In the shade of the chestnut tree

I am not sure, that it was actually a chestnut tree, but thought it sounded good in the title. The scene looked very peaceful only, marred by the smartphone. In time our grandchildren will no doubt think of smartphones as strange old fashioned gadgets. Camera Fuji x100s
I am not sure, that it was actually a chestnut tree but thought it sounded good in the title. The scene looked very peaceful only, marred by the smartphone. In time our grandchildren will no doubt think of smartphones as strange old fashioned gadgets.
Camera Fuji x100s
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6 thoughts on “In the shade of the chestnut tree

  1. Heather Thorsen July 31, 2014 / 7:21 am

    Who remembers singing/acting this little song as a child?Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
    Words and Music By: Unknown
    Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
    Copyright © 1999 KIDiddles.com

    Verse 1:
    Under the spreading chestnut tree,
    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the spreading chestnut tree.

    Verse 2:
    Under the spreading chestnut ____,
    (Replace ‘tree’ with action:
    Place arms close to side, bent upward
    from the elbow, hands spread, with palms up)

    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the spreading chestnut ____.
    (Replace ‘tree’ with action as above)

    Verse 3:
    Under the spreading chest___ _____
    (Replace ‘nut’ and ‘tree’ with actions:
    For ‘nut’, pat head with hands.
    For ‘tree’, do action as above)

    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the spreading chest___ _____
    (Replace ‘nut’ and ‘tree’ with actions as above.)

    Verse 4:
    Under the spreading ________ _____
    (Replace ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’ with actions:
    For ‘chest’, tap chest with both hands.
    For ‘nut’ and ‘tree’, do actions as above.)

    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the spreading ________ _____
    (Replace ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’ with actions as above.)

    Verse 5:
    Under the _________ ________ _____
    (Replace ‘spreading’, ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’
    with actions: For ‘spreading’, spread arms wide.
    For ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’, do actions as above.)

    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the _________ ________ _____
    (Replace ‘spreading’, ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’
    with actions as above.)

    Verse 6:
    Under the _________ ________ _____
    (Replace ‘spreading’, ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’
    with actions as above.)

    Where I knelt upon my knee,
    (Replace ‘knee’ with action: strike knee with hand)

    We were as happy as could be,
    Under the _________ ________ _____
    (Replace ‘spreading’, ‘chest’, ‘nut’ and ‘tree’
    with actions as above.)

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  2. John July 31, 2014 / 7:40 am

    Like the shot, the leaf shadows give a sort of gentle background – I have never joined the smartphone generation.
    Had you considered cropping the shot to cut out the carboot on the left?

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    • poulthorsen July 31, 2014 / 7:43 am

      Hi John
      Cropping the car booth is probably the right way to go. I did try but didn’t like. I will do some more work on it. It could also do with some more contrast.

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  3. Andy July 31, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Smartphones… they are everywhere.

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  4. James August 1, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I like the shadow and the title fits nicely. I must confess that I still don’t have a smartphone. 🙂

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  5. poulthorsen August 1, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Hi James
    I am beginning to feel the odd one out. You are the third, that have told me, that they don’t have smartphones. The two others don’t have mobile phones at all.

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