A sad one from you. Nice Magpie.
Oh, unrealized opportunity.
You certainly hit the proverbial empty nest nail on the head. Funny how the snow stays untracked these days.
Wonderful and sad too - I can just imagine the days when they were being used by a bunch of rowdy, laughing children.
Oh my Stafford..that was terrificbut if no one uses them...wulllah!! you don't have to shovel 'emah...an empty nest!
You captured ~ perfectly ~ the photo's emotion, as only a Stafford can.
Ah yes, down there with yoursnow in June, and prodigy fled,and pets deceased, and thenearest neighbor is still pissedabout you borrowing his outdoorgrill three years ago; even thedamned squirrels and rodentsleave the white fluff in pristinecondition. It is up to you, sir,to plant your foot in it.Loved the poetics, per usual.
I for one would jump over the steps so as not to mar the beauty of the snow..lovely words:-)
aww...but you know?all my good friends come in the kitchen door :)
Some day my nest will be empty, but I certainly pray that I will always have plenty of visitors.
Tell tale signs of steps clean and unsmudged reveal a story, a loner within. Great piece!
I love this. The sense of poignancy is palpable. Bravo!
The snow is there inviting you to make the first footprints Stafford - I can't resist it but maybe if there were no-one else to beat me to it I would.
Yeah, nice! How many explanations can you think of for those untrodden doorsteps just in front of the camera.1. Wasn't snowing when the photographer set out . . Your turn!
Less is moreLoike. Loike.
nice, sad, little poem :)
oh, that makes one to imagine all the stories behind ... lovely poem!
Not a footstep in the snow, you got the clue. I was stumped at first....then broke through.
oh that poor little back door that no one uses...sad and lonely
OK, DocFTSE, you got me.2. "Elementary dear Watson, the killer left by the back door!"
It is the secret door that only a few use. That is what makes it special.
I'd write my name in the snow..but then spring comes anyway!
empty house, unused steps...a lonely feeling...bkm
Sad but true words for a situation we will all face, for now in snow bound Ireland I will remember your words today when complaining about icy puddles in my house from my kids.
Dear Stafford: I definitely am living this "empty nester" feeling! Nice concept now go get a dog!
Sweet and sad, and you and I shared a bit of synchronicity this week.
simple soft words so full of meaning... lovely in its quiet and aloneness.
I understand this all too well....:-)
Very VERY thought provoking!! I interpreted this one in line 5 different ways... they were all sad.. but your words were simply marvelous! It paints vivid pictures in the reader's mind..
(leave a message)