I was scanning through some old photos and came across this series of my youngest son when we lived in Brisbane, he is three I think, and he’s playing on a backyard swing in Brisbane. He was having so much fun with a piece of rope, some dirt for the feet and a shady tree.
Childhood is a wonder all by itself. It shows in his face.
All the more fun with spaces to jump, run, explore, dig and just be a kid in.
I remember childhood – we didn’t have a swing, but instead we had a big rock to play on and a hilly yard. We had peach trees, a rooster to run away from and corn growing in that hilly yard.
Childhood a place where I wish all the world’s children had the opportunity to play, explore and grow, with safety and opportunity. I know for some though childhood was a difficult place, may it not be so for their children.
(c) June Perkins