A night where the moon bursts out beneath magnificent streams of still clouds.
A morning where the fresh cut grass sticks to your feet as you walk to the garden.
A night when you need a light jacket because of a hair-twirling breeze, but you have your bare feet out.
A day when you eat a sandwich up in a tree for no reason.
A morning where the sun’s rays are so majestic you feel you must take a photo with a camera that has held many a memory card in its life.
A night of warm weather sounds like frogs and cicadas calling to one another.
When you come in from being outside, not thinking you were sweaty from the heat, but a fan cooling your house is everything you didn’t know you needed.
I like those moments. They are almost here. Though, it feels vaguely quite. Vaguely still.
There may not be the getting together with neighbors and grilling and playing soccer until the stars are brightly shining, or the amazing, juicy watermelon eating in a family reunion, but maybe the stillness holds something good, too.
This upcoming season will be a lot different. But maybe it will be special in itself.
Though, strangely, it almost seems… okay right now. Is it a rest we needed?
If there’s one thing I’ve felt in this time we’re in, it’s calmness. I feel calm.
I know there’s strange stuff going on, and it’s very sad, but I think it might almost be a blessing we’re able to be in our homes. It gives us time to think. To be with God and strengthen our relationship with him.
Sometimes life can be crazy. Sometime you feel like you could use a break.
Now is a perfect time. We’re in for awhile, why not make the best of it?
The warm nights of shining stars, bright moons, dewy grass and dandelions are still coming, but this Summer may be different.. maybe.
I am thankful for technology (email, phone calls, etc.), and the mail (and blogging, of course!) to help us all stay connected.
We can still enjoy the warmth of the nearing season!
Have a wonderful day, and Happy Early Easter! He is risen!
Are any of those warm memories yours as well? How are you staying connected with your friends and family? Are you enjoying a bit of a rest from things? What are your quarantine days like?
It seems like everywhere you look, or listen, there is some new news. Some new discovery or new report of this illness.
I was in the midst. I have been caught up in checking where it was, how it’s spreading, and we partly joined in the worry. (Boy, I’ve never gone to the grocery store so much! XD)
Just because there’s something scary going on in the word, doesn’t mean the world stops.
The flowers bloom, the birds, in their tumultuous songs, are everywhere.
I took a drive in our old golf cart around the property the other day and realized,
Nature goes on. God doesn’t stop Spring and turn it grey to suit the mood. It’s as beautiful as it always is.
I don’t know what to make of this pandemic. It is scary. But we can’t let our fear or worry let us forget that there is still beauty. And behind it a God who loves and cares deeply, more deeply than we can fathom, for US.
I know this is happening to people who you may know, maybe your close family, maybe you. I hope and pray everything will be well, I truly do.
God loves you. It’s a wonderful thing to remember in a time like this. He can turn ugly into beautiful, awful into wonderful.
I just wanted to share some thoughts I have during this time. I hope you are doing well and are safe at home. I am praying for you. Be well!
How is the pandemic where you are? Are you at home for awhile? What are you doing during this time?
It’s actually cold. We’ve got the heat on. We set out the chipped pumpkin flower pot. And I’m wearing my yard sale striped bunny socks.
It must not be Summer any more.
Well, I haven’t done many posts where I’m just talking and talking for many a word until I say “I guess that’s good for now,” So Today’s The Day™. (Does it seem right that I just pictured myself as some sort of interesting looking superhero then? Teeheehee)
So, starting out, may I just say….
I’ve abandoned Inktober.
I know, I deserve the shaming shake-of-the-head, but it really wasn’t my thing, you know? The prompts just weren’t my style, aand I wasn’t really enjoying it like I ought. (Does the, “like I ought” strangely remind you of Little Women like it does me?)
I’m still drawing every day for the rest of this month, but the prompts are out the window and crushed under a moving car. (Wow, no need to be harsh, Audrey!) Anyway, I guess I’m still technically “doing” Inktober, but promptless.
I’m trying to get back in the rhythm of drawing more realistically, so I’ve been working on eyes. They’re a fun thing to draw and paint.
Yippee! Today’s the first day of Cassia’s photo contest, and the “prompt” today was door. Now, you wouldn’t believe the puzzle I had this morning taking a picture of doors. It was a fun challenge, though! Our door handles were a fun shape and color against our sage colored doors.
Clara was so sweet to tag me for the “10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY TAG” and what better time to do it?
Rules: List 10 things that make you happy. (Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, telling jokes, etc. are all encouraged but not required.) Then, tag 10 people who make you happy (and notify them of their tag).
No. 1: Maisy Lou Hoo (Maisy (: )
Maisy makes me so happy, when she’s jumping in the air, snoring, or ferociously biting my ankles (for fun, of course, I think… maybe…).
No. 2: Pen pals and letter writing.
Have you ever gotten a personalized, beautiful piece of mail? Whenever I make or get letters, I always am so happy.
No. 3: Music, both ways.
I play lots of instruments, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, and I love listening to music as well. I get moved by music. It’s such a wonderful thing!
No. 4: Teaching Music
I’m a piano teacher, and there’s something bout it that’s just so great. I love seeing my students progress and enjoy their playing.
No. 5: Bullet Journaling
Now, you people know me. I Bullet Journal, and It’s one of my very favorite things. The personalization of it is the best part, and they’re so effective and cute!
No. 6: Leaves
It’s that time of year! I LOVE Autumn and the beautiful leaves and pumpkins that are out. The best part of the year!
No. 7: Puppies
Aww! Who could go wrong with puppies?
No. 8: Brush Lettering
This is something I’ve loved learning and it is so pretty. I love all the pens as well(:
No. 9: Pens + stationery
AH! How I do love these things. Pens have been my collection able items since Gel pens were the rage. (I still love me a good juicy gel pen!)
No. 10: Photography
I’ve been into this since I got my first dSLR camera, It’s so fun, the different varieties of things to photograph. I’m so glad cameras were invented, where would we be without them?
I hope you all enjoy! And if you were not tagged and wish to do this, feel free! I’ll enjoy seeing what makes you happy(:
So, life is busy. Does it seem like it just gets busier and busier as you get older? I know I’ve talked about this before, but time is such a gift. I’m putting some elbow grease into working on savoring every moment as I am now, a teenage girl.
Sometimes we look forward to something and look forward to something, that we rush away the days that matter more. Now, that’s a bit extreme, but still, I remember times when I would be dying for Christmas to come, and Thanksgiving and things that mattered would be trampled under my Santa’s elf slippers. I mean, wow.
I even had a Rudolph costume, complete with a harness with bells and a red nose. Mmm. (Being ten, ya know? XD)
The remaining slice of October is quite jam-packed, but I like it.
I am doing a lot of school now that I’m in High school, but we still get up at the crack of dawn to go yardsaling on Fridays and Saturdays. Hey, it’s economics class! (:
Doesn’t it seem like the plural of “Moose” would be “Meese,” like “Goose” is “Geese?” Hmm.
I miss Morty the moose!
(from our trip out West)
The color is still here, but, luckily, its’ cool now. The mornings have been in the 40º’s!
Do you like cold weather?
Well, this is nearing 1,000 words, a length of posts I haven’t done in awhile, so this has been fun! Do you enjoy a variety of things in a post, or just one topic? I can’t decide. I think I like reading both.
What do you have coming up this week?
Look back for a few days to see my photography for Cassia’s contest. I’m looking forward to the different shots I’m going to take! It’s going to time out perfectly for some of the shots, we’re going to Peachtree City (near Atlanta) and Stone Mountain for the Country Living Fair (post coming!).
I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and I can’t wait to see if you’re doing the tag!
Do you like batman? Do you have striped bunny socks? What’s your favorite part of Autumn? Do you say “Meese?” Can you drive?