While visiting my parents last summer, I was sitting on their porch enjoying the morning sunrise when I realized this little child’s toy had been abandoned for sometime, left alone to watch the children playing, waiting for its rightful owner to return and reclaim his or her possession. I found this image this evening and saw it in a different light.
Isn’t this how children work, they get a new toy, that new toy means that absolute world to them, and oops, its gets layed down somewhere and accidentally forgotten. It appears to me this stuffed toy had been abandoned for quite some time, and what a way to capture “things” that come and go in life, than this~! Symbolic in a sense…Life is new, fun, and exciting, and as we get use to things, we move on and memories are left in the dust, or for the webs to take over~!

Photography is the only way to capture “time in a bottle” and the everlasting scent of the moment.

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    ohhhhhhhhhh you’re so depressing!
    So true though, and it’s not always a bad thing.
    Thanks for making me ponder Brenda. :)

  • Ooooooooh, I do not mean to depress..;-(.. I kind of meant this with humor….in an abandoned type of way….LOL…..I love your comments Maree….Thank You for looking at this one….It is different isn’t it~!!!!!! What do you think about it beyond my words? What do you see.?

    – Brenda Dahl

  • pharris1
    pharris1over 2 years ago

    Right to the core Brenda! Your words ring true. Any parent should relate to this picture on some level. Such a simple photograph but with such powerful symbolism behind it, like many of your photos. Peter :-)

  • Thank You Peter,
    I am glad you were able to see what I see, and understood what I was trying to get across. Thank You so much for coming by and leaving a comment…It is simple~!!!! Have a wonderful day

    – Brenda Dahl

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago


    May 7th, 2012
    You have been AWOL Brenda :( Hope you’re ok xox

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  • Maree
    Thank You sooo Very much for liking this image so much as to feature it.,….~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Brenda Dahl

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