Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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Is, then, September come so soon? Full time doth summer ne'er abide? While yet it seems but summer's noon, We're floating down the autumn tide. ~Eunice E. Comstock, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1873 Is it just me, or did Summer just set a new record...

A daughter is a gift of love. ~Author unknown My daughter had a birthday recently. When pressed, she allowed me to have a small family gathering, for my benefit. She told me it should be my celebration, since I'm the one who did all the work that day...

Yes, yes. I know I've already mentioned it, but hey, I'm a grandmother now, so you'll probably hear about it a lot! It's hard for me to believe, but my grandson will soon celebrate his 1 month birthday. He is still mostly just eating and sleeping and...

"It’s hard to describe the choked up teary eyed swell of love and shaky adrenaline you experience witnessing your first child transform from a stomach bump into a little being. You’re mesmerized by their little sounds and movements for hours...

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~Jack Layton When I headed to Florida with Tom last weekend, weathe...

60 by 60

on May 11, 2018 in: Family, Real Estate, Travel

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ~Larry McMurtry I can't believe I've been 59 for over a month now and haven't yet posted about the "60 by 60" challenge I've made to myself for the coming year. Time continues to spin fas...

Spotting my first bluebonnet of the year is always exciting. I know that the drab winter days are giving way to longer, warmer days of spring, wearing wildflowers of every color. Full disclosure: these photos are from years past. While I've enjoyed t...