Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wandering

My new morning routine after dropping my son at school includes a stop by The Secret Garden to water some of the struggling plants and to add my food scraps to the compost pile.  We are still a ways from the planting season here in Kuwait.
Since it was a bit dusty outside, I decided to take a quick walk around the neighborhood before heading home.
A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.
Roman Payne, The Wanderess
Good thing I did, because this is what our weather looks like now.
And since the dust settled in, my mood has matched the weather.
Really rather blah.
Hope your Wednesday is a good one.

24 comments:

Kate said...

That sounds nice and relaxing. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the morning while it was still pretty. I hope your mood becomes more sunny; sending lots of hugs!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love traveling to where you live thru your blog/photos! It just seems such a totally different place (which it is) and learning about the area is fascinating. I cannot imagine the dust storms. Eeek! Have a great Wednesday!

Laurie said...

Oh no. Hope it clears up soon. I love it that you just wander. I like to do that, too. Sometimes.

faith76 said...

Thanks for sharing your walk, glad you missed the dust and got out. Lovely quote xxx Leah

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
I like the photos BEFORE the dust came (this dust must be terrible)!
Wonderful you - watering the poor plants in the Secret Garden and putting yarnboms on the trees - I like them very much!
Is it still so hot in Kuwait?
Lots of hugs from Autria at the day when the last heat wave of this summer was ending! (It's rainy now and I love it!)
XOX
Traude
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2015/08/sommertheater-und-die-mode-vor-hundert.html

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy,
The sun has returned to the Okanagan Valley, time to get out for some of our longer walks. Too bad about the dust storm, I can see why it feels like you say..just having all that smoke in our valley for a week felt the same.. Sending you sunny skies from BC. :)
Xo
Dagmar

Betsy said...

As was said in the comment above, our sun has finally reappeared here in the Spokane area. Your dust looks like the smoke that we had here for a couple of weeks. This morning I was able to get out and take my first walk since my surgery at the lake. I didn't go very far but it was so nice to get out for a short walk. I hope to do more of that before the snow flues. Blessings, Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm so glad you got out and about while things looked pretty. I love the huge bunch of dates! I bet the birds just love them. We have clouds today but I'm happy enough.. we have had more sunshine this year than EVER. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Terra said...

I think it would be hard to breath in those dust conditions. How nice you are watering the struggling plants in the Secret Park.

Sangeetha said...

Hi Tammy, Love your photos. You really have an eye for transforming everyday scenes into beautiful pictures. Loved the pics of your trip too. You have traveled the world!! I envy you so much :)
I hate the little dust that comes into the home with the breeze, just can't imagine living in an area with dust storms. Have a nice day. Love.

Amy at love made my home said...

Those dates look delicious!! I hope that the dust has settled and all will be calm again! xx

Createology said...

Thankfully you got to walk before the dust storm hit. Hopefully you can stay indoors and crochet. Blessings dear...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wow, that kind of dust does one make almost moody... But what can you do about it? Nothing.
Love those dates, quite a sight. Also your feet on the different pavements make for cute photos.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

we have clouds and rain, instead…. sigh!
xxxxx Ale

Diane said...

I've missed a lot lately. I thought you were still in Denver. Oh, well I'm here now and I like this blog - the different kinds of sidewalk are so pretty and I love your header. Thank you so much for your kind and touching comments in the recent days, Tammy. I' so very grateful -n you touched my heart. Diane

Susan said...

Gosh, Tammy. When it gets dusty there, it really gets dusty. Yikers. Hope all is well and that today is better. Susan

Helen Philipps said...

It must be so nice to have time for wandering again. I hope the dust settles down again quickly and you can get out and about exploring. Happy weekend, Tammy.
Helen xox

Sam I Am...... said...

Your weather is my version of "cozy". You are just finding your "sea legs" now that you are not working outside the home. You will find peace and serenity and a rhythym to your days and you will be so happy! Trust me.....it's the transition that's difficult. I remember it all too well. Change is good and you were smart to leave and you will be guided to your new reality and it will be just where you're supposed to be! Hugs........Sam

Kit said...

When you have your dusty days, it reminds me of how I feel when we have our "fire season". The smoke fills the air and all I want to do is hide out inside and watch TV. It was a rough one this year and it has now been a week of rainy and windy weather and I am loving it. Cooler too! Love your photos! Hope your dust clears soon for you! Kit

Pradeepa said...

Nice neighbourhood! Hate the look of that dust storm.

Claudia said...

I love it when you take shots of your neighborhood, Tammy. But, oh that dust! I'm sorry you have to deal with that!

xo
Claudia

Melanie said...

Is this Secret Garden you're working on, a community project? What will be planted there? I'm glad you were able to get out and doing something before that terrible dust storm hit. I can't imagine being out in something like that. I hope that people with asthma, COPD and other lung problems stay indoors!

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy-- I can see why you need to do your walks in the early mornings... You have some lovely scenery to take in along your walk. I don't know how you deal with the dust! It's a regular part of your life I know... But I would find it frightening... You are living an incredible story-- I think it's so wonderful that you are able to share it with all of us!
Vicki

Mereknits said...

I think your morning routine is wonderful, far better than last year when you were stuck in traffic on the way to work. That dust is really unbelievable!
Hugs to you Tammy,
MEredith

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