October 1, 2009

thinking, wishing, wondering...

misty snapped this photo of me the other day
while we were waiting for our lunch
and
then with her amazing photoshop talent
{almost like watching her paint}
~a little of this and a little of that~
I now have
a photo of myself that I actually love
~~
and
now
I'm sorry
but with the start of october
I need a few days
of
thinking
and
wishing
and
wondering
and
maybe even some leaf pile jumping
and
that'll take some time and patience and understanding and long pants
~~
while I'm away
enjoy the sights of pumpkin patches and the smell of apple pies baking
and
the crisp air that only this month brings
~~
I'll be back soon
I promise
it won't be too long
*

42 comments:

  1. ...and don't forget that fabulous new headband as well. I know where to find you dear friend, enjoy some family time, maybe even some quiet time...see you when you return.

    xoxox

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  2. This is a wonderful photo. It is almost 1AM here in the San Francisco area and I'm up to my neck in clothes, shoes - trying to pack for my trip to Europe for my 65th birthday. I had resolved I would not stay up all night, yet here I am ( old habits die hard! ). Thankfully, I had enough miles for business class so I will fly fairly comfortably.

    Enjoy a little break - I am gone two weeks.

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  3. What a beautiful photo Beth!

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  4. It's amazing to see what other artists "see", even more so when they are seeing us. Lovely photo. It is autumn, without a doubt. The days are a little shorter, the air is crisper and I, too, want to hibernate. *sigh* Enjoy it!

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  5. It does look like a painting! beautiful~

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  6. Lovely ... and you should go play in the leaves and snuggle under a blanket at the cottage and we'll all be here when you get back! Happy Fall! Love the picture too ... tootles.

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  7. she really captured the essence of you very nicely! beautiful!
    enjoy the gorgeous Autumn weather.

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  8. beautiful...take time ~elk

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  9. That is a very nice photo. I love that she caught you in thought.

    Last night was our first night of what I would call cooler weather. I think we are finally seeing the end of summer, even though the days are still warm.

    Thank you for giving me the info on the art retreats. I did some research online and actually found several. There was one called Moose Mommas that sounds interesting. It's in Idaho. I also found one that's coming to Las Vegas in Feb. of 2010, however, they won't let you go to the classes unless you stay in the Paris Hotel or another hotel. I wouldn't want to do that though, when I live here.

    Anyway, thank you for the help. I hope you have a nice break.

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  10. Great reflective position on your part and great capture on hers :) It does look like watercolor paint... beautifully done.

    Enjoy some time for reflection. Its October and I am feeling a bit of the fog starting to roll in making me want to hibernate... ugh :)

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  11. What a beautiful photo... have fun pondering, wishing, loving, and I will miss you while you're gone.

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  12. Good for you for taking the time you need for you. I'm losing my resolve to pre-do posts to run during my three week wander. There seems to be so much excavation going on that I don't have the desire to work on the surface.

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  13. have fun on your visit. love the portrait

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  14. awwww what a great photo! how fun! ;)

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  15. My your reflection time be sweet, in spite of the long pants. For me, it is the socks...ahhh well...
    see you soon, beautiful Beth !

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  16. I love your blog Beth. Thanks for sharing. I have given you this http://the-creative-spirit.blogspot.com/2009/10/honest-blogger-award-because-shift.html

    Bright blessings,
    Sue xxx

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  17. You have such a lovely site!

    I can't wait to catch up on your blog.

    I have a Canon Rebel xSi and I love it :) When you are shopping for cameras make sure to get out there and actually hold them in your hand. Some will feel more comfortable than others.

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  18. I'll wait right here. Just leave me something to drink. You don't want me to dry up and blow away, do you?

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  19. This IS a portrait to be proud of. It's beautiful! Enjoy your time off....

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  20. wow, what a beautiful photo. She is very talented.

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  21. have fun wandering around!

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  22. hey beautiful! enjoy yourself.
    : )

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  23. ENJOY yourself. We'll be here when you get back.
    xo

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  24. have a good time...i also think this photo is great:) kt

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  25. BEAUTIFUL portrait of you Beth! And LOVE your headband. Enjoy your play and dream-catching time. :o)

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  26. Beautiful photo Beth! We will be awaiting your return and....Happy Oct.1st!!!

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  27. What a beautiful picture...all soft and dreamy...I love it! I spy fingerless mittens :) Enjoy your time my friend!

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  28. Hi Beth,

    It's been a while since I visited but I have enjoyed catching up. You and your art course pals looked to have a fun time! And your new photo is dreamy.

    Take great care while you rest.

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  29. hey thank you for dropping by my blog.
    i love the photograph. very surreal and dreamy!
    happy time off and come back refreshed !
    happy october

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  30. Lovely, lovely picture - that looks like a woman content to me!

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  31. Lovely picture indeed! I have been a stranger on here too long and had to come visit you, but looks like you are away for a little while. When you come back, come on over and visit :)
    Looks like you have been having fun! I have missed your blog!
    Hugs!

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  32. Beautiful photo. Enjoy your break. And October.

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  33. Fantastic picture... enjoy your time away but come back with lots to say! I love October/November too but wish it was cooler here in the south. Thanks for a beautiful blog.

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  34. love, love, LOVE this. Misty is magic!

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  35. Oh Beth you look lovely. Take a deep breath and winter will be over before you know it.

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  36. Glorious photo. Just perfect. I can see why you love it.

    Reflection. I'm reading about this in a lot of blogs and feeling the need myself to just crawl into a hole or soft sheets. One day at a time. I'm enjoying your "away" posts, always look forward to your return. Take care, my friend.

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  37. i love this photo of you so much... and all of the photos we took that day! what a great day it was!
    thank you, you are so much fun to be with... i loved every minute!

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  38. I read about you over on Misty's blog and I got so excited. Isn't that silly?

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth