Wednesday, November 18, 2009

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Family Photographs: Post 80 -- The Birdbath

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

This photograph is from the box of loose photographs given me by my mother between 1988 and 2002:

Small children and water have a strong bond - whether the water is clean or not. This picture was taken in 1945 or 1946, probably by my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, since he was the one that usually had such duties.

The little boy is me... note the blond hair, the neat haircut, and the broad smile on my face that I could finally reach into the birdbath because I was on my tricycle.

The birdbath was in the fenced in front yard of the two-story house at 2115 30th Street. As you entered the gate from the street, the birdbath was at the end of the concrete going east, and you had to turn left just before the birdbath to get to the front porch, which faced south.

See the bullfrog statuette sitting on the edge of the birdbath. I remember that! I wonder if the birdbath is still there? I don't recall ever seeing many birds in the birdbath - perhaps because the water was pretty gross almost always. I don't know how often they changed the water, if they ever did, or just relied on the 10 or so inches that it rains in San Diego each year (usually with none between April 1 and October 31).

1 comment:

Anon said...

As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was you Randall :P