Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Absence and Presence

this morning

I'm grateful for the honest question: Is it still really painful being without him? (Answer: It's horrible.)
I'm grateful for absence of the question. For just the being. For just the doing.
I'm grateful for the birds I see on my morning walk and how the sky looks each particular day as the sun rises.

the same clouds, reflected in the water with two bufflehead ducks
Below are some photos from earlier in the week:

Coots. I think I had some fun with filters here. But maybe not.
Mallard Hang-Out

Grebes. Maybe grebes and coots. I can't focus with my iPhone worth a damn.


Ms. Moon said...

Isn't it odd how even when we feel so horrible that we can still both see and appreciate the beauty around us?
I am sending you love. Thank you for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I read all your posts and I think I've commented a couple of times but maybe not. I am so sorry for your loss. These photos are glorious. Perhaps they are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thank you for posting them. Sweet Jo

Elizabeth said...

Despite your sadness and grief, you always seem to convey a deep peace through your photos and words. I imagine it's a legacy from Dan as well.