Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer skies



Click above to see the raindrops glowing in the sun!


Different days, different skies, different moods. My mood tonight is bittersweet. I took my youngest daughter to college and left her there. I am proud of her but I miss her already. And as Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I have to say about that." (If I say any more I'll just start crying again.)

Check out more summer skies at Skywatch Friday.

18 comments:

J Bar said...

Great hammock to enjoy those skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures and it is hard to see our kids grow up and move on. The tears are understood! But celebrate both of you this weekend!

Sylvia

Esther Garvi said...

I agree with Sylvia! Parting is never easy but easier when you know you get to meet again! Sending you a warm hug from Sweden,
Esther

Gaelyn said...

The hammock looks comfy and the sky is fluffy beautiful.

We raise our children to send them into the world. Missing them is a given, and of course you're allowed to cry. She'll be back. And you'll be even more proud.

jennifer said...

Thanks for the hint to click on the picture. That was really cool!

Regina said...

Great shots!

J said...

Congratulations to your daughter (and to you)... Console yourself with the thought that no doubt cooking, etc, will suddenly be so much more appreciated when she gets home for the holidays. ;)

Rita said...

The hammock looks sooo inviting. Great photo!! It says it all without words.
It is hard when they first start to fly from the nest. But your daughter is embarking is such a good time in her life. I know, doesn't make it any easier.
"parting is such sweet sorrow"

JOE TODD said...

For me your first picture sets a great "mood". and As I have heard it said "Life is like a box of chocolates"

Eric said...

Love the hammock picture, stunning!!

Well done!


Have a nice SWF

LV said...

Really enjoyed your post today. Nicely done. In time, you can handle and deal with your child being away from home. It will get better.

Carol said...

Beautiful skies! I too love the hammock...and the two little bird houses on the tree trunk...My youngest daughter is at the University of Dallas (TX) and I'm in Ohio:(

George said...

Wonderful pictures of two different skies. I hope both you and your daughter have a good start to the college year.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh these life passages are hard, Loran... I remember when all of mine left home and went to school. Then I remember when they got married.

I loved all of those times in my life---but wouldn't go back for a minute and do it all again. When you are sad, just remember that life DOES get better and better.

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lorac said...

The top one looks so inviting! And the sky in the bottom is so sharp and crisp

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful sky and a nice hammock in great place!

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful images, I would love lying in that hammock. Wishing you a gentle adjustment~

Linda said...

It's that moving on time of year. I'll be going through the same thing in a few weeks when my son goes to university. He's the elder of my two - I can imagine how bittersweet it must be to have the last one leave home.