Tuesday, January 25

when you meet gypsies on the dirt road!

our weekend. 
we had only seven dollars to spend having over extended ourselves that week, january, february never easy on a farm. I was not worried, for i had already planned for home made soups, hummus, apple crisp. we decided saturday morning to head to the cafe and blow it all:) on our way we drove down the dirt road, the sun was bright, yet it was bitterly cold. i was not feeling it since i had just spent the last two hours working hard doing chores.  as we drove down the dirt road i got my camera ready, incase a muscovy duck would be blocking the way or a tree branch would catch the sun just right but what i found instead was a herd of sheep.  i have to tell you i could not contain my excitement,  this was a dirt road after all and the farm was that way and where did they come from i wondered out loud.  i jumped out of the car( it was still moving) and just snapped away. they looked at me with the same questions i had just asked. they were studying me and i them- no that is not true i was admiring them, falling in love with them, specially him, do you see him. they were like a band of gypsies, ragged, dishevelled but so handsome. i was in heaven.  this was the biggest gift, i stood there wanting to speak to them, i swear they were so alive, they seemed so wise with stories to tell.  i watched them go then ran back into the car so giddy, saying "honey can you believe it, can you believe them, can you believe how lucky we are".

the rest of the weekend was full of photographic opportunities it seemed, peeking through the window i would see k, picking up the chickens, gathering eggs and i would yell out the window stand still i will be right there with my camera... and i was there in that moment.



14 comments:

Design Elements said...

beautiful images

S. Etole said...

these are wonderful ... just plain wonderful!

bigBANG studio said...

What a marvelous encounter on a country road! SO HANDSOME!

xoxo

Sylvia said...

So simple , so true ...In these magic little moments lies the very best of life , doesn't it ...

Jane Flanagan said...

This is perfect - beautifully expressed, beautifully captured. Thank you!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

photographic opportunities... indeed. this is one of my fav posts ever. gorgeous!

kImberly at mimicharmante said...

absolutely LOVE this post! so inspiring and as I am dreaming of sheep myself, it was perfectly timed~
bravo!

Juliana said...

I am the same when I see sheep or cows in pastures. My husband thinks I'm crazy. I especially like the pictures of the chickens. They are so pretty! I would love to hold one like that.

JASON NORMORE said...

your post are always great! i love these photos. living on a farm must make life interesting.

-with a beard-

PK Studios said...

fun happy winter story.... very refreshing!

kms said...

your post is pure bliss!!!

We love crafty Tracey said...

What a joy to find roaming sheep in the road, magical!

the wild magnolia said...

Sheeps, I always refer to them in the plural, simply because I love the way it sounds. Sheeps always seem to be smiling, smiling just for me. Their woolly faces make me happy.

Your blog is wonderful and great fun for me to visit. The photographs capture your particular vision of life and I love it.

Arms full of eggs, and tasty preserves and chickens too. Great fun all about.

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings.

Natasha said...

Oh how lucky you are! I would love to one day run into these lovely sheep and be surrounded by such country beauty! This is my someday dream :) The inspiration must be endless, you photography is beautiful.
Natasha xx