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Now and then

Evidence of change
Evidence of change

It’s being here now that’s important.  There’s no past and there’s no future.  Time is a very misleading thing.  All there is ever, is the now.  We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

~ George Harrison

Purple hearts
Purple hearts

Hello!  How goes it?  I’m back for a bit.  I’ve been sitting here trying to get started and nothing comes to mind even though so much has happened in the short time I’ve been on a blogging break.  I’ve been over hill.

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Sidling Hill. (Maryland)

Over dale.

View from Sidling Hill.
View from Sidling Hill.

I’ve encountered all sorts of people and critters.

Bike event
Bike event

From bikers to swans and ducks…

A swan with his duck entourage.
A swan with duck entourage.

… to princesses.

Dancing in the driveway.
Dancing in the driveway.
Creative thought

There were pirate queens, too.

Columbus Mu
Columbus Museum of Art

And all kinds of interesting characters.

Puppets at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Puppets at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Topiary Garden/Deaf School Park.  Columbus, Ohio.
Topiary Garden/Deaf School Park. Columbus, Ohio.

I’ve been hiking and walking and visiting, reading and writing and meditating.  It’s been a very full blogging break.

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Someday I might tell you all about it.  For now, I just wanted to peek in and say hello.  I hope all is well with you.

Home again.
Home again.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  And have a great weekend!  🙂



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.

28 thoughts on “Now and then

  1. Hello Robin. I have missed visiting with you so it is wonderful that you called in to say hello. What a busy time you have had! Did you get to any house renovating? I will look forward to hearing more news. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Joanne. 🙂 The house renovations are going slowly, but surely. We’re having trouble getting a consistent estimate on some of the work, and that has put a lot on hold until we can get some good, solid numbers. There are some things we will do ourselves, but other things need experts (bringing the electricity up to code, for instance).


  2. So glad you popped in, and you’ve had some lovely adventures! The pictures are beautiful — I always get a lot of inspiration from them. Have a fantastic rest of your break!


  3. Oh how fun to read (and see) a little of what you’ve been doing. I like so many of these pictures. Guess what? I had LOST the link to your blog. It had disappeared from my blogroll, wonder why? Thank goodness we’re FB friends. It provided a nice link. Hope this weekend is treating you in a good way.


    1. Thank you, Kathy. 🙂 I’m so glad you found me again. I’ve had that happen, too. Things sometimes just disappear into cyberspace for no rhyme or reason that I can figure.


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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