Sunday, February 3, 2013


How can you explain that you
need to know that the trees
are still there, and the hills
and the sky? Anyone knows
they are. How can you say
it is time your pulse responded
to another rhythm, the rhythm
of the day and the season
instead of the hour and the
minute? No, you cannot explain. 
So you walk. 

~Author unknown,
from New York Times editorial,
"The Walk," 25 October 1967

It's a quiet weekend.

A weekend of giving
my home some love
and making it shine,
of making sure my
family has clean clothes
to wear and good food
to eat.

A weekend of just being
home, no plans, not
having to be anywhere.

A weekend of walking
with camera in hand
to practice manual mode,
a little sad the class is over,
but so very grateful for
having had the chance to learn.

A weekend to notice the
changes taking place as
a new season begins.
The marsh grass beginning
its change from brown to
green, the trees showing
bits of color, flowers appearing
here and there, nests hidden
in branches waiting to hold
an egg or a family of squirrels,
to listen to silence.

I walk.

Joining with Amanda.


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend Tracey- wonderful to take the camera for a walk and.... giving your home some shine(I love mopping my wood floors)
    love to you.

  2. I agree with 'free range chick' your does sound good. It's nice when things are in order. I'm just taking 5 from getting mine in order too.

  3. Beautiful images, Tracey! You're doing so well with that new camera!

  4. Beautiful Tracey, just

  5. Sounds like a lovely weekend. I believe in too taking the time to smell the roses.

  6. Sounds like a fantastic way to spend the weekend. Lovely shots, Tracey

  7. Lovely photos on your walkabout. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that I will be walking soon. I love being at home :)

  8. those kind of weekends are the best! enjoy :)

  9. What a nice weekend! Your pictures are beautiful. I spent Friday giving our home a little loving. It still needs more (oh the clutter! I can't take it!) but at least almost all the dust bunnies are gone & most of it is sparkling.

  10. Beautiful! We have noticed the first changes around us this week as well. Enjoy!

  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend. Great pictures!

  12. What a wonderful weekend... I love the ones where there is sitting and walking and hanging out. Your pics are beautiful. You are certainly learning!

  13. Beautiful photos.. It looks like things are definitely coming to life. yes, such beauty.

    Blessings, Debbie

  14. what lovely photos! Looks like a nice weekend!

  15. you are working wonders with that camera! just amazing photos. and that poem at the beginning, just lovely. thank you

  16. what a perfect...serene...weekend! you are doing wonderfully well in manual mode!!! lovely photos!!!

  17. Sounds like peaceful bliss. Your photos (as usual) are stunning!

  18. Sounds like my kind of weekend. Your pictures are lovely, they make me look forward to spring!

  19. beautiful pictures and i totally love this post. so happy to discover your blog.

  20. Gorgeous pictures! What a wonderful weekend, I'm going to pretend that mine was like that ;) Have a lovely week!

  21. What a beautiful post. I love that you had this kind of weekend. This is inspiring me to take a walk with camera in hand too!

  22. These are the weekends I love. Looks like you had an absolutely lovely walk. :)

  23. i'm so happy you had a wonderful weekend, it sounds perfect tracey. i have to tell you about my weekend walk. my mil called and asked if i'd like to take a walk together. i was more than happy to and asked where she'd like to go? she giggled and said state street, downtown santa barbara. she meant walk and shop! we laughed about that all day (as we walked in and out of shops!)