Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Nothing to say


I sit here with a few pictures from around the yard to share but nothing to say.

Daddy red-bellied woodpecker is back after raising his kids.

Everything seems bigger than my words. Sadder.

Daddy’s girl follows him to the deck for breakfast.

There’s Hurricane Ida leaving devastation from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast.

Early morning light.

There’s the covid resurgance in my state and most of the country.

Afternoon sun makes everything brighter.

There’s kids going back to school while parents and school boards shout at each other over masks.

Wasps are storming the hummingbird feeder. I took it down for a couple of days.

There’s Texas.

The hummers are unhappy with me.

I need to look seriously for the good that I always say is there amongst all the trouble.

Shadows everywhere.

A good long walk in the woods might help.

I don’t know what these are, they are tiny, hidden in the messy wildflower garden.

But there are those mosquitoes.

And I know just the place to take a walk, 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.

13 thoughts on “Nothing to say

  1. Your feelings are exactly like mine – it seems like the only news is bad news. I will be with you in spirit as you walk in the woods – I will be walking in my neck of the woods too, breathing deeply and taking the beauty of the change of season. This too shall pass and you are not alone! xoxo

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  2. Thank you, thank you. You have shared stunning photos of that good that is there amongst the trouble. Good that, as you say, is too often too hard to find.


  3. Sounds like your off to Kensington. Good idea.


  4. Your photos are always so pretty, Dawn. Thank you for showing me the beauty in your world.


  5. You ha mirrored my feelings exactly. We have some of the saddest news right now: flooding in Louisiana and the people of Afghanistan included. I do hope we can all cope and act approximately. I know we’ll survive, but we need to do so much mire.


  6. I hear ya! I have turned it all off and pray!
    Beautiful captures!


  7. Yup, it’s easy to get down in the dumps over the world situation these days. So much feels out of our control, and it’s tough rising above the bad feelings and emotions. Best to turn that TV off and do as you did, walking outside where Nature continues to astonish us and soothe our wounds.


  8. Yes, shadows everywhere. Perhaps all we can do is face them with fortitude and as much creativity as we can muster. Easier said than done, I know.


  9. The news is stressful. Too stressful to pay attention to on more than an occasional basis. I get tow daily emails that sustain my attention to the news – CNN’s Take Five and the NY Times’ weekly email. I always look forward to their weekly news quiz to test my attention to what’s going on in the world. Now the birds on the other hand, lift me up and I enjoy and I look forward to your bird photos. Thank you and have an amazing day. Peace.


  10. Sometimes it all seems too much…I hear you. My husband always says things could be worse. 😦


  11. With photos of nature there is no need to say anything, they speak for themselves. Your hummingbird capture is positively beautiful ❤


  12. What do you mean you have nothing to say? You’re way too busy enjoying the simple life talking with nature. Lovely pieces.


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