Waiting for the beekeepers

The opposite of talking isn’t listening.  The opposite of talking is waiting.

~ Fran Lebowitz

This week’s Daily Post photo challenge is Waiting.  Now that my computer is working again (thank you, M the Younger!), I was able to go to my archives for a few photos to fit the theme.

Waiting in the clouds for the third rock climber

Waiting is painful.  Forgetting is painful.  But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

~ Paulo Coelho

Waiting at the museum. (Sculpture at the Columbus Museum of Art)

We have been gifted with sunshine here in the Bogs today.  Bright, beautiful, light.  Although it’s cold outside (in the 20s when I went out for my walk this morning), the sun makes it feel warmer.

I tried to capture some of the sunlight while I was out getting a dose of Vitamin D.  After several days of rain and cloudiness, it was nice to see blue sky once again.

One of today's views of the pond

The clouds you see in the above photo eventually cleared out completely, but not while I was outside.

I watched and waited as the clouds would block and then release the sun.  In the meadows, the sun appeared as a golden light in the grasses and dried flowers.

On the pond, the sun and cloud reflections created abstract works of art.

Waiting is something I don’t mind doing.  I find it a good opportunity to catch my breath and slow down my thinking.  If it’s a long wait, I use the time by reading, writing, doodling, or some other creative endeavor such as the knitting I’m learning how to do.  How do you feel about waiting?

I promised you some flowers today, didn’t I?  Birthday flowers like to be shared, and they don’t mind waiting if the wait isn’t too long.

I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today.  Thanks so much for dropping by and joining me on a short hike around the subject of waiting, and around the pond.

A collage of the flowers and the reflections of sun and clouds on the pond.

26 Comments on “Waiting”

  1. SkP says:

    my favorite is the first one (for waiting) – love the last one – it is so confusing, but it fits together so well!

  2. Wow, those clouds, like your flowers, are looking mighty fine. Love the Liebowitz quote.

  3. I really like the white daisy as it is, beautiful!

  4. Corina says:

    A wonderful take on “waiting”, Robin. The photos are, as usual, top notch. I love that clear deep blue sky you were gifted with. Isn’t it so much more special when it is an unexpected break in a rainy period? Love it!

  5. Ellen says:

    beautiful waiting photos!!
    and of course, those of your surroundings are great!

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    You have the Midas touch for weaving choice words in the midst of applicable photos. Have a good weekend.

  7. Nice collection of images here. I love that first photo. 🙂

  8. nigel says:

    Lovely collection of photos

  9. Margie says:

    Photos and quotes – my favourite way of blogging too!

  10. Hallysann says:

    Hiya, dropping in to catch up again …
    I don’t mind waiting, so long as I don’t dislike what I’m doing while I am waiting. 🙂
    Pictures are great, as usual, especially the sliver lining and sun rays reflection in the pond.
    Thanks for the smile. 😀

  11. eof737 says:

    As always, these are gorgeous… 🙂

  12. Kathy says:

    I used to think that waiting was the most painful thing. Restlessness would attack and threaten to choke. After years of meditation, though, I am almost beginning to welcome waiting–except that it’s not waiting any more. It’s almost like the “pause” is becoming complete in itself. If that makes sense. Not always, but more often. As everyone else says, your photos are always gorgeous, Robin. Always.

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