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The Muse Who Disappeared


I haven’t had anything to say here for months. That’s not because I’ve had nothing to say, I’ve been talking plenty, both to the people in my physical life, and those who I know online.

Every now and then I have been visiting my blogging friends blog pages (as you will know!) and I love reading your thoughts, and hearing about what you have been up to. I have even continued adding a photo a day at blipfoto, which I really enjoy, as it keeps a daily record of what I’ve been up to, and I pop into Facebook nearly every day too.


Then I go to the dashboard of my own blog ~~ and there’s nothing.


I seem to be in some kind of slump, but I don’t know why. So taking matters into my own hands, rather than awaiting the return of my “Homelife Muse“, here I am. Babbling on about nothing.

But it’s a start…..right?


I do have a rather wonderful event to talk of (maybe my Muse just came by for a visit!) My husband and I just had a four day trip away together, just a two hour drive from home, but the best part of the trip was that it was just the two of us!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my children to the moon and back. But you know, they are all so grown up now, they have their own lives. And I will always be here for them if they need me….but they can live their own lives now, independently of me….I can actually go away with their father for a few days without the sky falling in on them!


My photos today were taken while we were away. I’ll tell you more about the area we went to another day (I don’t want to exhaust my Muse while she’s here!)

I took over four-hundred photos during the four days, and I’m still sorting through them all. But I’ll be back soon ~ Pinky Promise!


“Mistress Creation keeps calling my name… I long for her, and she, for me… we will be reunited soon. In the interim, I bide my time dreaming of her, writing about her and stretching her across the vast landscape of my imagination. “Soon”, I whisper to her, “Soon”.”
~ Jaeda DeWalt

8 thoughts on “The Muse Who Disappeared

  1. I think it’s so funny how the mind will decide it has nothing to say–and then you start typing–and it has plenty to say. Have seen this happen dozens of times. (Although sometimes the mind just wants to be quiet just because.) How lovely to see you and your typing fingers this morning, Joanne! Perhaps our spirits shine through what we think is babbling. Happy day to you!


  2. Joanne, I love these photos, especially the first two. There is something so pleasing about the way shorebirds look at the camera…

    Babbling is always a good place to start! 🙂

    Getting away as a couple is one of the benefits of having an empty nest, or an almost empty nest. So happy you had such a good time without having to worry about the kids. If your fledglings can live their own lives now you’ve done a great job as parents. Well done, Mom!


  3. I am behind on the blogging world as well. Ever since school got up and running this year, these fingers haven’t been visiting everyone as much as I’d like. I love your photos. I’m sure it was a lovely trip and it looks like your weather was nice too. Days are getting cooler here as they must be warming up where you are (not that you probably ever get to temperatures that I would consider cold in your climate!)


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