Friday, November 8, 2013

Belated view, growing up and bright star

- View from my aunt and uncle's back porch in Franklin, North Carolina - taken in October when I was up there for the folk school festival.  I had no photo for today and this one seemed like a beautiful choice.

- Running into a former coworker from 2005-08 at the grocery store and finding that her little daughters are in 7th and 9th grades now.  Amazing how that happens.

- Walking into my church for my circle meeting with the busiest woman I know (she really is.)  She points out an especially bright star in the sky and wonders if it is a planet.  I wouldn't have noticed it and was grateful for the quiet moment with a friend looking up at the sky in the crisp, cold night.

I hope amazing things are in store for you this weekend, my friends!

14 comments:

Granny Annie said...

You make me wonder how many things I miss when I don't slow down. That picture is amazing. Reflecting your your co-workers growing children is amazing. Taking a minute to engage the universe with a friend is amazing.

Maybe I will stop and smell the roses.

LL Cool Joe said...

It's always the busiest people that seem to find the time to chat and notice the beauty around them. I wonder why that is?

TALON said...

What a view! Stunning! All that mist makes it so mysterious!

Hope you have an amazingly beautiful weekend, Lynn.

Elephant's Child said...

That is a gorgeous photo. Serene and beautiful.
I have found that if you want/need something done - ask a busy person. Which sounds wrong, but is true. And I am glad she (and you) found space to wonder at the sky.
Have a great weekend.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely view! a wonderful picture.
I find it shocking when I see kids on fellow bloggers posts that are now 5 and 6 years old---They weren't even born when I started reading their Momma's Blog....WHERE does the time go?

Fireblossom said...

So, was it a planet? :-)

G. B. Miller said...

Yeah, I found that inquiring about children from a long ago co-worker is the fastest way to make yourself feel really, really old.

Beautiful view, btw.

Ileana said...

Your posts are always so uplifting and peaceful. I love the photo you shared...so beautiful, the way fall should look like. In South Florida we get a beautiful breeze and it's the best time to be here but I do miss the colors changing on the trees.

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Riot Kitty said...

That sounds like a nice moment indeed! And a wonderful view.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I think you do that all the time. I always love your farm photos - chickens, kitties. You have a wonderful nurturing side that shows when you post about your children and grandchildren.

Joe -

I don't know, but wasn't really expecting that from this woman, who is just darting from place to place. It was lovely.

Talon -

Yes - their place is wonderful. They are Floridians, but fell in love with the North Carolina mountains when they visited my mom and dad at my sister's vacation cottage there. My uncle is a retired architect and designed a very lovely place for them there with a spectacular view.

Elephant's Child -

So true and I'm glad I got to to gaze at the wonder of the sky, too.

Naomi -

I know - my youngest niece is closing in on 30 years old, which is alarming to me, too. :)

Lynn said...

FB -

I don't know - probably. :)

G -

Truly and thank you!

Ily -

I'm thinking that's why we run into so many part-time residents up there from Florida. :)

Thank you and hope you are well!

Robertus -

Thank you. :)

Riot Kitty -

Wish I was there now. Sigh.

Betty Manousos said...

what a beautiful view! i love this shot! so peaceful and well balanced.

big hugs!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I get all busy week-ends- Great mountain pic-
My oldest grandson just turned 10 this week!
The star was likely Venus. There are now 3 comets between Venus n the Big Dipper before dawn- But you need binoculars or a telescope-