Delta Lake State Park
It was a long day at work! And the sad part is I barely worked on any of my stuff. After surviving the day, there was no way my butt was going to end up on the couch this evening. I needed a re-charge. I had a few options but the call of a sunset with the sounds of water hitting the beach would be the boost I needed… off to Delta Lake.
I drove up earlier than I normally would for a sunset. This was supposed to be about relaxing and hopefully get a sunset, not a task oriented photo shoot. I walked around the park soaking it all in… aaahhh! Just what I needed.
In one of the picnic areas I came across a swing set. I had grabbed an image here way back in 2013 (After the children go home…). I got a little sad when I saw the state of disrepair in this area. I’m not sure why it hit me like it did. I believe it was due to a conversation I had with a friend at work. We escaped the office for lunch and I worked hard to keep the conversation away from work topics. I got him talking about his kids and he was telling me about the swing set he built in his backyard. That has to be it…
I setup the camera and captured an image. The haiku was already rolling around in my head. I need to pack a notebook in my camera bag, my memory is not that good. Plus, people stare when you repeat something over and over so you won’t forget it… no, I’m not crazy, I can’t remember very well. Ok, maybe a little crazy, but it works for me.
Exuberance Carefree, swinging high Memories of days long passed Young exuberance
Yaayy! You’re doing it! How does it feel writing like this? The image alone…very powerful. And another amazing haiku! I do love doodling haiku, though the notes feature on a phone works in a pinch. I’m also so proud of you for getting out there after a long work day: I was excited to see where you were at on IG! 😊
Thanks! This is how I would normally write but then self-edit like crazy.
For as much as I’m a technology geek, I strongly dislike typing/taking notes on the phone. Fingers can’t keep up with the thoughts… pen and paper it will be. Packing a small notebook in the camera bag.
Perfect! Love the thought of that! 🌳🌳🏞📷📒📝🌳🌳