Monday, April 29, 2013

Angst and a Sunday Stroll

After nearly six years of writing posts, one would think I had all of this pretty much down to a science - but one would be wrong. Periodically over the course of those nearly six years, I mentally compose a post in which I bid a fond farewell to the internet and more specifically my blog. I may have even written one a time or two. But being the wishy-washy person I am, I no sooner hit publish than I begin to regret everything I said.

While walking earlier today, my little mind was hard at work composing another of said posts. I have become thoroughly sick and tired of myself and my inability to do things in moderation. It seems I am one of those all or nothing sort of people. I either spend hours with my face glued to the computer screen or I shut it down altogether. These things ought not to be so.

I can't even make up my mind about this book I thought I was writing. One hundred printed pages sit on my printer and I vacillate between throwing the whole pile in the trash or trying to finish the story. I'm not sure how to reconcile wishy-washy with all or nothing. I may have a dual personality or something.

So.....instead of any or all of the above things, I'll share our lovely Riverwalk with you. For months and months I've been saying we need to go see the new addition, and for months and months we have not. In a bold move, I made a decision! My husband, who always knows his own mind, agreed.

We began our walk here, among the beautiful roses.

 There is something so restful about water, and when it cascades over rocks and bubbles and gurgles, it is magical.

The flowers are magnificent. I wanted to take a few of these beauties home with us.

This is a grotto designed by a local San Antonio artist.

 The fragrance from the Honeysuckle was positively heady.

 If you click on the picture, you can see a little Mockingbird perched next to the lamp. He (or she) was singing his (or her) little heart out. We watched "To Kill a Mockingbird" the other day, and listening to the  music, I understood.

 There were even flying fish!

 What could be better than sitting in the sunshine by the river on a beautiful spring day?

 Here is the grotto in all its glory. There are all kinds of hidden faces and figures within the design. It is fascinating.

 As we came to the end of our walk, we saw one of the barges making its way down the river.

It was a perfectly beautiful day - and so much nicer than all that "angsty" stuff in the beginning of this post. Sorry about all that. One of the very best things about friends is, they listen as though they hadn't heard it all a hundred times before .....because that's just what friends do.

Joining a precious friend today:

Blessings dear friends,


  1. Miss Linda - you had better not throw it in the trash because if you do, I'll have to come all the way to TX and dig it out. Then, I'll bend ya over my knee and spank ya. (well, maybe)

    Anyway, keep at it. ;-)


    btw, looks like you had a terrifical time at the river

    1. I'll come with you, Darlene. =)

    2. Okay you two. You're both too cute and tiny to do such a thing!
      Seriously, thank you for listening to the whining. I love you both and am so blessed to have you as friends.

  2. I totally agree with Darlene ~ don't throw it away! There's no rush; just think it over for a while.

    I have the feeling a lot of people are either terribly busy with spring activities or they're getting tired of blogs. Comments are few these days.

    1. Thank you for always being so encouraging. You're a sweet friend.

  3. Please don't throw it away. I'd love to read what you have written. And that walks looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the day.

  4. What a lovely walk...and now there are at least four of us that would be so very sad if you threw away that manuscript...I hope you'll stop entertaining that thought.

    Here's the thing - we all know that angst - and for me, it's when I don't see the results I'm expecting. I'm so much more at peace when I leave the results to God who simply expects my obedience to his call.

    Much love,

    1. I always, always treasure your words Patricia. You have such a gentle wisdom.

  5. Hello sweet Linda,

    Your pictures were lovely - I would almost smell the honeysuckle :) There is definitely something wonderful and peaceful about running water. I love walking in the woods to clear my mind and think upon the things of the Lord.

    I would greatly miss you if you decided to stop blogging. Your posts are always a blessing and encouragement to me and I am sure many others.

    Thinking of you, dear friend!


    1. Thank you Stephanie. It has been such a joy getting to know you. It is friends like you that make blogging a joy.

  6. This encourages me to take a walk and clear the cobwebs.

  7. Linda, don't you DARE through away your manuscript! Even if you don't know where it's going, even if you don't feed and care for it as often as you'd like, please keep it. It's not done.

  8. Hey~I've walked that Riverwalk! And I am with these other voices. Do not be discouraged by a dry spell, my friend! Keep seeking out beauty like you did here and the words will keep flowing.