Cloudy Day

It’s cool here today–a contrast to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been enjoying–and I’ve spent the afternoon indoors.

I’ve been thinking about the women who attended the writing group I facilitated for a few years when we lived in Washington State and the stories we shared. Perhaps it’s time for me to start a similar group here–or the O.W.L. (Older Women’s Legacy) group I was planning before I retired. We’re heading into summer so it might not be the best time to start something; on the other hand it might turn out to be the best time of all. We’ll see.

On the photography front I’ve become smitten with the look of back lighting in my photographs. I think it gives a dreamy, kind of ethereal look, to images and it complements perfectly the simplicity I like to capture. Yesterday I walked down the ridge behind our home and collected a handful of wild flowers to photograph.  Weeds can make beautiful subjects, don’t you think? Simplicity at its best.

I’ve got some ideas percolating for a photo series based on the most recent prompt from the Be Still – Fifty Two class. We’re doing still life family portraits. Interesting, yes? I’ve got some prepping and planning to do for these photos and I’m excited about possibilities. Hope I’ll have some images to share in the next day or so.

All in all it’s been a relatively quiet, reflective, wistful type of day. Clouds have that effect on me.

Here’s to warm and sunshiny days ahead!




I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.

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