|Out the back of their house is a gully. |
My brothers and I spent many afternoons playing amongst the bamboo.
I think it was either ninjas or spies. But the dark was a tiny bit scary.
|It's easier to climb trees when you are young. We did it quite a lot, |
and now the same trees' branches seem too small to support me.
So I hug them instead.
|Gramma has this fishpond out the front which has THE clearest |
water I have ever seen in any fishpond.
Feeding the fish was such a big responsibility.
Today there was a frog.
|At their gate there is a hydrangea bush.|
It's so beautiful, but it makes their driveway deceptively narrow.
|While I grew up they had two cats. |
Fred was black and Charlie was ginger, he also liked to eat cheese.
They recently acquired a new cat. She was a stray, and she picked them.
Her name is Josephine.
|Grandad restores vintage cars.|
He's had at least 5 since I was born. His shed's are jam
packed full of parts and beautiful shiny automobiles.
|Shed #1. |
There was a small office with a lot of airport/plane/aeromotive things in it.
It was super interesting. We used to pretend to be a business.
I don't think I got to be the pilot though.
Grandad has 4 sheds.
|The view of Mt Te Aroha from the bottom of the street.|
I've climbed it all the way to the top. Trailed my mountain-climbing
brother in shoes that weren't mine.
|This is the firewood cupboard. |
We used to climb inside it (in summer of course).
|The gate from their section to the gully out back.|
Even now it looks like a magical doorway.
|Starling boxes my Grandad made and put high up on their fence.|
They sing so beautifully, and my Grandad always admires the way
they fly and glide and sweep around like it's nobody's business.
|Grandad has a soft spot for teddy bears, and has|
gotten quite a collection over the years. Most were
rescued from opshops by Gramma and myself.
Familiar things are so comforting.That's why I love family, and grow attached to places.
Are you attached to any places in particular?