Monday, October 5, 2015

A New Season

I fretted.
I fumed.
I brooded.
I agonized.
I moped.
My Soccer Boy was going to college.

But now I am
On the go.
My Soccer Boy is at college.

Being without a kid at home
makes me wonder
how I ever had the time to have a kid at home.

The basement's been full of projects
waiting for time...
Well, I finally found the time.
Now I wonder how I will ever finish all these projects
before said time runs out.

Photos from the Arboretum at Penn State. 
We wandered through this lovely place 
while waiting for Soccer Boy to rub the sleep from his tired eyes 
so we could take him out to lunch. 
After all, there is only so much solitude a mom can take 
before needing to hear Soccer Boy say, "Hey Mom..." 

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MadSnapper said...

Move Over Monet... these are wonderful photos. so beautiful. so happy you got to visit Soccer Boy... and that your time is full... have fun in your kind of sorta empty nest

Tamar SB said...

These are stunning!! Glad you're keeping busy with an empty nest!

Ohmydearests said...

yes Monet! super-stunning!

Ohmydearests said...

yes Monet! super-stunning!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful pictures. You must miss him....

Sherrie said...

Beautiful shots. Love the one with the chair, looks so relaxing.
Have a great day!

Wayne said...

I'll be in the same spot in a year, I'm grateful for the advice. I love these images!!

Tom said...

They are all wonderful, but #3 is my favorite.

Laurie said...

Ahhh, I'm so glad you're finding a new normal. Your photos are gorgeous.

Linda Kay said...

Enjoyed your post on thoughts. Life is definitely different without a child at home!

A Colorful World said...

Your photos are amazing!!!! Beautiful! It's so hard when they leave home, isn't it!? I hated it so much when our daughter did, and now she is a Mom and lives a mile away. :-)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

All of these shots are lovely but the third one is my favourite.

NCSue said...

Lovely photos!
Please come link up at

betty-NZ said...

What lovely photos! I'm sure you'll eventually find things to occupy your time with your empty nest. Now is a new chapter so make it grand!

Unknown said...

I love the waterlilies.

Haegele's Bakery said...

So I really think these pictures deserve to be on notecards. Move over Hallmark for sure! #3 is also my favorite. Perhaps you should add a retail line of "stationary" to that basement-project list. I would buy for sure!!!