Where Do We Go From Here?

Jul272016MinkThere was a time when I felt I had something to say. Slowly it seems that time has passed. So what now my friends? It is the middle of the night for most folks. For me a bit to early to be up and wonderin’.

With absolutely nothing on my mind I wandered out to sit on the porch. Porch sittin’ I am still pretty good at. There is a peace on a mid summer night. No breeze, the air alive with the buzz of insects and the distant croaking of frogs. I instantly became a grand son again. A mere 900 miles away and 50 some years sitting on another porch, pretty similar, the platform at the top of a set of concrete steps leading in to a home. Similar still as the smell of a menthol cigarette wafts through my nostrils.

No wonder it is so difficult to quit smoking when that scent emanated from the lips of the person I admired the most, my grandmother. The one who opened my heart to appreciate all the wonders outdoors. A problem solver she was that had the most common sense of anyone I have known.

Catching my brother and I fighting did she tell us to stop? NO, she picked up a stick and said go ahead fight. When one of us would try to quit the stick whipped out and she said you wanted to fight now fight. Needless to say we never fought again, in her presence any way. A lesson to take fighting seriously and give it all I had should I choose to do so remains.

As I stood up to go back in the house and finish this post a tree frog caught my eye. Sitting on a fake old timey lantern. One of those modern solar night lights that put out about as much light as a lightning bugs ass as my father-in-law once said. I smiled and thanked the frog for triggering a memory of another elder I so admired.

Sitting down at the keyboard to finish this up, yet again my mind was blank. Not much between your ears kid I heard all to often as a tow headed child. Little did folks know how pissed I was at having the crew cut on my head rubbed as they said it. Don’t know why that would make me so mad but it did. It is a natural instinct as an adult to rub the top of a head like that I later found out. Kind of a distinct feel that once you done it you want to do it again and again.

With my mind still mostly blank the thought “where do we go from here” popped in to my conscious mind. So I searched for that old Chicago song. A song that when I hear it I am crossing a set of railroad tracks just outside of Warminster PA. The song is blaring out of the speakers in my old beat up 65 Mustang. As I recall a lonesome feeling deep inside, yet a sense of freedom and wonder at what was next was on my mind as I sang along at the top of my voice. “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE”> Better than tears I suppose recalling yet another break up from a gal who thought all to correctly that I did not have much between my ears…

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Monday Captures

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Jul262016EasternTigerSwallowtailFeedingOnCosmos

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Slow Sunday

Jul252016SnowyEgrets.

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Jul252016SnowyEgreatCatchingThreadfinShad.

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Oppressive Heat

Jul242016DawnKDVThe heat is on, actually the temps are not that high, but along with the humidity it is oppressive. In the middle of the day even in the shade it saps your energy away. So be careful out there…

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Jul242016ProthonotaryWarbler.

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Leftovers

Jul232016MotorcyclePanningShotI pretty much got rained out yesterday so you get leftovers.

 

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