Saturday, July 9

just one hour please



as i  sit here and write this post, dylan sits on the table i want to write a story, so he does. elle reads from the book we bought at the library that was sitting on the shelf on our way out, wildflowers - what a score. the smell of pizza fills the house as it bakes in the oven, covered with the mozzarella that was made this morning and bought at the farmers market. it is almost quiet something that has been absent since the children got here. nearly impossible to get or ask for  but i have craved it so. the clouds have disappeared leaving behind humidity seldom found on the hill. after lunch we take a walk  behind the house to the top of the hill, a daily rituals. then we will tend to the tiniest garden ,weeds will be plucked neat rows will emerge, we will try to copy a trellis made out of discarded branches to define the little patch. then we will throw down grass seed, even though it is summer now on the bare patch so in the fall the ducks and chickens will have more to play with. when we come back inside, we will try for quiet time, just an hour of reading or napping, or writing this hour usually ends up being the loudest. one can only hope it works this time.

* elle in her new dress, how i wish they made it in my size.


8 comments:

S. Etole said...

what amazing photos that suggest the passage of time even as you write ...

Anonymous said...

Quiet time????
What does that mean??? Beautiful pictures, I see you already baught Elle something, great dress!

Anonymous said...

correction, "i see you already BOUGHT...".

missing moments said...

Like how you talk of the day along with the photos ... so fun!

Natasha said...

Elle is beautiful and I love these captures of her fluttering around the house. And I love her dress too :) Your words are the loveliest Nadia, just like a poem.
xox

the wild magnolia said...

A fine Sunday, or any day ramble, nature and then repose.

Thank you, for sharing.

bigBANG studio said...

your posts are always filled with so much light, admiration for nature, and love- what a wonderful moment caught, treasured, and written down for all of us lucky enough to catch a glimpse of your world.

xo.

cindy* said...

love these nadia! elle is becoming such a beautiful little
lady! i hope that your visit with Aran and her little ones is grand. xo :)