Steamboat Island,Washington state

Over 662 views ~ 26 July 2011

Sold in my calendars ~ 2011

“BEGINNINGS”
The day was cooler than the last time I was here. You could smell the rain coming in from the west as it often does this time of year. That cool, moist north island air that makes you zip your jacket and turn up your collar. The leaves had turned red, yellow and orange and the grass along the edge of the drive had become a golden brown.
As I stepped out of my car, I felt a cool breeze touch my cheek and I walked up the drive, my feet crunching on the gravel and the fallen leaves. He was sitting on the ground, turned away from me, welding something onto the back of an enormous cargo trailer. It was the kind you see on the freeway, hauling about six cars on their way to a new destination.
The smoke from the red-hot welding rod drifted on the breeze and at that moment, he lifted his helmet and turned to see who was arriving. When he looked up and saw that it was me, a welcoming light came into his eyes and his smile warmed me in that instant. His eyes were clear and blue, more intense than I remembered. For a few brief seconds, we smiled before he explained to me what he was doing. He introduced his friend that he was working with and told me they were trying to get this done before the incoming rain. A few words more, don’t even recall what they were, it was all very polite and proper. All I could think of at that moment is that I wanted to touch him, and that feeling surprised even me.
I got in my car and slowly backed down the driveway, knowing how his voice would keep me company on the long drive home. Somehow, his last words, “See You” continued to echo in my mind and sounded like a promise.
I smiled all the way home….

Featured in OLD THINGS ~ 27 September 2009
Featured A PLACE TO CALL HOME ~ July 2009
Featured HAPPY HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY ~15 Oct 2009
Featured A PLACE TO CALL HOME ~ 12 Nov 2009
Featured in WELCOME TO WASHINGTON ~ 29 Sept 2010
Featured in FALLING LEAVES group ~ 30 September 2010

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Cameras and photography captured my interest years ago as a child with my little Brownie. The cameras have changed over the years until the Digital age when I got really serious about photography. Not only has my work improved, but it has opened many doors to meeting wonderful people along the way. New friendships and learning new skills… I am hopeful that some of my best work is yet to come.

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Comments

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Marjorie!
    Nicely spotted and framed!

  • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I am very glad that you like it.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Marjorie!! Excellent composition!! Instant fave!!

  • Thank you very much, Blair. This is such a favorite of mine and one of the first that I had done when I was first discovering digital cameras. It is rather timeless, I think. I so appreciate your comments.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • jujubean
    jujubeanabout 5 years ago

    love this. makes me wish for Fall. my fave time of year.

  • Thankyou so very much!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Heabar
    Heabarabout 5 years ago

    i love these old wheels i have collected a few hehe Great shot TC Heather !!!

  • Oh, yes, I do too. Such a great piece of history to have and own.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Splendid capture, dear Marjorie!

  • Thank you very much, Bela.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Trudy Wilkerson
    Trudy Wilkersonabout 5 years ago

    I love all your charming and quaint photos Marjorie….beautiful

  • Thank you so very much, Trudy., I love anything cottagy, country or quaint. I feel they are really timeless.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much Laddie for this feature. I am so pleased that it is in the spotlight.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature it is well deserved

  • Thank you so much, Barbara.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • STREETJEANS SIGNATURE CREATIONS
    STREETJEANS SI...about 5 years ago

    So pretty… Congratulations…

  • Thank you so much, Anna. I am happy for this honor…

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on a very well deserved feature, Marjie!!! ~:)

  • Thank you so much, Susan. I am so pleased for this recognition.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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