A Solitary Sunday.  With my spouse under the weather, the house is as quiet as a mouse.  Yes, it’s true.  I hear nothing.  Not even the scampering of soft fuzzy gray.  No grown children visiting today.  No toddlers to chase or grand-babies to rock.  The sound of silence is all around me.  Life is full of contrasts in this way.

The past week has been an unusual one.  Nearly every day the sun shined bright in the sky only to contrast at some point with the threat of foreboding storms.  Often when I looked up, charcoal gray skies floated above while blustery winds blew by.  Eventually, sheets of rain screamed sideways, this way and that.  Afterwards, silence befell before various sounds were heard.  Cracks of lightening followed by SNAPS.  Brushes of tree limbs fell to wet blades of emerald grass.  Swishes of leaves swept the air before landing in a loud crash.  Finally, rushing water flowed toward a cement street drain.  Gurgles of liquid dropped down..down…down.

The last several days have been full of contrast.  Clear blue skies altered with islands of darkness.  Eventually, clouds parted, allowing sparkling sun to peek from behind sounds of brief silence.  Minutes afterward, favorite feathered friends of mine began to sing sweet, familiar songs while flying to patio feeders.  Red cardinals, canary yellow finches, florescent blue buntings, cinnamon sparrows and red-breasted robins.

Life is full of contrast.  Eventually the glory of light brightens darkness while sweet sounds begin to snuff silence.



47 thoughts on “Contrast

    • Speechless at your overwhelming compliment! “Thank you” does not begin to say how my heart feels upon reading your words. I had no idea what I would write today, nor did the last line come to mind until my fingers tapped the keyboard. Beautiful Blessings to You.

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  1. Without the contrast we wouldn’t notice the nice things in life and there’s plenty of nice on offer there to judge by the beauty of those birds. I hope your spouse is soon better and the sun shines out to match that magical smile of yours.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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    • Many thanks, David. My husband is rarely sick so much appreciation for your good wishes. Another ‘contrasting’ day today. Sun and clouds-showers on flowers. Blessings. Hugs to you with blessings too. 🙂

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  2. Wonderful words and images, its been quiet today in our house too. Eldest daughter back at University, youngest at school sitting her GCSE RE exam today. Quite an anxious day as my daughter suffers from exam nerves. Will be glad when this year’s exams are finished!

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  3. A really beautiful description of your changing weather patterns Kim, delightful reading and great pics as accompaniment, hope you don’t mind, but I saved that gorgeous pic of the little bird on the clay bath, as a screen saver on my computer.
    Kind regards and best wishes for the recovery of your Husband.

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    • Always HUGE thanks with appreciation for reading, Emu. You chose one of my favorite pictures to save, Emu! No, I don’t mind at all. It officially belongs to ‘Google.’ Thank you for the wishes to my husband. He’s feeling much better. Love to you. 😊

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  4. Fabulous Kim… and here is a wonderful place to end my hour long visit as I have loved every minute reading and looking through your wonderful family photo’s and beautiful scenes….
    I wish you Continued Rainbows and cloudless skies, Love and Harmony and Peaceful Days to reflect and absorb all the colours of life..
    I have been privileged today within my catch up here Kim..
    Thank you so much for sharing all the LOVE you do..
    Hugs and Blessings to you and yours and I am sure your Son and Family will be just fine even though distance parts you Your Love will only grow stronger..
    ❤ ❤ ❤
    Love Sue xxx

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    • Where do I begin? Such a treasure you are in my life, Sue. To have you here with me at any time is a gift. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your beautiful words of wishes and pray that they come true. Such peace from you. A “Treasure” indeed. Blessings of Love to You. Kim

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