Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“Never fear the shadows. They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.”

~ Ruth E. Renkel


The dark and moody images I’ve been capturing don’t match the beautiful early autumn days we’ve been enjoying. Still, the shadows are fascinating and I’m enjoying playing with light in a different way.

Can I tell you a secret? I wish it would snow.

I know, I know, that’s crazy talk. There’s certainly no hint of it in the forecast anytime soon. Still, I’m longing for cold and snowy days when I have an excuse to hunker down, cozy at home with a book and some knitting, a pot of soup simmering on the stove, and watch big fluffy white flakes fall outside.

No reason I can’t do that now (well, except for watching the snow fall) but it’s just not the same when it’s not even sweater weather. Ah well, still pleasures to be found in this season. I’ve been nibbling on sweet and delicious green beans from the garden this week; there should be enough for a good pick to enjoy with supper later this week with lots more to follow. No, don’t want the frost to come just yet I suppose.

Today, looking forward to a field trip with Hubby and an evening out (which I rarely look forward to) attending a presentation on early photography in the area.

Hoping to shake the funk I’ve been in.

Oh yes, did you notice the new blog design? I didn’t like the way my photos were being displayed on the front page so decided to switch things up a bit.


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.
  1. Snow in Jacksonville in 80-degree temps wouldn’t slow the city down because it would melt immediately. Still, it would be pretty, fat flakes descending. Ahh!

  2. Sounds to me like you want to relax in a comfy chair with a book while savoring yummy aromas wafting in from the kitchen. Why not do that anyway during autumn as the shadows bend toward late afternoon?
    Here in sunny Calif., I have to give myself permission sometimes to just “veg” in the living room with a good book because the weather won’t give me an excuse to stay in. I do remember my days living in CT, though– watching the snow outside from inside a cozy house gave me a such a serene peace!

    1. I think you’re right, Kas. That, plus break into some of those canning jars I have tucked away for a winter day. 🙂 You’re right; why not now.

  3. Yes, noticed the new design – be-a-utiful! This photo is dark and stormy and I love the autumn colors.

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