Saturday, September 01, 2007


I am home.
I am back with my butterflies and birds.
I am back with my friends.
I missed everyone.

I am tired and happy.
I had many adventures in the temperate rain forest.
I will share those as I process the photos.
I have much processing to do.

I will start my trip scrapbook
and share with you the new things I have learned.

It is September.
It is good to travel.
It is good to be home.


smilnsigh said...

Welcome Home!!!

And a good time to be home... With so many others traveling. :-) {You can guess that we don't travel, on big holidays.}

Rest and enjoy the first memories of your time away. Enjoy sorting your photos. Enjoy September.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. We've missed you!

Sprite said...


Dearest Sherry,

I imagine your butterflies, birds and other creatures are happy to have you back too!

Oh how we all missed you!

Happy September Girlfriend!

Love you,


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, you were miss! Glad to hear you had a good time!

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
Thank you! I am happy to be in my natural habitat! I enjoy traveling and look forward to each adventure yet I am always happy to return home. Each trip I take in some way changes me. I am grateful I was able to go and once again feel the warm embrace of my daughter and to be near her.
The forests and the ocean were exrtra delightful.
It will take me a few weeks to get all my pieces of paper organized and into my scrapbook. I will always carry the lessons of the old growth forests.

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
Hi, I missed you too!
We will walk again next week I hope!
I did lots of trail walking while I was away. My trees are not as old as the towering beauties I gazed up into. I learned so much about the understory and now I am looking up and down and all around! I understand better how we are all one. All connected.

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
Yeah!!!! My son took excellent care of the birds and butterflies while I was gone! Once home they came and said their, "Hellos" and went on about nectaring and singing!
Happiest Of all Septembers to you too.
It will cool down now and the rains will refresh our soils and the butterflies will migrate. The apples will be ready to pick soon and the air will begin to smell of Autumn.
I am home. I am happy. My husband took excellent care of me while I was away from my routine. My creature comforts were met and now I can walk many more miles in my new moccasins.
I cannot wait to tell about everything and how I will build my totem.
Yeah! I am home. I am near you.

Mary said...

Yay! Sherry's back!

I've missed you, Sherry. Enjoy September. I think I will, too.

I look forward to seeing life through your eyes again. I am sure you had a wonderful times and saved many memories.


Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Thank you for missing me! It feels nice to be missed. I only travel a few times each year and long trips normally only happen every five years! I had hoped the wireless connection would have worked out for posting but it did not! Oh well, now I will relive my trip! That will be fun too!
I am back and the butterflies are here and the birds and many blooms. We will dance in the cool autumn air and once again delights of the spirit will bring laughter.
I am home,

Tumblewords: said...

Welcome home, Sherry!

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Thank you! It is nice to sleep in my own bed! The hardest part of travel for me is sleeping!
I saw all of the different butterflies that come to my tard today. I was thrilled to see my hummers too.
I missed your poems!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I missed you too! I missed all of your birds! I missed all the laughs!
Trees do laugh but it is a rather slow gurglely sort of sound not the smiles you give forth!
I did take lots of photos and will post as I process them. I broke my favorite lens too! The 55-200x one! I guess I will see about replacing or seeing if it can be fixed.
I will be back to regular life before long but I will see it different now that I have spent time in the temperate rain forest. Wonderful old growth trees and lots of moss and ferns!
It will be apple time very soon!
I also caught a cold....
My husband was a wonderful doctor and I am almost well.
Lots to share.

dmmgmfm said...

Welcome home, I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time. And thank you sio much for your kindness. I have been in a daze. love nita

Anonymous said...

thank you for visiting my blog..
Wonderful butterfly pictures...
I love September and here is a poem
from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The German poet, scientist, botanist and philosopher, dedicated the poem below to his former lover Marianne von Willemer. The Ginkgo leaf symbolizes Goethe's theme, one and double. The Ginkgo tree that was Goethe's inspiration to write the poem in 1815, grew in Heidelberg, Germany. On the picture below you see the poem in Goethe's original handwriting.
This poem was published in Goethe's work 'West-östlichen Divan' (book Suleika) of 1819, titled 'Gingo biloba' for literally reasons
This leaf from a tree in the East,
Has been given to my garden.
It reveals a certain secret,
Which pleases me and thoughtful people.

Does it represent One living creature
Which has divided itself?
Or are these Two, which have decided,
That they should be as One?

To reply to such a Question,
I found the right answer:
Do you notice in my songs and verses
That I am One and Two?
cheers Gisela

Anonymous said...

the original poem can be found on this website:

Jayne said...

Welcome home Sherry! Can't wait to see your photos. ;c)

Chrissie said...

I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to all those photos. Welcome back to blogland :-)

Deb said...

Welcome Home!!
So glad you had a wonderful time ...looking forward to seeing photos of your adventures. We have missed you.

Q said...

Dear Laurie,
I hope to post photos of our adventure each day on my Holiday blog! As I go through each disc, I have 14 of them, I will decide what I will keep and print and post! It looks as if I took a few thousand photos!
I am doing laundry, watering and playing with the butterflies and hummingbirds as I get back into the routine of my house and gardens. I would like to pack up the August decorations and set out September too! I am giving myself the month of September to process our trip. It took me 8 months to plan this trip, three weeks to be on it and at least a month to process all the paper and photos and small treasures that came home with me. The hat and moccasins went right into use!
I will be forever changed by my time in the Pacific Northwest. It is beautiful. I loved the greens and the blues.

Q said...

Dear Nita,
I am holding you and John in my thoughts. May the angels hold you in their wings. May you know all is in perfect order.
My gift today to you is the gift of hope. Remember to drink plenty of water.
Love, hugs and beauty,

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
Thank you for this poem!
I will bookmark it.
Amazing poet.
I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Q said...

Dear Chris,
Thank you! It is nice to be back! I missed everyone. I am catching up on posts and home! Slowly I will get Holiday photos up. I am slow!
I loved your Full Moon post.
Please look at your heather for me at least one more time. It is so beautiful....

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Thank you! Our son picked us up at the airport and he brought us water! Those small gestures of care make travel much more enjoyable! I did have a mavelous time. Your country is incredible.
I could visit often.

Susan Gets Native said...

It's about time you remembered where you live.

(Glad to see you!)

Q said...

Dear Susan,
I am having a difficult time adjusting to regular life. I do very well on vacation! Once I get the dining room table clearned off of paper, the scrapbook done, I hope to get back into a regulat routine. As it is all I want to do is look at holiday photos.
I am glad to be back. I am weeping over the death of Elvis, your Owl.
So very sad.
It has begun to rain this afternoon. All is well.