Sunday, July 24

no name

It has been very hot here. on the hill it is usually at least ten degrees cooler but that has not been the case as of late. we have been swimming a lot. i am partial to quiet crowd free shaded water holes. we found this one called no name in arlington. i sat in the water as elle & dylan played, splashed, hopped on rocks, through rocks and splashed some more. i finished my book there, willa cather who has quickly become one of my favourite writers. i love the water, i love it cold and clear. being in the water reminds me of my childhood and every found memory floods back, it also reminds me of the time i have spent with k, camping in some remote part of the world, just him and i diving into the water after a long trek. can i admit something al though it is fun to discover new places, i have to say that working here on the hill, whether it is fixing fences, weeding the garden(tiny) or taking care of the horses once i get real hot from hard work there is nothing more satisfying to me that a good hose down, it is pure beautiful well water, icy cold and blissful, at times the most perfect water ever.



12 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Summer heat needs perfect water. Beautiful forest!

Thank you for sharing.

S. Etole said...

It reminds me of the creek I used to play in as a child ... loving the photos of your new area.

Naomi said...

When I was younger, I spent a few summers at a farm camp in Northern California, and seeing these photos of your niece and nephew (?) playing in the stream reminds me of all the fantastic memories I made there. Now they'll have some too :)

missing moments said...

How fun and great way to stay cool!

Andrea said...

Thanks for your comment on our blog. Happy to make your acquaintance. Love your photos. Stunned to see that you are reading Willa Cather. Named my first born Willa just six short months ago.

Stay cool in this heat,
Andrea.

Johanna said...

the way you describe that water is just beautiful! xox

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Such a beautiful summer post! I feel like I'm there and those are my feet in the water. Thank you sweet Nadia!

Jane Flanagan said...

So beautiful! It's funny, I find myself thinking a lot more childhood memories in summer and fall than other seasons. This is probably because winter and spring here don't resemble the ones at home. But I think it's also because the visual imprint of summer is so strong... those long days, the smells and sensations. This post captures all that and more.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

wow... this is gorgeous. jon was so jealous when he saw them! we miss u guys!

corine said...

I am refreshed just looking a these images. A stream all to yourself feels like paradise.

the Lady said...

These pics inspire me to search out some water holes in my neck of the woods.

Beautiful.

Erica said...

I love Willa Cather, my most recent read by her was O, Pioneers!, it was absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking.