01 November 2012

Back Home


I arrived home with my Honey after a long diversion from Ohio to Boston through Toronto to Rome. It was difficult to sleep with images of superstorm Sandy vivid in my mind but, other than that, all is well. We arrived to temps in the low 70's and bright sun turning to a sky full of clouds catching sunset colors this evening. It feels so good to be home, in my own comfortable apartment, greeted warmly by my neighbors, checked up on by friends on the phone. Clothes are unpacked, the first load of wash is in, my Honey made a simple but delicious dinner, the photos are downloaded awaiting editing and we took time out to sip a drink together on the balcony watching the sunset. Ahh, life is good, I'm grateful. I pray for those without simple creature comforts tonight that they may know them again soon for they sustain us.

While I was gone, the bougainvillea flowered:



The coleus filled out:



This sky greeted us:



And turned into a Monet painting as the sun set:



The inconvenience of two days delay in our return home seems slight indeed.

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    1. One of the advantages of traveling is to re-experence the joy of home coming.

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  2. Welcome home. I'm glad to hear you had safe travels. The images of Sandy are just devastating. You are right. The simple creature comforts are so precious. I can't imagine what so many are suffering.

    You plants are fabulous.

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    1. Yes, strength and prayers for them all.

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that you arrived home safely, though delayed due to Sandy. That storm has been life-changing for so many -- such a tragedy, so horrifying. It's good to know that you're back to your land of glorious sunsets!

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    1. Donations to the Red Cross and prayers for those affected seem so little in the face of the losses.

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  4. Welcome home! I love you pictures, that sky is simply breathtaking. And it always feels good to be home after being away, especially when you have been diverted because of such an event as Sandy. I am thinking of all those people who will not have a home to return to. :-(

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    1. It's an unthinkable thought but particularly poignant at this time of year on the verge of the holidays.

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