Tuesday, May 20, 2008


A vision of the life I want. While real life just keeps getting strangled in the details. Nothing bad happening here, just the nagging thought that I'm spinning my wheels lately. My job is better than most, but I just hate the idea of a job right now. Especially when it's planting time.


barefoot gardener said...

*nodding in agreement*

I got nothing to add....just letting you know I understand and feel the same way all too often.

Lynne said...

I think I understand. Lately I feel like I'm always looking ahead, thinking about what I WANT to be doing instead of what I have to be doing. Feeling distracted and resentful. I spent that long hellish winter just waiting, waiting for everything. Now I just want to go.


MojoMan said...

Lovely photo. Is that an elm?

Deb said...

Barefoot- thanks for understanding. I need that sometimes.

Lynne- You've certainly had a harder go of it lately than I have. I'm glad you're spending time seeing warblers.

MojoMan- Yes, it is one lonely elm. I grew up with towering elms as the primary tree in my old inner ring suburban landscape, and I also grew up seeing the "mark of death"--the orange spray painted mark that meant the city forester had diagnosed an elm with Dutch elm disease and it had to be cut down. So far, this elm lives. And today I saw elm seeds somehow scattered in my yard, a couple hundred feet from any elm tree.

Anyhow, I love the shape of that lone tree.