Openings 51 ~ A gate

A resting gate, no longer working, but fascinating just the same. Part of a matching pair, the spoked wheel is an integral part of the gate. It was the first time I came across gates like that.

I wonder what stories it could tell of…

  • The old man who rested on it while checking and counting the sheep.
  • The young girls swinging while singing rhyming songs.
  • The lads testing their climbing and jumping skills.
  • The old woman rubbing her hand upon the spokes remembering that first kiss. The kiss that lasted fifty years, but now was no more.

8 thoughts on “Openings 51 ~ A gate

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Nick – I forgot the devoted glances and maybe the odd glimpses of a well turned ankle! Oh the stories!

  2. Dianne

    What a pretty garden gate. Nick got me thinking about the old ditty:

    ‘Never kiss by the garden gate.
    Love may be blind, but the neighbors ain’t.

  3. Rummuser

    Morbid as it may seem, it would appear to me that it is decrepit. If that is so, the thought that comes to my mind is that a gate could not keep the people who were opening and closing it!

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – The gates are no longer used and stand open as a hat tip to the past. They are well off the beaten track.


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