Monday, November 2, 2015

Waiting while peering.

The traffic behind is steady but the traffic in front is not.



The fierce wind blows the trees. They bend and sway depositing their leaves on the sidewalk below. A young man walks through the leaves and under those trees. Unaware, of the girl, sitting on the bench behind him trying to see over the city, he stops. 

Wanting to see the view of the city below, he tries to peer over the edge. Tries to catch a glimpse of that beautiful and precious view. It is protected by those swaying leaf-depositing trees and hides what he desires.

Below, lies the downtown of the City of Hamilton Ontario.

Red brick houses with white shutters, multi-coloured covered trees holding their leaves, and falling leaves covering the sidewalk below. All lined up in perfect order, waiting.


Waiting to be seen by those who peer over the side of the mountain, and through those bending swaying leaf-depositing trees that block, and protect the view from peering eyes.

Industrial chimneys pump out white fluffy clouds of smoke that block the faint image of the CN Tower of Toronto beyond. Shiny, rusty metal buildings blend together, just on the edge of the water where ships in the harbour wait.

All this precious view is waiting for the man walking down the sidewalk to move on. Move on, so that the girl unnoticed while sitting on the park bench behind may capture the view he so desires, with her camera.


Capture the essence of a beautiful city that lies below waiting, to be captured through those bending swaying trees that protect those incredible views, from those who stand on the mountain trying to peer over the edge and through those trees.

She watches the man carefully hang over the side trying to get just one tiny piece of the view, while she sits with pen and paper and camera ready waiting patiently. She hopes he moves on soon.  She wants to capture those beautiful views below through those multi- coloured leaves before they are gone. Deposited on the city below, then leaving those trees standing naked on the edge of the top of the mountain.


Trees that do not want the people trying to peer past their beauty, as they shed their clothing to blanket the city that lies below, and to never forget what they were wearing. The trees waiting to expose those people lined up on the mountain peering down to all those people that peer up. Everyone wishing they could fly like those leaves.


Later     

27 comments:

  1. Hello, I like the view of the red brick houses. The houses look similar to where I grew up! We are seeing lots of leaves flying, the trees will be naked soon. Wonderful story and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. It's always nice to have a change of pace, but I'm always ready to go home to my rural life!

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  3. Wonderfully observed and told. Not much color there yet...but maybe you're recalling a story from days or weeks past(?) either way, I do enjoy peering through your eyes.

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    1. So I have put new photos on recent (YESTERDAY) not old (Spring) , it took me awhile to figure it out without my own computer :)

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    2. i didn't mean to blow the illusion! i was just talking through my confusion. (which is nothing new, btw.)
      new pics are lovely! :D

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  4. Poetically and beautifully written.

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  5. Ah, we HAVE had some windy weather, haven't we? I need to visit the Hamilton/Burlington area soon. ;)

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  6. This reminds me of scenes in PA that I once saw...houses lined up, one after another with their smoke stacks billowing...:)JP

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  7. Looks like you had a good vantage point! It also looks like a fairly large city with lots of people! :)

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  8. Lyrical; both photos and words! *hugs*

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  9. You have a neat way to describe leaves by making them personal. This way you can give them feelings.

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  10. Autumn leaves, tar and cement, brick houses, great view..
    Enjoy.
    Hugs M xox

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  11. Beautiful writing! Your patience rewarded you! xo Nellie

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  12. I ashamedly found myself scanning the post because it was about the city. I was wrong and began again, carefully reading you, your heart. I was not disappointed.

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  13. Nice thoughts and words as you wait to peer.

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  14. Lovely writing! Glad you waited to capture you images.

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  15. What a beautiful view, and a good description of those trees, shedding their clothing, etc.....

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  16. Great post and I loved the photos! I married a Canadian in 1970 and lived in Danville, Quebec before moving to the Toronto area and then back to the States. We visited Hamilton several times so these pictures took me down memory lane this morning. Many thanks.

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  17. Sweet! Thank you for sharing the photos. Somewhere down near the lakeshore is my eldest grandson who I am missing desperately

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  18. B,

    Sharing your pictures with a detailed story allows us to picture the entire scene as if we were right there.
    Thank you for sharing, hugs
    Sandy

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  19. I always enjoy a visit to any city. But, since living far out in the country, it wears on me quite soon.

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  20. What a clear view of Toronto you had! This is such a beautiful piece of writing!

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  21. It's always windy here, but where I live there are no trees. Not trees with leaves anyway. But in our town there are and they too are gorgeous now. So, dear Buttons, tomorrow when I go, I will bring my camera. Thanks for reminding me.

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  22. That would be me, with my camera, waiting patiently, or not so patiently, for people to get out of my way.
    I like that third picture with the houses in clear view.

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