Tuesday, May 23, 2006

At Loose Ends

Well, it's over. The May long weekend has come and gone. Queen Victoria has been feted yet again.


Company came and went. We did the usual things — some touring of local towns and the National (Art) Gallery. We had lunches out and lunches in and snacks aplenty wherever we went and whenever we could.


Too bad about the weather though. It was and remains simply awful: cold, windy, and rainy. The weekend which is the traditional gardening weekend in these environs was anything but this year, not that we would have anyway, but I'm sure that others were rather denied their much anticipated digging in the soil.


And so, I have read (but not commented on) your blog this morning. But now I sit. I am at loose ends, at sixes and sevens as they say. I need to do (much) more work on my Arizona pictures, but I don't really feel like it. I am in the middle of a decent book, but not right now thank you. I need to get back to my exercises after a month-long hiatus, and I probably will — later — but not just now. I could blog, but I don't feel up to it, so I won't. Hah!


I guess that it's often like this after the event. You have a good time on the mountaintop, and then you awake in the valley of reality the next day. It's okay in the valley; valleys are very fine places. Trees grow in valleys; streams flow; and, the soil is fertile. And you can look up and see the peaks all around you and begin to ponder which one you should climb next.


As I gaze upward, I begin to tie some of the loose ends together.


 

5 comments:

Gina said...

I am too lazy to even tie my shoes, so good for you!

Bonita said...

Rainy days seem to go on forever, we've got our share today. But, I'm confident you'll tie together some thoughts someday soon, and we'll see them here. Like waiting for buds to open....

oshee said...

Sometimes it is nice to lets all those loose ends in the thoughts just drift around and see what they will pick up. Makes for a much more interesting tapestry when you bring the threads all back together again

madcapmum said...

I was thinking about the May long weekend. You know, I think it might be the only long-weekend in the year when you're not expected to gang up for a huge meal with family. It's "put in the garden" weekend!

Simply Coll said...

I often need a quiet, do nothing day after a couple of days of going, going, going.