Maple Ridge Road…

memories of autumn nights…
walking down the maple tree lined road…
of my childhood home…
trying too get there before the sun went down…
because that was the rule…
be home before the sun went down…
because we were just kids and we were doing..
what kids were supposed too do…
stay busy exploring our world…
catching tadpoles in a jar the first of spring… watching for the stink pots and leeks to poke through the ground…
listening to the brook running wild and fast with winter thaw…
and wanting for warm summer nights to return…
and when they did…
it was time to drag out our blankets too our forts…
take some bread and peanut butter for the morn. because we were heading out too sleep under the stars..
and listen too the frogs and crickets all night…
and fight to stay awake as long as we could…
cause this was going to be the time of our life..
it felt so good…
and guess what?
we were right!
those were the days…
it felt so right..
it was so good!
just us, the moon, the frogs and the woods….
fireflies in the jar for our night light…
and peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast in the morn…
written by linmarie 04/22/2011

this is a paint by number with your computer creation from one of my original photos.. taken on 01/29/2011
done with photo shop elements 2…
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maple, childhood, story, road, fort, frogs, autumn, spring

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • linmarie
    linmarieabout 3 years ago

    “Maple Ridge Road”

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    Lovely, the original is also an excellent image, I love trees so there ☺

  • thanks so much my friend,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago

    Awesome image and write!! They fit so well with each other. Life indeed was so different back then.

  • it sure was, it did not take or cost much to entertain children and families.. we had to learn to be outdoors and love it.. and I am thankful my parents raised us that why, this is why I am such a nature girl and I would not trade that for anything.. the joy I get being out in nature brings such peace to me,, thanks for your awesome comment my friend, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerabout 3 years ago

    Very creative and a unique presentation!

  • thank you Leon, so happy you enjoyed it, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 3 years ago

    so beautiful, linmarie… love the colors… and the way you made an ordinary picture look very abstract and original!!! EXCELLENT WORK!!! I hopoe you have a wonderful Easter… and also a great weekend!! hugs!

  • thanks so much Barb,, and HAPPY EASTER to you and yours too my dear friend, hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

  • CanyonWind
  • thanks so much for my feature, I am so honored,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    Awesome! Are you skipping summer before it gets here.

  • I think so,, just want it to get here,, spring can go away if all it is going too do is rain, rain, rain,, lol… thanks for your comment my friend, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    This is just gorgeous! Amazing when you see the photo next to the finished product! Your writing is wonderful! Great memories there! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • thanks Angie,, so happy you enjoyed the images and my childhood story,, HAPPY EASTER,, have a great weekend,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL gf!!!! :)))))xx

  • thank you girlfriend,, so happy you think it is, that makes my day,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • mordechai
    mordechaiabout 3 years ago

    Superb. I mean, really cool..

  • wow!!!!!! what a lovely comment and what an honor for it to be featured ,, thank you so very much, was just feeling a little homesick for the days of wonder… teehee, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

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