Day 146

Dreaming a Peaceful Dream

Day 146

Dream Land by Christina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
To seek where shadows are
Her pleasant lot.She left the rosy morn,
She left the fields of corn,
For twilight cold and lorn
And water springs.
Through sleep, as through a veil,
She sees the sky look pale,
And hears the nightingale
That sadly sings.

Rest, rest, a perfect rest
Shed over brow and breast;
Her face is toward the west,
The purple land.
She cannot see the grain
Ripening on hill and plain;
She cannot feel the rain
Upon her hand.

Rest, rest, for evermore
Upon a mossy shore;
Rest, rest at the heart’s core
Till time shall cease:
Sleep that no pain shall wake;
Night that no morn shall break
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect peace.

Day 81

Day 81 – I have photographed this river so many times and with each sunset, I am again awed by the color and the beauty as the colors shift as the sun lowers in the sky.  With each transition in color, I find myself running to the banks of the river to try to capture the vibrancy and hue.  I am thankful I had one of my tripods with me for this evening out on the St. Joe.

Day 78

Day 78  was a fairly rough day.  It started out well enough and went into a valley at right around noon when the popcorn machine that we borrowed from my mother died at the library.  Then it proceeded to dip further when Bob called and told me that his transmission, yes, the transmission that had us all twisted for 5 months, decided to take a poop as well.  I was “in. a. mood.” for the rest of my work day and ended up leaving at 4:oo pm to go to find out what I could about Bob’s car.  A new transmission is being ordered and should be here this coming week and Bob will be driving a loaner.  The popcorn machine is on hiatus until I buy Mom a new one (grrrrrrrr!)

But there is always the upside hill to every valley.  When I got home, Bob, Michael and I all went to dinner and Fiesta Mexicana for the first time and I had the most fabulous BLUE margarita ever!  I do not as a rule drink, but decided to indulge in one drink tonight.  WOW!  It sure packed a punch!  We ended up heading to the bowling alley and I actually bowled 3 games- all under 100 because I am such a power bowler.  I never ended up getting a photo tonight so I am posting one of my favorites from Wednesday night – my favorite bend in the river.  Such peace for my soul….  Just looking at this photo is balm for my battered spirits.

Day 53

Day 53 had too many photos to possibly choose from – Okay, I did choose but everything else is sitting in an album to to uploaded to my facebook page for sharing with family and friends.  Beautiful sun-filled day on the St. Joe today at the campsite.  We just headed out to have our first cook out of the season and my peaceful place left me refreshed and ready for the new week.  Bliss.

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