This post will run through Friday and then I will have a 4th of July post on Saturday...My hopes are that everyone will have a great 4th and an enjoyable holiday with the family...IT'S SUMMER!
What is so special about a cornfield?....Nothing really...
Last night I had the night to myself and had an epiphany! It was a beautiful night as the sun set with bloated clouds holding off their rain as they passed over. I drove out on gravel roads that I had never traveled down before and was taken back by so many beautiful scenes that I had passed by before without really taking the time to look.
I came to the realization that I am posting these images and speaking about them as if I had all the time in the world...AND YOU SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TOO! Then I realized that I am in a different place than most of the followers of my blog. I am an empty nester...following my passion while the readers of the blog still have active families and so many demands on their time and you are often torn so many directions that you have to eek out small morsels of sanity whenever and wherever you can.
I have been there. Business plans, presentations, merit reviews, son with the flu, in-law functions that I didn't want to attend, weekends at meetings away from the family, dishes, dinner, baths, homework, major school projects revealed to me the night before they were due, endless hours of sesame street and Barney...a whirlwind of responsibilities....responsibilities that heap on guilt if you dare spend time for yourself. I just want to tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel....there will be a day when you look back at those times with envy believe it or not...just to have the kids back at that age. Even as hectic as it is now for you...it is worth it...it is just hard to remember that when you are in the middle of all the turmoil.
I will get off my soapbox now! I want this blog to be a place where you can take your 45 seconds to 2 minutes (average time spent on a blog before moving on...) on this blog as a respite from the duties and step into the image with me and relax. Hopefully for that brief slice of life...you can separate yourself from the whirlwind and take your own personal journey. I will promise to take your small amount of time seriously and will continue to try my best to make your time here worthwhile!
Cornfields special? Not really but it takes your mind off the sink full of dishes for 45 seconds!
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