Cleaning …oh No ,,no,,no


What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more?is the daily prompt …..for over eleven months I have been helping my aunt get her house ready for sale…..like the water drops in the photos ….many many things have happen….I have learned I am a hoarder …and so is my Aunt
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like the many…many …drops we have crafted our selves into pack-rat status….we managed to clean her house ….pack and repack…sort and resort …drop by drop I carried home things I could not let be thrown away …only to find myself now in need of a cleaning person …. day by day ….month by month the things piled up in my studio….

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then I cleaned and sorted for a few weeks my studio ….things are put away and stacked and sorted into neat piles…..like the patterns formed by the falling water drops…but I find myself hating cleaning my house ….while my aunt’s house is picture perfect….the one job I hate…truly hate is dishes …I have hated them since I was a teenager…but whenever I go to help my aunt that is the first thing I find myself doing….because she hates to do dirty dishes…when she was little they had to carry water from outside …heat it on the stove and they made the water last all day ….she hated the feel of the water as the day wore on and the dishes mounted up….myself I hate the dishes because as the oldest …I got off the bus each day…cleaned up the breakfast dishes…watched the younger sister and brothers ….help finish dinner and then washed the dishes and then tried to get my home work…I hated the time standing at the sink ….to this day I will let the dishes pile up …til we are out of dishes …but can not let them pile up in my aunt’s house….

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As each drop fills the sink and makes the dish soap bubble up…I have to wonder if there will be dishes in heaven ….and if I will have to do other people’s dishes while there….
I AM STILL STANDING MOM …STILL STANDING …

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Yellow Center


The yellow center of my mom’s white roses ..I cropped the old photo and played around in a program tiring to find the smell of home today… it wasn’t found but the trip back to the days after her passing were….wandering around the house and the yard trying to capture thing to remember in the days and years to come…

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the roses in front of the house so near to her bedroom window…the lite smell of the white rose as the sun-dried the morning dew off the petals….things I needed to capture but now my fear of my mothers yard ….but a fear  held me at bay…..as I had lived in Alaska way to long and the now fear of snakes and bugs made me think hard about where my feet were…this was the same yard that I had ran barefoot as a child and never even thought of snakes or bugs…..but now there was a fear of things hidden … there was no mother or father to protect me ….

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…dad and mom were gone the house was empty and the land was strange to the touch and feel of my hands and feet..I needed the capture of silly things to shoot with my lens…her flowers… the trees… .sheds …even the big rock in the yard…all needed to be captured for days like today ….days when I need to return home ..
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The smell of roses on a photo just aren’t the same but the memories the photo brings to the eyes and heart are ….like the red bird in the next photo .my dad called him pretty boy…he or his children sang at the back door of my mom and dads house ….my home … for days after mom’s passing he sang on the top of the little shed ….the photo brings back the sound and smells of HOME…
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HERE I AM LORD …STILL STANDING …

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*Nite* Nite*


Last night the North Pole weather was awesome…..stars and warmer weather and more winter like….it has been raining and a warm high of 39 to 43 across state …..not good for mid January ..all the warmth cause flooding.. avalanches….many many wreaks and some electric outages …but it was back to lower temps and everything was frosty…..so when I looked out side and saw the sky ….I just had to go outside…..

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….the city lights reflected off the clouds in one area and the northern lights lit up the sky when I turned the other way….

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the new lenses is so cool…now if I can just learn to use it correctly

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I must look a site to anyone driving by …woman in heavy-duty parka and flannel pj’s and standing behind a large tripod ….I really wanted a hot cup of coffee and a chair ….but was so happy to get out of house and breathe clean North Pole Air …

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the above shot is across the road from our house …I use their light to sit the new lens to infinity…so I can at least get half way good night sky photo…

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BLUE THOUGHTS


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I AM SO FAR BEHIND…. IF I STOP NOW I WILL FINALLY SEE THE LIGHT …I have meant to blog more …but instead I have gone none stop helping my aunt downsize to get ready to move …I have traveled across state three times with aunt and a friend…also managed to do Thanksgivings and Christmas and New Years…all which I will soon write about …….I PICKED THE TWO PHOTOS THAT A FRIEND TOOK OF ME BACK IN THE BEGINNING OF WINTER….I LOVE THE STARK BLUE GLOVES IN ALL THE DREARY WINTER COLOR….PHOTOS DONE BY MANYWINTERS
WE WENT TO LAKE TO SEARCH FOR LIGHT BUT IT WAS A WEAK LIGHT DAY AND WE HAD MISSED THE LIGHT By MINUTES …SO I ASK HER TO TAKE A PHOTO OF MY HANDS WRAPPED IN THE NEW BLUE GLOVES….SOMETIMES ONE MUST MAKE THEIR OWN LIGHT….
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p.s. sorry about caps my laptop is having a keyboard day and I have not figured it out …time to clean out laptop…more later…

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From Here to There(SOC)


From Here to There(SOC)

taken from pull off above seven mile lake on Highway between Paxson and Cantwell Alaska

Though outwardly a gloomy shroud,
The inner half of every cloud
Is bright and shining:
I therefore turn my clouds about
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.
~Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

Not liking the new WordPress.I have lost three tries to post and I am mad and crying ..IHATE CHANGE I AM TO OLD FOR THis cRap if it is not broke don’t change it

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