No, that’s not what I’ve chosen, but it could work and I liked it as a title.

However, I’ve never read it so that would be somewhat fraudulent, and whilst I’m sure that the ghost of M Scott Peck would not bother himself with such trivial pursuits, it’s not what I wanted to do with this week’s gallery post.

As it goes, I’ve come nowhere close to doing what I set out to achieve.Β  It involved costumes, and saucepans and wash baskets and happy, cooperative children and in the final week of term I had three out of four, but a vital element was missing.

Instead I turned to the archives and found this:

It’s a few years old now, I’d guess just over 3, judging by the size of them.Β  I love this image, and have done very little to it save for taking out some electricity lines and playing with the colour balance a bit. There’s something about snow pictures, they are just infused with Magic and the tracks in the road add to the mystique, giving it that Faraway quality of adventurous possibility.Β  My most favourite part, and it’s not immediately obvious, is that the Boy Wonder is looking up at the Tree, wondering whether it’s snow-laden branches might droop at precisely the point that his sister walks underneath…..

Did you see what I did there?

The Road Less Travelled
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25 thoughts on “The Road Less Travelled

  • July 21, 2010 at 6:50 am
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    That much snow 3 years ago? wow where are you? I don’t know the book, but I like the photograph πŸ˜€ SO hard to imagine being that cold when it’s so hot right now!

  • July 21, 2010 at 7:07 am
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    Brilliant! I was thinking of the Faraway Tree as if was a favourite book of mine & I do have appropriate pictures but I love your snow version. You could alway show the pots & pans later!

  • July 21, 2010 at 7:19 am
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    I don’t know the book but love the photo.

  • July 21, 2010 at 7:20 am
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    Very clever! And I love the picture too! Was most impressed when I thought you were going to do a poem, but this is better!

  • July 21, 2010 at 7:31 am
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    Best Book Ever πŸ™‚

    And I love this shot – looks like a Christmas card, really pretty.

  • July 21, 2010 at 10:04 am
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    What a beautiful, snowy scene. I too am a fan of the Magic Faraway Tree – you can never go wrong with that book!

  • July 21, 2010 at 10:13 am
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    Gorgeous photo, I can see why you love it. Fabulous book too! I used to love it as a kid!

  • July 21, 2010 at 10:17 am
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    Ah, look at that…great minds think alike etc etc.

    Lovely shot, one for the album. you know, the one that you add to every week the the print outs that you do of your best photos? Smirk….what do you mean you don’t have one?! Oh, nor do I….#perfectparentfail.
    x

  • July 21, 2010 at 11:21 am
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    Thats a GREAT photo:) Jen

  • July 21, 2010 at 11:43 am
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    That is a truly magical photo. Brilliant. I love everything about it. Can’t say I’m a fan of the book though – is that heresy? Will you unfollow me? Banish me for ever. Just did nothing for me (prepares to be lambasted).

  • July 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm
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    What a beautiful photo!

    And I love that book, too πŸ˜‰ Chipmunk and I just finished it a couple of weeks ago!

  • July 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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    Perfect Paula! I love the book and this photo is fab. I am now grinning like the Cheshire cat, thanks!

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  • July 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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    ooohh.. aren’t you clever? nice one, beautiful pic.

  • July 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm
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    How very clever of you. Lovely photo. I loved this book as a child, had forgotten all about it till today, so thanks!

  • July 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm
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    Ah! Love the way you have done that. Fabulous and great choice of book!

  • July 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm
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    and did it fall??? did it fall on her head??? πŸ™‚
    nice pic! πŸ™‚

  • July 22, 2010 at 8:31 am
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    This is a lovely photo! I like it being called the road less travelled. It works perfectly. You could write a whole story about this photo. There is a lot of mystery to it.

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