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Morning quietude

A glimpse of the pond
A glimpse of the pond

Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention.

~ John O’Donohue

Wisteria on the verge
Wisteria on the verge

It’s morning here in the Bogs as I type this, and everything is still and silent.  It won’t last long.  M and M the Younger are out renting a pick-up truck for some heavy work we’ll be doing later.  Mere is studying.  Bo the Dog is napping, and Denver the Cat is quietly keeping an eye on me.  Denver does not like visitors, particularly female visitors.  They remind him of his illness and experiences with the vet, perhaps of his dying and being brought back a few times.  Denver has exhausted a few of his nine lives.

A hint of Denver
A hint of Denver

There is a thick cloud cover overhead, although I see now there must be a break in the clouds to the east because sunlight just  poured across the pond, lighting up the trees that surround it and making the yellow water irises glow.  It’s a beautiful shade of green here.  Early spring green.

Water iris
Water iris

The pedal boat sits on the shore, waiting for someone to take it out for a ride around the pond.  The wisteria that grows over and around the remains of the old outbuilding is just about ready to bloom.

A path through the meadow and leading to the woods.
A path through the meadow that leads to the woods.

Those of you who followed me at my old blog, Life in the Bogs, probably recognize that path in the above image.  We’ve walked it many times together, you and I.  I find it comforting that although there are some subtle changes to the path, there is a sameness, too.  Like an old friend you haven’t seen for a while, you stop noticing the changes after the initial viewing and slip easily back into another time.

Meadow grasses
Meadow grasses

The guys will be back with the truck soon.  Mere has gone off to work.  I should grab some tea and breakfast and get ready for the day ahead.  If I have time later, I’ll take a walk and bring you some more images from around the pond.

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Thank you for coming along to the Bogs with me on this breezy, cloudy with sunny spells day.  Let’s have a seat on the deck this evening and watch the wind rippling the water, the swallows swooping, and the sun as it goes down behind the trees.

Bo wanted to say hello
Bo wanted to say hello

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

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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.

15 thoughts on “Morning quietude

  1. I think you just published this! Thanks for your Boggy pictures. I see Mere lets you use her name. 🙂 If that is her name. I’m not allowed to put my daughter’s name on the blog any more. Apparently there are not that many folks with her name and when she googled…well, you get the drift. How long will you be in the Bogs?

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    1. We’ll be here until Saturday, Kathy, and then we’ll go south a few hours drive to visit with our oldest son, his wife, and our granddaughters. We haven’t seen them since Christmas so I’m really looking forward to it. Mere had her own blog for a while, under her own name, so she doesn’t mind if I use her name. 🙂

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    1. Except for shoveling gravel and pressure washing the porch, it was a fairly serene day, Gunta. 🙂 I always try to carve out some quiet moments, especially on days when I’ll be busy.

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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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