Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quiet Days And Nights

Dreamy warm days in tomato heaven have come to stay awhile
I have given  myself permission to take life slower ....

I have been just

drifting on my float from one side of the pool to the other side
looking up in to the blue, blue Texas sky

thinking about testing all the summer recipes that sounded
good last winter

ordering Chinese take-out way too often
enjoying it way too much....

searching  for the evasive blue hour right after nightfall

looking up into the night sky
 shooting stars, the summer triangle and the rings of Saturn

 Leonard Cohen's beautiful music

imagining that I am on a small sailboat that is anchored
the peace that passes all understanding.

I pray tonight that peace and rest will find their way
to you.


I am linking to Outdoors Wednesday.


  1. What a beautiful post! I wish the warmth and sun would visit us a little more up here in the NW! ;o) I am also going to be taking life a bit slower in just a few weeks----I am blessed to enjoy an entire month at home this July, and I can't wait. :) I know I will enjoy my evening, it sounds like yours was lovely! Thank you for your encouraging, positive posts, they bring a little peace and happiness into my often busy and chaotic weeks. :)

    God Bless you,

    ~Just a Girl

  2. What a beautiful post Dottie. Some days were are lucky enough to escape this hectic city and cruise the bay on our little boat. We sit on the quiet beach and dream ~ and some of those dreams include green pastures, lightning bugs and those peacefull starry skies that you describe.
    Happy Monday.

  3. I love the way you write and describe things so beautifully. And your photo is lovely and brings a feeling of peace. Thanks for a great post! Have a good week,


  4. You jsut keep enjoying that summer sun and lazy sounds heavenly :)
    Love your photo too!

    Deborah xoxo

  5. In deed this is a very serene and peaceful looking place. We can all use a little of both these days.

  6. Dottie, your posts always bring me peace...

  7. wow Dottie...this beautiful...and sweet peace.