February 23, 2013

Sometimes it's only a matter of perspective




I lose my balance at this time of year.
I get real fed up with everything.
Does this happen to you?


I made this picture blue, but it's not blue here.
It's gray.
Endless,
endless,
e   n   d   l   e   s   s
shades of gray ...


and I feel like I'm at the end of my rope.


Maybe I'll just go jump off the nearest pier ...


it's probably as cold  [certainly as WET]  in there as it is out here.

Gee, 
bet
you're
really
glad
you
stopped
by
here
today.


Maybe I'll just blame it on the moon.

Another phase ... they never last for long ... and it's never as bad as it seems.


Thanks for putting up with me.




35 comments:

  1. well it was certainly cooling
    what with all those drops

    is far too hot over here.

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    1. Happy to offer some refreshment, india, but dang...would you mind sendin' a little of that heat my way?!
      Am a bit fed up with my cranky, mildewed self.

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    1. Merci, mon amie.
      Parfois, quand je suis à l'envers, je découvre comment être côté droit vers le haut !
      (S'il vous plaît excuser mon mauvais français)

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  3. It's Wolf Moon full moon tomorrow and after that a new phase. Embrace it and move forward x

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    1. "Wolf" full moon? Must look that up! I'd like to conjure extra meaning out of THAT one.
      I am not sure about the embracing part ... I tend towards reconstruction rather than flat out acceptance ...
      but the moving forward? oh yes.

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  4. Amazing photography, your images are beautiful. Hope your feeling better.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, sharon. I've woken to a brighter state of mind.
      It just seems to help to write it all down and to make pictures that describe what the words
      might lack.

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  5. my state of mind too...it seems to never end

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    1. I hope it ends for you, yvette. If you are like me
      it is not productive to stay **grey** for toooo long.
      Winter can be a hard taskmaster!
      And right before the break of spring is the hardest of all.

      Take good care of yourself, friend. xo

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  6. I think it's change of seasons. that creepy crawly uncomfortable in our own skin time. particularly for nature caretakers. xo

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    1. Bingo. Spot on, jen dear.
      Although yesterday I pulled some sort of rabbit out of the hat & accomplished a great deal out there in the brown landscape ....
      pulling, raking, weeding, hacking, pruning, re-edging beds ... and sore as a dickens, went to bed happier.
      What is that saying about gardens being hope in the future?
      I liked thinking about creating nirvana amidst all that wreckage.

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    2. yes! doing always helps. even it is seemingly pointless. we are meant to be moving creatures. who knew?!? ;)

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    3. Indeed!! But it's too bad my derriere doesn't seem to have the same mindset about moving.

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  7. You see.........its all a matter of interpretation!
    fab alternative versions here
    take heart.......tomorrow may be a lighter grey ~ hope so !

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    1. Ahhh, you are so right about the *lighter* grey, liniecat, although another swath of rain is on the way.
      Thanks for the uplifting words & I really enjoyed your latest blog post on this similar subject!

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  8. laughter helps at this time of year too. I live seattle way and when the gloomy gets to me and my garden is'nt calling, i go skiing. this is my 2nd year falling down the mountain! it takes my mind off the gloomy and puts it square in the right now. long walks along the sough help too theres lots of wildlife down there!

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    1. ... "square in the right now." Dang fine words, to live by and to work by!
      There's usually no shortage of laughter around here, but even with that if I can't find my mojo, I am certainly stuck.
      I appreciate the pep talk, Momma Bear ~ we are in similar climates so I know you feel the same *pain* (also maybe from that falling down the mountain stuff) ;>D

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  9. Ha.... the images are great. And everyone deserves a mild, public rant once in a while! ( I love winter, I get this way at the end of a heatwave that just doesn't seem to end) This time of year, I'm good.

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    1. Thank you, Valerianna. Sometimes the only way to work something out is to spout.
      I sincerely appreciate your love of [white] winter, truly I do. I spent two years back in Boston & winter took on a whole new meaning then ~ I fell in love with snow...even shoveling it, if you can believe that. Here in the PNW it's muck, mud, nary a patch of blue sky for DAYS, howling wind strong enough to make your teeth flap and sideways rain. And it's more of the same today. harumpfff.

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  10. you know how the old song goes ~ when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in the end, and hang on! love your pix and you had me with your narrative! and I am glad I stopped by today!

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    1. HANGING OOOOONNNNNNNNNN!

      I'm so glad you stopped by, too ;>]]

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  11. Well, your photos are not suffering from the malais that you (and I) are suffering from! I got the get-me-out-of-here-I-can't-take-any-more-grey feeling this weekend too, and then this afternoon, we had a little sun break, and the big old moon is riding the sky tonight, so I feel like I maybe can go on. Hope the same for you - great shots. -sus

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    1. Aren't we awful to even complain, susan? Our spots on this earth are ... well ... you know.
      Wind is a'howling at the moment (big storm) and altho it's 10 in the morning, all the lights are on in the house!
      I hope we both have some sun soon. Thanx for the kind words about my pictures. Sometimes this dang, glowing
      box can be real good light therapy ;>]]

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  12. Cook up some really hot chilli powered curry, that will fix the malaise and all the greys and give you a Zing!

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    1. ....that, and maybe a couple of glasses of a yummy red.

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  13. I am gazing up at the impossibly immense "Wolf Full Moon" (I can almost imagine one of those Santa Fe tschotchke wolves howling at it) outside my window as I type this thinking how wonderful it would be to be on Puget Sound, enveloped by the wonderful grayness and green green greenness. Here winter is gray too--only it's the brown-gray of dormant grass and bare limbs of shrubs and trees, and everything foliage-wise is gray and brown (green is verboten!) although our skies are almost always caerulean/azure/crystal blue in the day and tonight the moon is a huge ivory disk. Winter is still somewhat catch up time and when I finally get some reading done and does have her austere beauty---but I can relate to your poetic despair, believe me!

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    1. My, my, you are up early my friend...worth it tho, to see that moon!

      It is exactly those breaks of blue I miss the most. There seems to be no reprieve here. Gray can go on for 18 days straight.
      Seriously. 18 days of *****bleak*****
      I did not intend to spend the rest of my days living in a Charles Dickens novel.
      But here it is and here I am and oh .... February tips me so painfully upside down.

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  14. Beautiful pictures - as always! I think its that time of the year -- projects unfinished, awful - depressing weather - waiting for spring and new starts. Its just around the corner -- its coming -- do you feel it yet?

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    1. Nope. Not feeling it one iota, Penny. I don't even see a glimmer of the corner.
      I did work like a crazywoman in the garden on Saturday ... that felt real good ... but that feeling doesn't last.
      I knew I was between storms and as it happens, I'm sitting thick in the next one while it blows like heck out there.
      But it sure does help to have all of you leaving kind words of understanding! How are you faring with your dolls?
      It must be a joy to be surrounded by all their happy faces!

      Thanks for always stopping by. I appreciate it more than you can know ....

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  15. I'm so glad I stopped by too......nice to have a sob sister in all of this. It IS the time of year isn't it? Now I'm recalling dastardly Februarys from the past....inching up on an old anniversary that I'd like to forget. This too will pass.......thank you for stopping by my blog....it is very comforting to have support. And the difference is I have sunshine and the bluest sky most every day. I'll send some your way! and It's nice to have well meaning folks try to get us out of our funk....but the only way out is to embrace it...my opinion of course.

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    1. Hello Sob Sister, yay...I needed one.
      ahem. I am still waiting for that blue sky ;>]
      but I appreciate your sentiments (thank you).
      I am not sure about the embracing "it" part ... for me it's more like
      ignore "it"
      and embrace something else.
      And that is the garden at the moment...

      Sure hope that anniversary does not trouble you too much.

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    2. Gosh....it is nice having a sister in this who doesn't offer a solution....but a shoulder on the path. I think it's over. Today was actually the day..the anniversary...and as I said...I think the pallor has lifted. Listening to Simon and Garfunkel just now.....and "all is groovy". Envisioning your garden....

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  16. I suffer a little imbalance at this time of the year because of the heat. The good thing is I can detect a nip in the air early in the morninsg. Just a signal that Autumn will come. Wish i could send you some blue sky and sunshine. We have plenty to spare!!

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