I've been wanting to go on a retreat and get away from the city. You know what they say? Be careful what you wish for? I've been forced into a country retreat.
The landlord is doing a lot of rennovations which got me sick (dust, noise etc. environmental illness stuff), but at the first whiff of varnish on the floors below I knew I had 5 minutes to get out of the house or else. This explains a photo free post. The camera got left behind.
Our friends graciously offered me their camper and it is a lovely one. I did pack the dog, so some of the advantages have been going for country walks and looking at all the fall wildflowers. Purple asters, goldenrod, and dandelions. Nothing like living in the city to make you a fan of those cheerful drops of yellow.
The big beautiful trees are another hit. Oh, and one spot is just perfect! Three evergreens in a row like a family. They were waiting for me to discover them for a painting.
There are many difficulties left by my flight, plus I really miss my spouse guy. Still, there's lots of good to find in the situation.
We did get the tail end of a hurricane which meant a hard, driving rain and lots of wind. My favorite house of ours when I was a child had a tin roof. The sound of the rain drumming on the canvass above my head lulled me to a deep, secure sleep. A sleep swaddled in memory.