Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You Gotta Be . . .

I'm just back from the Missouri Valley African Violet Council's convention and show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I had a great but exhausting time  :-)

And for the first time in my life, I think, I didn't take any photos!  I was very focused on getting footage for my podcast (All About African Violets) and ended up not taking any still shots this time.  Crazy!  But I was very excited to get some interviews with some wonderful folks that I will be able to share over time on the podcast. 

I did, however, take some photos of the trees on my block last week  :-)

Fall 2012

It's that time of year, and I didn't really think we would have much color because of the terrible drought conditions here for much of the summer, but these trees that are right outside my door pretty much never disappoint  :-)

And the trees down the block . . .

Leaves 2012

And the mums on my porch, on their last hurrah . . .

Mums_Low Res

This annual last riot of color and beauty before we descend into Samhain (pronounced "sow" (like a pig) "en" (like the letter N)).  I like Samhain.  It's that time to wrap up lingering projects, take stock, and plant the seeds of new projects for the coming new year.  I so need this right now

I can hear the clock radio in the next room.  I just heard You Gotta Be

I always find it inspiring . . .

I guess because it's about being, not doing.  It's always a good reminder to me to BE, and since I have a true and strong tendency to DO, I'm grateful to be reminded. 

My weekends are clearing now for awhile, which should give me some time again to be, to clean up some lingering projects, and begin to contemplate moving forward.  I've been stuck for far too long.

1 comment:

Knittinggarden said...

Wow, those trees are beautiful! I left Seattle for the desert yesterday and was disappointed I didn't stay home a week longer; our trees are just beginning to change and I'll miss the colors. They're late this year because of our dry summer, too.