First of all, I want to thank everyone for your patience and kindness in waiting for me to post here this week. All is well, but as with all of you my family does come first, and I had to help out a bit this week.
Today, I thought you all might like to see a couple of photos of the location where I grew up. While I have lived all over the US and in England, this is the area of the world where I spent the longest time (9 years). The tulips are slowly going, but I liked the way the were set against the concrete block wall.
Yes, you have guessed it. I grew up on a farm. My parents still live there and still farm a bit. I love this old tree!
This is the view from the farm house front porch swing. We still sit there in beautiful weather. It is a lovely place for contemplation.
And this is the view from my childhood bedroom window! I spent many hours gazing out the window from the foot of my bed.
So why is this so important? No matter what, I can't take my background away from me. I am very lucky to have had the experiences I have had to pull on for my creativity. I think we all are. This is part of that world. I see it very differently from many, but I still am grateful for this part of my life and grateful for having this place to return to now.
Do you have any special relationships with place in your life? I have many more places which are special to me, as you can imagine. But this is where I have been over the last few days, so it is also what is fresh in my mind.