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.



Latest Blog Posts



Our weather has been in a see-saw pattern the past few weeks. Beautiful, cool, autumn-like days swoop in, making everyone smile, and then suddenly summer is back, with highs in the 90's, sticky air, and sneaky mosquitoes. But at least we're getting t...

Thirty-six years ago tonight, I had no idea my life was about to veer onto a drastically different course when I decided to go out dancing alone. That's when I first met Tom. Looking back, it's easy to see God's hand in the whole thing, but I was jus...

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...