Monday, May 23, 2011


Everybody should have his personal sounds
 to listen for - sounds that will make him
exhilarated and alive or quite and calm....
 One of the greatest sounds of them all -
 and to me it is a sound - is utter,
complete silence. 

 ~Andre Kostelanetz

weekending, my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just to be. if you'd like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to a weekend post in the comments.
This weekend was...

Bright blue skies and the
return of temperatures in
the 90's.
Beloved working out of town
and the children off to  different
events so the house was
mine [and the dogs].
There was
cells phone ringing, music
or television playing...
just a peaceful silence.
There was a lot of hose
dragging to water the gardens
and blueberry bushes...
Have I told told you how dry
we are? So dry that I have
'crunchie' grass in May!
We need rain ...bad.
Two dozen more jars 
of green beans were put up.
Baking these for when the
guys all return home and
planning this for dinner.
Having no coffee at all in
preparation for the cleanse
I have started today.
There was time for long walks
and time to 'smell the roses.'
How was your's?

Joining with Amanda ~ the habit of being for her
weekending post.


  1. What a lovely weekend! Especially the green beans!

  2. it's amazing how restorative a bit of quiet can be! sounds like a great weekend and a great way to prepare for your cleanse - just being, no noise.

  3. Have a wonderful cleanse. I love silence too although it does take some getting used to when the house is suddenly quiet. In the past, the constant noise didn't bother me. Now I am craving it. Love your photos. What lens did you use for the blade of grass?
    Wishing you some of our rain. We have had a lot so much that the ducks are back in our temporary backyard pond.
    Have a wonderful week my friend!

  4. Mmm... pictures of silence. Probably all I'll get today, but it was lovely. thanks Tracey.

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. sounds lovely to have such calm...I could use a little of that myself as I ease back into this northern life.

  6. In a word, Rain !
    We've had our share, but Hubby sez we're still behind for the season.

  7. The silence sounds lovely! I love the noise and bustle of the family, but silence truly is golden! Sounds like a great weekend!

  8. I never truly appreciated silence until my son joined us. Now, it is what a crave more than anything! So glad you had a weekend full of it! Wishing you some of our spring rains!!

  9. I love green beans! Silence is golden and I love to get up around 5 a.m. because I know I will be the only one ;) I will try to remember to drink an extra cup of coffee in support of you from my "new" coffeemaker of course.

  10. This is such a beautiful post. A weekend with no noise sounds dreamy.

  11. what kind of camera do you have? those close ups are amazing! Glad you had a peaceful weekend.
    We've had so much rain it's crazy. Can't believe grass is crunchy by you!

  12. Could have used one of these weekends...but , wasn't meant to be. Here's what I did instead

    Happy Monday!

  13. Ooo...I'm all about 101 cookbooks. Can always find a good recipe there. Excited to hear about your cleanse.

  14. sounds like an absolutely beautiful weekend, Tracey! you received a blog award from us, by the way.
    have a good week!