Thursday, August 18

a pie, a ride and summer

i will be taking elle and dylan back to montreal. in alot of ways this always seems like the end of summer. The last week elle and i have filled it to the rim of things to do but the other day, i could have not been prouder of elle.

 she is a foodie, yes it is true and as a child without filters she can go to a restaurant  and say things like this out loud this is not what i expected, but it will have to do or this is just beef  even some salt and pepper would have made it bit better  or although i have never had this this way they are pleasantly good. well being a foodie she enjoys going on tastespotting site , soon she realized that everyone the past few days were showing peanut butter pies for mickey, she wanted to know more and remembered me mentioning it. she wanted to make a pie for mickey too. it is a no bake pie but a complex recipe of folding in, double boilers, and so on she did it all. i was not allowed any where near the kitchen even tough we were running late for horseback riding, she kept at it. we left it behind to cool in the refrigerator as we went to our friends, elle was going to ride.

 her horse was a gorgeous mare palomino registered name is nothing but gold and you could not help but notice how glistening gold she was in the sun, but her other name was rien. elle got on the horse and started walking, trying to remember everything she was taught, how to hold the reigns, her posture, the way her feet should sit in the stirrups and so on. she was doing well and i started to relax ( splash my horse which she rides is the easiest going) rien had some spunk before elle even got on. well rien kind of got to close to kim another horse and did not care for the encounter and decided to take a run, elle handled it so beautifully and after a few little skip hearts beats she got rien to stop all while elle kept her composer and put to practice all that she had been taught. i was so proud of elle, i often am but what a day for her.i drove home picked up the pie and we gave it to our new friends Debbie and Larry and their guest to enjoy.

i will see dylan for first time in weeks and just for a night before we head home to montreal, the drive through vermont is one of my favourites, then in montreal i will be standing at the passport office to renew my passport, how i ever let expire i do not know. when do get back either that night or the next day, i hope to keep summer going a little longer, yet i know here in vermont one must prepare for winter and my list to insure that all les animaux and i will have a safe one is very big. yet one cant not forget the fall in new england and although some of it will be spent in France, i look forward to the view from the hill very much and it looks like many blogger friends will be joining me for fall in vermont!

oh that was long one, i know- i am going to miss the kids !



11 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Another fine country visit to Vermont. It is so fun to come see you in the country, a story each time. Your family and friends......

Did I understand you are going to Europe? Oh I can hardly wait.

Be safe. Thank you, for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I have enjoyed over the last two or three years, I loose track, reading and seeing the photos of your adventures with Elle! What a wonderful and special relationship, you are both very lucky.

Enjoy and be safe on your trip back.

onesilentwinter said...

thank you elizabeth, i know she is very special.

thank you wild magnolia for you kind words, i we will be going to france at the end of september into october not for long.

S. Etole said...

I always like to savor the beauty of your photos.

country girl said...

Your images are so exquisite. I am glad Elle managed the horse so well. You have raised two very fine children.
I am so much looking forward to visiting you here on your blog throughout autumn, my favorite time of year.
Although your blog does break my heart in some way, because I have always longed to live in Vermont, ever since I was a very little girl.
xo

Juliana said...

Summer has gone by so fast, and I'm glad you had a wonderful time with the kids. Lovely photos as always.

Agn├Ęs said...

oh is that your house? it's beautiful! would gladly home-exchange with my flat in mexico city!
bonnes vacances!

Jane Flanagan said...

I'm reluctant to let this summer wind down too. Happy yours has been so pleasure-filled. Fall is always worth looking forward to as well!

bienfaitpourtoi said...

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andurejka said...

so beautiful life, so beautiful photos! nice day :)

Kerri said...

You have such a beautiful way of looking at the world. I'm so glad I found you :-)