Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Absentia....



I've been away a while, but life moves forward. Beautiful sunrises grace the morning skies during coffee on the porch....


....Pink-gold sunlight reflects in the abundant magnolia leaves, turning the tree into something magical and luminous.


After an overwhelming drought and spate of heat, rain brought forth a second round of blossoms on the wisteria, sweeter and pinker than those that braved the chill of Spring....
 
 

....Bloom where you are planted takes on a whole new meaning....yes, I will....
 

....Phlox, unable to be killed by anything short of nuclear  winter, reappears with vigor and soft scent....
 

....Happy faces turned to the sun. These have prospered and everywhere I look there are bouquets of delicious, happy yellow!
 
....Say goodnight Mr. Sol, after a beautiful day....

Greetings all~~tho I have not been to visit blogs, I am still out here in blogland, taking life easy and healing.
This post-op round of chemo has mostly left me quite fatigued and I have given in to good books and pajama days. 
It seems my social calender is filled with running up and down the road to the Oncology Center; there are days I wonder if they do one more blood draw on me that I might shrivel up and blow away! (hahaha~~I have too much ballast in the nether regions for that! *wink*)
I grow impatient for this course to be over and done, get back to life in the studio, and having more energy.
Still, the quite time has been good and helped me make some hard decisions about my path after this is finished.
Time to think; time to weigh. Time to clear out the old and open space for the new.
In everything there is good if you look for it~~my life seems to have an abundance of GOOD.
Good friends, good husband, good food, good EVERYTHING.
Just having to learn patience.....which has never been my forte!
So till next time I pop in; hoping you have sunflower days and twinkling star nights and of course, love in great quantities.


Pax....

33 comments:

audrey said...

Hi Anne.
It is always nice to see a post from you on blogger. Your photos are beautiful and your words are calming and made me pause for the moment to enjoy that beauty and to yearn for some calm and change in my own life.
I am sorry to hear of your fatigue from this chemo, but it will come to an end soon and off to new adventures and new art you will go.
I am truly sorry for my lack of emails and calls. I have been swamped with nonsense this summer and it continues. Company arrives tomorrow and I have much to prepare for.
Just know you are in my thoughts always. I pray for you and one day will surprise you with a call.
Love, love, and more love. xxoo
♥ audrey

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Good to "hear" your voice whispering across the lovely landscape as you rest and heal. We know you are there and wait patiently for your artistic life to resume and for the days you make us laugh so hard we need to sit on a napkin! xox

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear that things are going well and yes indeed, take life easy while dealing with chemo fatigue. I really like the ragged "watercolour paper" edges effect on your photos. Sending best wishes your way as always, Anne!

kj said...

i loves you :^)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Audrey,

I figured you had been busy as a hopping flea! ;-)
Summer has flown for me as well, tho in a much quieter way~~I can't believe September is just about to knock on the door.
Take care and give yourself some *you* time!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Corrine,

I was almost afraid to open Blogger this morning as it had been so long since I had posted I figured they had changed even MORE stuff....LOL!
ALTHOUGH~~~I almost had a rant trying to get pics, spacing and text loaded; ended up going into the htlm to get the #*%! thing spaced right....
Haven't produced a good Blogger-rant in a while..... ;-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Debra,

Thanks on the pics; I use Photoscape~~free download and super simple to work with. (even with chemo-brain.....hahahaha!!!!)
And trust me, I have been trying sooooo hard to behave, when this is over I'll either bust or go on a being BAD SPREE!!!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey KJ,

:-)
Loves you too!

XXOO~~
Anne

Robbie said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful thoughts from a beautiful woman! Thoughts are with you!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robbie,

Thanks! I've been collecting the pics for a bit; I don't do the morning *camera-runs* quite like I used to! (more like WADDLES....)

XXOO~~
Anne

Kimberly said...

How nice to see your blooms and your bloomin' words. So good to know you're taking care of yourself best you can. You still manage to project good energy and spirit with your cyber aura.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Kimberly,

Yep, I try and keep it pretty upbeat. I mean, if I grump all the time, it makes the time go by soooo much slower! (and I have to listen to myself too...ACK!)
Here's to the day that it's all done and real life begins again!

XXOO~~
Anne

Jan said...

I'm happy to see you still have your wonderful eye for photography. You have been through a tough few months but the return to good energy levels is near! Just think of all the great well filling you have had and I'll bet your creativity will explode here in another couple of months. sitting quietly and reading/contemplating life is also a good thing to be able to do. We don't usually take time for that unless forced to so make the most of it!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Jan,

I'm hoping it's creativity that explodes because if it's not, it's going to be ME exploding from being so damned GOOD for too long! LOL!!!
You're right; we never rest like we need to until we're forced to. And heaven knows I have read more than I have in ages....and it's pretty nice too.

XXOO~~
Anne

kj said...

'make some hard decisions about my path'

sometimes adversity opens a parachute and you get to fly. i'm glad you're learning where and how you want to head ahead and i'm glad you are learning patience. i've learned myself that patience is a good quality. things can change rapidly enough: sometimes waiting them out, thinking things through, is exactly what's most helpful.

and....you can still holler, create, and stand tall.

which i know you will.

love
your pal
kj

studio lolo said...

Nice to see you surface, my friend.
I can't imagine traveling the chemo road, but knowing it's taking you to a clearer path (soon) must help you in your long, tiring days. Something to look forward to! And yes, life is good even with all the crapola ;)
You have always known that.

I wish my schedule allowed more time to call my faraway pals. Please know you are never far away, always in my heart.

Sending love and healing vibes~

xoxo
Lolo♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lo,

Good to *see you* pop in! I know your schedule is a real b*tch....don't worry. I totally understand. We do what we have to do.
Pretty bad when I'm looking forward to being able to RUN THE SWEEPER.....O...M...G!!!!
You take care!

XXOO~~
Anne

Robin said...

When I see you have posted....I am always immediately HAPPIER!

The photos - no matter when you took them....are divine!

You have come through this Summer (*alien word to those of us in SF....a-ha-ha) with so much strength and courage....and..yes, humour and * spiciness*...you have inspired all of US...your *other family*!!!

I hope you are NOT running the sweeper now!!!!

Love, Always,

♥ Robin ♥

Gloria said...

Thank you Anne for the good wishes. I wish you to a fast healing process and send ::prayers:: down your way or up your way. Glad to see that you are a fighter. I wish you nothing but the best. Take care and get well.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robin,

Sometimes I wonder about the strength part, but I can tell you the fiestiness is going full bore!
And no, no, I'm not running the sweeper...but DO have to go clean the dinner dishes. Pffft!

XXOO~~
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Gloria,

Thanks! Yep---I am one h*ll of a fighter, and my current goal is to get this over so I can eat shellfish again! DANG! Getting tired of chicken, etc..... ;-D

XXOO~~
Anne

Ima Weed said...

So good to have another update from you. There is a lot to be said for 'living life slow'. I think your marvelous attitude will pull you up all the hills and out of the hollows you encounter. And of course we miss you.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Ima,

I sure miss the blogging community, and feel a bit guilty for putting this post off for so long. I guess, honestly, it was getting all the photos cropped and ready.
Lame excuse, eh? :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

kj said...

rule # 32: when you are learning patience guilt is not allowed

:^)

yoborobo said...

Hey Anne! Good to see you here. I've been meaning to call, but it's been a busy couple of weeks at Casa Insanity. :) I was thinking about learning how to be patient, but then I thought back on my life and said "been there, done that!" hahahaha! I know you are itching to get back to your art. I can't wait to see what you get up to. Just don't get arrested. Feel better and we'll talk soon! xoxoxox!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

All that beautiful photography is amazing and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I love coming to visit your blog. How are you feeling beautiful Lady? Hope that you are well and moving forward. Sending you much love and hugs from Charlotte. Love you darling.
V

marianne said...

nice photos anne! thanks for the update- may you recover your energy quickly and move on. sounds like you're taking care of your self. look forward to seeing what's next-

Laura said...

So just by chance this morning I pop in to take a peek and see if you've been posting...and there you are...hugs from just over the boarder here and sending good healing thoughts..though it looks as though you've got a lot of that going on...You are loved Honey...thanks for sharing all that you do, it's so inspiring..

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

These photos are simplyly healing energy...I THINK OF YOU DAILY ....and pray for inner strength to get this process of healing over. You are with me every morning when I have my cup of coffee ....be at peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Terra said...

Anne I enjoy "seeing" you on FB. I think your photo looks like a matador with flair; I know, you are an artist but still ... The bloom where you planted photo is gorgeous.
Get all the rest you can, in your pjs.

april said...

Beautiful post, Anne. you are wonderful; noting all the beauty and good simple things in life; what counts. I know you're healing...xox

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your new post on my sidebar this a.m. The purple flame of healing is being sent you way via long distance Reike. Your photos are almost as beautiful as you and your heart. Blessings
QMM

elsie said...

I just discovered your blog and was enchanted by your photography... sending love and healing thoughts your way

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