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Dewy morning

Apricot blossoms
Apricot blossoms

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Dewy
Dewy

Ahhhh.  Spring is here.  Sunshine, warmth, and dewy mornings.  The spiders are spinning webs in the meadows.  The birds are trying to chase me away from their nests.  The turtles are sunbathing at the edges of the pond, and the frogs are leaping into the water with a loud “EEEEEP!” whenever I approach.

A bale of turtles on the shore.
A bale of turtles on the shore.

It is spring again.  The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Catching the morning dew
Catching the morning dew

This morning was particularly lovely with the sunlight sparkling on the dew in the meadows and on the small leaves on the trees.

Branching out
Branching out

M the Younger and Mere left a little while ago.  It was wonderful to spend time with them again, and they were a great help with our moving project.  We didn’t do a lot of packing, but did get some things done that required more strength than M and I can put together on our own.

In the corner
In the corner

On Friday we will get the official schedule for our move.  For some reason I thought we had another two weeks.  My timing is all off.  No matter.  Things will get done.  They always do.

Lovely morning by the pond
Lovely morning by the pond

While out on my walk this morning, I once again experienced a sense of sadness at leaving.  It was a momentary feeling, and one easily resolved with the reminder that family will be living here, and we will be visiting them from time to time.

Keeping an eye on the dogwood
Keeping an eye on the dogwood

In fact, it just now occurs to me that in some ways this move will make the Bogs all the more interesting.  Walking the paths on a daily basis, I often miss some of the changes that occur no matter how mindful I think I’m being.  But when we go away for a while, everything looks different.

Y
Y

Posts from me will be sporadic from here on out.  I did prepare a couple of posts during the early days of our decision to move, thinking I might post them while we’re in transit, so to speak.  I’ll have to read over them again, and see if it’s worth the bother.

Reaching
Reaching

Some of the posts may be a bit personal as they were written while I was feeling anxious about the decision and the move itself.

A look through the portal
A look through the portal

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.

~ Jodi Picoult

Beauty in the woods
Beauty in the woods

That’s about it from the Bogs for today.  Thank you for visiting, and joining me on another walk around Breezy Acres.

Early morning droop
Early morning droop

Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time.  🙂

Greening in the woods
Greening in the woods

I sat down and tried to rest.  I could not; though I had been on foot all day, I could not now repose an instant; I was too much excited.  A phase of my life was closing tonight, a new one opening tomorrow:  impossible to slumber in the interval; I must watch feverishly while the change was being accomplished.

~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Watching
Watching
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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

8 thoughts on “Dewy morning

  1. Ohhhh….”branching out”…just like you’re doing. I’m so happy for you and M. It sounds like such a wonderfully positive and inspiring move!

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  2. What cute little turtle “pets” you have there! Breezy Acres is giving you the most spectacular spring show, so you will have the most beautiful images of the property until the next time you meet. I can imagine that the quote from Jane Eyre just about sums up the way you are feeling just now. Take deep breaths, it will all come together. 🙂

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  3. You are right, things do look differently after you leave. All these pictures are little jewels to carry along – to shore up memories and delight as you revisit them.
    Our turtles ar sunning in the favorite spots, too.
    Love the header pix, the spiderweb – and the beauty in the woods – just magic caught!

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  4. Sporadic is better than none at all Robin, no matter what, I need my walk and my breath of fresh air… Always a strange and varied emotion time, saying goodbye and hello, strings will still pull at you, ties that bind from memories of doing this ‘n that here, there and everywhere, We are complex, we females, even more than the males who seem able to compartmentalize.. (wowee I did that in one go, an’ not one typing error!! 🙂 ) Hugs aplenty and Happy New Trails… xpPnx

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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