Friday, August 14, 2009

I'll tell you how the sun rose
a ribbon at a time.
-Emily Dickinson


Sun ribbons saw me off each morning as I left for work. They greeted me with soft, dappled color - color that made me sigh and breathe dreamy prayers as I went on my way. There's nothing like a sunrise in the country. There's nothing like leaning on a hay bale and watching the sun unfurl her pastel ribbons above you.

It was a tiresome week, wasn't it? I'm ready for some iced tea and some knitting and some rest. But there's so much we need to catch up on... so much I need to say. For now, though, I'll settle on this: thanks for being here. Thanks for being my friend. And if I could share my hay bale and sun ribbons with anyone, it would be you. -Brin

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovely! Looking forward to your update.

MrsReaux said...

Lovely photo - and yes it has been a tiresome week. Enjoy your weekend and take a break!

twentysomethinggirl said...

Beautiful pic, Brin. Can't wait to catch up with you and what's going on in your world.

fairmaiden said...

I love that quote...glad you had a good first week at your new job.

patientmom said...

How lovely:)...I got my package to day from Henrybella's...what a nice way for me to end my week...it's now safely tucked away and ready for some Christmas giving. Can't wait to hear all about your new adventure..so glad you have had such a lovely start to your days...sounds heavenly :)

Cathy said...

Do tell us about your job....

Lynda said...

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful sunrise !

Enjoy your weekend of relaxing & recharging, and I look forward to your update :)

Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Lovely words! And I couldnt agree more... actually, I think ANY part of the day is better in the country really.... And I wouldnt be anywhere else... Have a lovely weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

Thank God he gives us sun ribbons and flowers and warm silky dogs to counter act tiresdome weeks. Glad you're hangin in there Brin:>) I look forward to catching up.

Sue said...

Tiremsome week here too- but a good one! I think of you often although I do not even know you. I so enjoy reading your posts and love your choice of quotes.

MeridionalBelle said...

Brin, thank YOU for being there for us! Can't wait to hear about what's new... Have a great weekend.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Good Morning, Brin! I was concerned about you for a little bit because you hadn't posted, but then I remembered you'd found a job and would be off to work each day, and hoped you would share bits of your week with us later. Can't wait to hear how all is going in your world these days! Blessings, Becky

Tara said...

I know how tiresome starting back to work can be. I have officially started back to school this past week. Kids won't come until the 24th, but lots of preparations to do.
Hope your new job is going well.
Have a blessed weekend. Hugs from NE Texas.

Elenka said...

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Kimberly said...

We're all cheering you on, and praying that God will continue to bless. Can't wait to hear what's been going on behind the scenes!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

sun ribbons ~ i love that phrase and emily's quote ...
may all your ribbons be colourful brin!
prairiegirl

Patsy said...

Good to have you back Brin.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Told you, you are exactly where you are meant to be right now. God will show you wonders you never dreamed of. Be at peace sweet girl. xxoo

Karen Deborah said...

awh shucks gosh.

Debi said...

Thanks for sharing that beautiful photo...

Brenda said...

I can't wait to hear what is new....the job, house, dog, family, spiritual truths....praying for you!

Sharon said...

As always it's a delight to hear from you. Looking forward to hearing more of your journey as God leads you into unknown territory... Chin up and keep your mind and heart fixed on him and he will guide you in the way that you should go..

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Your season is changing and I'm with you every step of the way! Looking forward to hearing about you new thrill! Hugs!

kali said...

lovely, Brin. Can't wait to hear your updates! Your posts make me long for the country... I always long for it. But your posts take me there...

Someday...

Lulu said...

glad to hear you are knitting..Hadnt heard in a while aobut your knitting..
Have a lovely sunday.

LindaSonia said...

Brin - wishing you a joy filled week ahead and skies filled with sun ribbons. LindaSonia

Cindy Brick said...

Brin, do tell us more about your new job...and your new life. Don't think we'll judge you that things have changed so much in the past year or so...we've all been there. God is using this time to hone and deepen you. (Guess you're growing yourself, instead of your garden...so see, you're still gardening!)
I like the pretty photos and vague comments. But I want to know more about YOU. What you're doing, how you're feeling about that. What your new plans/goals are. We're your friends -- tell us.

glovin said...

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful sunrise !

Enjoy your weekend of relaxing & recharging, and I look forward to your update :)


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Deb D. said...

If I lived nearer (I'm in Northeast Indiana!) I would linger with you at that hay bale. I might even climb on top of it and let my legs dangle down. I do love to linger. To just be still and observe and soak in the views, sounds, smells. I appreciate and respect the time you take to contemplate, ponder, and appreciate your life, loved ones, and surroundings. Your blog is an inspiration for the simplest (and that is a complimentary form of the word!) reasons. I will continue to "visit' you.