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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Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Silent Noon This morning as Belle and I finished our walk, a dragonfly buzzed close, circling and circling. It even hovered about...

Name the season’s first hurricane Zelda and fool Mother Nature into calling it a year. ~Robert Brault Throughout the night I woke several times to the sound of heavy rain outside my window. And this afternoon on my back deck, I watched as the wind...

You've Got a Friend...

on Aug 20, 2017

"When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand... and nothing, nothing is going right..." Year ago, I used to cover for our church secretary when she had to be out of the office. One of the best, but still toughest, parts of th...

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner If you haven't guessed, it's been 35 years since that Friday the 13th when Tom and I said "I do" to a...

If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it. Jimmy Buffett You didn't think I could spend two weeks in Florida and only share that one photo I published in my last blog post, did you? I did hope to finish editing all of my phot...

This is the post I intended to write back in June, when I returned from a glorious two weeks in Florida, visiting my mother-in-law. I've had the intention just about every day since. So enough is enough. I've decided "Today's the Day"! (Cli...

A Truly Rich Man...

on Jun 18, 2017 in: Family

I dreamed of Daddy two nights ago. He stood at a distance from me, like at the end of a hallway, a big smile on his face. And then he was beside me, giving me a hug. We talked, but I don't remember what was said. It was Daddy, circa 1980's or 1990's,...