CPC {Challenge Two}

As I said in my last post, I’m hoping/trying to get back on my schedule, but my sister just got married so I had been helping with all the preparations. Sorry the pictures are kind of bad. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, here we go!

|Prompts I used/points|

1)

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2)

β€œHave you ever dreamed of flying?”

3)

I watched as everything faded before my eyes.

No.

This could not be happening.

Prompts: 3

Story: 1

Photo/artwork points: 18

Total points: 22


I watch as everything fades before my eyes. As we drive down our rocky hill I watch as I see the blue fence of our porch and the green of our almond trees shift from view.

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No, this is not an almond tree. πŸ˜‰

No.

This can not be happening.

Have I ever dreamed of flying? Of course I have. Who hasn’t? Who hasn’t dreamed of soaring above the clouds; free; happy; away from the troubles of the rest of the world? No one. No one that I know of. Each person I have ever met wants to get away.

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But now, I want to stay put on the ground. I want toΒ  walk on the same grass where I took my first step.

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Climb up the same tree where I marked the highest branch as my own. I want to live the rest of my childhood here. I want to have the same fun and adventure I had for my first years. I don’t want to leave. I see the yellow on the wattle tree beside our swing set fade into a blur, and our plum tree loaded with fresh plums slowly disappears.

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I feel like I’m a tiny person trapped in a place where I don’t belong. Longing to be where I do belong.

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This image isn’t mine. It’s one of the prompts.

Where the only things that hear my singing is the trees. Where when I feel like crying; I can, without any ears to hear me. Where when I’m happy, I can laugh my feelings out to the azure sky.

The memories of our picnics under the creamy clouds, the sunsets in the evening, and the sunrise, both beautiful scenes we could see above the mountain peaks from our windows.

I remember our raft where we floated on our pond, fishing out yabbies in our nets, and wading across our driveway when the rocks below overflowed.

I hear the signal of our car flick to the right, and we turn, leaving the gate, the pond, the rocks, the trees, and my home.

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But then I smile. At least I can still remember all the memories. At least, wherever I go, I can make new memories. New cherished moments. And whatever time brings, this place will always be in my heart.

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A very… inaccurate drawing of my old house. XD Sorry for the terrible quality.

There you go! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoyed. ❀Be - YOU - ti -f ul!-4

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Photo Dump {Of flowers and such}

I finally figured out how to change the file names of my pictures from RW2 to JPG! πŸ™‚ So more pictures coming up! A lot of them aren’t very good though. :/

It’s almost Spring!!

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In our backyard. UPDATE: Sorry, this is the front yard! πŸ˜‰
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We can smell these flowers from the other side of the yard! They smell so good.

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The ornamental pear trees in the front.
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In our front yard.

 

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This would be so pretty if it weren’t blurry. :/
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Spiky things in the front yard.

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Daffodils in the backyard.

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Working on the neighbors’ house.
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Bird feeder bokeh.
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Parrots usually perch there.
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BOKEH
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The bird feeder close-up.
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Pretty little flowers. Does anybody know what these are? I’m just going to call them Bell Flowers. Sorry for the blur!
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More Bell Flowers.
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Garden shovel.

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Mandarine tree and morning sun.
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Beyond the fence: a basketball hoop.
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Neighbors’ daffodils on the way to the playground.
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Blossoms

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Old motorcycle zoomin’ down the road.
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Afternoon sun peeking through the trees.
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More sun through the leaves.
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Hook through the fence.
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Mom and brother walking through the orchard. We’re lucky to have these fruit trees! There are plum trees, apple trees and almonds.

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Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

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Photos I should have shared with you ages ago but didn’t {Photo Dump}

Hi everyone! Sorry for the scrappy featured image. πŸ˜› It was taking too long and I wanted to post this. XD

All these photos were taken a while ago; last summer, early last year before we moved and a couple weeks ago when we went rafting. My Mom took nearly all these photos. Thanks, Mom! ❀

Us inspecting the little ‘whirlpool’ in our ‘creek’ last year before we moved:

 

The rain water filling up our dam:

 

We had just come home from grocery shopping in town and our driveway was filled with rain water at the bottom. We stopped at the entrance and waded:

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We ended up splashing each other and then just sitting in the water. It was freezing but really fun:

 

We had around seven almond trees and we used to pick them green and eat them with salt. Sometimes we tried to wait for them to ripen, but the cockatoos and the other birds always got them first:

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Yum!
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Me walking Koda
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Me with Koda at the playground near our house now

This was last Summer. My brother and I were wading and trying to catch some fish with no success: (we had already moved)

 

Sliding down the slope on a cardboard box:

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The sunset view from our house if I climb up on the roof (I took this one from my Mom’s phone)
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Another sunset
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Me taking a photo with my camera and making the weird face I always make when I take photos
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Me up a tree when we visited our old house a few weeks ago. This is the same time as when we went rafting. I’m wearing my Dad’s jacket because it was so cold.

My brother. He’s wearing my Dad’s other jacket:

 

And that’s the end of the photos! Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

Also, I’m so caught up with all my posts. I’m doing a guest post interview with Starling and I also need to post the Q&A. I’ll post it later today if you don’t mind two posts in one day. πŸ™‚

Smile and God bless!

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