Sunday, September 21, 2014

To Things New and Old

  The move is over. And I am incredibly glad it is. I'm ready to settle in, which will take a few more days, but good progress has already been made. And I can't stress how excited and grateful I am about this change! WHOO!
 
  New things to look forward to. That's one of the best things of life. I've finished much already, and I'm working on more projects, new and old (inevitably). And my biggest prayer is that I'll be able to find a job that'll enable me to move out and actually get into that Film School that I've been looking at for a long time. There's much to do in the interim, but--I can't express how badly I want to get into film. And I'm so eager to see how the coming months play out. I'm still working on my various stories, and I often wonder what course they themselves will take in the future. Most every writer has "those stories" that got pushed to the back, never were heard about, as other stories were imagined and brought to fruition, and actually made it. I wonder what of my work will make it.

Because make it I will.

  But in light of all the new things I'm looking forward to, here's some pictures from the old place. I caught some really beautiful moments just before the move. And I'm so glad of that. And the day before the move I had my last walk around the field. It was so autumny, and I watched the sun rise over the field. It was covered in dew, and was so lovely. There's nothing like watching the sunlight over the countryside to take you out of yourself. Give you peace.

  But that does not compare to what we saw yesterday morning, as we made our way back to the old house to do the final cleaning. The sun was coming up and the sky was overcast, foggy--the sun just shone like a deep desert-orange over the horizon, as as we got to the outskirts of town and all around was the fields, we saw the mists laying over the land, right beneath the orange fiery glow. You better believe we were kickin' ourselves for not having our cameras on us! I'll never forget that last incredibly gorgeous image. What a blessing. 

  But without more ado, here's the photos I promised. 

autumn butterfly lilacs

autumn butterfly lilacs

autumn butterfly lilacs

dragonfly wings dew

summer lilacs

butterfly garden
I can't tell you how much I'm going to miss my sunflower garden...I've heard it's commonly desired to be buried with roses, but I want wild sunflowers. They're my favorite flowers. Simple, wild, free--so happy and vibrant and they grow in splendid chaos over the countryside.

white licorice rose, white/yellow rose
Emrys has bloomed splendidly over the season. Just had a bought of about eight blooms!

autumn butterfly lilacs

autumn butterfly lilacs

field beetle
I have no idea what kind of beetle this is. I was actually able to catch a few shots of it as it was flying, and then got to see it go in its burrow! First time I've been able to catch one in the act! ;)

texas field beetle
Flying!

texas field beetle
Getting into its burrow.

texas countryside
The field. I'm going to miss my long country road walks very much.
texas light purple wildflower
One of the myriad wildflowers.

texas falcon feather
I'm pretty sure this is a feather from one of the red-eyed kites that nest around my old neighborhood, but not sure. Might be one of the falcons that hang around. It's beautiful though.


  ~Elora



1 comment:

  1. So excited for you and your family!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!
    Love you,
    Aunt Kathy

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