Friday, September 5, 2014
Hard week for me and my family....y'all have seen me write about my X, and the divorce etc...we have not been together for 13 years.....anyway he has had a very bad incident this week and is in the hospital and having a very rough time...I have been sitting by his bed most of the week...I am praying and doing what I can to help.
This was to be my free 2 weeks, mom went to sisters house..and I had all sorts of trips planned and its not gonna happen right now.
There is no way I can leave this burden to my son he is trying to work and has home responsibilities too..so although it is awkward when x's friends come to see and they see me... they are a bit taken aback but I just smile and thank them for coming by...
I hope I can get away maybe in October. On the way to a much needed 1/2 day midweek break...I spotted this old store building
on the road to Lake Marion and had a peaceful afternoon by the water's edge...my son and his dad enjoyed fishing this lake back when my son was still living with us at home...
So this brought back good memories of when we were still a family! I enjoyed the wildlife drive too...
If you have seen the movie or read the book titled the "Notebook" then you have an idea of what we are dealing with....this area has some very tranquil spots to unwind and shake off the stress like under this moss covered tree.
spotted a few young birds out in the heat of the day...like this wary eastern bluebird with his sweet spots..
He was curious about me, but keeping his distance....then an Immature summer tanager was thrashing a wasp to make it into a meal...
I sat here and enjoyed the sandwich I packed for my lunch...
then continued on...
large stands of these flowers attracted lots of blue grosbeaks ...here is a back-lighted female!
and the fall seeds are ready to fly..
on the backside of the drive this Lilly-pad pond had several common gallinules, or moorhens, if you prefer. I didn't get any decent shots of the adults, but this one youngster was out walking on the pads..
I was actually able to get lost in watching these guys for an hour...it was a great break for my brain..
This vine must be quite old look how big it is wrapped around the length of this tree..
Kind of reminds me of life with all those twists and turns
Its about 3 weeks till my birthday and the 1 year anniversary of the fall that changed my life...September has not been kind as of late..."if I can make it through
December September, everything is gonna be alright"
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.