Tuesday, August 4, 2009

seeing


Here's the problem with 'staycationing': you don't get to see your everyday surroundings with 'fresh eyes'.  The 'fresh eyes' phenomenon occurs when you have been away for a good while, traveling or vacationing.  Upon your return, you realize how lovely your surroundings truly are, how comfortable and homey your home is, how sweet your pets.

And so, lately, all I've been seeing is a lot of green (from all of the rain), and all of the chores that still need doing.  I'm just not appreciatin'.

However.  Sometimes you notice something new.  New is good.  These flowers are wild, and they look sort of like bee balm.  I'd never noticed them before....they gave me pause, and a moment of enjoyment.


I also hadn't noticed the lacy banks of Queen Anne's lace with a path to the next field cutting through them.  Pretty.


I enjoyed these too, until the mosquitoes picked me up and carried me away.

The skies this summer have been putting on  a spectacular show, with their moody swirls and patterns.  


They add to the variety of the landscape around here.  Ah well, if I'm staying put this summer, I could do a lot worse.  After all, it's not in the looking, but the seeing.  

9 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely comments and pictures!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous sky...Your staycation looks perfect to me...

LadyFi said...

You're so right: it's all in the seeing.'

Great post!

C-ingspots said...

I have never thought of it in just that way, but you're so right! I know that wonderful feeling of coming home and seeing everything with those fresh eyes. I'm going to remember this and make a point of trying to see the commonplace with fresh eyes more often. Your surroundings are beautiful, and you definitely could do worse. Sorry about all the rain. We had a very hot May, a very cool and wet June, and a blisteringly hot and dry July. It will be interesting to see how August fares. Have a wonderful summer!!

May Olson said...

I can relate to the staycation. It would be a lot better if it wasn't always a working staycation. I wish we were getting some of your rain. It looks beautiful there.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You could always pitch a tent in the yard! I know.. not quite the same thing! Your photos are lovely, scary that you have such large bugs..we have had some big ones too..but not carry you off big! We are staycationing too:)

Firefly Hill said...

How true this is! I love your Queen Anne's lace...ours is coming out too but not as thick as yours. It is beautiful!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It is so true, isn't it?

What great captures, must be total bliss to walk around your place and visit.

Have a great summer.

Jen

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

beautiful shots.. the stormy sky was very alluring..