calm after the storm

i gaze upon the world outside my window as silence enveloped my home
thunderstorms raged then quieted ....electricity gone bird girl.jpgbird girl hand.jpgbird girl foot.jpg
garden girl held court as the earth soaked up the aftermath with a deep sigh

27 comments:

Char said...

beautiful write and photographs - glad you're okay after the storms.

smith kaich jones said...

It is amazing how quiet the world becomes when the electricity goes off. And though I am always eager & antsy for it to be restored, I also appreciate how much softer everything feels. Of course, this never applies in the heat of summer - then I am ready, ready, ready for air conditioning & all the noise it brings with it.

:) Debi

Toni said...

You always amaze me with your words - so beautifully and simply presented. Your photos aren't half bad, either. =D

Kamana said...

i do not like it when the power goes off during the day (far too hot here to suffer the lack of airconditioners); but a stormy night with no power - that actually sounds strangely romantic.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Dear Elk, wanna put your blog as a favorite on mine. Just are not able to get it right. Can you help me out here. Thanks.

SE'LAH... said...

You make a thunderstorm sound inviting with your beautiful words and captures.

ps. I left you an award on my blog.

You amaze me.

margie said...

ELK, i have to repeat what se'lah said, you amaze me as well. how beautiful this is!

Sue said...

This post inspires one to pause and reflect on the silence of no electricity. For a short period of time, it can bring peace and solitude.

But....after three days (as ub our recent ice storm)....well, like fish and relatives, it stinks! = )

SE'LAH... said...

ps. forgot to share the link for your award: http://momentarysolace.blogspot.com/2009/05/inspirational-monday-you-inspire-me.html

Marcie said...

Wonderful details. Excellent!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Love your words and photos! Just lovely!
~Shell

spread your wings said...

you have such a talent. i love how you can say SO much in just a few words and you're always bring such peace here. thank you.

Relyn said...

Your garden girl has me in a swoon.


Dear, Elk, you just get better and better. Wow. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

kath said...

I love a thunderstorm and a short period without electricity, half an hour or an hour, just enough to remind me of what silence sounds like.

Kimmie said...

She looks quite unfazed by it all ... very serene in spite of what looks like a small earthquake at her feet too!

Gayle said...

Beautiful! I love visiting you. When I see on my feed reader that you have posted something new, it makes me so happy and excited to visit!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

A little rain to wash everything off... loss of electricity to eat by candlelight

Jewels said...

Nice work here! Glad you have your electricity back :)

Donna said...

Your back yard seems like a wonderland....so does that make you Alice :-)

Claire said...

your description of the torrent is perfect.

kendalee said...

Beautiful. I admit, I love a thunderstorm but only if I feel safe inside. Being without electricity for a little while is only a problem for me if I can't make tea for hours and hours, but otherwise I quite like it!

Sharon said...

Were you able to enjoy the quiet?

Our power went out for a few hours on Saturday. No storms. But we had to go out driving so the boys could forget about not being able to use their electronic things.

Betsy said...

It always amazed me how quiet it is when our power goes off! After the frustration subsides, it can actually be soothing! ha-ha!

Chris said...

Very, very pretty. I especially love the last one of the delicate little foot :)

Liss said...

I'd like to have this beautiful lady watching over my garden.

Thanks for stopping by my girls blog.

Georgia B. said...

these are wonderful, ELK!

such beautiful curves and contrast.

vchelle said...

I get such a royalty feeling looking at these beautiful photos!