Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, July 22, 2011


My special time outside
is early in the morning
as dawn approaches.
With son and family visiting
staying up later.
At sundown the garden
is filled with birds.
Hummingbirds everywhere
sitting on branches.
My camera cannot
capture the wonder
viewed with my eyes.
At this time in my life
I am more aware then
that at times
the days are
long and many times short
one thing for sure
 the years are short.....

I ask myself
is there something else
I am to do
while experiencing
this lifetime?

It seems I am most
content when I can
just enjoy the moment
with no questions
"just be"


FlowerLady said...

'Just be' oh yes, if that's how I could be all day long, instead of allowing things to get to me.

Thank you for your gentle thoughts this morning.


Cape Cod Kitty said...

Oh, yes, as FlowerLady says, just be, how often in the very busy, must do years, do we wish to just be? Your early morning walks are such prime examples.....enjoy. Love the photos!

Sky said...

love the new header image! hope you and your son have a wonderful reunion! will look forward to hearing more about the busy life you are living later when your days slow down a bit. have fun!

kerrdelune said...

Just rest in the moment and savor all the honeyed sweetness of summer. The new header image is just lovely!

judemiller1 said...

how lovely!

the wild magnolia said...

How I love this post, your writing thoughts, and splendid photos!

Peace, a favorite of mine, and "Just be". Yes, that is perfect.

Enjoy your family!

Love the header photo! Peaceful, a journey, a path, step by step.

Thank you, for sharing.

Thank you, for sharing!

Beverly said...

ahhhh!!!!!! Peace.....

LauraX said...

yes, yes...this moment is a treasure of be released on the exhale...a new one revealed on the inhale.

Balisha said...

Enjoy your "moments" with your family this weekend...Balisha

Darlene said...

I stopped pushing myself years ago and thinking I had obligations that must be fulfilled. I am much happier now. Just 'be'.

Lovely photos. I think the one of the Cardinal on top of the bird house is a winner.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Flower Lady, Marcia, Sky, Cate, Judy, Sandra, Beverly, Laura, Balisha and Darlene -
thanks to all of you for visiting.
At the moment waiting for my son to return from Nashville, I will make a early light meal.
Tomorrow most of family close by will be here - to hot to grill and I will cook salmon and fresh vegetable and of course several deserts and make fruit tea
Each of you know - you are special to one aging lady in the woods....
This is a special time. He looks so good. But then when most of your life is yoga, reading, meditating, teaching - it helps..

Sharon said...

As the quote on Laura's blog says, "Just to be is a blessing." You are enjoying all of your blessings now.

May you feel peaceful and at ease ~

mermaid said...

Ah, the big question that leads to most suffering, "Is there something else?"

I,m so glad I get to learn from your living wisdom.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sharon, thank you
Kaveri - :) as always we connect with our hearts....