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Farm Vision

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This weekend, my daughter and I are visiting God’s Whisper Farm for a writer’s retreat. When I looked at pictures of the farm, I couldn’t tell much about the lay of the land. My daughter had asked me if it was in the mountains, and I wasn’t sure. To us flatlanders, it is practically mountainous. The air smells crisp like mountains and the nights are cooler than our Carolina swelters. What a relief!

The best surprise so far: fireflies! My recent post lamented about the lack of firefly sightings in my city, and here they are! I must have seen at least 50 twinklers last night! Plus, there are no mosquitoes here! The animals on the farm, goats dogs, and chickens, have lots of room to roam. This fits my vision of what a farm should be.

If I could do anything I wanted, I’d have a farm like this one. I envision people coming to relax, meditate, quit smoking and get healthy. There would be music, bonfires and maybe yoga classes. Oh, and I’d have one room for an art studio. As long as I’m visualizing, why not throw in a stream or a babbling brook.  Tomatoes, corn, basil, squash, beans and arugula growing in the garden.  A pecan tree with a tire swing. Lots of trees, but also open space to see the stars. And fireflies.

I’m looking forward to writing, getting feedback, enjoying the company of other writers and relaxing in this beautiful space.  It’s a good time to connect with my daughter too.

Within a few days, I hope to have some photos to share for more visual detail.

 

Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday post prompt for today was “vis.”

If you’d like to join in the fun, visit:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/07/24/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-2515/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

21 thoughts on “Farm Vision

  1. I miss the fireflies as well. I’m glad they are somewhere.

  2. Sounds pretty wonderful. 🙂

  3. Sounds splendid, and I am happy to hear that you found the fireflies. Enjoy. I hope it’s a relaxing time with lots of laughter thrown in for good measure. Peace, Harlon

  4. Isn’t that cool, how I was just writing about them?! Thank you, Harlon. Peace to you too.

  5. Hope that you have a lovely time! When you get your own farm retreat, let me know so I can come visit!

  6. Thanks, Joanne 🙂 I did have a lovely time and I’ll let you know about my farm of the future. God’s Whisper Farm is a great place for a retreat. More on that later!

  7. I love the vision you drew. Music, bonfires, fireflies, yoga sounds just like my idea of retreat!

  8. Wow, I have never seen fireflies but am curious to see them !

    • Some people call them “lightening bugs.” They appear as tiny yellow, or yellow/green (almost neon) lights that come on, like a signal, for one to two seconds at a time. Most of the time I’ve see them from ground level to just a few feet off the ground in rural or wooded areas. I took a video of them at the farm, but not sure if it will load onto my blog. You can probably find a video on line. I hope you get to see them in person some day. Thank you for visiting and following “Anything is Possible,” Himali.

  9. Hi Joanne! Nice to be here on your lovely site. Look forward to coming back to this post and to read more of your posts.

  10. Hi JoAnne, hope it was a great encounter with your own writing and with others. Looks like a wonderful place. I love that it is in a town named Radiant!

    Blessings
    Michael

  11. Thank you, Michael. It was wonderful, and full of blessings of many kinds. I’ll post photos shortly. 🙂

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