Thursday, October 19, 2017

50/365- Goodbye For Now...

Fairy Duster Plant

Sometimes we all need a change. I know for me this has been an entire season of change. My oldest children have struck out on their own and my youngest have returned to public school after 2 years. Nothing feels quite right in the house and I have been struggling to find my place. So, in the interest of my health, both mental and physical, I am taking a break from blogging to revamp my life, my business, and my website.

I am going to take some time to take long naps, read some good books, catch up on Masterpiece Theater, practice photography, and do some local traveling. I am in the process of applying to be a substitute teacher again. I am volunteering in the schools. I may take a few trips to visit family. I am going to go for long walks and a few bike rides. I will take time each day to enjoy my favorite season. I am not sure when I will be back to blogging, but I always return.

I will still be posting on Instagram, Facebook, and possibly Twitter, so if you'd like to stay in touch, please do. I am continuing with my project 365 over on these venues, so please connect if you enjoy that sort of thing.

In the meantime, I will say goodbye for now. Have a wonderful Autumn and I will see you all soon.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

48/365- The Road Home

road leading to a farm with silos

Roads go ever ever on,
Under cloud and under star.
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen,
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green,
And trees and hills they long have known.

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


This is lovingly dedicated to the beautiful family who lives at this local farm, the Troyer family.  One of the family members, Rashelle, used to live across the street from me until she married into this family and now she is a farmer's wife and the mother to a toddler son. 

Have a fabulous Tuesday!


Monday, October 16, 2017

47/365- The People Said, A Weed

“Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.”

―Alfred Tennyson

Sunday, October 15, 2017

46/365-Book Worm

Baby reading a book
Digital Painting created using a reference photo by Wendie Strickler

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


Happy Sunday to you all. This digital painting was created using a reference photo taken by a friend of mine, Wendie Strickler, of her beautiful baby girl. I was struck by the gorgeous light and the sweet, tender moment captured in her photo and so I transformed it into a digital painting, with her blessing. Thanks for letting me share, Wendy!