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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Exhale only love.~Rumi

HX1 2BQ

Sometimes it's not obvious to me If a photograph is "old". For instance,this week I took Mother-in-Law Jean to a doctors appointment.The surgery is on the street I lived on as a child in Halifax.While waiting for Jean at the doctor's gate i took some photos of Love Lane.To me these are "old photos".They capture my past.As a kid i would escape down this lane to contemplate.In those days there was a Garden Nursery at the beginning of the Lane.It was just beyond the "STOP" sign in the photo.(The owner had a pretty daughter as I remember).The lane is about a mile in distance.It used to be quietly magical open fields....... now it is a fancy housing estate.So it goes.'Still a Cool name though!
read all about...........        The Bunny Girls Reunion


This week's Sepia Saturday is around the theme of Scouts& Girl Guides

Old readers of this blog will recall me telling you I used to live in the East End of London.I am much taken with Spitalfields Life. A magical exploration of East End old&new (including many terrific old photographs).This week's photo is from the site.It's entitled The Bunny Girls Reunion. Maybe I met this lass? I remember going to The Playboy Club once in 1971.How/Why they would let a scruffy young hippy in, God alone knows!It was all rather strange & alien to me .It went against my counter-culture philosophy at the time .......but i remember the tails being rather cute & fluffy.!......So It Goes....
A lovely early Spring day in my garden today.
Gillian Welch:Santa Cruz:2002  Everything Is Free.

20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great capture tony...loved the pic when you put it up yesterday...a very cool name....smiles on the bunny pic....

Kurt said...

I guess the majority of my photographs are now old.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Tony ... I bet that not many can said that they were up and personal with 1971 Playboy Bunnies!

I enjoyed your photo and story about the pretty daughter who lived on Love Lane.

Kathy M.

Tom said...

i've never been closer than a centerfold to an actual 'bunny'.

Martin said...

Love Lane, Bunny Girls. Tony, Spring is in the air!

Akelamalu said...

I've always wanted an address like Spring Cottage, Love Lane, or some such.

Was that lady holding the photo the lady in the photo?

Do you live on the side of a hill Tony,the photo of your garden suggests you may?

tony said...

Yes Ake that's the same Bunny (with Syd James,not me!) Yea....High steep hills (near Hardcastle Crags).

tony said...

Hardcastle Crags info

Xmichra said...

Beautiful photos as usual Mr.Z ;)

You went to a love club!?! QUITE SCANDELOUS! lol...

Karen S. said...

Old or new past or today, that corner on Love Lane is very inviting as is your garden...the greens are so vibrant. Can't say I know anyone that has met a real live Playboy bunny, but I know a whole of them that wish they could! I think you have to count yourself very lucky!

Bob Scotney said...

Tony, you neglect to mention whether you ever went down Love Lane with the pretty girl who lived just beyond the stop sign.
Regretfully the only bunnies I have know had four legs and could run fast.

Wendy said...

Playboy Bunny -- now there's a different kind of Girl Guide! But can she roast a marshmallow on a stick?

savannah said...

rumi

always perfect, sugar! xoxoxox

Postcardy said...

"Love Lane" is a nice inviting name. The "stop" sign would take the magic away even if the lane had not changed.

Christine H. said...

My parents used to live in a town called Paradise. Love Lane would have fit in nicely there.
I like that the 'bunny' is now wearing wild animal prints.

barbara and nancy said...

I have a feeling that even tho a hippie, the bunnies would
Let you in. You were a male, after all.
I've known two playmates. One was my hairdresser in l.a. in the 60s. Heidi Becker. I think that was her name. The other one lives down the street. She's probably in her 70s and still looks fabulous, wears mini skirts and has a 20 year younger boyfriend. Once a bunny always a bunny.
Nancy

Linda said...

I feel the same way about my old neighborhood. It's as if I entered a time capsule whenever I approach it, which I have to be ready for.

Little Nell said...

The bunny girl Iink was interesting. I know what you mean about the fields and meadows of our childhood; we used to go up the 'obbocks to 'Beauty's Field'. Beauty was a gentle old carthorse who loved apples. The 'obbocks was originally The Howbecks, and so it is again, but now it is full of houses.

Tattered and Lost said...

I got stuck staying at a Playboy hotel for nearly a week. What a dump and a nightmare. It was in New Jersey. I shall refrain from make Jersey jokes.

Alan Burnett said...

Good gracious, I remember Love Lane. I used to walk down it from school some times. So if it is old enough to take me back to my youth, it is old enough for Sepia Saturday, Tony.