At least the weather has been absolutely perfect for the world to start coming to an end, right?
Old Man Willow.

I’m headed out today for California.

The only word that can describe my state of mind is heavy.

Heavy with worry.

Heavy with love.

Heavy with sorrow.

Heavy with anticipation.

I won’t be back in Indiana until January 6th and when I do come back everything will have changed.

I’m going to try and enjoy the upcoming days and moments.

Now go vote. I personally am writing in for Bruce Wayne.


  1. Gorgeous pictures, Casey. Except that boxelder bug. Eeyuck 🙂

    I feel very much the same today, though I’m sure it’s not for the same reasons.

    I hope everything is okay.

    The Butrfly Gardens last blog post..Life

  2. Beautiful photos as usual.

    How did I miss that you’re leaving for the rest of the year?

    I guess when you finally meet the little guy he’ll be more interesting than the gooey lump he is these days. We’ll miss you!

    Must be Motherhoods last blog post..Selective Hearing

  3. awesome pics, casey. my 6 year old saw old man willow and said, “hunh?!”
    like she’s never seen a face on tree before, please.

    megachicks last blog post..halloween just doesn’t excite me

  4. Pretty pictures, and really a perfect election day post. (I posted a picture of my rack. How awesome was that?)

    Can Spidy be VP? That would just rock.

    Amys last blog post..In This Moment

  5. Um, I’m a little freaked out and worried now, so I hope you will be updating sooner about details.

  6. Hopefully you aren’t going to wait until January 6 to post again.

    To be on the safe side, I’m going to start checking every couple of days. Just in case.

    Good luck.

    SciFi Dads last blog post..Buddy At One Month

  7. Thinking of you. Hope everything is alright.

  8. What is going on? I’m confused! I hope everything is alright! “world coming to an end” doesn’t sound good, and why Cali for over 2 months? ….I don’t know…help! Please fill us in!

  9. Here Here for bruce wayne!!

    Tell Heather she da bomb!

    mayas last blog post..On LeapFrog & Raising Spoiled Children

  10. Wow, 2 months in Cali? Why aren’t you going to Utah?
    Gorgeous leaf pictures by the way, I love the one on the brick wall!

  11. have fun in Cali.

    staciesmadnesss last blog post..VOTE VOTE VOTE

  12. I sure hope everything is ok.


    Amys last blog post..Angelina Ballerina

  13. wha?! what did i miss?

    dude, i so did not even think to write in bruce wayne. that’s brilliant!

    biddys last blog post..i voted early…

  14. I think you will have a lot of worried readers until you’re heard from again.

    Good luck Casey! You’re pics are stunning.

  15. Amazing photos.

    Is someone sick?

    What’s going on?!

    You need our support! We’re here for you through the good and the bad. Know that.

    Rheas last blog post..Non-Partisan Mystery Photos

  16. ditto to everyone elses confused comments. I hope all is well with you and your family!

    Skyes last blog post..HaPpY HaLLOwEen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Hope everything is ok.

    midwest mommys last blog post..A Letter to a Sippy Cup

  18. UMM?
    That last bit leaves me worried about you.

    I hope all lis well.

    crookedeyebrows last blog post..My first.

  19. Beauty-full pictures!!

    Hurry back! Details please! 🙂

    Andrea in INs last blog post..Day 3 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

  20. Sending happy, healthy, vibrant thoughts your way. Hoping all is good with you, the moosh, and Cody. Is it because it is final time again?

    Megs last blog post..Leaf fight!

  21. Beautiful pictures and quite the tease with the mysterious disappearance….hope all is well.

    Amys last blog post..Five reasons I am too busy to write a real post

  22. Great photos (per usual), but I, too, am worried. Should I be?

    (Also – I voted for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. They’re a good team.)

    Angellas last blog post..Sunday Is A Day Of Rest

  23. Amy in StL says:

    Wow, hope everything is okay.

  24. Talk about leaving us in suspense! I hope all is well with you, and I hope you enjoy your time in California as much as you can!

    Mrs. Wilsons last blog post..NaBloPoMo Day 3: Beauty or Beast?

  25. Beautiful pictures. I have obviously missed something.

    Stay safe love. I am doing some major praying.

    Rachels last blog post..Monkey Mashin, Punkin’ Pickin’ and Kiss and Tell

  26. Add me to the worriers and prayers. Update soon?

    Headless Moms last blog post..How Far Would You Go For A Child?

  27. I’m so confused too! Hope you’re ok. Prayers for you and your family headed your way. Update us soon so we know how to best help

    Erikas last blog post..Lovedove Designs

  28. I feel kinda nosey by wondering what you’re doing in california. I’m pretty sure you’re not going in hopes to marry your girlfriend before the gay marriage thing changes. (IF it changes.)

    I hope things are well with you. Please let us know how you’re doing.

  29. I’m lost. Why is it the end of days? I hope everything’s okay. Can’t wait to see another update.

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  30. Have a safe journey. You have many people praying for you. *hugs*

    Melissas last blog post..a post before crashing into bed

  31. I’m thinking of you. I hope you are alright. Please update when you can!

    Heathers last blog post..Open Letter #5: A Letter To Many

  32. Stunning photos! What’s going on? You’re off to CA?

    Alyson (New England Living)s last blog post..Sleepy Hollow, Pre-ER Visit

  33. Hmmm…This is strange. Please be okay.

    Camilles last blog post..Call Me a Convict–I’ve Got a Conviction.

  34. Is everything ok? I hope all is well and that your trip to Cali is for fun. You are often in my thoughts. I need to send you a catch up email soon, I know.

    perksofbeingmes last blog post..RIP Michael

  35. Hope everything is okay, tally me in with the worried readers.

  36. Those nature shots are stunning. Prayers for you and your journey.

    Reeses last blog post..Scarves and Boots!

  37. Casey…I could NEVER in a million TRILLION years take photos like these. They actually made me weep. WOW. Also…my heart is heavy too…did you read Carrie’s post tonight? Wow…I love her. I can’t wait to see you…how you move away from home for months at a time is beyond me, but glad I get to see you. Love you…safe travels.

    Kims last blog post..Good Things Utah

  38. Ditto on the “I hope everything is ok”….please post soon!

  39. I voted. I’m ecstatic at the results.
    But enough about me. How are you? You’re missed and we worry when you’re not around and we don’t know what else is happening

    WMs last blog post..From the I’m so stupid I shouldn’t be let loose in society files

  40. Hope all is well.

  41. I hope everything is okay. Lovely pictures!

  42. Jane Dough says:

    Aaack! I wish I had commented sooner. I love your blog -why are you going away for two months? I live in Cali – just to let you know there is a friendly face out here.

  43. In my subconscience, I must be very worried about what this post means.

    I had a dream last night that I deduced that you were gone for two months working on NaNoWriMo, which is a real event for aspiring novelists.

    In my dream I was so proud that I had figured this out and I could not wait to let everyone who is concerned about you know what was going on.

    I am anxiously awaiting your next post, and really hope that everything is ok with you.

  44. hey pssst- giving away $50 worth of kid art supplies on my blog 🙂

    Art supplies are happy!

  45. I miss you. Thank you for your recent comment & the outrageously beautiful images today. My struggles are not over nor will they ever be. Praise there is a God in Heaven that is in control. Our friend died recently. My father has inoperable prostate cancer & my aunt has %15 chance of living 5 years. I feel stronger than ever to share life & live for now. That is all we have. Love. Love. Love. YOU.

    Angelas last blog post..H2O

  46. Everyone else is so nice and gracious that I almost feel bad for scolding you. It is not nice to tease your readers!

  47. I too will be in Los Angeles in the coming months, and I hope that your reason for journeying to California is better than what we’re envisioning.

    (And also, if something is wrong healthwise with anyone, my husband has connections at UCLA medical center through mid-November. I know I don’t know you at all, but please don’t hesitate to email if you need anything. I can’t promise much, but I’ll help anyway I can.)

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