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Cee’s asked us this week to present our take on her Indoor Seating Fun Foto Challenge. This is from my Sawmill collection, photos taken after my dad died in 2007. He owned and operated Clark’s Sawmill for fifty years. It was his pride, his joy and largely defined who he was and how he felt about himself as a man, a father, a husband and a provider. He told me once that when he went to bed at night he could hardly wait to get up in the morning to go back to work.

This was his ‘throne’, the place where he sat to make it all happen – loading logs from the ramp to run through the big blade. It was my dad’s favorite seat in the house – or pretty much anywhere for that matter.

I was drawn to these hay bales partly due to their proximity to the country back road I travelled on tonight as well as to how they were positioned there, the three larger ones with the baby close by, nestled beneath some trees at the entrance to a wide open field. Later, when I uploaded the photos to my computer, I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed all that grass growing on the surface, poking through the mesh that holds these larger cylindrical bales of hay together.

It made me smile.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

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Replacing our old wood deck with one made of composite materials is a low-priority item on our To Do list right now. Until then, we’re stuck with looking at the moss and mold growing on the steps and framework whenever we climb up the stairs from our patio. Normally, I don’t even notice this subtle shade of green embedded in the wood grain shown here but it jumped out at me today in light of this week’s Fun Foto challenge!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lime or Bright Green