June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Right Before The Cloudburst

Right before the cloudburst, I liked the light and I thought
I would go outside to get some pictures of the few bedraggled
flowers I have. While I was out there I was aware I was getting
soaked. Then it dawned on me that it was pouring rain. I love
it when I am so engrossed in what I am doing I don't notice
the weather.

I was making chili for dinner tonight and as I was opening
a can of beans, I thought about the things that I would still like
to do in my life that I have not done. So this is my list.

1. I would like to make a campfire out in my back yard,
with rocks around it and a tri-pod in the center with
a can of beans cooking over the fire. Then I could eat
the beans out of the can like a hobo. I always wanted to
be a hobo.

2. I would like to learn to do counted cross stitch on 40
count linen. Linen puzzles me and I sit and ponder how to
see it when I try and stitch on it but I end up throwing it away
as I can't seem to get the pattern to it in my head.

3. I would like to learn to spin wool, and to use a loom. In there
is having some sheep and goats for wool, but that is a big
stretch for me right now.

4. I would like to write a devotional book and have it published.

5. Buy a new camera and take a photography class and a photoshop
class too.
6. I would like to learn to reupholster furniture.

7.I would like my flowerbeds around my house to stay weed free.
filled to the brim with my own flowers that I grew from seed.

8. I would like to grow my own herbal tea and package it.

9. Make all of my own soap.

10. Be snowed in for awhile in a cabin.

11. Learn to snowshoe.

12. Go stare at the ocean for a few days.

13. Get married to my husband again and this time say " I obey."

14. Get some Silkie hens from My Pet Chicken.

15. Be nice all of the time.

16. Be so skinny, that I can wear my daughter's sparkly jeans
that I have been saving.

17. Get rid of most of my books.

18. Do a how to video and post it on my blog.

19. Have a really nice, big garden that remains weed free all summer.

20. Run and not get weary.

When I was a kid and in- that- want- to- be- a- hippy- mode. I had a poster on the
wall of my bedroom that said, " If dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird
that cannot fly." I sometimes get so busy living I forget to dream. Cloudbursts
and thunder showers make remember dreams.
I thought I would share them today.
Have a wonderful week.



  1. I'm still always stunned at the photos you take with your little 5 mp camera. Your flower photos (and these with raindrops!) are always SO beautiful. I liked your dream list. You're very ambitious. Seeing what you already can do, I wouldn't be surprised to see any of these things occur soon. :) You are lovely and talented.

  2. I think just about all of that list is possible... except 17. :P

  3. I love your list. If you took hubby's kindle you could accomplish #17, and #15 is already done. You could combine # 1 & 12 and build a hobo campfire at the beach.
    Seeing your flowers tonight made me happy.

  4. Lovely flowers! And lovely list. I would like to do many of these, too. Except #16 is my impossibility. =)

  5. I loved reading your list. My girls are size 0 and size 1. I will never be that size again :-)
    Have a wonderful week!

  6. Wonderful post...and love your list.
    Your captures are stunning.
    Hey! If you want a camera...maybe you and I can get a 2 for 1 deal! (I use my cell phone for most of mine:))))

    Thanks for another delightful post!

  7. Haha! That's funny you got caught in the cloudburst. We had walked to McDonalds, and the kids were merrily playing in the play place, and we looked out and it was pouring rain. So we waited until it let up a tad, then raced home, getting rained on all the way. As soon as we got home, it stopped raining.

  8. Enjoyed your list!! Happy Monday...

  9. Your flowers are beautiful..for this time of year, ours are frozen wilted white so even rAin sounds good! The list is interesting...sounds like you are too!,

  10. Oh my....how ambitious you are! I might sit down and make my own list to see what I would come up with...haha...I am afraid I might seem like a dud though. You have inspired me to dream a little more. Hope you have a wonderful day! HUGS

  11. What a great list...so many of them are on my list also. Beautiful flowers. Love that you are dreaming and walking it out...enjoy it!! Have a great day!!

  12. The pictures are beautiful! I love flowers and you surely captured their beauty. Loved reading your list and aspirations. Sometimes we all need to reflect on where we have been and look on to what we would like to accomplish. I'm leaving here motivated and encouraged!

  13. Kim...love the list of aspirations...and, as always, love the photos! Thank you for continuing to share yourself so freely. Love you!


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