Thursday, July 19

when the rain comes and your cup is spilling over ( happiness)



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the rain came as i sat there listening to the sounds around me and watching the three people i love the most laugh and giggle while they made parodies of me in their skits on our make shift stage. i laughed hard and somehow how it was as if the last of the sand in the hour glass that must have been me before the horse, the farm fell through. the page turned for good.  the fog came in and all at once k, elle and dylan said auntie you might want to take pictures.  even though rain still fell gently i gathered my things and asked if anyone wanted to go for a walk, everyone did and we headed out from our camp site down a dirt path and wooded stairs a canopy of towering trees drenched in rain surrounded us. this is  happy, i know it is.  i listened to everyone talk as they pointed to this and that as we walked. we arrived at the bridge over the river that we had spent our day swimming in,  the patina of the iron on the old bridge, the glistening wood from the rain fall,  filled my senses. we took pictures and walked some more to an abandoned house, a facade i had seen when we first drove in to the state park the day before. we took pictures of  what once must have been a beautiful farm house by the water and that hurricane irene tried to wash away last year, how beautiful was the sun setting through the windows. rain started coming down hard and everyone started heading back, but i lingered just a little longer, i counted the windows & green worn out shutters, some odd habit i picked up from childhood, like the amount of tiles on the floor or ceiling. i walked back behind the others completely drenched and content, for i was truly in the moment doing the very thing i needed & wanted to do.

18 comments:

Anna said...

Beautiful! As always this makes me want to go back to my home and go for long walks and take pictures of foggy afternoons.

Alegría. said...

I have long been following you (years) but only once you left a comment for barrier having a different language. You have a beautiful blog. Do me unqualified include a picture of yourself on my blog, indicating where it is? If your answer is no I understand. Thank you.

onesilentwinter said...

Alegria, that is very kind, would it possible to have a link to your blog so i can visit?

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

This made me very happy! And the first picture is absolutely stunning!

Rebecca said...

<3 <3 <3

Alegría. said...

Sorry, although it is a blog, use it as a personal diary, and it is not open. It was to illustrate my text and music, but don't worry. Thanks anyway.

baonkobento said...

Rain and trees go so well together. These are beautiful pictures!

Sweet Life Farm said...

You keep such lovely company, Nadia! I love the beauty you captured here of the fog in the forest.

Matt said...

It's lovely to read you writing happiness.

Lucia said...

We should all take long walks in the woods. It gives you the strenght to live.

tj said...

...Pity that old house as she is still beautiful in my eyes. :o)

...Your photos are beautiful and your words soothe ones soul. Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for being you.

...Thank you for allowing us to tag along!

...Have a lovely weekend!

...Blessings :o)

j said...

I love camping in the rain, there is something so peaceful and intimate about trees with wet leaves.
Everything feels more accessible with cloud cover.
Enjoy.

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Cannelle Et Vanille said...

sometimes I cannot believe there is such beauty available to us. it's breathtaking nadia.

Ufuk said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

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bigBANG studio said...

God, Nadia, there is so much to catch up on. These pictures are making so itch to get up to VT SO. BADLY. I realized I don't have your email address somehow....I want to get in touch but in private;) P. and I are doing a little road trip up north soon and I'd LOVE to pay you a visit if it worked for you....more soon. xoxox

Lerosso said...

Beautiful images!

sweet harvest moon said...

So beautiful!