Wednesday, March 14

the sounds of spring

dearest readers, i hope you are well. the hill has been as beautiful as ever. we have had the most pleasant weather, march in vermont has been so unusually warm.  i must confess that the lack of snow and cold temperature worries me for i believe that things must die off at winter time and other things must sleep underneath a deep layer of frost for the earth to be truly safe, but i will let these worries rest for now.

can i tell you about the air how mild and gentle it has been, walks with nothing more than a long sleeve shirt. The fire has been kept at a minimum and  feeding the horses in the evening underneath the march moon and star speckled sky has been dream like. the birds of all kinds are flying in and their sounds are so distinctively spring. I wonder will i notice these things for the rest of my life, i hope so.

My camera, my poor camera she is always in and out but i am afraid that once again she is close to closing her shutter for always. (the best camera i have ever had, ever) i will not have funds to replace her just yet and the care of animals will come first of course. i am a little nervous about being without her, what will i do i wonder.  there must be a reason for this and maybe i need to see things differently. maybe there is something else that i must do but again hopefully this will only be temporary. i am okay with it either way.

did i tell you how the air is warm, how this morning when i opened the barn doors clusters of green grass greeted me, the birds sang the song of spring.  i will be working on my gardens, plotting them, starting seedlings and maybe even plant in the ground some hardy varieties and this pleases me. a big garden i have promised myself. 

20 comments:

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

I hope this isn't the end for her but I that is the last photo she will ever take, she can go in peace. Gorgeous Nadia. I absolutely love that image. Can't wait to see your spring garden.

Sarah said...

Perhaps her shutter is just resting so that you may see the beautiful change in season through your own eyes.

As I just found your blog and have become enamored with your photos and words, I hope you are able to show us more of the hill.

I too, am spending the day plotting my garden and researching what new things I can preserve and can. It's almost as much fun as the first in the dirt! Enjoy your day ~
Sarah

kimberly said...

Oh how I envy your beautiful spring, as it has been cold and wet here on our hill. My poor animals are forever mucking around in mud that would be fabulous on the gardens! I look forward to some sunshine and warmer breezes, as the ones right now cut through your coat and chill your bones.
I will be thinking of you and your cherished camera my friend.
xx

Sarah said...

I suppose I should proof read before I eagerly hit the post button....

"plotting my garden is almost as much fun as the first DAY I get to play in the dirt."

Sarah (again) :)

onesilentwinter said...

sarah

i am the queen of typos but i would be happy to relinquish my crown, but it is going to take more than one typo on your behalf to do it:)! thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to me.

country girl said...

This is such a beautiful post and picture (as always :) )

I wish I was wealthy enough that I could give you a brand new camera!

I don't always have time to comment, but I always read your posts, and am always so touched by your photos and words.

xoxo Dawn

Sweet Life Farm said...

Here, too, the bird’s song has turned to spring. I have clipped my first bouquet of daffodils and hellebores! I just returned from a walk in the woods along the creek and found the first wildflowers making their way up through the dirt. Usually my heart is impatient for spring. This year I feel I could use more time under winter’s covers. Though I am being coaxed out one daffodil, one warm day, one sweet song at a time.

It is a time of beginnings…again. I do hope your camera recovers (for I have grown so attached to your photos and you are attached to it) and please enjoy this exciting time in your gardens.

Josephine said...

I bet you could take the most beautiful photos even with the simplest camera, though. You'd make it work!

onesilentwinter said...

that is very kind josephine. my camera is actually as simple as they get nikon d70- so you see what i mean she was SO good to me.

tj said...

...Hmmm, maybe your dear camera is telling you to express the beauty you see thru another medium, no? Paints possibly? Sketches? Oh the possibilities I say. ;o)

...Your words here are like the sweetest song. You know when you hear that song that moves your heart in ways that aren't possible otherwise? Yeah, that one. Your words here are what truly matters. Your lovely photos are just the icing on the cake. :o)

...Enjoy playing in the dirt!

...Blessings :o)

tj said...

...Oh, and might I add that I think your commenter up there, "Sweet Life Farm" should start her own blog. Her comments here are the sweetest. :o)

onesilentwinter said...

tj, i agree with you she is so poetic and her farm i wish too see!

thank you for your kind words.

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...

a time of uncertainty and yet the comforting cycle of the seasons continues regardless.
i love your philosophy about going with the flow and looking for meaning or lessons in the event of your camera dying. you paint your world so beautifully with words, i think we all might see it all the more clearly..

kerttu said...

Sounds wonderful:-)

Juliana said...

I wish I had a way of getting you a new camera. Your pictures and words move me every time.

Sweet Life Farm said...

My heart runneth over with all the goodness…such kind and lovely comments. I loved the comment about how the simplest camera would shine in your hands and that your words are the truest treasure here….

Thank you, tj and Nadia, for the sweetness of your words. It is Nadia’s words which inspire mine. I’d say she brings out the best in all of us. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog and already love it so much. I am sorry about your camera, not least because your pictures are all lovely. Linda

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Just came across your beautiful blog and so glad I did. Our family lives in northern Vermont and we are also enjoying this strange warm March.
Blessings, Tonya

Deb said...

I would most certainly miss your photos and the serene and magical moments you share with us. Even so, your gentle prose will guide us though the delicate first moments of spring into the lush abandon of summer. I am looking foward to the sharing of your journey.

Melanie Goad said...

I am sorry about your camera. Mine has been giving me some problems and the funding is a challenge here as well. :(

I love the photo of the garden tools. Makes me want to get into my little garden plot and turn some soil!