Saturday, October 30, 2010

End of Oct

its gate is now closed.. and with it a change in the air is felt.. snow will once again cover the earth.. and all will snuggle down for a long winters rest..

the gate

the last harvest

"Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I’d exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you."

Times past

“And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears”

Grandma's pearls..
sunshine on a sea of pearls

Don't much care for Halloween.. but for those of you who do like it.. I wish you a scary night filled with ghosts and gobblins.. and many children begging for your goods..

 halloween tree

I know I haven't been around much visiting you all.. and for that I am so very sorry..
times around here are a bit shaky most days.. with getting things ready for winter..
watching my grandson..( who by the way is now scooting all over the place at a very high rate of speed
..) and just the normal last days of fall depression.. that hits us all in one way or another..
but there is a bright light that waits ahead of us.. and that is Christmas.. always brings in the smiles and laughter.. I will do my best to get around to visit you all..
until then.. have a safe and happy Halloween..
much love and soft hugs always..

Hope© All rights reserved. all writings and photos are copyrighted.. you may not use any of my photos without my written permission.. to use any photos please contact me.. thank you


  1. Beautiful images! Love them.

  2. I really like the pearls, beautiful and sweet. but i have to vote the gate my favorite today because I love gate photos and this one is different. it looks like a fire burned the tree and some of the gate. listening to the sounds of birds and bees buzzing while looking at the gate, makes me feel good

  3. Goregous gate and I love the pearl and sunflower image too!! Blessings to you!

  4. Hello Hope,
    I dont care for hallowen at all, always glad when the last week of october closes the gate. Like your comment about the smile. Lets hope we can keep smiling with all that is going on in the world at the moment, take care - hugs Nita.

  5. you have such a eye for beauty ...

  6. Some very pretty photos here, I especially like the top two of the old gate and fence and the wheat. Nice work.

  7. Well Hello yourself Hope! It HAS been quite awhile, hasn't it? I've missed you and hope you are doing well. Very nice blog you have which I am now a follower of.

    Take care and thank you for finding me.


  8. your words and photos are amazingly beautiful !!!

  9. fab shots! Hope. i specially like the first image.

  10. Wow, Good eyes you have for composure! Really well done Hope..
    I may have to take photo lessons from you!
    Michael :-)

  11. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Your photographs are extraordinary, Hope; what an artist you are!

    The poem with which you cocluded this posting made me a little misty-eyed in a good way; thank you for that.

    Love you dearly.

  12. Wow Hope - I went back and looked at your photos again - love that top one of the gate, but they're all captivating. And that poem is very thought and memory-provoking. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Just love all these photos but mostly the gate and the tree with the hanging moss. Yes the snow will fly soon and there has been much work to get done outside before it does. That is were I am heading very soon. Suppose to get snow this weekend. Keep saying it coming but just never comes. Always giving me one more day. Hugs Carrie


I delight in reading your comments, the warmth you leave me with and the smiles to great each day.. thank you.. soft hugs always Hope