think the kids were in heaven, Shakara. Actually, we adults were as well! Thanks.
This is really very nice, especially after yesterday's pic!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wim.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2007, 07:52
a really funny pic, the gesture of the little boy, and I'm quite curious -together- with him- about the many things he now will detect going inside!
Ginnie Hart: He certainly seems to be on a mission, Philine, doesn't he. I wish I knew what HE saw when he went inside! Thanks.
I knew I was going to enjoy this series!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bill. Thanks.
Ahahh! Now, the cement blocks are totally just! LOL grin
Ginnie Hart: Yup. A purpose for everything, Jose. smile Thanks.
Okat this I really like.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jide!
A nice shot and the action gives a very beautiful effect, I like very much the "no smoking" sign too !
Ginnie Hart: That No Smoking sign was there when Don and Ruth bought the farm 4 years ago. Now it's as "ragged" as the barn. smile Thanks, Zeb.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 19 Sep 2007, 09:58
I'm just as curious as everyone else about what you'll show us inside, and also a bit apprehensive, haha. You caught Eli at just the right moment. Nice.
Ginnie Hart: I'm afraid I've built it up too much, Ruth! Now I just wish I had been much more creative because there's so much to see inside! No need for apprehension, though. Next year I will definitely spend more time inside. I may even climb the ladder to the hayloft! smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2007, 11:03
Ginnie this is ace reminds me so much of my childhood in our village. "Where can I hide today". Carnt wait to see inside hope it has a ladder up to the hay store, just loved hiding up there.LOL smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tracy, it does have a ladder but I'm afraid my pic of it is not very good. I may have to post it, though, just for you. Next year I will definitely spend more time inside that barn and be much more creative!

So glad I could bring back some childhood memories!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Sep 2007, 11:54
This is a great picture and I like the way you build the series. I loved Ray's Dick Tracy remark.

Now in keeping with the great american film industry where you can forecast what is going to happen next by following the clues - I will hazard a guess.

The clues are 'No smoking', little Eli in a hurry, a can of Amalie oil, his grandma's comment that she is apprehensive about the next picture.

Now, depending on what you tell me - is it a disaster movie, an action movie, a family or a sitcom? Depending on your revelation of the movie type I will be able to forecast with 95% accuracy what the next picture will be. tongue
Ginnie Hart: You may wish I hadn't built up this series, Louis--at least the barn side of it (there are many other things to show besides the barn, of course...like the tractor!). I'm afraid I wasn't as creative inside as I could have been. But I'll try to come up with something, since I brought y'all this far! Then there's always next year!

Ruth's apprehension, I'm sure, is because she's afraid of what I'm gonna show next! grin They store a lot of their "stuff" in the barn. But that's part of what makes it cool. Nor is she the g'ma of little Eli, but might as well could be! (What do you call the child of your nephew?? and what does he call you??)
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2007, 12:33
What a great moment in time!I'm sure Eli? will look back in 20 years time and remember the hidden treasures in that barn. However I do hope that you won't keep us in suspense thatlong smile
Ginnie Hart: I won't keep you in suspense that long, Scarlet. smile But please don't be disappointed if it's not what you expect! I wish now I had been much more creative inside. Next year!
I wanna peek inside too smile Can't wait to move!

And love that you captured the perfect moment of the movement.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Susan. Thank you. As I have been telling everyone else, I wish I had been more creative with my pics on the inside. Maybe next year!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2007, 14:50
Lovely shot, Ginnie. You have caught him mid-step, just itching to get inside and explore!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Itching to get inside is so true, Ingrid. Next year I need to do more of that myself, now that I know everyone else wants to know what's there. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 19 Sep 2007, 15:12
That's the spirit! Go exploring in dark and unknown places. I hope he keeps his curiosity as he grows up.
Ginnie Hart: As long as he has this barn in his life, I'm quite sure his curiosity will grow by leaps and bounds! Thanks, Magnus. You're so right.
Awwe! Now that is adorable. I'm super glad you posted this one!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, ET, for stopping by again! smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2007, 15:54
Our intrepid adventurer knows no fear!

Like the inclusion of the no smoking sign and the streaks of light in th gloom.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mike. I HAD to leave in the sign...and the cracks from the other side of the barn. smile
  • clarence
  • Irving, TX, USA
  • 19 Sep 2007, 16:10
O boy,, you better watch him!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you're right, Clarence! Thanks.
  • Ngozi N
  • Nigeria
  • 19 Sep 2007, 16:38
ahhhh there he goes. Told u d barn was inviting. Nice crop
Ginnie Hart: Yes you did, Ngozi. No stopping him now! smile Thanks.
Like the no smoking sign - nice detail smile Yesterday I thought the black "hole" was a little bit scary, now with this pic it's not anymore....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. Actually, I do understand the scary part because it felt strange to be inside the barn by myself. I think there are spirits from the past still living there. grin
  • JoAnn
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Sep 2007, 18:54
Hi Ginnie,
Words cannot express this beauty serie. I can imagine to grow up there, I would be happy smile well done

( I've been very busy and still are so I react once in a while)
JoAnn smile
Ginnie Hart: It says you are JoAnn from Great Britain but I think not, right, JoAnn! grin You are so funny.

Take care of yourself and don't wear yourself out!
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 19 Sep 2007, 18:55
Aksel is so easy to scare smile
This is a wonderful picture and yes, let's see what's inside smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I just finished telling Aksel that it was kinda scary standing in that big barn by myself. I think there are spirits from the past still hanging out there! grin But, yes, we'll go inside. Next year I'll know to be a bit more creative with my picture-taking there. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 19 Sep 2007, 19:32
Going on a tresure hunt..it must be so cool to grow up with such a place to explore...another excellent one...and still more to come...GREAT!
Ginnie Hart: Now THAT would be a place for a treasure hunt, Lina. Good idea. I'm sure Ruth will read that idea and maybe plan something for next year. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 19 Sep 2007, 20:37
We've definitely talked about playing hide and seek sometime. I don't know when the kids will be old enough to not get totally freaked out. Last night in the hot tub, I was telling Don about the idea of me dressing up in white and walking across the doorway, which was in view, and we both got a little spooked and decided it was time to go inside.
Ginnie Hart: Ruth, I just about lost it after reading this comment! LOL! I bet you have a sense of spirits in that barn, after all the stories I've heard you tell. Hmm. Maybe the kids SHOULDN'T play hide-n-seek in there? They may not ever want to come back.
Beautiful image, Ginnie. A big step into the unknown: so metaphorical and at the same time so lifelike. Excellent work!
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Marcello. Thanks a million.
just looks so very sweet....
Ginnie Hart: He's a sweet little boy, Sam. Thanks.
What a wonderful place to experience.. and memory. Children need places where they can explore safely. Love this photo.. the anticipation of what he will find inside....
Ginnie Hart: I so totally agree, Gale. You said it well. Thanks.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2007, 07:56
love this! and the series, just catching up. mal
Ginnie Hart: Good to have you back, Mal. I'll write you more later when I get a few spare minutes. Off with my grandson today!
Lokks like a little Indiana Jones embarking on an adventure here. I wonder what he be looking for.
The no smoking sign is interesting
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indiana Jones. I like that, Busola. smile
  • 10cré
  • Paris, France
  • 20 Sep 2007, 11:51
La composition, le mouvement, l'imagination fait le reste pour cette photo de toute splendeur !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, 10cre, for stopping by and commenting.
Cute as a button, and it hints at a story. The 'no smoking' sign is humorous in combination with the little one.
Ginnie Hart: I love this little fella, Red Pen. Thanks.

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