Friday, June 19, 2015

Caught in Time

 A number of new sidewalks have been installed around our neighbourhood over the last few months. We also have an abundance of wildlife too so it was not surprising to see when the new sidewalks were poured there was a number of footprints. Animal not human!
 I am not an expert on animal tracks but I am guessing these are squirrel, chipmunk and the very tiny ones, mouse.
 I love the leaf impressions.
 So pretty. My parents had a new front walkway installed some years ago and a neighbours cat walked all the way along it. We all loved it! The poor cat was not around much longer (nothing to do with my parents, the cat was old) but the prints she left behind were there for about 10 years.
 I came upon this beautiful old headstone the other day when I was wondering around the cemetery. These poor people (except the wife) did not have long lives. The children all died in infancy. All that is left is their names on a headstone. So sad.
 On a happier note, here is Butterscotch and Chippy enjoying their sunflower seed supper last night. I wish you all joy in your lives and a peaceful weekend. Take care.
                                                                       Robin

10 comments:

  1. It's a wonder the poor woman didn't die in childbirth.

    When I wander through the nearby cemetery here, I see so many old, old gravestones, most time-worn, and I always wonder at their lives. We have our own difficulties now, that hasn't changed, nor has human nature changed, but I imagine life in the 1700 and 1800s would have been very, very difficult, particularly for most women, in so many ways.

    Anyway Butterscotch and Chippie are adorable, I love the pics you get of them. Maybe they contributed to the critter prints in the sidewalks! :-)

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    1. It is surprising she did not succumb herself.
      Being such a small town we do know the history of many of the people buried there. We walk through and I recognize many of the names as people who helped settle Trenton.
      Watching "Little House on the Prairie" when I was growing up I was always fascinated by how they lived. Caroline Ingalls had one small table to do all her food preparation and in the beginning cooked over an open fire. Makes me feel very spoiled!
      I quickly took three photos of Butterscotch and Chippie before they scattered. I do love to watch them.
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. Another thing we have in common - walking around graveyards. : ) We will have to meet in person one of these days!!

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    1. I love to meet you! Maybe one day.

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  3. Forgot to say that I love the impressions left in the concrete.

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  4. I find old graveyards so interesting, so many stories lost. That leaf imprint is fab xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I always wonder about the lives people lived.

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  5. that's so funny that the wildlife walked over the new pavement.

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    1. There are tracks all over the new sidewalks.

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