The Back Green

a place to sit
a place to watch the wee birdy’s
hang oot yir washing on a windy day
and if yir lucky a bit of sunshine comes your way.

in the hedges where the gossip grows
fae neighbours now and long ago
where children play and make a noise
now wi trampolines and plastic toys

a lot has changed from days gone by
where grannies voice you could hear her cry
‘Come in for yir Tea’ it will be be getting cauld
you’ve got one minute ,you’ve been told

now it’s awe decking and bbq’s
fandangled fences and solar hues
but the memory of family fun and cheer
comes rushing back when I ’m sitting oot wi ma beer

Aye good old days sitting oot The Back Green…..xxx

Comments

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 4 years ago

    oh my
    glorious photo

  • Great to see you!!!……Thank you very much……….x

    – DoreenPhillips

  • linaji
    linajialmost 4 years ago

    wow Doreen, you like Isa have a talent for seeing God in the everyday… this is a total FAV!!

  • Awwe Thank you Lina……My Twin is missing…and I know you miss her too….x
    but she will be back soon......×..........I hope my neighbour doesn’t see this she may get upset in seeing her smalls in big…..LOL……much love to you Lina….xxxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot and tones.

  • Thank you so much Trish……….x

    – DoreenPhillips

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work Doreen….. is that a holga effect… whatever you did, I love it… the lighting is beautiful as well…. well done!! xx

  • Hey Sweety Pie….Thank you….I was going for a vintage lomo…..it was late afternoon so it was a lovely light in the garden….xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • June Ferrol
    June Ferrolalmost 4 years ago

    That’s what we used to call it at my granny’s – haven’t heard that in many years!
    Nice edit, tones and atmosphere – love the ‘clothes pole’

  • Awwe…Thats nice…Hope it brought back many nice memories for you……I miss ma Grannies……….Thank you …….x

    – DoreenPhillips

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 4 years ago

    dont know how you do it . emotion in each pic……………………..

    this is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its got class and the birdie likes the smell of fresh undies and sheets… !!!!!!!

    I love how birdie is calling for us to see…………….. the good ole days .

    girl what a great poem as well…….. ♥………………tweet!!!!!!!

  • Awwwe….Thank you Isa……This is my fave of th emonth……. and my fave line is
    birdie likes the smell of fresh undies and sheets …..hahahaha…they like a bit of [pole dancing too….lol…….xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 3 years ago

    great imagery! Please consider adding this work to Wash Day !

  • LouJay
    LouJayabout 3 years ago


    Beautiful work Doreen
    13th November 2011

  • Yayyyyyyyyyy…………Thank you LouJay….for making my Day !!! ………xxx

    – DoreenPhillips

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakabout 3 years ago

    Great image and writing as well…

  • Thank you Lynne……x

    – DoreenPhillips

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    lol..not heard it called that for years :-)…ps. nice greenie pole! x

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