Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Seeking Solace

NOTE: It is always possible that one or more of you who find your way here to read this have been dropped from my Facebook Friends list, or have been trying to find me to friend me. I am withdrawing from Facebook, of necessity, and I began with a big group of friends from where I work or tangential to that job, along with some family and family friends. I dumped you hard, I know, but I had to, and I will be glad to exchange emails, etc., with any of you. I am trying to ease my way back from others, mostly people I only know through Facebook but dearly love, at least for awhile, until I get my feet back under me, so I was reluctant just to terminate my Facebook account. But I had to act. I am a veteran warrior, if a warrior of another kind than some of you. I have a keen survival sense and a strong will to do what is necessary in order to save this case, my own. Right now, I am a lobster without a shell, completely vulnerable as I continue seeking the path to wellness. The new shell will be better than the old, and I will be stronger for it, but until it has formed, yeah, I gotta duck and cover like Bert the Turtle. Anyway, I spent some quality time today with camera and nature. Here's to good health, my friends.

The King's Deer :-)

Sculpted Angels...
 Cold and Monumental
 Abandoned Farmhouse
 Felled Wood

 Hiding place?
 Lovely limestone, decorated for winter
 Got crampons?


 With a boarding house?

 Maturing lambs!
Warm woolly coats, hay-reinforced
 Photo-bomb? LOL!
 Horses in blankets...*love*


The Bug said...

The angel is glorious & the photo-bombing sheep is hilarious - and you are much much loved <3

Karen said...

Be well, friend.

Rachel Fox said...

Good wishes, that's all you can get from here!

Gerry Snape said...

lovely lovely tender pics....get well and live... this too shall pass...

NCmountainwoman said...

I found solace in your beautiful photographs. Nice post.

Lowandslow said...

Take care of yourself. And please keep writing, even if you want to turn "comments" off, as I enjoy hearing what you have to say.


Jayne said...

My friend, I am just sitting down to read blogs for the week, so am just finding your post. In the time that I have come to know you, I know for sure that you are a man of passion. I love that you feel so strongly about issues, and want others to pay attention. But, if doing that causes pain, to yourself and others, it is time to simply sit back and take a breath. Those of us who feel we "know" you, feel and see the beauty you share with the world. All will be well. Wishing you inner peace my friend.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Ouch! But I just saw you on Facebook so maybe you rethought your rash decision.

But don't ever give up your photographic explorations. Your ice fall photos today are exceptional. And, did you know? Sheep stare at you! :^)))

Catfish Tales said...

Nice shots, Michael - some colour, some comic relief :)

altar ego said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post until now, but know that you are held in my heart, and healing prayers and light are directed to you. You know that I love you. That does not abate. Long hug.