Friday, May 16, 2014

Water Hyacinth

Just began to bloom in our pond. Perfectly timed, as my older daughter arrives for a visit tomorrow. 

Her visit is perfectly timed as well. These past few months have been lovely in ways I have never known. That said,  I miss my son and daughters and need to feel that sweet, safe familial bond again. 

Realizations and conclusions about extended family these last four months since my mainland trip have leveled me some. Amazing how different people and situations look with the blinders off.

When one lives a life of mostly-solitude, it's fascinating what bubbles up. Spooky, even. Even so, I am a very fortunate menopausal old broad, to have the luxury of just being. Especially these days.

14 comments:

JoJo said...

Pretty flower! Enjoy the visit with your daughter.

robin andrea said...

Such a beautiful, serene image.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

GORGEOUS! And that color is my very favorite.... Thanks so much for your visit and your lovely comment....

ain't for city gals said...

Hi...I came over from your comment on Rubye Jack....we are so in the same place ...you and I....dealing with emotions of losing out dads and wondering what it really is all about! I am lucky also to have the time to wander and wonder...

Hattie said...

I don't know what your magic is, but your photos of Hawaii are my favorite so far.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous photo, Annie. We'll be having our kids and granddaughter and spouses over this summer also. I can hardly wait to see them all together. It's hard to be so far away, isn't it?

Tara Crowley said...

Hope you are having a lovely visit and getting in many hugs and loving strokes. That is indeed a beautiful photograph.

I've recently had the blinders removed (yet again) regarding family, and it makes me wonder if it's time to move on to another locale. Just fantasizing at this point.....

Annie said...

Many of them blooming now, loving it. Her visit was the best!

Annie said...

Thanks! Our pond is a work in progress, but it's getting there.

Annie said...

Why thank you! Isn't that the most wonderful shade of purple? So soothing. I do so enjoy reading your blog.

Annie said...

Aloha, thanks for visiting! Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of my dad's death. It's been a most interesting journey... I appreciate your kindred comments about that very much.

Annie said...

Aw, shucks! Thank you. My "magic" is due to my phone upgrade, I'm guessing.

Annie said...

Mahalo, Kay. I'm glad you'll have your whole family there soon, it's the best. Being far away from my kids is truly the only hard part about living here. Thankfully, they're all very driven to be independent, but the flip side is missing them so!

Annie said...

It was marvelous, Tara. So rejuvenating for my heart and soul!

I wish I'd been brave enough to remove the blinders sooner, but I'm hoping it's not to late for a reset. Where do you imagine yourself relocating, in your fantasies? Trust me, you can make some of them reality!