1.14.2015

a little more time





it's not that i ever want to bring the old year with me like a security blanket, it's just that maybe i don't want to completely bare myself to the new year too quickly. that maybe i need a few more dates and some serious "wooing" before i can commit. that maybe i just need a little more time.


over the past few years, i've noticed that january tends to be my month to move slowly. to readjust. to move cautiously. i know there are others who can jump into the new year instantly with both feet, capes flying high and happy behind them while they kick the air with ninja like moves, but not me. instead you're more apt to find me raising my freshly licked finger into the air, checking to see which way the wind is blowing and then having the nerve to possibly question the results…{but only if the polar vortex, that arrived once again this year, doesn't freeze and cause that finger and all of its roommates to fall off prior to the air check}


so i'm hoping as the days move along, my blog posts increase and my energy soars. i'm hoping the words that wedged themselves into all of my thoughts and dreams while a cold kept me down, come pouring out. i'm hoping that a change in scenery keeps my camera so busy it bows down and thanks me for making it feel alive. i'm hoping that this year,  my year to reclaim so much...is finally beginning.

{this is an old barn we discovered right before our late winter snow arrived. a barn i'd love to trespass in. a barn that unfortunately is watched by the daughter who lives down the road, never allowing me to  trespass. i know this only because she caught us and questioned us…in the nicest way…just for taking photos. darn. i really want to trespass. see the roof on the bottom left? that's the old farmhouse that i couldn't even get close enough to to shoot. did i mention i really want to trespass? ugh}

8 comments:

  1. I think some of what happens in January is from the climate you are in, for me I tend to leap head first in January because I am in AZ. Here this is our most wonderful time climate wise so we are all out enjoying the beautiful blue skies and cool temps. Oh how I love this time of year here, because I know what is coming in July, August and September when I am in my house for most of the day. Polar Vortex in reverse. You have captured the essence of the season, love those greys, I think that is my new favorite color.

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  2. I remember that last year we had this conversation about wanting to write off January and start the year in February. I'm all for that this year. Last year, the rough part was two close people dying. This year the rough part is two more deaths, a couple on the fence... plus it's so darned cold. It seems easier to cope with bad news when its nice outside, warm and good walking weather. The photos you used describe my life perfectly these days.

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  3. Easing your way in makes so much more sense than leaping at our age anyway, honey. Wait to leap until you're warmed up. ;)
    Love ya !

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  4. you are your trespassing! I need to trespass a little more. I've always been too much of a rule follower and I'm trying to shake that a little :)

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  5. Just be careful...but I totally understand the desire!

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  6. oh beth, your words are just beautiful. I love what you write.
    And I want you to trespass too.

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  7. i think we should all band together and descend upon that barn with our cameras. ; )

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