Thursday, May 17

storm cloud, light & the cold air

when dark clouds come into view and the wind picks  up and horses begun to gallop you know it is time for mother nature to say something, wake you up and stir.  as fast as you possibly can you run to the coop and convince forty feathery creatures that they must go to bed a few hours early. you toy with fate as clouds feel as if they are closing in on you when you pick up the hose to fill water buckets leaving two inches for the rain to top off for the next day, trying not to break from routine. once your done you grab all possible flying objects from the yard ie, chairs, wheel barrows and tuck them away. you close barn doors drop windows from there chains. then you hear nothing a complete silence, not one chirping bird or buzzing bee, no rooster complaining about bed time. a moment later you hear the horses gallop and the  sound is eerily like thunder. you look at the clouds see sharp beams of light and hear the sky crack and then from deep within the forest you hear the rain and wind come up the hill a sound so intense,  but you stay still, tempting fate once again...

minutes later it is all over and you walk back out,  the rain and the light that still remains makes everything look like a dream and with it a cold air has come. you stare at your horse, he is like a black beast from one of your novels steam lifts from his being. as the night falls the stars that have been missing for days now light up the sky. the next morning you wake early not needing to turn the pillow to it's cooler side for everything is crisp so you lay there longer, awake yet asleep wrapped up in dreams and reality and suddenly the five hundred seeds you planted before the storm that where washed away don't make you sad, because nature she was telling you something and suddenly undertood, she was saying everything in due time.

18 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love this!

JEMAS said...

so beautiful

Sweet Life Farm said...

The force of your words, the moodiness of these photos, this storm seen through you …it has made my heart beat quicken, and my breathing more shallow…swept away by the furor and power. You then ground us with the muddy, yet magical reality: nature’s simple wisdom as it was shared with you. Truly spectacular and beautifully moving.

Les is more said...

ohhh!! deeply romantic! to step into the photographs!

Ashley Moore said...

Everything in due time... beautiful.

Clarice said...

Oh, beautiful. I find storms thrilling, yet they also make me worry deeply.

the wild magnolia said...

buddhist saying, "everything, has it's on time."

Sarah said...

I read this then closed my eyes and tried to envision myself standing next to the stable watching the sky do it's magnificent thing. I imagine storms are much different there...the sounds must be tremendous and beautiful.

Things that come in due time are so often worth the wait....

Sarah xo

Maria said...

Beautiful! Just found your blog and fell in love immediately!

Valentina said...

dear Nadia, you write so beautifully, I certainly can not do that. probably need to learn to express their thoughts, they are and only have time. Thank you and good day to you.

Catherine Goron said...

Nadia,

You write with such wisdom and grace... merci for feeding our souls :)

Bon week-end, Catherine

Deb said...

Breathtaking photos, I felt as if I was with you. A sheer delight.

kendalee said...

If ever I am in need of a dose of beauty and thoughtfulness, I know I will find it here. You never disappoint. Never.

Lucia said...

In love with storms.

kimberly said...

These images are stunning Nadia! Eerie and dark and moody. However, I do wish you sun this weekend my sweet - I will keep it for today and send it to you tomorrow (we are expecting rain for the next week beginning tomorrow...).
Happy Saturday my sweet friend~
xx

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

that's truly spectacular nadia.

corine said...

Your last two posts are so gorgeous Nadia!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i love everything about this.