Sunday, July 1

a warm sky and the rainbow


i started writing this on the train from ny too home while enjoying the sunset on hudson river. I thought about these images while walking the hot pavement in the city, i had a nice time and hope to go back very soon to do a few things i just could not do this time around. i will be able to show images from this
trip only in the fall.

 i thought about how it seems as if the night before i leave the hill  the sky is even lovelier than all the days before as if letting me know that this is where my heart resides and why i must come home.  the evening before i left,  I was sitting at the kitchen table with my mother after chores, when i looked up i saw the warmest tones line the sky, a quick rain shower before had formed a rainbow, as all this was happening the sun began to set. i stood on the grass with my bare feet, this is where i live, i function & breathe. within minutes behind me the sky was the colour of wild fire, while the front was a mix of soft tones with a rainbow of vibrant colors ( not captured well).  the air was a mix of cool and warmth like a swim in lake on hot summer night, the leaves moved against the window making the sound of pouring rain without a drop, birds and fire flies flew about and the air played at the back of my neck.  i stood, i paused, i stared and inhaled and now four days later, i finally exhale.

I watched my mum and k drive down the driveway heading to montreal this morning, strange that i am not with them, but  knowing that one and half days of solitude i have craved will help me press reset and prepare for the arrival of my niece & nephew for their summer on the hill. i will weed the garden , listen to music as i am right now and maybe lay in the hammock at some point looking up at the sky through the trees while it grounds me. this evening i will welcome the sunset from the table in the barn while eating dinner made solely from my garden.

hope you guys are doing well, but even better than well.


15 comments:

Anna said...

Beautiful light. I really understand how this place is so close to your heart. I could so easily feel at home here!

Sarah said...

These photos are absolutely breathtaking! I am so in awe in the beauty of nature...how it heals, comforts and provides us with such spectacular shows. I'm happy you shared this, I haven't seen a full rainbow in forever.
Enjoy your time alone!
Sarah

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...

the heart with which you write about your connection with nature is inspiring to read in these ever beautiful ponderings/thoughts out loud.
and the velvet light in your pictures *sigh* is divine.

Debie Grace said...

Your photos are so calming. I wish I witnessed this beauty, too. :)

sheila said...

The photos of the rainbow where you catch the horses in the bottom…..just amazing. The words bring me a sense of peace and calm (as your readers so often write), and so I know you must embody these feelings. I am glad.

Domenico said...

Credit your photography or God's amazing talent for detail, but I don't think I could ever leave.

Rebecca said...

What beautiful images and words. I often feel the same way, on the verge of leaving my home for any other place, even a place I'm excited to go. This is the place of my heart. I drive up the gravel driveway and look out over the barn, the house, the valley and wonder how I can ever leave it. But that makes the coming home even sweeter. Enjoy your time on your own -- to think, to write, and take more gorgeous pictures!

Lucia said...

The light of your rainbow warms many hearts.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

such incredible light nadia. jon said "wow..."

Ana Cooks said...

so warm, so lovely!

kimberly said...

What a gorgeous set of images- this is one of my favorite times of day. It is often so quiet and you can sit in the middle of it and revel in the peace that surrounds you.
xx

Helen said...

how beautiful,
the sky looks so deep and moody
peaceful yet stormy

Nicole said...

I don't think words can accurately describe my response to these images. beautiful, stunning, majestic are just a few that come to mind.

Susan said...

Wow! Your photos take us places where we wish
we could dream...full time!

H. Camerio said...

gorgeous.