Thursday, July 9, 2009

Photostory Friday~ How it speaks of my summer so far


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When I look at these photos they say so very much to me about my state of mind these days.


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There is hope, surprise, timeliness, and tardiness. A hint of luck, a bucket of bad luck, loads of patience, and a fair share of impatience, as well.

Feelings of being trapped, yet incredible amounts of FREEDOM.


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Carefree, relaxed, and joyful. Anxious, uptight, and grumpy.

So full of blessings, and yet sobered by loss.


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It was an unusual time for me to be driving into the town between my parents home and mine. The late hour left me alone on the road. The night was clear, the stars were out, and the crescent moon was shining. I drove along the river, alone that night in no hurry....in no rush. As I rounded the corner, the sight of that beautiful crescent moon hanging oh so close to the majestically lit Flag of ours took my breath away. A gentle wind lifted the colors into a rolling wave. I eased my truck to the shoulder of the road, dug out my camera, and composed my shot. I waited, with my finger on the shutter release for that friendly breeze. I waited......and waited. I impatiently snapped a few with the fabric hanging limp to be sure my settings on my camera were correct. After awhile, I simply let the camera fall to my lap, and just took it all in.

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While I did not capture the original sight that stopped me in my tracks, I did capture snapshots that speak very much to the story of my summer.

I have been quite absent (like the wind) in blogland lately, and while that used to leave me feeling a bit undone, curiously I'm very much at ease with letting a bit of time come between myself and my online journal. I'm getting stuff done, and wasting time. I'm busy, and lazy. I'm here......and not here. Don't worry, though.....the photos are stacking up, and someday soon, I'll have stories to tell.

Have a wonderful weekend!

16 Live It or Love It:

Janet said...

I love the patriotism in these photos. I really want my daughter to look at your blog. I'm going to show her. Your photos are beautiful and you have such wonderful ideas! She has just bought herself a good camera and is going to go on a course soon. You really are an inspiration! Hugs to Sugar Bear!

Kat said...

The second and the last photo are my favorites. The second is a true piece of art. Looking at it you get the feeling of calmness...like everything is going to be alright...Captured perfectly. A job well done.

You have a nice weekend too.

Autumn said...

I love that you pulled over to sit and wait for that shot. I love that you didn't just rush yourself home like I would have done.... always thinking about the shot that could have been. You inspire me my friend.

Donetta said...

:)

kaye said...

love your pictures and the thoughts that go with them. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Tanya said...

Wow..that is amazing!! And you do really need just to take a moment to "smell the roses" so to speak!

Emily said...

beautiful shots.

Jeanette said...

Love the moon shot.

Zerilda The Superfluous Blogger said...

i can identify with the 'at ease' stuff. i *almost* went one more day without posting.

but as soon as i think 'post' then the brain just starts working.

looooove the moon shots. usually i hate it when people moon me, but yours i like. :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Wonderful shots! and your words are fitting.

Sharon said...

Blogland isn't going anywhere -- get the things done you need to do, and want to do. This will all still be here.

I loved your story here, and of course, you're great pictures. How do you catch the moon so perfectly?

Chris said...

Hey Corey, that last comment (Sharon) was actually me -- I really need to pay more attention to who's logged in, on my computer!

ispeakbeanish said...

I always love photos of the moon.

Momo Fali said...

Sounds like you are living life the way it's intended to be lived. Good for you for letting things go and appreciating what falls into your lap!

Mama Zen said...

The pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

Take your time, Corey.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Beautiful pics lovely. And it sounds like a good summer to me. xx

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