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



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...

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...