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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

As It Is

Sometimes I feel like the normal, everyday goings on, just suck the life out of me.
Like there's no time left for me after tending to what everyone else needs.
Don't get me wrong…my life is good, but I crave a little solitude at times.
Time to think, be creative or just do nothing.
It seems like it's been a while since I've done that, so with camera in hand, I stole away a few moments of time this morning to just be.
Nothing staged.
Just things as they are.
The chippy cabinet door on my porch with the flower long gone from the old green bottle.
A burlap coffee bean sack stuffed with pillows, cushions the iron bench where I sit and drink my coffee in the mornings.
Sunflowers hanging from the porch post to dry.
They managed to grow all on their own with no help from me. Scattered seeds left by the birds and field mice, from last years vegetable garden.
There was no time for growing vegetables this year.
My old weeding wagon is almost hidden from the towering weeds that have taken over my garden.
Some of the weeds are quite pretty, like this morning glory that has climbed the fence that surrounds the garden.
I hesitated slightly as I turned the knob to enter the garden shed.
I never know if I'll meet a family of mice or chipmunks when I walk inside.
So far so good, but you never know.
Pots and garden supplies fill the shelves.
A birds nest found last Fall sits near the window.
Walking back to the house past the picket fence.
Time to get back to reality.
Thanks for joining me on my short journey of solitude this morning.
Hope you enjoyed the photos of things as they are in my world.
Have a great day everyone and remember to take a few moments for yourself now and then.
Karen Ann


  1. I always love your photos. I am glad you are taking some time with the camera again, and some time for yourself. I love the new hair do, your so pretty my friend.
    Hugs and Kisses!

  2. I know exactly how you feel...taking care of everything around the house but never really enjoying it. I'm glad you took a few moments to experience the beautiful home you've made.