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red swing

I saw this yesterday. It's not really in the woods; it's at the back of someone's backyard, which backs onto the woods. But it looks like it is. The woodcutter was alone in the world after the untimely death of her husband, so she took her child with her when she went a-felling in the forest. She strung up a swing so the baby could rock and sway and converse with the squirrels and the birds while she worked. (They have red plastic in this mythical nevertime.)




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marycatelli
Apr. 15th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Red's dangerous. The -- ehem -- Good Folk are sometimes offended by humans choosing it.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Good thing the woodcutter has placed bells, strung on iron wire, around her child's neck and ankles.

Edited at 2016-04-16 02:58 pm (UTC)
amaebi
Apr. 16th, 2016 04:03 pm (UTC)
I hope they're made of iron.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 04:05 pm (UTC)
The bells are brass, but she's counting on the iron in the wire to do it.
sartorias
Apr. 15th, 2016 06:30 pm (UTC)
Looks like woods to me!

And a lovely photo, with those glimmers of light.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
queenoftheskies
Apr. 15th, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
Our yard backed up to some awesome woods when I was growing up. My father made us a rope swing in one of the biggest trees. The ground was on a slope, so we'd start high on the slope, run, jump, and swing sooooo far. It was amazing. :D

I think your idea would make a really great short story, FWIW.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that swing sounds fabulous!

And thanks--no plot, alas, but it's a fun scenario.
amaebi
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
It could be red leather, really And the child could learn the languages of winds, trees, squirrels, birds....
wuweibaby
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
...died with berry juice
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
Or crushed poppy petals.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid, I wanted red patent leather shoes that would glow like this.
amaebi
Apr. 16th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
I had oxblood coloured Mary Janes one year. My faves.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
I had some understated maroon-ish colored red shoes one year and tried mightily to be satisfied with them.
topum
Apr. 16th, 2016 12:06 am (UTC)
Makes for an interesting photo.
asakiyume
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I liked how the swing glowed.
sovay
Apr. 17th, 2016 07:25 am (UTC)
She strung up a swing so the baby could rock and sway and converse with the squirrels and the birds while she worked. (They have red plastic in this mythical nevertime.)

I like that. I thought it was a lantern at first.
asakiyume
Apr. 17th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
I would follow a lantern like that. As it was, my eyes didn't want to leave it.
mnfaure
Apr. 17th, 2016 09:37 am (UTC)
That ruby glow is so enchanting!
asakiyume
Apr. 17th, 2016 10:57 pm (UTC)
I agree: enchanting is just the right word.
heliopausa
Apr. 17th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
an urban swing, for your swing-in-the-woods
I passed a swing the other day on the two-feet wide front step of a house in a very narrow road; it had been made by the proud grandfather who was with the very little girl sitting in it; she settled down into it, looking at me with solemn eyes, and deliberately pushed off, showing me that she knew how to swing. :)
(I showed how much I admired this skill; much happiness all round.)
asakiyume
Apr. 17th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: an urban swing, for your swing-in-the-woods
What a lovely scene! How great to have been able to enter in. How great that the little girl was able to show off her skill and you were able to be an appreciative audience.
xjenavivex
Apr. 17th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
A great getaway.
asakiyume
Apr. 17th, 2016 11:12 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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