Thursday, August 27

the dusk of summer










it is the dusk of summer. the contrast of the house with kids and without is harsh, the move to the farm comes in good time. I learned a lot about others and myself this summer. the summer was full with meaning, fun and growth. I also believe that somehow i am no longer stuck to some it might have looked like i was still, but no i was stuck caught in between two hard places one i created and one that was my reality. I miss the kids did i say this already?

a few weeks ago k. called the children to the window to show him a spider who had caught a giant fly right before their eyes. the spider had created a gorgeous web, it was no bigger then a dime(includes the legs) weighing nothing yet it went for it something larger, something that should be beyond it's reach with wings, i thought about it all night and realized i could do it. I took my young ambition for granted, went for everything my heart desired and got it, if it was work, travel, store fronts it came with hard work yet it felt easy. when i became "stuck" i believed i lost it, that the run was over. i decided it, i gave up on what i knew and that is go get what you want, do it, just do it while keeping your values and ideals in check!

these pictures are from vermont on our way to take my niece and nephew back to montreal. it was dusk, k and i were feeling a little melancholy about the end of the summer with kids. then as a good old friend the sky, it's sun, clouds and mountains painted us a prettier picture!

19 comments:

Irene said...

Nadia, these are amazing amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful time with your niece and nephew. We do take a lot of things for granted in life, but then a sky like that reminds us how special life is.

Valentina said...

Nadia, I am so grateful. I am cheering for you!

Gigi said...

Wow. The gorgeous pictures stopped me in my tracks. Then I gathered my self to read your post and was blown away. This was just what I needed to hear today, at this very moment in my life. Posts like this are the reason I blog. Thank you!

in another lifetime said...

so beautiful! I often think of interesting or beautiful skies as a response to what we are thinking, doing, or feeling. It's almost an interaction, isn't it?

littlebyrd said...

It is just like a painting. Beautiful and magical and almost unreal.

erin said...

so lovely. thanks for sharing, as always.

Amanda Nicole said...

I am loving these end-of-summer sunsets. So dramatic. Here's to a productive autumn :)

Karolina said...

beautiful colors, makes me want to paint.. :)

sparks
bv

Laura said...

Such beautiful pictures and I am happy that you had such a magical time with your niece and nephew. the photo's of them are an inspiration to live every moment.

Laura Blumenberg said...

These are so lovely.
They remind me of the times when I drive towards the west when the sun goes down and the sky looks like a landscape. It's really wonderful.

spread your wings said...

ii was so in awe of the sky tonight - i just couldn't get enough of it - just kept driving around. your photos here remind me of it. awesome beauty!

avant garde said...

each sky photo is a natural work of art. so happy you are content with things and had that gift of time with the children. enjoy your weekend in this stormy weather!

kendalee said...

Always a little melancholy when summer ends because although autumn is my favourite season, winter is not. These images and insights are beautiful! Go little spider, go! :)

simplesong said...

amazing! these look like paintings. you know exactly how to capture such peaceful images.

Sara said...

i echo what everyone has already said... they truly look like paintings, beautiful!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

photos are gorgeous and i love your honest sentiments about your perceptions...i can;t wait to talk more with you...cheers to a fall of new starts filled with many many good things...

jennifer lorton said...

These photographs are so beautiful, they remind me of encaustic paintings, beautiful encastic paintings. They look as though the clouds and the sky are melting and fusing together. Amazing as always Nadia.

Bridget said...

Stunning pictures! A great pleasure to discover them, a task of escape!

Heather said...

love, love, love these!