04 July 2011

The Creative Exchange


. . . in the midst of the swirling dust of the renovation work in our house Heaven . . . and the pounding noise of people hammering, grilling, and pounding on walls and floors of Heaven . . . comes this breath-taking sight of our vivid pinkish red Desert Rose managing to emerge and unfold in the heat and rainy episodes.

. . . and there's Brooke, our lovely orchid sprouting again! The moon is hidden and we call it new. Solstice has announced the lengthening days and the rebirth of the earth.

. . . and I sit in my dusty Heaven, massaging my hounds restless and panting bodies, their furs wanting and demanding their weekly bath which I tried desperately to soothe and groom with wet towels and vigorous brushing every day . . . that bath will have to wait along with other tasks that will be done when the house is in order . . .

. . . and I watch the workers eating merrily, their happy chatter and laughter drifting in the hot and humid day . . . and I knew that this long wait will soon pass. And I am excited in claiming the new space and making it mine again!

For Lisa and her inspiring . . .

6 comments:

Denise said...

These are lovely, and you describe a very interesting day. I am going to have some workmen in my house in a little over a week. I am not looking forward to all the noise but tell myself that it will soon be over. Have a great week Lui.

justine said...

what lovely shots!

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful shots for the Creative Exchange!!

lisa said...

Oh Lui, renovations can be tough I know, and it sometimes seems like it will never end, but it sure looks like you still have so much beauty outside of the house. These photographs are wonderful!

If you were one of the folks who stopped by this morning when the linky was not working, I am sorry, and I truly thank you for stopping back to link up at The Creative Exchange.

lisa.

Simone said...

I can certainly understand your joy, I just love it when I find a new bud blooming, it is so great to be able to take time out of our busy lives to enjoy the simple pleasures!

Anna said...

It is so fun to see the beauty that is part of your world! My husband's grandfather came to the US from the Philippines, so your country is of great interest at our home. My husband hopes to visit the P. in his retirement :)