Monday, July 12, 2010

More Photos Of Home

Today I wanted to share the last of my reflections and photos from my trip back home. There's a bit of this and that in this post :-) I had a wonderful time. It was good to touch base with where I come from. I saw things with fresh eyes in some ways and yet the familiarity was still there :-)

Early in my trip, we visited our old home place where we grew up and did some looking around. I hadn’t been inside for quite a few years. When Brit Boy and I visited in the fall of last year, we didn’t go inside. We just walked around the land. So this time I got the chance to go inside and boy did the memories come flooding back. The house has been cleared out and things are being stored for now. The bulk of the furniture hadn’t left the house in 100 years and I’m not even exaggerating :-) There has been a LOT of family history in that house, from well before me and my siblings were born. So for me, the energy of the past was palpable. I felt it very strongly. It was strange to see the outlines of furniture from long times past and not see the actual pieces in their usual place. The familiar pieces were there no more. It was a strange feeling, but not in a bad way. I just felt very peaceful, because I know that this part of the story has wound down, but I know that a new chapter is waiting :-) I’ve always been a family historian of sorts, so the way I see it, it ain’t over ;-) The story continues…

When we were walking around and picking up a few final things, I noticed some smoky looking glasses on top of a cupboard…way in the back corner, that had been left behind. I asked my nephew to use his long arms to retrieve them for me. They are so lovely and haven’t been used in forever and a day. I felt like I found buried treasure when I spotted them and at that moment actual buried treasure would’ve paled in comparison :-) There were quite a few, but these are representative of the set. Here they are:



At first glance I thought that they were naturally this color, but then I quickly realized that they were just grimy from sitting there for so many years unnoticed. I cleaned them up before I stored them, but here’s the thing…I got so excited in the process of cleaning them…(you should’ve seen me)…that I forgot to take a photo of them all sparkly clean and beautiful. So please use your imagination here…they turned out lovely and as people often say, they don’t make things like this anymore :-)

On one of our roadtrips, I caught sight of this pretty little church in a small town called Eatonton, which is the hometown of author Alice Walker, who wrote “The Color Purple” .



On another day, my sisters, niece, and I went for a picnic at the reservoir and I saw these two sitting on the shore.



The white duck reminds me of my pet duck that I had many years ago. My duck was like a guard dog and quacked loudly whenever anyone came into the yard, yet he was very quiet otherwise. LOL. Here are a few photos of the reservoir. It was a wonderfully peaceful day out.



The time spent back home was renewing. I’m so glad that I went and I was able to take you all along with me.

You can go home again and I did that indeed! :-)

7 comments:

Nieves said...

Nice pictures Dori, you really had a good time indeed! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

I'm happy that you had such an enjoyable time, Dori. There's nothing like having your spirit renewed by good memories and a strong family bond. :-)

As Diane mentioned, I'm sure there are many GREAT treasures in your family home. It's WONDERFUL to still have it around!

Julie from Momspective said...

Those pics are absolutely beautiful!

Theresa said...

Lovely photos. I have to say that I would love to go to Georgia one day. People seem so friendly there and such beautiful scenery.

Dori said...

Diane,
I'm so glad you enjoyed taking a look :)Have a great weekend!

Nieves,
Thanks and yes I did. Have a great weekend! :)

Jacqueline,
Exactly, those roots really sustain me when the going gets tough :) You have a wonderful weekend!

Julie,
Thanks...I'm so glad you liked them. Enjoy your weekend :)

Theresa,
Thank you :) I hope that you can visit Georgia one day soon. It is a wonderful place. I'd be glad to show you around :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sissym said...

My dear friend, I thank you for bringing a bit of culture, I loved your text and images.

hugs!

Dori said...

Sissym,
I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing where I come from. I look so forward to visiting you where you are one day :-) Hugs my friend!