In November of 2013 my husband and I packed everything up for the 25th time in his military career and moved to Nebraska. After a long day of driving I had just enough light left to walk the dogs. On the way back to our temporary quarters I came up the hill on the other side of these trees and only turned around as an afterthought.
This became my Instagram for that day: 11.8.13
That was a rough move for me and in the months that followed I took many long walks with Boudreaux and Xavier, often crossing over to this side of the base, even after moving into our new home on the other side of the runway. Something always drew me back to this setting and these trees.
They became my muses.
I learned to know them in all seasons and in many moods.
They never disappointed me.
Soon I’ll be moving back into those temporary quarters as my husband and I make our transition out of the military. For a few weeks these trees will once again be right around the corner from where I’m living.
It would be very fitting for my last Instagram, on my last day, to be of my Nebraska muses.
I’ll work on that.