Weekly Photo Challenge: Definitely DOWN!

While I was away at college, Dad built a silo on the farm.  It reached 60 feet into the air and was just begging to be climbed.  After all, my 2 youngest sisters had climbed it, so I figured it was no big deal.  I wanted to take a picture from the top with my handy dandy 110 camera.

The rungs were almost two feet apart, and one was even missing.  My legs felt like rubber, but what kept me going was knowing the little kids had accomplished this feat.  I made it to the top weak and panting.  All those all-nighters, living on flat Vernors and Snickers were catchng up to me.

I held on with one hand and leaned out to snap the photo you see.  Then I gingerly retraced my climb, restraining myself from kissing the good Canadian dirt when I made it safely down.

It was then I found out about the inside ladder–the one with protection at your back and a safe multi-rung ladder.  I had climbed the workmen’s ladder!

But I did get the picture!

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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24 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Definitely DOWN!

  1. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please see my last post for details. Congrats!

  2. Jill says:

    There’s a life lesson there, surely! So often we take the more difficult route when all along there was an easier way – had we but asked! Love the story – and the picture – and the climber!!

  3. tootlepedal says:

    Rather you than me. Very brave.

  4. Down the silo, and down memory lane eh? very cool photo..I love the story also. It makes me miss the blurry 110 view that makes us think rather than look, you know?

  5. I agree with Jill. Yes, we often take the more difficult path, only to realize an easier one was right there, but chances are the experience wouldn’t have been as memorable.

  6. Dor says:

    I’m so glad you made it up and down o.k. Even the picture makes me dizzy! Great surprise ending to the story too. This would be a funny human interest story for a magazine or the newspapers!

  7. That is a great view, sometimes the risk is worth taking!

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  9. Lindy Lee says:

    Breathtaking shot, priceless…

  10. It’s beautiful and innocent. Love it

  11. Cath Howell says:

    Freakin’ AWESOME. As scary as it was, it must have been so exhilerating!!!!!!! And you got a GREAT picture!!!!!!!!

  12. oh, but country girls are raised to be tough! very rustic and serene view captured by a brave girl, ahaha. ^^ hello, apronheadlily… good of you to have kept the pic through the years. 🙂

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