No two ways about it. The recent elections threw me in a tizzy, and I am oh so glad that overall there was more good than bad. I am also coming down the homestretch with Library Lost. Between those two things, I don’t have much energy for anything else.
But yesterday afternoon in the front yard, the light was so beautiful that I did make time to take a few pictures.
Looking up, there are oak leaves.
Looking down, ditto.
Little Minerva is nearly buried.
And one lone phlox flower hangs on.
Finally, this captures how I feel after Tuesday’s elections. So light, so grateful.
While the work certainly isn’t done—we can never say, “There! Finished!”—after the past two miserable years, there is now hope.
31 thoughts on “Now There Is Hope”
Me too–I have not looked at every horrible political artcile because I don’t want to know bad stuff right now, but that some good happened and was not all stolen is very good. And I love phlox!
It is hard to watch. Almost like witnessing a train wreck.
Yeah–I just don’t watch it. I think destruction and harm and sadism and cruelty and all that is truly very boring in a bad way, much more boring than honestly sustaining and creating the good.
I can tell you that in Maine, the winds of change for the good are already blowing. Wonderful, wonderful!
Love the oak leaves pictures. I’m glad you are feeling more hopeful. It is hard to feel so out of tune with the times.
Susan, you bet! Right now it feels as though almost half the country is on Planet Crazy, and it doens’t feel as though they will be coming back to Earth anytime soon.
Beautiful oak leaves Laurie and a lot of good news to be grateful for. Enjoy the homestretch with Library Lost, you are almost there! 🤗💖🍂xxx
Xenia, will do!
I hope at least the House will balance the Senate. We had one peaceful day, now they are back at it. Where is the Love? 😉
Best wishes for the home stretch. Looking forward to reading the next installment!
No love. 😉 But, yes, the House will bring a much needed balance to what has become a country ruled by citizens of Planet Crazy.
Must be something in the water… 😉
I think there are people all over the world breathing a sigh of relief. Your gardn is having a last hurrah! Good luck with your final touches to the book.
Love the pictures and agree with the sentiments.
Good thoughts to you on the final stages of the book. I totally agree on the election results, I Do have more hope now as well.
Hope is a wonderful thing!!! And we have every right to be hopeful.
It’s easier to see the beauty in the natural world now that the political world is slightly more balanced. Stressful times but we do what we can, and hope. Now, go finish the books chores and really enjoy some relaxation!
Kerry, will do!
Lovely images Laurie.
There is now hope. We need it desperately. I’m reading in reverse so you’ve had snow since taking these pics. Winter comes early in the Hinterland.
Hope has come! A fresh breeze is blowing into Maine, where, yes, winter comes early. 😉
Lovely photos!🙂 Our neighborhood was covered in snow and oak leaves this morning, but some of the snow is beginning to melt. I’m glad we have hope again and am looking forward to seeing changes in the new year when they take office.🙂
Thanks so much!
Lovely autumn leaf photos.. I enjoyed them ..hope your book editing is going well & we are with you in spirit, (Paul is doing a PHD in health care equity in Australia.)
What is life without hope. I am glad that you feel a little better after the results came through. Best wishes for a better end to 2018. xx
Good photos. Good to hear the book is progressing. As for politics… 😦
Lovely. Hope: one of the best words ever.
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