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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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...

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.~ W. Stanley Mooneyham American minister and speaker, 20th century One of my favorite Valentines from Tom one year ... our little pond shaped into a heart In honor of...

"The next best thing to the enjoyment of a good time, is the recollection of it." ~James Lendall Basford For someone who has a zillion photo albums collected on shelves all over her house, it amazes even me that I rarely print photos anymor...

Eight years ago, while we were mourning the loss of our sweet Charly, a litter of puppies was born in east Texas. Whether the mom was a pure-bred who had a wild fling with a stray, or she was a mixed breed stray herself, we'll never know. We do know...

For the past few years, I've chosen a word to be my mascot for the year. Sort of a theme song and coach, all rolled into one word with a motivational definition that will inspire me all year (fingers crossed!) Last year it was "Believe". Th...

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. ~Michael Josephson Can you believe another year has come and gone? 2017 will be unforgettable for me in many...