discoveries

purple haze

some random thoughts
as summer winds down
thinking about how summer is a time of “playing things by ear”
but now I long to get back into my routine
I’ve discovered how much I depend on the change of seasons
seems I’m always ready for fresh beginnings at the end of each one
I can tell that my college boy feels it too
he’s ready now to get back to school

deep in the woods

I’m not sure I’d be happy living in a climate that stayed the same year ’round

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on the sidewalk

I’ve discovered how creating things makes me happy
It doesn’t have to be great, or earth shattering
just the process itself
capturing images, editing,
gardening
cooking
writing

sunning on the stairs

I’m anxious to do more of that…creating

some friends just formed a weekly cooking group –
a group effort in the kitchen
chopping, mixing, chatting, laughing
and finally sitting down to a meal together

already looking forward to next week!

susans by the fence

just discovered some courses at a local museum
thinking I just may take up something new

unfortunately, I’ve also discovered that my house is a mess
and I will need to do some serious fall cleaning…

but of more importance, is the discovery of ย how much I love it here
my own little corner of the blogosphere
where I have “met” so many wonderful, inspiring ย people from around the globe
and where I hope to spend more time in the weeks ahead.

31 Comments on “discoveries

    • I can imagine that you are ready for all the tourists to leave the Cape too! Yes, time for some peace and quiet.

  1. Wonderful!! (words and photos) I couldn’t pick a favorite if I had to, but I do love the ethereal-ness of the flowers. Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • oh thank you so much! Wanted to get a quick shot of them before they totally die off. Only a few blossoms left at this point.

      • Our hostas are fading fast here but the acorns…there are thousands on the trees this year. Going to be fun raking them all up this fall! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. I feel exactly the same way you do, Susan, when it comes to the change of seasons.
    Unfortunately, like you, my house is also a bit turned upside down.
    Your cooking group sounds like so much fun, and I look forward to hearing about all the goodies you will make! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am so very glad that I met you here!

    • I’m afraid that I spent far too much time in “summer mode” and pretty much ignored my house…but now it’s back to reality and I have some major work to do. But I’m so glad that I’m in good company Lisa! I hope to eventually take some photos during our cooking group to post here..didn’t want to intimidate anyone with my camera right away!
      And, I’m so grateful for your friendship and happy to have found you and your amazing work here and on Flickr. Enjoy your last few days with your son before he’s off to school!

    • I’m afraid that I spent far too much time in “summer mode” and pretty much ignored my house…but now it’s back to reality and I have some major work to do. But I’m so glad that I’m in good company Lisa! I hope to eventually take some photos during our cooking group to post here..didn’t want to intimidate anyone with my camera right away!
      And, I’m so grateful for your friendship Lisa and happy to have found you and your amazing work here and on Flickr. Enjoy your last few days with your son before he’s off to school!

    • Thank you so much Sherry. Very happy to have found your “corner” and look forward to more of your wonderful images!

  3. Delightful discovery post! I love my little blogosphere corner too… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

  4. I did miss the seasons when I lived in San Francisco. Here we have two: wet and dry. Summer seems to hang on a bit too long for my taste, but otherwise I like it. But there’s a subtle hint of autumn in the air if you’re paying attention. The same could be said of spring. They just aren’t quite as brash as what you experience.

    • Yes, but you do have change…guess I was thinking more of tropical places. I think I could be happy living in Oregon!

      • So totally with you on the tropics. That’s something that’s never held any appeal even for vacations. There’s just something wrong about that sort of climate. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. So pretty! I especially love the acorns. What a great perspective you have regarding the change of season. I’ve never embraced routines enjoying chaos and impassivity I suppose. The classes and your dinner group sound wonderful.

  6. This is beautiful post, in words and images. The hostas (their glow!), the acorn, the butterfly & black-eyed Susans are each such lovely images. It IS gratifying, isn’t it, creating images and composing posts…the cooking class sounds really cool…I think houses get messy over the summer ’cause we’re busy enjoying the weather…so who cares? The beauty you’ve created is worth it – that last image, the way the liquid softness blends with just a little detail…wonderful.

    • Thank you! I’m afraid I have already put this cleaning thing off for months now…can’t procrastinate any longer!

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