Thursday, May 22, 2014

Don’t fence me in…

Here’s what has been happening in my neck of the woods.

Last Friday, my son Evan moved out.  It was time, I’m sure.  He is a grown-up and has a decent job.  I’m sure he has wanted to be on his own for a while.  I don’t blame him.  I can remember when I was that age and itching to get my adult life started.  Still, that doesn’t make it any easier for his old mother who will miss – already misses – having him around.

I will just have to buck up and go visit him, like I visit my daughter Carrie.  Carrie and I have done some good exploring in the area where she lives since she has been there.  And while I don’t have photography in common with Evan, we’ll find something to do.  Hey, we both like to eat and Worcester is full of restaurants.  Now and then, I may even be able to twist his arm and get him to go to the Worcester Art Museum, which is within walking distance of his apartment.

So Greg and I are official empty-nesters…except for Olive the pug, of course.

The day we moved Evan to Worcester was a rainy one.  On my way home, I snapped a couple of photos of fences.  So I’m gonna link on up to The Run*A*Round Ranch Report’s Good Fences #9 and post a couple of pickets.




16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sweet yellow places and picket fences! good luck to your son!

Nowy Sacz said...

The top image is a very nice rectangular theme. Good composition.

kat from ky. said...

I love the pop of color on the awnings. If you do your job correctly(raising adults!) you get left behind. Sad but true!

Gail Dixon said...

Awwww...sorry you are missing your son. That's tough at first. The little yellow house with the white picket fence is a lovely place.

Ida said...

Sending you a hug as you adjust to your son being gone.
Some nice fence shots and pretty yellow houses. Not my color choice for a house but these look lovely.

Brian King said...

Those are beautiful places! I'm sure it's hard for you, but glad to hear your son is striking out on his own.

MarmePurl said...

White pickets just might be my all time favorite. Maybe.
This mother's heart holds a place for your empty nest.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I like both of these, especially the second one.

Rose said...

I love the second...such a cute little place.

It is always a sad feeling when the kids go home...even now.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like the different heights of the posts in that first fence.

I know it must be hard to see your son go. But like you've had with our daughter, you can now look forward to having different kinds of adventures with your son.

I bet Olive is glad to have all your attention now. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Both lovely picket fences

Kerri Farley said...

Lovely captures!
Another chapter of life :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I guess I could say Congrats on your empty nest although I do know how you're feeling at the moment. It will get better soon. :) Great picket fences. The little house is cute.

Debbie said...

roots and wings....i'm sure he is ready!! love those fences, isn't it amazing what we are finding or perhaps what we were missing before t started this???

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

The second shot- cute little home!

Carola Bartz said...

That cute little house can't be for sale for a long time - so beautiful, and the fence is wonderful!