Favorite View

February 15, 2010


delaware county, indiana

i have photographed this view many times.  i pass by here often as i head out for work, the hill, the library, and various other destinations. for me, it’s one of those idyllic scenes  i wrote about in an earlier post. i took this on a foggy morning and i just love how the tree’s branches are highlighted. also, it’s always nice to visit my cow friends, who on this morning, were quite vocal. i think they were complaining to me about the cold and the snow.

i wonder, how many more days until spring?

peace,

julayne

p.s. a few more inches of snow on the prairie. i’m so grateful i have a friend who can plow me out when the snow gets deep.

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Early Dismissal

February 5, 2010


oakville, indiana

i remember how fun and exciting it was when i was a kid to have school dismiss early because of a winter storm. even though i’m no longer the student, the feeling is still the same. teachers stop in the hall and discuss in hushed tones their hopes for an early dismissal. during one of those conversations today, i learned how to say ‘it’s snowing’ in french. 

this storm may bring quite a bit of accumulation, so i’m glad i was able to stock up on  snacks, veggie soup fixins, and books from the library. i’m keeping my fingers crossed that the mail will make it out here to oakville tomorrow for my netflix delivery.

it should be fun to get out and about post storm and see what mother nature has created for my camera to capture.

Blizzard

by William Carlos Williams

Snow:
years of anger following
hours that float idly down —
the blizzard
drifts its weight
deeper and deeper for three days
or sixty years, eh? Then
the sun! a clutter of
yellow and blue flakes —
Hairy looking trees stand out
in long alleys
over a wild solitude.
The man turns and there —
his solitary track stretched out
upon the world

peace,

julayne

Pastoral View

February 2, 2010


henry county, indiana

i’m always on the lookout for idyllic scenes like this. whenever i get caught up in a scene, it gives me great pleasure and a simple, peaceful feeling. another favorite scene for me is spotting a red-tailed hawk sitting majestically on his perch surveying the land around him. to enjoy moments like this, i can’t be zooming down the road or talking on the phone or  going through my to-do list. i have to be in the present; taking it all in with great observation.

nowness.

peace,

julayne

ps it actually felt warm on the prairie today!

Winter Thoughts

January 17, 2010


oakville, indiana

winter gives me a time to rest and reflect.

foggy and warm here on the prairie.  this weather seems a bit unusual to me for this time of year. the fog came in early saturday morning and hasn’t lifted yet. something else a bit unusual for me is that i’m not out there roaming around in the fog. does this mean i’m getting old? i hope not.

i did get out a few weeks ago during our first arctic blast. it was cloudy with glittery blowing snow that morning. i took some photos i liked of an old stone bridge. 

i’ve been reading no impact man’s book. i was such a fan of his blog! it’s a great read as far as ‘annualism’s’ go. there is also a doc that should be released to dvd soon. i can’t wait to see it!

i hope everyone is warm and happy and enjoying their winter.

peace,

julayne

2009 Retrieved +

December 28, 2009


cowan, indiana

happy snowy morning!

it’s been fun for me to go through the photographs i’ve taken in the last year, it’s really encouraged me to keep working on the blog. i took this  photo last winter during a snowstorm. it’s of a church window in the little town of cowan. cowan is about 1 1/2 miles north of oakville. i went to school there (1980) and now my daughter sierra will graduate in 2011. where does the time go?

we were living right outside the beltway in wash. d.c. when i decided to move the kids and myself back to indiana. that was 10 years ago. i had a hard time feeling comfortable in an urban environment. it’s one those things that make up our being that cannot be changed. my kids were just starting school and it was hard for me to send them out into that everyday.

looking back now, i think i made a good decision. the kids are good and so am i.

peace,

julayne

ps cold, snow, and a strong west wind here on the prairie.

Peace On Earth

December 23, 2009


please don't eat us.

from the world peace diet:

As we research, discuss, and deepen our understanding of the mind-body connection, of the human-animal connection, and of our connection with all the larger wholes in which we are embedded, our spiritual purpose will become manifest.

peace,

julayne

Almost Winter 2

December 20, 2009


henry county, indiana

hello.

i really don’t mean to start ripping off another artists work,  and then put it with my own work.

 however,  i have the say the lyrics from this neil young song do a great job at summing up my life right now.

 “See The Sky About To Rain”

Neil Young

See the sky about to rain,
broken clouds and rain.
Locomotive, pull the train,
whistle blowing
through my brain.
Signals curling on an open plain,
rolling down the track again.
See the sky about to rain.

Some are bound for happiness,
some are bound to glory
Some are bound to live with less,
who can tell your story?

See the sky about to rain,
broken clouds and rain.
Locomotive, pull the train,
whistle blowin’
through my brain.
Signals curlin’ on an open plain,
rollin’ down the track again.
See the sky about to rain.

I was down in Dixie Land,
played a silver fiddle
Played it loud and then the man
broke it down the middle.
See the sky about to rain.

almost winter.

peace,

julayne