Saturday, August 11, 2012


Silence can create a huge void or form a strong bond, be a sign of great wisdom or illustrate someone's ignorance, be comforting or all consuming, signify confidence or shyness, imply agreement or disapproval, indicate tranquility or signal danger, demonstrate sadness or joy, show peace or inner turmoil. Ssssh, listen. What do you hear?
by Kathryn Dyche Dechairo

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thirty More Minutes

She should have been happy for another viewing but in truth she was tired.  Tired of the cleaning, tired of driving around, tired of eating convenience food so the house wouldn't smell, tired of being unable to relax in her own home.

She longed for a buyer that could see past the gravel road.  Someone who would fall in love with the secluded setting just as she and her husband had three and a half years ago.

Sitting in the car park overlooking the Potomac River she felt the heat of the day despite the storm overhead.  The rumble of thunder and flashes of lightening prevented her from walking down to the water's edge.  Still being near water was enough.

Just thirty more minutes she thought, looking at the clock . . .

Thirty more minutes in which to gaze at the river, glistening with evening light.  Thirty more minutes to watch the clouds roll across the sky.  Thirty more minutes to think about the house, the viewing, her bum knee and the surgery it required.  Thirty more minutes to think about moving, mortgages, decorating and paint colors.  Thirty more minutes to think about her new craft room and what she planned to create in it.

. . . . . and then it was time.  Turning the key in the ignition she headed home.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Texture Tuesday

textured with pumpkin, word and start

There is something about corn fields that freak me out.  When we were looking for a new house in Ohio the realtor looked at me strange when I said I didn't want one facing a corn field!

Maybe it's because they feature heavily in horror movies, maybe it's the fear of getting lost in them or maybe it's the amount of insects they contain . . . . whatever it is they give me the willies.  How do you feel about corn fields?

Linking up with Kim for this weeks' Texture Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Photo Heart Connection: July

The past couple of months have been particularly stressful so I was extremely grateful for this image that made me stop momentarily and take a long deep breath.

There was something about its softness and the way the leaves curl that soothed me.  As my husband and I face many changes the suggestion of new life, of grow and a period of transition was not entirely lost on me either.

What image have you found yourself drawn to this past month?

Linking up with Kat for this months Photo Heart Connection.