Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Make a Wish

For silly season, I took a little break. In a way, it was a bit of a silly break, but I wasn’t to know that the weather would consist of pea-soup fog and drizzle so that plans for walks, drives, and photo’s of fabulous vistas failed to materialize.

No harm done. I relaxed and did nothing much, and it was probably just what I needed. The only problem with that, is that instead of visiting the wide open spaces, I now have them between my ears so that it’s a wonder my head doesn’t implode.

I close my eye for inspiration: and voila – all I can see is blackness. Nothing there at all, which is odd because I’ve read any number of books, mostly non-fiction, and my head should be bursting with ideas. Maybe I read too much, and all the words have congealed into an amorphous mass, much like the fog.

When the details finally return to my consciousness, they will probably be all mixed up, and I’ll be thinking that America’s founding fathers traveled from Cape to Cairo using public transport… In fact, yes, I’m sure I read that somewhere. What a wonderful world.

Tonight, there will be carousing and.. er… camping – at least the clouds are closer to mountain top level than ground level today. With luck, it will wake me up a bit and I’ll be back on form again.

I haven’t got any New Year’s resolutions, but I’m wishing for a good 2011 – as good as I can make it. I’ll wish you the same. It's the best wish I can think of.

Today's pic: the sort of weather we didn't have.


  1. Mm there are many things I enjoy about a visit to your blog. You find amazing spots to photograph and you always give me a 'new' word to explore. I have started a file for future reference.
    Then, of course, there is your ability to put a new slant on situations in which you find yourself.
    Looking forward to more interesting reading of your posts in 2011

  2. You should do some form of homeless exchange program and let homeless people stay in your house while you voluntarily live outdoors for some reason.

  3. Happy New Year, Andrea! and thanks for taking us with you on your adventures. What a great picture! This new year will be great, we are alive! I am from the generation where we didn't trust anyone over 30 and now I am over twice that! We were right after all, we shouldn't have. Our footprints have left scars.

  4. May all of your wishes come true..Happy New Year!

  5. Have a wonderful camp-out. Wishing you a wonderful new year!

  6. You needed a break and some wide open spaces. I wish you the best in 2011.

  7. It's good to take breaks and it's always good to read your words.
    Thanks for being such a terrific e-friend this past year. You have enriched my life and I'm so glad to know you.
    Happy New Year! Your wish is a wonderful one.
    Your photo is spectacular!

  8. I love fog and drizzles...makes for a different type of photography. You are such an earthy and refreshing reading your thoughts on paper. Ideas will eventually come when they are good and ready. Have a wonderful time carousing and camping. Happy New Year to a lovely friend.

  9. It's already 2011 where you are, but Happy New Year anyway!!

  10. Happy New Year!! I've accidentally deleted your follow on my blog. :( Hope to find you there again.

    Blessings to you in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  11. Happy 2011. Happy sunshine, happy rain, happy fog, happy new sights, happy new thoughts. Happy new books, happy new ideas, happy memories.
    Thanks for 2010.