a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rock Hollow Called Me...


So I listened.
Found a feather on the way
and placed it in my hair.
It was cloudy when I started.
All the way I prayed for rain.
I entered my favorite place and was saddened.  The tornado and the ice storms of years past have left damage.  No rains have fallen big enough to wash the debris away.  It's still my favorite place, just harder to navigate.  Rock Hollow carries the rain fall to the creek below and is home for many living things.  I kept my eye out for snakes with camera in hand.
The Poison Oak was healthy and the ferns still grew so there had to be some moisture deep in the ground.  On top it was dry.  I slipped in leaves, I clung to rocks, I crossed logs and climbed to my heart's content.
The farm trio found something interesting.
To give you some perspective,
the rocks here are huge.
Then I fell...
This is the view from where I lay.
I'm still enjoying the beauty
 but now my behind is hurting.
I thinking, Oh, no, I didn't tell anyone where I was going.  I want my ashes scattered here so I was happy to lie there for a minute or two letting my body tell me if it was okay.  I may not have gotten the rain I prayed for but a Higher Power was watching after me.  Above is where I fell...right in the spot that has no big rocks, plumped my behind right into the safe zone.  Guardian Angel or dumb luck?  You decide.  Oh, I'm okay, I'll be bruised but I'm not broken.
My little tumble was from here to there.
I was hot and rested.
Taking in the beauty of my favorite spot...
Rock Hollow.
These puppies were glad to be home.


20 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh so lucky not to be badly hurt in your fall - somebody or something was most definately looking out for you :))
Hope you don't have too many bruises!!!

Buttons said...

Oh I love your Rock Haven we could have so much fun the two of us in your little piece of paradise. Sorry about the tumble I seem to do that a lot.
That would be a magnificent place to rest when you are finished in this world. Thanks for taking me along for the hike.Take care of the butt bruise I know what I am talking about:) B

A Quiet Corner said...

You're so blessed to be OK, Gail! You could have hit your tail bone on one of those rocks and really been injured!!! Hope you are healing nicely...be safe!...:)JP

SaucyKod said...

Gee, Genie - at first I thought you were writing one of your magical tales and this one just happened to star YOU n PAW PAWS. Sure glad to hear guardian angel landed you safely and you will probably only feel a little hurt. Girl, between itchin n fallin - I think next time you head out, you should have a pillow tied to your rump. ha,ha
Hope every thing is going well for you. These are great photos of your "Rock Hollow" - a very special place indeed. Have a great day!

Country Gal said...

So glad you are ok . What a beautiful place though . Wonderful post and photos thanks for taking us along with you and the clan . Have a good day !

colenic said...

Glad you didn't get too hurt while you were out there....thanks for taking us on your adventure!!

Jeannelle said...

I'm glad you got back home safely!

Sandy said...

Gail,

Your Rock Hollow is a great place to just go and relax with peace and be with the high powers above. I agree the high powers were watching over you to make sure you were relaxed, not hurt and enjoyed Rock Hollow. Apparently, there has not been enough rain up in your area to clear out the debris from the tree's. I can see it now, a nice steady rain creating a nice steady water flow in a downard motion clearing the weathered debris and making a humble place for all to appreciate. Beautiful pictures Gail! I see the trio enjoyed themselves too :-)
Now go rest your feet and have a great evening.

the canned quilter said...

I took a fall myself in my own flower bed..felt really stupid! Glad we are both okay and just bruised.
Woke up this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. Of course it rained... I washed the car yesterday, hung out laundry and put the sprinklers in the flower beds...then it rains : )

Dreaming said...

Love your Rock Hollow. It reminds me of some of the places on our property in NC. I find peace there.
I'm glad you are OK after your fall. I've found that I do things like that...and as I'm going down, I just can't seem to grasp that it is happening...until I land!

TexWisGirl said...

a great escape - but you do need to leave a note of where you're headed!

Journaling Woman said...

looks like an amazing place.

We just got a monster storm and a fair amount of rain.

Teresa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Rock Hollow looking like an interesting place..glad you are ok...it looks like a good place to be scattered..just not yet:)

carolina nana said...

Glad you are okay. We have been getting a little rain today and tonight we are supposed to get some heavier rain ,wish I could send some your way for your rock hollow.
Blessings
Marilyn

LindaG said...

Beautiful scenery, Gail.
Really glad the Higher Power was looking out for you, too.

*hugs* ♥

Chickadee said...

Glad you're ok from your fall. It's one of those moments you say "D'oh!"

And thank you for sharing the beauty of your favorite place. I can see why you love it so much.

Terri Buster said...

Pretty spot for a walk, but not for a fall- glad you are ok!

Rudee said...

You definitely weren't alone. I like to think one of those dogs would have run for help.

Lynne said...

Tsk Tsk . . . don't frightened me like that. Hope you are not bruised badly. Next time . . . Let someone know your whereabouts . . .PLEASE ? ? ?

Pat said...

You are such an adventurer! Even document your mishaps! You are WOMAN, hear you ROAR!

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