Having a quiet summer. Catching up on life, friends, books and such. I like this quiet picture of some ducks swimming at twilight when the sun is getting low and shimmers on the water. Someone on twitter praised my picture and then said “I like how you just let the ducks be ducks”. I like that too – it was my intention.
I don’t really like summer but I know there are many finally basking in the warm (too hot for me) sunshine and longer days in Minnesota. I prefer Autumn which is all too brief and the newness of Spring and that Spring green everywhere and sometimes the quiet snow of Winter and the excitement of a Winter storm if you can be safe inside and off the roads. But I do like the flowers blooming in summer and the dry roads to drive on and slower days where life is slightly less busy. Good to follow the rhythms of nature. Enjoy your summer wherever you are! #summerflowers #june #summerdays
Source: Midwest Book Award Winner – 2017! Wonderful book written by my friend Christine Keleny!
I love this poem – it reminds me of my funny, little grandmother who was rural -almost primitive in her wild, glorious way. #poem #aprilpoetrymonth #grandmother
It’s a quiet sort of day. The middle of March – gray clouds and mild temperatures in Minnesota. The hint of Spring coming on. It’s the sort of day I like best. I’m so glad I grew up in the mid-west with the four seasons and there is something thrilling about a big snow storm, a glorious Autumn day and a Summer day when all is bright and the flowers are blooming but for me I like those mild March days where everything seems to calm down a bit. The day today is calm as if it knew not much was expected of it. Nature teaches us we need our rest – we need days to sit and look at the ducks bobbing in the water and days where there’s not much to do except pull out the Scrabble board or read a good book. Maybe because I’m an introvert – but I like these calm, quiet March days best. #march #ducks #marchdays #quietdays #introvert