Sock skating down the hallway

A dragon's neck.

Because I knew it was supposed to be a gloomy day, I saved some photos from  yesterday to brighten the place up.  That’s not really a dragon’s neck up there.  Just a limb on one of the trees near the pond.  But doesn’t it look like it could be a dragon’s neck?

I need a day off from blogging, and all things blogging.   (Mushroom photo above played with post-processed in Picnik.)

Thanks to the wonders of WordPress, I scheduled this post to go out on its own, without me present.


I have 10,000 things that need to be done, starting with canning tomatoes.  The house needs cared for, the garden needs tended (but not if it’s raining), and the laundry is always in need of attention.

Letting go

The tomatoes can’t wait, but there are other things on the to-do list that I can put off for another day.  If things go as planned, I’ll be having my weekly artist’s date today.


And if they don’t go as planned, I’ll wing it.

Thanks for visiting the Bogs while I’m off working and playing and striving for a good balance of things in life.  🙂

Sunlight shining through the meadow and the dried ironweed.

44 Comments on “Sock skating down the hallway”

  1. I love your post title – it immediately took me back to memories of my childhood, sliding across any smooth surface I could in my socks!! I love WP’s auto-post feature, I’ve used it a couple of times. The light coming through the leaf is so pretty – reminds me that I’ve been wanting to try a shot like that.

  2. Karma says:

    Been farming the search engine terms for titles again, LOL? You know what I’d like to know? Is there a way to find out what blog post people were directed to with those search terms? I’d certainly like to read that post! 🙂
    I do see the dragon’s neck! Judging by your reading list, I’m thinking Harry Potter and Sookie Stackhouse could be inspiring your imagination. (Do you watch “True Blood” on HBO? The series is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels.)

    • Robin says:

      lol, Karma! Not this time. I actually do sock skate down the hallway. We have hardwood floors and I like to sock skate wherever and whenever I can. 😀

      I’ve watched the first season or two of True Blood. I first watched it at my sister’s and she got me hooked. (We don’t have cable so I get it through Netflix.) I am surprised to find myself enjoying the Harry Potter novels. My youngest son felt he was too old for them after the first two came out so I never got around to reading them. Now he’s reading them as part of a deal with his wife, and I decided to join them.

  3. Robin, only 10,000 things to be done? You’ll be through it all in no time. Lol. 😀 I love hearing that you are planning a “canning” session and it still amuses me that there won’t be a can in sight! But will there be a camera? There’s something very heart-warming about seeing food preserved to be enjoyed throughout the cold winter months ahead.

    Beautiful photos today, even if they are left-overs from yesterday, and yes, the first photo is exactly what I imagine a dragons neck would look like. (He obviously wished to remain anonomous, as you have not included his face! Lol)

  4. Judith says:

    Well Here be dragons in Robin’s post. I love your photos as always. Look forward to the ‘canning’ photos too. 🙂

  5. Hope you’re having fun on your blog day off 🙂 I LOVE scheduling posts. There aren’t many that I publish right away (only if I forgot to schedule anything, or if I have a bonus post).
    That first one does look like a dragon’s neck. You must live in a magical forest 😉

  6. oh definitely a dragon’s neck – his name is Eustance don’t you know! And he protects all from devastation.
    walk in beauty this day.

  7. Kel says:

    I’m with Karma – where’s the post about the ‘sock skating down the hallway’.
    I was so excited to see that title – and then there were only mushrooms



  8. I think this is pretty impressive for your day off from blogging. I loved this post and your title, as well! Happy Artist Date to you!

  9. Christine Grote says:

    It does look like a dragon’s neck. I feel like I’m falling behind every day. Especially with my hopes for clearing the ivy out of the garden. I’ll get done what I get done, I guess, and live with it.

    • Robin says:

      I feel the same way, Christine. It feels like I’m behind in everything lately, including reading other blogs and responding to comments on my blog. Like you, I’ll get done what I can and live with it. 🙂

  10. Marianne says:

    A dragon’s neck for sure, Robin. I do love that beautiful mushroom and to see it open from a few posts ago where it was closed is amazing. I’ve never seen a mushroom like that. It’s real pretty. Hope you’re having a great day away from blogging.

  11. Kieran Hamilton says:

    I love the first picture, it looks like a watercolour and I really like the way the limb splits splits the picture and the nice warm rusty colours. The shot of the purple leaf with the dreamy soft focus is awesome as well, and the mushroom, they both remind me of a fairytale, maybe Alice in Wonderland? Nice shots!

  12. I hear you on the tomatoes – I think a few may be too far gone to use now…
    Wishing you sunnier skies!

  13. Kala says:

    Gorgeous images. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

  14. eof737 says:

    Those ironweeds look so delicate yet they are so string… I love them and the other shots… You are in such a beautiful place for all the rich colors you share with us. 🙂

  15. bearyweather says:

    Hey, where is a picture of you skating around in your socks??? When I was a kid we had all hardwood floors and did that all the time. We never got in trouble, we were dusting the floor for my mom ;-0.
    You have some exotic, alien looking mushrooms growing by you … I have never seen one as interesting and photogenic. Thanks for sharing your pictures while you do other things.

  16. penpusherpen says:

    Sounds like you’re having a productive time away from blogging, Robin, and the photo’s are simply splendid, I love the letting go one, the seed head group looks to me like a furry hat, with the little hands trying to ease it away from the plant. lovely, just lovely… xPenx

  17. tedgriffith says:

    Beautiful images! I hope your day off is is exceptional. 🙂

  18. hugmamma says:

    with magnificent photos…who needs words?… 🙂

  19. Beautiful captures! I love the colors!

  20. ceceliafutch says:

    Another great post filled with wonderful images. Isn’t it great to schedule posts so we can take a day off!?! I just recently began doing that. Sure makes life easier, doesn’t it. 🙂

  21. Barbara Rodgers says:

    It looks very much like a dragon’s neck – in an enchanted forest… All these pictures seem to have a dollop of magic in them. 🙂

  22. Hallysann says:

    Like you I seem to have so many other things I should be doing, so I’m off now, with the image of sock skating firmly implanted in my head to carry me away smiling.
    Thanks, 😀

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