Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sometimes, Silence

Sometimes I remain silent in a meditation.

Life becomes cluttered and what I would say perhaps need not be said.

Things are barbed and sharp......exterior and interior forces keeping me bound.

None the less, I bloom. In drought, I still bloom....brightly and full.

And retreat quietly in the twilight to ponder the twists of life,
still rewarded with a lovely vision. 

I wait.
And mull this moment.


Silke said...

Yes, yes and yes! Beautifully said!! Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Few words say more than many.....
At least today!


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Miss you. Lovely whispering through nature. xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'll be back Corrine....
Just mulling tidbits.
And of course, taking photos!


audrey said...

Silence is sometimes a beautiful thing.
♥♥♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Audrey, sometimes I think it keeps me as sane as I get.


Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful big sky photo. And beautiful words.

Lori ann said...

nature and quiet, beautiful! enjoy the peace anne. :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Janet,

Big thoughts, little words! ;-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lori,

Most taken from several days, but they work so well together.
I love that with photos...making the story.
Yours are ALWAYS excellent!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bloom on, Anne! Bloom on!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Believe me Debra, I am trying!
Sometimes are slower than others...


Jan said...

Beautiful peaceful post. Speaking of posts, I love old mossy cedar fence posts.
I needed this bit of peace this morning. Feeling frustrated as the lovely new yahoo won't let me into my mail. What was wrong with the old yahoo mail that they had to "fix" it? arrrggghhh! I better go back and look at your lovely photos and read your peaceful words again.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Glad the post was helpful Jan.
I have had trouble with my Yahoo mail since the shoved everyone to the new platform. Half the time the mail won't load to open.
I agree; if it's not broke, LEAVE IT ALONE......
Same with FB and Blogger and, and, and!!!! ;-D
It's a conspiracy.... (ducks and runs!)


yoborobo said...

Lovely, Anne! I feel more peaceful just looking at those pics and reading your words. :) Maybe I"ll go hide now, so it can stay that way - hahah! Enjoy your day, my friend! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said... and hide before the *HECTICS* can find you!
(I won't tell where you are...LOL!)
You have a good one, well, a peaceful one?


Talking Horses Arts said...

<<Is very relaxed now after reading this, thanks Anne. The quiet part is not working so much since my 6 cats and 3 dogs don't seem to know what that is. So i will hide in the studio music on and remember your words.I am sure i will find the quietness inside of me then.
Thanks for your words that remind us where to look to find the peace we sometimes so really need.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Andrea, trust em, I have to hide in the studio too and chill.
This morning, just the parakeet and listening to the Smithereen's best of CD......
Cloudy outside; good day to relax!


Robin said...

Silence CAN be *golden* is healthy to be still and listen within.....


♥ Robin ♥

Gloria said...

You express how you are feeling beautifully. Silence is golden as Robin says. I like silence, it's very calming and peaceful. Stay happy.

Marie S said...

That was awesome Anne. Exactly what I wanted to say.
Damn those barbs though.
Love and huge hugs.

Cathy Bueti said...

This is a beautiful post Anne! You have woven your images and words effortlessly into an amazingly inspiring moment! xo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robin,
Yes, I think we have so much noise and so much of everyone telling us what we *should* do that we shut off our inner voice.
Of course, shutting off my *outer* voice is the hard part... ;-D


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Gloria,

I liked the photos...they were an odd mix that worked with what I was feeling.....
Not the normal *Anne-Post* but filled the bill!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marie,

Yup, the barbs always show up, but then my skin is getting thick and leathery with age...LOL!!!
Glad you enjoyed it!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Cathi,

They would have been stellar in sepia or B&W....too lazy to tinker. Or with a little texture... :-)


Teri C said...

Oh gosh, I am all relaxed after looking at all those gorgeous photos. Thanks for my meditation!

Amalia K said...

I love the poetic you! I think you couldn't have said it better, Anne... Always lovely to see your wonderful views. :) oxx

kj said...

wise woman, wise friend, you are.

(the first photo cools me from the inside out)
(thank you)


Anonymous said...


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Teri!

All relaxed, now fix a cool drink and enjoy the rest of the day! ;-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Amalia,

You know, when I was putting this together I did not think of it in the context of poetry. (probably not enough coffee....)
But reading it now, it sort of IS. :-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

KJ, I would question the wise part~~I just got in off the J.D. and yes, I ran myself into a tree.
Hoping no fat lip tomorrow! hahaha!
I love my little fountain. The birds don't go near it but the overspill is great for the butterflies! :-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marilyn,

Grazie! Grazie! :-)


Carol said...

Beautifully put, Anne, a perfect marriage of beautiful photos and words.

PS: what is the plant with the blue flowers up the stem? They look a little like passion flowers but then again, probably not... Gorgeous, anyway.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Carol,

Thank you!
You know, I hate to admit I do not know the name of that wildflower. It grows where the top of the soil is dry and it's feet can get a little damp~~always but the roadsides or in ditches, on huge sand piles. Often it is as tall as I am, whole plant. I'll have to find a book and look it up.
Blossom is about the size of a macadamia nut, maybe smaller.


Julie ZS said...

What a gorgeous post Anne, just loved the pictures and the words together. lovely!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Julie~~

I have been scarce in blog land of late; hoping to get back in a regular swing sometime soon...
So glad you popped by! :-)


Caio Fern said...

wow ! beautiful post... really , so poetic and " on control of time " :D

by the way, i only saw the Rainny Morning post now.... how did I miss. another masterpiece.

thank you for those fantastic images .


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Caio!

As to posts, I have had issues with Blogger putting them in my dashboard...I'll find them a day or two or more......Blogger has issues! LOL!
Well, you got to see the famous Bunny Slippers, so your life is complete!!! Ah-hahahahaha!!!!


studio lolo said...

Your photos are always so soothing. Great choices for your meditation topic. I love that blue columbine.

Going within is a good thing. I'm having a bit of a hard time with company. I'm not good for long stays even if I love the person!

hangin' in the best I can, just like you.


Elena said...

Oh just so beautiful!!! Amazing that a specific situation triggered such beauty to be released. Awed.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Yes..completely. I'm starting to take this Mercury in Retrograde stuff a bit more seriously lately, with all the technology and electrical shenanigans. The gremlins are supposed to be done playing by the end of the month ;)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Any one (and ALL!!) of these would make beautiful gift cards or some of your fun mugs. They are all gorgeous, but I'm particularly in like with the log/wire one....takes me back to my farming roots.

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