thoughts of stillness

I have started several blog posts, yet can't seem to hit publish. No particular reason. They sit, waiting to be revised. Or deleted. Idle words, that just don't seem worthy.

As for my photography, clicks are far and few between. I take photos when moved by what I see and feel. Mostly for me. Sometimes for pay. This girl doesn't need constant travel in search of the coolest thing to photograph on the planet. To share and share (and share) on Facebook. It has become a turn-off, nothing short of a competition. Don't get me wrong. I love seeing others creative work, especially of things I'll never see in person. There is SO much incredible talent in the world!! It's the one-upping, nit-picking and desperation to out do/see/know/duplicate what others are doing. It's a virtual "keeping up with the Joneses".

Not for me. I share where I am in my photography journey, every now & then. On my own photography page. Doesn't matter that my posts do not reach many. I am not in it for the likes. Altho I do appreciate those that do like, read and interact with me. Here or on other Social Media. Nobody likes to talk to themselves. All the time.


The night sky has caught my attention this week. I dusted off my camera, and found beauty in the sights and sounds of darkness. It is very quiet on our land. The most common comment we receive from visitors.

Milky Way over our pastures
July 31, 2019

No fancy blues & pinks. The Milky Way does not look like that where I live. I prefer to keep it real. I tried to capture what I saw and felt, under the endless stars. Listening to the sound of our horses, tucked away in their stalls. It fills my cup & feeds my soul. 

Milky Way over our barn
August 2, 2019


I'll find more words to publish sooner then later, mostly about our summer projects. I've checked your blogs a few times, it's been quieter then usual on Blogger. A sign that everyone is (hopefully) enjoying summer!! It goes by too fast. It will be Fall sooner then we can hit Publish, or at least me lol! Be well my friends!!


Shirley said...

One must wait for the muse....
Social media is too often annoying. It's why I keep blogging, I don't have to keep up with anyone and only post what is meaningful to me.
How are the kittens doing? I keep wishing I could have another one but I think my 2 male barn cats would not be happy about that.

aurora said...

Patience isn't one of my better virtues. Some things can't be forced, or they show it. The kittens are great, thanks for asking. Plan to share an update on them eventually. It's hard to know if adding animals into the mix will work. Sometimes they surprise us.

Linda said...

You have been very quiet, and I've missed your posts. The summer is busy, and I have written a few posts that I just didn't publish, too. I'd write them and then go, ...meh. Have you been doing house projects?

Grey Horse Matters said...

I agree that the blog posts have been few and far between. I'm guilty of "thinking" of writing something then just don't feel like it. Mostly I'm too tired at the end of the day to think straight. We've been so busy with so many projects there's just not enough time in the day. I rarely get to eat dinner until 7:30 or 8 at night. Then just want to sit down and relax for a bit.

I'd love to hear an update on the kittens and Tank. He must be getting big by now.

Your pictures of the Milky Way are beautiful!

C-ingspots said...

So good to hear from you Aurora! I agree about the social media platforms completely...it all makes me kind of sick, the competitiveness and one-upmanship that is everywhere. Blech! I don't feel a need to share every aspect of our lives, nor do I want to be in competition with anyone else, so I try to just live my life. A simple life is a good life for me. We each have gifts. You have a gift, an eye, for capturing beautiful pictures - in your horses, your home, from nature. Do what is pleasing to you, and you will find peace. And like you, I have been remiss in posting much at all lately. I just don't seem to be able to form my thoughts into words, or maybe they don't seem to be "share worthy". Maybe it's just a dry season? Take care and enjoy that beautiful life you are continuing to create!

aurora said...

You guys are all so sweet!! I always feel good after reading your responses, like you get me and can relate. It's a wonderful feeling!!!