Tuesday, March 20

the hen house, a call from a friend and the pond

 the weekend was hard, the good kind of hard work. Our goal was to make the Coop into two sections, one for the hens and one for the rooster. trip to hardware stores, farm stores and then we started. K and i thinking about things as we went, which as you know can take much longer, create more problems but we moved through it. Saturday night finally arrived  as i came in i received a phone call from a friend, in this call came such an act of kindness. i was overwhelmed and that became what most of my thoughts for the rest of the weekend went to, how someone could be so good to me and if i am deserving of this kindness. ( i promise to share soon). Sunday what we thought would be just a few more hours of work turned into a full day once again, poor k weekend was consumed in making my hens happy and in turn making me happy. sunday evening we showered then headed to the market, just what we needed and came home and  prepared a meal and watched a movie as we did this K said would you like me to take a day off tomorrow, oh YES please.(he never, ever takes a day off imagine my excitement)

Monday i woke up extra early so i could finish without having to ask k for help. then we headed into the city for a coffee and to the grain store. came home and decided that we must go for a walk, did i mention that it was in the eighties and that we had the windows open, the weather surreal. as we were almost out the door i ran in to grab my camera k turned and said why are you bringing it when it has stopped working, i told him i just wanted to and maybe she would wake up but truth is it is habit i can not break, maybe even while clicking empty clicks she helps me see. we walked through the forest, k hoping to see a bear, i hoping not to:) then grace ran to the pond and we knew that she was going to jump in and we went to the pond and there she played and swam and then sophie joined her, i sat at the edge of the water as the dogs took turns  splashing me and thanked the sky for the lovely extra day, it was perfect and my camera although she was not able to take a hundred pictures i had snapped on that walk she managed to give me a few that captured the essence of my hearts content.

today i woke up to my daffodils blooming, imagine that happy spring.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm so thrilled when you post...I've begun to live my dream life in the country through you. I can just feel the calmness and peace through your words and photos. I'm so glad your computer at least gave you a few pictures of your happy weekend. :)
Sounds like there were so many good things that came together to make it wonderful for you.

I posted last night about the kindness that so many people have shown me lately....and wondering what I've done to deserve it all. There's just some really wonderful people.

Happy Spring!

Matt Inwood said...

What I love so much about how you see the world is that you spare showing me the things I things I think I know, the things I think I can imagine. You always describe something so new, find a different angle. You avoid mere repetition and you absolutely make me forget where I am for a few minutes, something which today I'm especially grateful for.

I also clicked through onto the post titled 'K' (http://laporterouge.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/k.html) and became mesmerised by the blurry picture at the very foot of the post. It arrested me like so much else here.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

What an inspiring way to begin spring Nadia (accidents and all). The pond looks so different under the winter light. I shall see it soon!

Sweet Life Farm said...

Happy Spring dear Nadia! Those daffodils nature gifted so lovingly to you. Your camera even found it in her to gift us with photos of your wonderful long weekend. I know these work weekends and also, the excitement of being granted an extra day with your beloved. How sweet of k!

This post warmed my heart. As Matt said, you always describe with newness and draw us in allowing us to lose ourselves in your beautiful, peaceful world for a while. Thank you, thank you! Ah, such poetry “essence of my hearts content” and had a good laugh at k hoping to see the bear… May that content remain in your heart throughout this day.

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Spring looks great there!!

eau de nil said...

It's as if the sky jumped into your pond too . . .
x

Lucia said...

Ponds can keep clouds on their surfaces. Kind of magic.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your beautiful photographs.

I always take my camera with me, even when I have no film. I always learn something and it strengthens the photographic impulse that is mine.


Linda/lbsaa@juno.com

Juliana said...

This sounds like a busy, yet happy weekend. How special that K. decided to take the day off to spend it with you.

Your camera must love you to give you a few pictures.

kimberly said...

is there a treat more divine than your love offering you just a little more time together? I am envious of your weather, and dream of those days when the sun begins to dry the property so that I no longer track mud wherever I go! :)
big hug,
xx

kimberly said...

is there a treat more divine than your love offering you just a little more time together? I am envious of your weather, and dream of those days when the sun begins to dry the property so that I no longer track mud wherever I go! :)
big hug,
xx

Bonbon Oiseau said...

So nice to come here and see you so busy and inspiring.
Home and thinking of you daffodil...
Oxoxoo

Amanda Jane Jones said...

this looks magical! so beautiful.

onesilentwinter said...

thank you all, the birds are singing and buds are opening the air is almost summer like, everything hurrying but me.

Brit said...

Very beautiful photos !

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the fungus on the tree. I used to have a Newfie- absolutely magnificent dogs!