Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Brief Hiatus

I am taking a short hiatus from blogging while I go to a conference for the next week and then my family will join me for a visit with our older daughter. We are greatly looking forward to it!

I didn't want you to think I was neglecting you by not commenting, but I look forward to catching up on all your news and stories when I return.

I pray all who have been sick/ injured return to health, I wish moments of stillness for those who have been ultra busy, and I hope peace for those who have been feeling stress.

I want to leave you with something that brings me joy and contentment. Here are some pics from our front yard in the springtime when the wildflowers abound.

These are some of the bovine friends I write about with bluebonnets in the foreground.

And here are more bluebonnets with a rare pink bluebonnet thrown in. The little bee there seems to like pink, too.

Take care of yourselves, my bloggy friends- I'll see you again in about ten days!


  1. Oh, I'll miss you Shelly!! Have a great time and enjoy the time away!!

    Beautiful photos! That's so neat they just grow wild there! I do so love springtime!

    Thanks for letting us know, we would have worried otherwise!

  2. Thanks for the heads up, Shelly, and for the beautiful pictures. They bring me serenity. I'll miss you while you're away and look forward to your return. I hope that you enjoy a safe, happy and productive hiatus, dear friend.

  3. Jamie: Thank you! I look forward to catching up on everything when I return-

    Shady: Thank you, also! I likewise hope your coming week is safe, happy, and productive-

  4. Well, have a wonderful time! We'll be waitin' for ya!

  5. Safe travels! Sounds like you got lots of good things to look forward to in the week ahead!


  6. Hi Shelly! Enjoy the conference and spending time with your family. Thank you for being a "Follower" of my blog. I have not been able to see my followers in months! I got on Clint's computer and saw your picture and knew my newest was you! ♥

  7. Betty: I've been looking forward to this for months- thank you!

    Cindy: Thank you- and I do really enjoy your blog!

  8. Will miss you, Shelly, but hope you have a wonderful, enlightening and delightful time! Thanks for the pictures. They're beautiful!

  9. Have a great time Shelly. I will miss you, but then we will enjoy your blogs again.
    - Munir

  10. Dr. Kathy: Thank you for the well wishes! It's shaping up to be a grand time!

    Munir: You always say such kind things to me- thank you!

  11. Sounds like a great 10 days ahead. Love the cows and wildflowers! See you when you return.

  12. Belle: Thanks- I am just about packed!

  13. What beautiful photos of your spring flowers my friend.I loved your third paragraph - thank you for that my friend. We will miss you, but please have a lovely time, and we will all be waiting for you when you get back. Take care.

  14. I certainly will miss you! Thank you for the lovely photos!

    Have a wonderful time, my friend. :)

  15. i'm missing your wonderful posts, shelly! hurry back!!

    ~ jannet

  16. Dear Shelly,
    This is orchid, I'm having trouble commenting with Google acount, whew.
    I am going to be busy as well, my new friend.
    Lovely pictures and words like thisisme said♡♡♡
    Let get togather soon, I am really looking forward to hearing from you.
    Love and lots of Hugs to you from Japan, Orchid*

  17. Enjoy the conference and the family!

  18. You have such a wonderful frontyard view! I like your pictures.
    I see that you have some interesting life stories here. I may visit again when I have more time and read them.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  19. Charlene: Thank you- I LOVE the rural life. I enjoyed your blog as well, and I shall return-


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