Rain Drops, Windy Times, and Growing Up

Cold one day and warm the next, just another winter in Kentucky.  Strong winds this week damaged some trim on the house, with a few pieces being torn off completely.  



The Christmas Star remains lit on our barn, mainly because we can't let go of the warm feelings it provides.  A small piece gave up this week and stopped working.  I think this reflects us best, as a family.  Mostly on, but slightly off.....in the best way.




The girl of the house bought her first prom dress yesterday.  It was a fun girl's day out with a lot of dressed to try on, with lunch and talking afterwards.  

The young man of the house turns twenty in a couple of months.  
Everyone is growing up....



"Life changes in the instant.  The ordinary instant."  

Joan Didion 



Linking up with The Barn Collective.  

Comments

  1. I like your leaving the star on.Many around here place barn quilts to memorialize a pattern their family all used

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  2. Ha -- love your comment about the family Christmas star. Terrific quote (as usual). I one of the things that attracted me to photography when I was a little girl was the ability to capture one instant in time -- and keep it forever. Time marches on...

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  3. We look a bit rainy as you do. The snow is now only a memory. Michelle, thanks for linking up today, please stop back again.

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  4. Hello, lovely images and great barn shot. Life goes by too quickly and changes are scary. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  5. Wonderful wire fence image . . .
    Barn and star too!
    It flies by so fast, doesn't it Michelle . . .
    Twenties, proms, graduations . . .
    Grown up in a blink . . .

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  6. Evening Michelle, love the photo's, we must slow down and enjoy the days.Blessings Francine.

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  7. Boy, oh, boy...does life ever change in an instant! Sometime for the good...sometimes for the not so good. Love the barn and that you keep the star lit!

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  8. Oh, I love rural life so much. Here is winter, not very cold, with snow to some extent. The days are dark here in the north. We call these mid-winter periods of polar night. I expect that the days are getting longer and the sun appears.

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  9. Nice thought.
    Great shots.
    Back to school tomorrow?
    Me too.

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  10. Love the star. I leave the LED lights on my dock year round.

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  11. Weather not very different right now in New England -

    How I loved Prom dress shopping with my girl - that was at least 8 years ago, I look forward to the wedding dress. They have so many more options now than we did.

    Love your star - and the analogy -

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  12. no kidding. so agree with that quote. so true!! i can't believe how January is flying by. you enjoy. love your barn shot. ( :
    hope you & the family are all having a great new year!!

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  13. I have solar lights that I leave up all year!

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  14. How exciting to go prom dress shopping. There sure grow up fast.
    Weather is very changeable here too. Not a normal winter at all for us.

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  15. love the branch!! i do not have a daughter but participated in a lot of prom dress shopping with nieces!!!

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  16. Change is the only constant and most of us rail mightily against change.
    "You can never step in the same river twice." ~ Heraclitus ~

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  17. Yes, Joan Didion had so much tragedy in her life.
    Sorry you had wind damage. Our high mountains had severe snowstorms and we had Chinook winds because of it. Thankfully no damage was done but we heard them howling for days.
    It is a little poignant and bittersweet to see one's children grow to adulthood, but it will get better as time goes on and they gift you with grandchildren one day. Hang in there, Michelle and keep enjoying them!

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  18. Mostly on but slightly off... Perfect!!

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  19. Mostly on, but slightly off - I like that - a lot! I always loved the shopping excursions with my daughters!

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  20. I like the idea that the Christmas star gives you a warm feeling.

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  21. Wonderful clippings. Beautiful to see the Water droplets on the fence and branches:)

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  22. I like the barn and the star and especially your description of your family.

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  23. Joan Didion's comment was right on...I've often been amazed at how what seems a minor event at a particular moment can make monumental changes. Like tomorrow. :((

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  24. Where oh where did the time go?

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  25. I miss days like that with my eldest girl. Enjoy and savor.

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