Shhh! It’s Naptime

October 28, 2014

As October fades and Earth rests, stillness blooms. Where once wound a secret path through towering
sunflowers, spattered with chattering birdsong,

DSCN0484

now sits quiet stubble.

DSCN3258

Where once bloomed vivacious zinnias,

DSCN1549

always a hub of activity,

DSCN0982

now sits a bland woodpile.

DSCN3000

The farm shrinks as the colorful summer layers fall away,

DSCN2837

and I wonder what will I photograph during the next few months?

DSCN3288

Although there is a quiet beauty to the muted tones,

DSCN3150

will it be enough?

DSCN3207

The realization I may have to write more and photograph less is unsettling. The slush pile has finally spoken.
I have received my first rejection letter, and my voice feels a bit shaky. I knew this was bound to happen,
but hoped I would be the exception to the rule- ‘blogging wonder discovered overnight’!

DSCN3519

Though the road be long, I shall not give up for I feel children’s joy waiting to be expressed, through the
reading of my words, and this to me is one of life’s greatest gifts.

DSCN3532

So, I depend on you, dear friends, for immediate gratification of my creative endeavors. I thank you for
being such an encouraging bunch and…

DSCN3347

wish

you

blessings

on

this

day

and

always!

Latest Comments

  1. Marcia says:

    I know I look forward to each of your installments. It will happen.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn says:

    I want to purchase your children’s book for my grandson. Waiting impatiently

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Apple Hill Cottage says:

    You aren’t a real writer until you get a few rejection letters. (That makes me a real writer too). 🙂 plus I love your muted color photos.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Julie's garden blog says:

    Your photos and prose are always lovely. Take no heed of that silly letter .. Big smiles from NZ – I enjoy your blog!

    Like

    • Julie says:

      As I enjoy yours. I love that we are on opposite sides of the globe. It’s great fun watching what is happening down there. I never gave it much thought before the world of blogging.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s