"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Throwing Gravel in the Lake at Dusk

From the archives: two years ago    After supper we drove to the lake and the dam in Lewis Center Ohio.  The grandchildren picked up some of the gravel and tried to throw it into the lake. Endless fascination with the small stones.  Just before sunset.

Stones Throw

Glass houses.
Sticks and stones.
How many stones
do you weigh?
Mick’s Band.
Bob’s, Like a Rolling Stone
gather no moss.
Riverbed bottoms.
Chiseled in stone.
What you could be
turned into
by the Queen of Narnia.
Skip one across pond.
Carve a quarry.
I gave my love a cherry–
it had no stone
The heart of a peach.

Three kids throwing small stones into the Ohio lake at dusk

Just at the moment of release, Anna's left foot just off the ground. Assisted by Michael and Jack.

8 responses

  1. connie

    This brings back memories of summer pleasures from 50 – 60 years ago before we had Wii, Playstations and DS handhelds. Another Norman Rockwell moment to cherish.


    May 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

  2. Hootie

    Ther is something so satisfying about hearing that plop and watching the stone disappear.


    May 24, 2011 at 7:29 am

  3. They look so little – it goes too fast


    May 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

  4. laura

    I forgot how little they used to be…I guess that happens


    May 24, 2011 at 7:41 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    I always say, enjoy them while they’re young.


    May 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

  6. erica

    The setting reminds me of the resevoir near you, Ruth ….. enjoyed your words, too! XOXO


    May 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

  7. Toni

    Pure pleasure!


    May 24, 2011 at 11:27 am

  8. Cj

    I now know what I want to do today. Thanks Ruth


    May 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

Always good to hear from you.....

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