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.










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.


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.



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.


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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