Friday, September 23, 2005



A little squirrel actually ran up to me and circled my feet like a little puppy begging for a treat so I shared my breakfast granola with it.  I pretended to be Dr. Doolittle and carried on a one-sided conversation with the creature while I photographed the flowers near by.  Passers by smiled sympathetically, I'm sure they thought I was nuts.  I just smiled back and took my pictures.  I was on my way home when I spotted this fountain.  The morning sunlight cast the perfect reflection and I had to stop.

I wish you could smell these roses.  Their delicate fragrance permeated through the autum air and hung like a silk curtain.  They smelled like romance, and springtime.

I was hiking along a trail off the road by the Garden of the Gods and was surprised to see a bicycle propped against a barbed wire fence.  I guess the rider continued on foot. Can't say I blame them, its a beautiful walk.

This was my first outting since just before my son left for Iraq.  Initally my reason for staying home was that I needed to be near the phone in case my son was to call.  Then I just had no desire to go out.  This morning as I walked in the peaceful solitude of the woods I realized that I was avoiding my thoughts.  At home there was always something to occupy my mind.  Out here by myself my thoughts turned back to my son and the fear I feel for him.  And it was therapeutic.  I think I will be okay now.


njroulie56 said...

I hope that you will be all right now. I have missed your picturs the last few days. My nephew came through his brain surgery with flying colors and was released from the hospital on Sat after his surgery. I spent most of the day with him and his grandma and you would never know anything had happened except the eyes are still a little dark as is expected. I am sure that your son will return safe and sound because prayers will be said for his safe return. Stay strong. Your photos are always an inspiration to me.

sylviam4000 said...

Your photo's are awesome, as always. Thank you.

madcobug said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I can almost smell the roses. I feel that God will take care of your son and see him safely home. Helen

demandnlilchit said...

A momma's heart does not easily let go even when manhood his calling him by name now. Remember the shares both sides of this world.

kokoapuffy1 said...

Lovely photo's and get out there and enjoy nature. Glad you were able to find some time to for yourself. If there is anything we can do, let us know. A group in our area sent DVD's to our soldiers last fall.        

dbp2000 said...

I was clicking away through my alerts, catching up on my email and when your pictures popped up, my response was, "Oh, yeah!"  I knew it was you before I even saw the name of the journal.  Your pictures always make me feel good!!  Thank you.


abell1999 said...

I love the bicycle picture. Such a story there!