Rising With The Moon

February 24. I needed to get out of the house. It had been a good day at home-playing with the kids, good food, baking 7 layer magic bars and cookies-all peaceful activities. But I still felt a bit anxious. So at 4:45pm I threw on my boots, grabbed the dog and headed for the lake.

I remember driving along, worrying or obsessing over one of the many things going on in my life when all of a sudden I looked up and saw the moon, shining bright in the still pink sky. It honestly took my breath away. I let out a deep sigh and suddenly everything was ok again.

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It felt good to walk with just Lilo. We move fast and cover more ground than we do when the whole family is along. I felt like I found my stride again.

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Note to men:
If I see you coming up behind me I will stop so that you get in front of me. And if it is dark and we are alone I will change course so that I am not caught in a dark, secluded area with you. For example-the path around the bird sanctuary past the breakwater and back to my van. I respect my safety and my valuable camera equipment too much to take chances. Don’t give me a look like you are insulted that I chose not to walk with you and instead took the long way around through a more populated area. It’s nothing personal. But you did look creepy and you were paying a bit too much attention to me. So there.

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It was a great walk and the perfect reminder to not get too caught up in the day to day. I have been months behind on my blog and I have decided instead of my usual waiting three months while I catch up to just start where I am. Well, sort of. It’s March 7 now but I really liked the photos from that evening and wanted to share. So I will start from that beautiful almost full moon and move on and let the past be the past. Maybe. Maybe I will actually have time to put in all the great memories from the rest of January & February-there were many and they deserve their time on this page but for now I will do what I can. Because that is all I can do. Excellent.

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One Response to “Rising With The Moon”

  1. I’ve missed your regular posts, but if it gets to a point where it’s just another task you feel obligated to do then it’s no fun. Just do what you can do, we’ll be waiting to read…

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