Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Trent’s World, the Weekly Smile


Looks like a front is going through.

The day before the midterm elections feels stressful. I feel like I can’t turn the TV on, can’t check social media. Too much conflict, too much negativity.

On my way home from an early morning run to the grocery I noticed dramatic clouds. And me with no camera.

Barns and cloudy skies make me smile.

I hurried home, but the drama was gone by the time I unloaded and put away the groceries.

Still, the sky was interesting. And I was restless.

The seasons are changing, the crops have been harvested.

So off I went, camera in my lap, to see what I might see. Sure it would never be the extraordinary sky I saw earlier. But you never know what you’ll find.

At first I was disappointed, mostly muddy grey skies, not the dramatic navy blue ribbons I’d seen before.

Time to hunker down for winter.

But when I got out of the car on a dirt road to grab a shot of a barn I saw the whole sky above me and actually said out loud – “Wow!”

This was my ‘wow’ moment.

And that inspired me to keep looking. And you know me…

Everywhere you looked was something wonderful.

…looking for barns amid wild skies makes me smile.

Couldn’t resist this one.

What made you smile lately?

Well yes, she makes me smile too.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

14 thoughts on “Trent’s World, the Weekly Smile

  1. “Sky watching” is often very rewarding. Most of my best “atmospheric” sky pictures are actually phone photos, not photos taken with me real camera. Very nice!

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  2. I am forever looking at the sky, so this post made me smile, too. Those clouds that made you say, ‘wow’….they are gorgeous! I love when they are all streaky like that. I don’t know what you saw before, but you for sure captured some beauties, Dawn.

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    • Before there was sun shining from the south against some tamarack trees, and black and navy clouds behind them. Was spectacular. By the time I got out with the camera there was virtually no sun to highlight anything.

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  3. Lovely lovely lovely!
    My sister said a while back, “I sent in my ballot! So everyone can stop talking about the elections now!” I feel the same way. And I feel like you do, too: I have friends who are planning news-watching binges for this afternoon/evening and I can’t imagine why–results will be the same in the morning whether they watch or not. I’m hoping there’s a movie or two nearby that I want to see and I’ll go sit in a theater to avoid the temptation of going into Facebook where there is likely to be a morass of angst. And will likely stay away today, and will think about it for tomorrow, too. Thanks for the photos to remind me that there’s plenty of beauty in the world no matter what.

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  4. Wow! Smile? Today? Pleasant customers in my bookstore … my husband coming in the door … my dog curled up in her chair.

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  5. Wow! This made me smile. 🙂 Other things include my husband, my crazy cats, and probably at least a hundred things more.

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  7. Stunning skies and definitely something to lift your mood.


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