Friday, June 21, 2013


Haiku My Heart
June 21, 2013

Haiku My Heart, the weekly sharing is celebrating three years with today's installment. Come see what the excitement is all about.
See more at recuerda mi corazon.

Quiet lake, two kids

Make and share new memories

Lifetimes yet to live

Mrs. Spadoman took this photo last weekend of our two youngest Grand daughters as they sat on the dock fishing. Their demeanor was so casual and their conversation so vivid, it reminded us of a scene in a movie when two old friends meet and spend valuable time together.

I love the photo. It seems to have the patina of an oil painting. The reflection in the calm water of Beaver Dam Lake that evening had us standing at water's edge and feeling the world stop, just as the wind had done this particular day.

We are truly blessed to have our Grandchildren around us and to watch them live and grow and put into practice some fun things we have taught them, like fishing, and watching them realize that the entire exercise is usually not about catching fish, but rather enjoying each other's company while sitting on the edge of a lake on a fine Spring day.



Fallingladies said...

This is a wonderful photo, it leaves us feeling exactly how you suggested: calm and serene. And... Makes me so much more anxious to get to the lake myself.. I am going in 8 days! ....... plus Grandkids sound like the best thing ever, i am still waiting for that joy!

Fallingladies said...

Oh, and now that you have made me smile with your comment on my blog, i need to say........ The feeling is mutual!

Mel said...

Awwww....what a priceless moment. And what an awesome capture with the two of them in their pretty colours, happily doing what kindred souls do. FISH! It's awesome. As is the haiku.
Makes me wanna go to a dock and plant myself for a long while.

Absolutely awesome photo--you're mighty graced, yaknow!
((((((( Spadoman )))))))

Happy weekend!

Kim Mailhot said...

Great shot and a wonderful moment of celebration for the simple joys.
I love how you love them, Man.
Happy Solstice, My Friend ! Happy Summer !

Unknown said...

Beautiful photograph to be sure!
One of my own joys was having a sister for my best friend when I was young...Lucky them, lucky you♥♥

gma said...

Love the grandchildren around.
Lee took all of the kids fishing (One at a time) this spring when fish were biting. Lovely photo Joe. Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

a priceless memory...this is the picture postcard for summer.


Anonymous said...


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's those lifetimes yet to live that so entice me!

One Breathless Moment

Karen said...

How lovely. I hope their lifetimes are as full of peace and joy., that is so apparent in this photo.

somepinkflowers said...

in The Best Way ♥

Nonnie said...

such a sweet and special image of the granddaughters!

J C said...

This is sweet. Hug them every day.

Hazel said...

A beautiful moment. How wonderful that Mrs Spadoman captured it. And thanks for sharing it with us.


Marit said...

What a precious photo ánd feeling - it does look like a painting indeed. These moments are little treasures to keep in your heart and mind... Have a nice weekend dear friend, hug from Holland.

rebecca said...

i too love the muted almost nostalgic look of this. the softening of the water, the pastels of the girls...even a hint of rose on the water.
you have a beautiful family joe. i love every story and photo shared for your heart always comes shining through.
thank you for being an incredible part of haiku my heart. it would never be the same without you.

Fran said...

Sweet-- these are the best moments in life, relaxed, enjoying nature. Kind of Norman Rockwell-esque. Just fishin'