Today’s post is linked to  FOWC Address

“Some winters will never melt, some summers will never freeze” Sanober Khan.

A damp misty day

Looking out from my kitchen window at the dark, misty day, I addressed my thoughts, and wondered if this was the calm before another storm.

The winter chills have evoked a wistfulness, a yearning for the warmth of the summer, a little sunshine to cheer my soul as nostalgia creeps stealthily into my heart. 

Grandad, Ben, Daisy, Jamie and Max, Summer 2012

Memories – Embers of the past, of the children they once were, now in their teens and almost grown, helping the grandfather, now long gone, to gather the harvest of his earnest toil; and together sharing the bounty of a plentiful family table.

(C) 2019 – Word Prompt Address from Fandango.


24 thoughts on “Memories

  1. Beautiful juxtaposition of photos, Sue. The bleak view from your window contrasts starkly with the children in the garden with their grandfather. How lucky we are to have warm memories to sustain us through darker days.

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    1. The juxtaposition is exactly as I saw it. Looking out of the window today on such bleak outlook and wishing the day was warmer and suddenly memories of those warmer days came flooding back when those older ones were still just children and naturally Graham was in there too.
      But we’ve all moved on and those children grown, but you can’t wipe the memories and neither would any of us want to.


  2. That first photo captures a mood that winter can bring…dark, cold, dreary.
    Your second photo captures a mood that summer can bring…light, warm, cheerful! 🙂
    The second photo brought tears to my eyes…sadness of your beloved one gone…and joy for those good-memories-made that live on in the minds and hearts of the children…he lives on. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. The first photo matched my mood perfectly yesterday. The weather was grim and my aching back was getting me down, and I just yearned for a warmer day and a glimpse of the sun. And suddenly, there it was, the memory of those children helping Granddad bring in the veg for Sunday lunch.
      Such lovely comments, Thank you, Carolyn 🙂

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      1. I would love to say my back is better, but it really isn’t! It ought to be seeing as I had a visit from my oldest friend our retired vet, who insisted on dosing me up with everything imaginable plus a ton of advice and helping me out with a few chores. Needless to say, my mood is lifted. Thank you so much Carolyn 😊

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  3. Murphy's Law

    Beautiful post Sue. So personal, yet you are willing to share it with us.

    The first photo of such a dark, cold and dreary day cries out for sunshine and the warmth it brings.

    The second photo depicts the essence of family and love. Priceless!

    I think we all get a bit melancholy this time of year. Even when memories create a lump in our throat, it’s still nice to stroll down memory lane. It keeps us close to those we miss.

    Hope your weekend will be one that affords you the time and space to reflect on the past and plan for the future.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your back problem. I am in the same boat right now so I can fully sympathize.


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    1. Almost 06:45 AM here, still pitch black out there and I’m drinking my first coffee of the day and listening to the sound of the rain hitting my bedroom window. There is something very comforting about the sound of rain when you’re tucked up warm and dry in bed.

      I’ve had the writing bug this week and probably got a little carried away with my melancholy mood on the day I wrote this post.
      Using the laptop on my lap in the kitchen instead of sitting upstairs upright at my computer has probably contributed to the backache.

      I sympathise with your back pain too, debilitating isn’t it? I hope you feel better very soon.
      Thank you so much Ginger, your comments are lovely. 🙂


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