Friday, December 23

repeat the sound of joy

this morning a light snow fell and a thick fog settled peaceful on top of it.   later it began to rain and the tempature rose and by early afternoon the sun was brightly pushing away clouds and a rainbow hopped the hill tops.   i thought about this as i desperately searched for a christmas tree,  it seems that vermont did not cut enough but perhaps it is because i was breaking k and my tradition of picking up our tree on christmas eve as we have done for some many years now. so one can hope that tomorrow we will have a tree  and that the melted snow might come again.

so here i am on the hill with a roaring fire and a beautifully stacked pile of wood that i stacked last night under the stars, i love doing it i think i mentioned that before.  i thought about the morning and the changes from snow and fog to rain and sun- that has been my life too, a mixture of all kinds of things sometimes sad but most of the time beautiful.

Dear readers i wish you a happy holiday, every one has a different measurement for what that might be if it is big or small all i wish for you is too hold unto to it for as long as you can.

at the end of one of my favourite holiday movies( i might have watched it every night this week) well at the end of it one of the characters hums and repeats softly repeat the sound of joy, repeat the sound of joy... and for some reason yesterday those words fell deeply into my soul

let's  all repeat the sound of joy

with kindness & warmth
nadia




22 comments:

Thilda said...

Lovely and looks so peaceful! Merry Christmas!! :)

Juliana said...

A very merry Christmas to you, dear Nadia.

S. Etole said...

Christmas blessings to you and yours, Nadia. Thank you for the way you bless us with your photos and words.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

What a day. Here brilliant sun on brilliant snow and skies the color of aquamarine. Joy to you.

Christina said...

Merry Christmas, my friend.
xo

country girl said...

Your dog is so sweet, and I love that photograph of her.

Will you share the name of that movie? I am so curious, and I love movies!

You are so lucky, blanketed in snow. Here in Austria, we haven't a single snow flake, which is quite strange.

Happy Holidays to you, Nadia. I know they will be peaceful and warm for you and K.

xo Dawn

onesilentwinter said...

Hi Dawn,

thank you for the kind words. the movie is actually a modern one( well in comparison to all the other christmas movies i like) it is the family stone, i love that movie, more and more each time.

we have no snow it melted by the afternoon, they say we will not have a white christmas but one is allowed to stil hope:)!

Maria said...

Nadia...

Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

It looks so much like my little corner of the world. How beautiful it truly is.

Maria

Sweet Life Farm said...

Lovely, as always, Nadia. I love that movie and watch it over and over, that scene softly repeats in my mind. We found a smallish cedar in the woods along one of the horse fields for our tree. Hope you and k find yours. Kisses to Sophie. Joy to your world and Merry Christmas!

Erica said...

What beautiful images! Happy Holidays!

kimberly said...

Your photos make me want to nestle in with some good food, something to read, and a fire blazing. The problem is we don't share your cozy weather. Drat!
Wishing you a peaceful cozy Christmas my friend - I hope to see you in 2012!!!
xx

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

so lovely. and that pic of your dog with the red chair should definitely be your christmas card next year!
wishing you a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy watching you´re photos!
Is you´re dog a Great Pyrenee? We also have one and hope we ´ll someday have a place like yours. Merry Yule from Finland!

Josephine said...

Happy holidays, dear Nadia! Wishing you lots of joy in the new year.

Ann Marie said...

beautiful, beautiful photos, nadia. i hope you and K had a lovely day, and enjoy bringing in the new year.

Rachel said...

Dear Nadia,

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. I think your blog is amazing and I read it religously. Thank you for inspiring me to look in the beauty of the little things.

I have one request for you though. Could you please change your font to something easy to read? It is extremely difficult to read and puts a lot of stress on the eyes. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks a lot and keep writing and photographing :-).

Rachel said...

Oh thank you so much :-). This is so much better :-).

avant garde design said...

looks and sounds sosooooo lovely! the one thing i must have soon is a fire place. if i built a house tomorrow i would literally build it around a fireplace ;) enjoy this time of year!

Matt Inwood said...

'...those words fell deeply into my soul.'

What a beautiful description. I love grabbing these little moments of beauty, manifest in so many written and visual parts of your world, Nadia.

Thank you for your link too. It's lovely to be connected to your site.

x

avant garde design said...

happy new year and a healthy one too. i have a feeling amazing things are in store for all of us with this fresh new start to a new year! have a great weekend!!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

i wish for snow right now.

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts...you have a unique and beautiful way of writing.