Monday, November 18, 2013

Old and New Again

Old Barn on Rustic Road

An old barn that's been photographed by me (and a lot of us shutter snappers) over and over again. It's one of my very favorite images. If I look back on my old photos, it's a picture I've taken "over and over again". It's changed subtly over time - getting more worn down by time. Kind of like all of us. Falling into disrepair, but still beautiful in its own way. In another twenty years from now...will it finally fall down? All of us have a finite time to be here on earth. Not a bad thing, just what it is for all of us. A good thing? All things considered, it really is good.

And, Miss Gail? You will be missed. By me and all of us who loved you.  


Friday, November 15, 2013

Another Gorgeous

Norwalk River Harbor Sunset

Not sure what's up with our evening weather of late, but we've had some incredible sunsets. Fire in the sky sunsets! Gorgeous, no?

On another note, I'd like to thank my peeps (I'd like to hate that word, but not really - it's good word stuff) that have thought about me here and commented - you have no reason to, as I haven't been here for a long long time, and haven't been there for any of you in your personal spaces for a longer time. It is so wonderfully confirming to know that even when I'm neglectful I can count on those I like/love to not neglect me.

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saugatuck Sunset

Saugatuck River Sailboat Skeleton at Sunset

Here I am once again wholly embracing the beauty of the world that surrounds me. Lame words, yup, I know, but it's been so LONG since I've allowed myself to see beauty. (An old story that all of us have been through at one time in our lives or another.) 
So...once again, I've taken camera in hand and instead of ignoring the physical beauty around me as I've been doing for the last 10 or so months, I've come to the brilliant conclusion that to once again EMBRACE is much much better than IGNORE/AVOID.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

So Long Since...

Autumn Evening Sky on Sasqua Pond Road
It's been forever and a day since I've had anything to say here. Suffice it to say that I've just not been in the right frame of mind to share ANYthing. Not because of anything in particular, but because...just because...OK, that's all kinds of wrong. There's a lot of "in particulars" that have been going on, but none that, until now, I've particularly wanted to share. (Just noticing now how much I seem to favor the word ~particular~ and all of it's English forms. Odd. Hmm...I also seem to like the word ~anything~. O well...) 
I think what is now snapping me out of my profound funkiness is the fact that if I can't automatically change where I am in life, (god f-ing dammit!) then I WILL make the best of what I have! And I have a lot. A lot that I've chosen - purposefully - to ignore in these last months. Stupid, no? 

Family. Friends. 

They're always there for me. 
And always forgiving even when 
I've been less than good and true to them. 
What more could this girl ask for?
Absolutely nothing!
I am blessed.