WordPress Photo Challenge: Off Season

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

Another Time

Another time, another world

when little boys were little …

when they found pleasure in playing

with wonderful things ‘in season’:

Throwing shiny red cricket balls

at pretend wickets every day

Kicking footballs into our parked cars

then giggling, ran away

Riding bicycles through the streets

bopping and hopping (oh please be safe!).

But now such play is ‘off season’

The balls are all but forgotten

Lying under leaves rotten

Yet old tyres still wait

for another play date …

… and hopefully a new season.

© Gale Weithers

My fun submission for the WordPress Photo Challenge: Off Season

“This week, we challenge you to show us what off-season means to you. It could be the shuttered ice-cream stand in the Southern Hemisphere where winter is drawing near. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere it might your snowmobile peeking out from beneath its tarp, or your Christmas decorations arranged neatly in the attic. Feel free to interpret this theme loosely — consider objects at rest and unmoved, places that are stagnant or abandoned.”

Click here to see how other bloggers interpreted the ‘off season’ challenge and to check out my second submission 🙂



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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

8 thoughts on “WordPress Photo Challenge: Off Season”

  1. As a boy, there is always time to play, always time for a little mischief. It’s all part of being a boy, a growing boy. Cricket would have been a fun game to play was a kid – I only watched it.


    1. My son played cricket every chance he got when he was younger. He’s 17 now and you can see where all of the balls ended up. Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again soon 🙂


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