I once dreamed of living in a large, renovated, white clapboard farmhouse with a wide wraparound porch. From my white rocker on the porch I would have a peaceful view of a lush, sprawling lawn that two golden retrievers frolicked on all day long.
Some of that dream came true. Although, instead of white rockers and a wraparound porch, I have a large wooden deck with chaise lounge chairs that lookout over a large, lush backyard where for many years two golden retrievers did frolic. Instead of a white clapboard farmhouse, I got a 1980's, yellow vinyl-sided ranch house with a three season porch. The renovations have been a work in progress the whole thirteen years we have lived here.
The dream hasn't gone away, but it has changed. Now, instead of wanting a white clapboard farmhouse with a large lawn; I dream of a weathered, cedar shake cottage with a view of a quiet, mist-covered lake. The wide wraparound porch and white rockers remain the same.
This photograph was taken at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park the last week of September. This replica farmhouse with wraparound porch and white rocking chairs is located in the Michigan Farm Garden. It makes me laugh when I think about taking this picture. There was a picnic table right next to this first rocker, I couldn't move the picnic table so I wedged myself between the top of the table and the seat to get the angle I wanted. Thank goodness I had a 35mm lens on a full frame camera.
My friend Lee of Sea Blue Lens and I are starting a monthly practice of sharing a favorite photograph from the previous month along with a story about it - we have named this monthly practice Scene & Story.
If you'd like to post your own "Scene & Story," we'd love to know about it. We hadn't planned on a formal linkup, but if you would like to join in, you could leave a link to your post in the comments section.