Friday, January 27

the elements and the dance


last night the snow fell gently and fog travelled up the hill and than later as my head made it to the pillow i could hear the rain begin to fall. this morning the fog was so thick and the rain drops so loud i found myself trading in the radio for the sound of rain instead. I started to think about the weather on the hill, today expecting temperature to rise into fifties, i realize that there is a competition out there. every element trying to show what it is capable off, the ideal vermont winter is letting others take a turn. I thought about how there is subtle competition here inside as well, you see every living thing here from cats to dogs to horses and ducks they all need there time. i find myself spending time with each one throughout the day. a small dance i do to keep things balanced. there is not one day i do not  say I love you at least a dozen times. now back to the weather it is easy to wish for what we do not have, i loving the snow more than anything am surprised and how i am okay with whatever comes up the hill and i am also beginning to realize that dance i do is because maybe the living things are taking care of me.

*I would like to thank you dear readers for the comments on my last post, i have read them over and over, i am sad that we all have similar stories and hope that somehow we will one day understand the purpose behind it.

* yes i added more pics since this morning the fog made me do it, it was too lovely not to take a longer walk




16 comments:

Kristin said...

Wonderful post - as always!

Happy weekend!

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

living things definitely take care of us. and i should not say "i wish"... but how I wish for that fog! :)

Mary said...

Nature takes care of us, that is certain. But it IS hard to understand it sometimes. Didn't have a chance to comment the other day, but i am like you in that motherhood was not to be for me. I'll celebrate my 49th birthday in August, and i came to terms with that a long time ago. But it took a long time for me to accept things as they are. Stress, anxiety, wondering WHY. I have a loving, wonderful, accepting man who helped me through it. Beautiful friends, family. It's hard, but you'll get there...

Erica said...

Yes, the fog was beautiful this morning wasn't it? I'm jealous you got to take a walk and savor it, I just saw it on the drive to work, but your pictures have so much feeling in them...it almost feels like I could jump inside them.

the wild magnolia said...

I walk through the veil of time and space when I view your photographs, always.

Thank you.

the wild magnolia said...

I walk through the veil of time and space when I view your photographs, always.

Thank you.

RetreatingAndAdvancing said...

They do take care of you, they do..

Lucia said...

Fog makes our souls appear while the rest disappears.

Lacey Bediz said...

Such beautiful fog. Ah, it's my favorite time to take pictures when that mystical fog is out.

You remind me so much of one of my best friends in France (www.montautre.com)

She collects animals, has 6 horses (Friesians), 30 sheep, chickens, peacocks, 2 border collies, 6 cats, limousin cattle and 1 highlander and she does the same thing- spreads her time giving each one their much needed attention! If only she would blog!

Once again, thank you for transporting me to your magical world!

x

Pam said...

This is a very strange winter! I long for the snow but have to admit that I am enjoying the respite from the cold. I fear that Mother Nature will get even in some way! Your farm is beautiful, and I look forward to reading your blog every day. It is a special treat to have wildlife become a part of our every day lives. You are blessed to have this opportunity! Take care, Nadia. You are a very special person with a great heart.

Melanie said...

Thank you. This was a beautiful way to start off my morning.

Laura said...

Nadia, those pictures are full of magic. What a lovely place you live in.

And I agree with you, nature is nurturing you back. I often take a walk in my garden when I feel blue, it feels good to be with my plants and my chickens are adorable.

Spring is on its way! My garden is already showing it.

country girl said...

Dearest Nadia,
I have only now had a chance to read your last post. I must say that the first thought that came to my mind was: "But you ARE a mother! To so many grateful living things!"
I know that it is something different to care for and love your animals, your husband, your home...but your life truly is filled with so much love.
We lost our first baby and went through incredible pain, and when I got pregnant again quite a while afterwards the first couple of months were a mix of fear and hope. These things are so intense, so difficult. And at the same time, they are the things which form us, and either make us bitter or make us grow up, up, up, towards the light, towards a better understanding and a fuller heart.
I don't know why this is a part of your journey, but let's believe that, it is a part of it, and not the definition of it, even though it may consume you at times.
I am glad that you know you can share your heart with us, and we will hold it, gently.
Love,
Dawn

Anna said...

This is the most beautiful blog. It makes me feel serene inside. Thank you.

Anna said...

We have a house, deep in the Swedish forest, on top of a mountain, it is often covered in either fog or clouds, these images have made me miss it!

Nicole Franzen// La Buena Vida said...

foggy beauty, such a great tone