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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist. Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Monday, 8 July 2019

The girl in the train window

Seen on a train this last weekend.  The girl in the train window.....who is she I wonder? What is she looking at? Why does she have that pensive look? Where is she going?

 From a Railway Carriage - by Robert Louis Stevenson 
(from A Child's Garden of Verses 1885)

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!

  Good news update! 25 September 2019 - I am very happy to tell you that I received a GOLD award at the Bunbury Photography Group for this image for an Open topic in September 2019.  The judge really loved it, said it was something different, loved the focus on the girl, and the expression on her face. 

So happy when someone likes your work as much as you did.  When I saw this image through the train window, I just had to capture it. We were on an old steam train near Dwellingup in Western Australia. I was hanging out the window, the train was on a curve of the track, and I saw this girl. I think the image could have been taken just about anywhere - to me she looks Indian, though others thought it was a boy in Europe. 


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  1. I have never read that poem before! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful image!

  3. Ah, these are one of those perfect moments, that are definitely "keepers!"
    A lot of emotion on the child's face - maybe the person who is waving goodbye? Many thanks for linking this to All Seasons. Happy belated birthday to your son! In our family we like to make a birthday festive, especially of one of the kids or grandkids, and I see your family does too:):) Have a lovely summer week Jill!

  4. Your capture definitely raises questions! The little girl looks concerned, doesn't she?
    My post features a hike at Mount Rainier Natl Park.

  5. This photo evokes all sorts of questions which is story telling at its best! Debbie from

  6. I love this poem. Thank you for sharing it. Compliments the picture well.

  7. Wow! An out of the ballpark hit with this post!! (American expression for greatness!) Wow! The whole thing, photo and poetry, are absolutely sensational! Wow!

  8. Jill - a wonderful "street" scene. You could certainly imagine 100 different stories about how she got to this place in time, not to mention what lies ahead Enjoy the rest of your week.

  9. Good photo. Love to think about this picture,

  10. Beautiful picture and perfect poem to go with it.

    dropping by from the OurWorldTuesday linkup

  11. Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and for your comments. THis little girl in the window really struck me. I am sorry I haven't been able to get back to you this week but appreciate every comment.


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