Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc. l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years,you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer: The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.
When the snow in my yard finally melted this year (it melted way faster this year than last year, I am very happy about that) I went into my backyard to check things out, making sure there was no damage from the winter before. As I walked through the yard, I thought I heard something calling my name. I looked around but did not see anything at first. As I kept walking in the yard I could hear it again. I followed the sound to see where it was coming from, and VIOLA! There it was, it was my swing, ahhhhhhh of course. I sat down on the swing, it was so peaceful, as I sat there I said out loud to my swing, “I have missed you” I am pretty sure my swing said it missed me too as it slowly moved in the breeze.
I love my swing. A few years ago a fellow had a table at the market, he was selling tickets for the beautiful wood swing he had made. So I bought a ticket for $10.00. About a week later, I got a phone call I had won the swing! Wow I was stoked! He even delivered it to me. The swing was and is beautiful. It came with the chains to put it on a stand. Every time I sit on my swing, I thank this man that created this swing for me. Tim built the sturdy good looking stand for it, and Ta Da I have a very beautiful functional swing built for two with drink holders on each side. In the picture you see a really cool rocking chair beside it, my neighbor had given it to me to match my swing, which is really great as I like to rock as well.
Whenever I go into my yard for the last few years since having the swing, I always make sure I sit on my swing for some time. I find it so relaxing, especially when I am stressed. I don’t have to be stressed to sit on the swing or the rocker, when working in my yard, I take a break and swing or rock. Sometimes I may not even be doing anything at all, and I will go outside just to sit on my swing, watching the birds, and looking at my gardens. my swing is in the perfect spot in my yard, as I can view my whole yard from my gorgeous swing.
Did you know that there are artifacts from historians that in Ancient Greece swings have been around since about 1450 BC made out of wood and rope.
Hooray Long Live the Swing!