Monday, September 5, 2011

A Moment's Pause

These days my brain is filled with visions of cardboard boxes, paper, tape and magic markers. It is befuddled with puzzling over what goes into each box and then which pile the filled box should join - the one going to storage, the one going to the shop or the one going to the apartment. The images fill my dreams leaving me very little space for anything creative.

When I need a little break, a few moments  for breathing deeply, I just look out the window.  Want to see?

Haven't the babies grown? They are nearly as big as Mama. I am so delighted that she has managed to take such good care of them under very difficult circumstances. This drought is devastating, but they are thriving.

Time for a little community bath.

Mrs. Roadrunner usually has the bath to herself.

This little guy is endlessly entertaining. He is an acrobat par excellence and, to my mind, as cute as can be.

This Dandy announces his intention to take a drink long before he actual flies in. When I hear loud squawking, I know he is about to make his grand entrance. 

But alas, there isn't much time for wool-gathering. Do you think I have too many books? (Yes the boxes are filled with books too, and I really did sort through and give away a whole bunch of them.) Surely not. I am preparing my defense for moving day, when the guys all make fun of how many boxes of books there are.

We are counting down the days. My big worry (I really am a terrible worry wart) is that I won't be able to get set up quickly with a new internet provider (mine doesn't service the area where our apartment is located), and I will vanish from blogland forever! :-)



  1. Wow, Linda!
    Did you take all of those critter pictures today?

    This post made me smile. =)


    P.S. I certainly hope that you don't vanish from blog world forever! ;)

  2. Oh no!! We don't want you to vanish! Moving can be very overwhelming; those days are long gone for me, although we did a lot of it the first few years we were married and Popa was in graduate school.

    It's no surprise the critters are thriving; they've had excellent care!

  3. Lovely to take a break to gaze out of the window in the midst of a pile of practicalities pressing.
    Good for you!
    As long as you can do that, you won't be overwhelmed, I'm sure.

  4. I never tire of seeing the deer come into the yard. Blessings of peace as you go through this transition!

  5. that's one wild watering hole!

    i bet that glynn has more books than you...

  6. Glad for you that you can have such beautiful and refreshing breaks with just a glance out the window! Hope all goes well with your move. I know that change can be unsettling, but hopefully all will go smoothly and that you won't disappear from blogland! I don't think you will. :)

  7. I just love all of these pictures!
    You better not vanish from the
    blog world or I will be one sad
    Try not to worry about everything
    and just take it one thing at a
    time. I have always found it so
    exciting to move into a new place.

  8. What a wonderful gathering place right outside your window, Linda! How you've provided for them all through the lean summer months is such a testimony to the ways in which the Lord provides for us, each and every day!

    Praying for you today... as you pack and gather and collect and reminisce. I can only imagine the treasures you've uncovering after 28 years in one place!

    And as the others have all said... NO disappearing from blogland for you! We simply will not allow it :)

  9. That is one busy bird bath...
    I love books and I am with is hard to choose.
    What an adventure you are in for...
    blessings to you and your husband on this mew path.

  10. Take your time, Linda -- we'll come looking.

    Look at how all those little critters trust you to put out water for them in that dry place. Reminds me of something.