Tuesday, October 9

behind the shutter doors, hudson, ny

hello there,  i am back on the hill after arriving late last night. oh it is so beautiful here and autumn is in it's full glory. my heart is over flowing with gratitude for the love and care given to the animals while i was away, thank you  so much sara for spending the first week and marina and regina the second there is no better welcome home than to know that the animals are healthy and were showered with love.

dear readers i will share my photographs of my europe trip soon but while i was away i found myself reflecting on what is important, true moments of pure goodness versus fluff. i started to the think back to one sunday when k, elle and i took a drive to hudson, ny.  rain fell gently so we tucked into my favorite cafe swallow. elle and k put numbers in my iphone while i sipped and looked around. there was this beautiful woman dressed in a vintage yellow skirt, with firey red hair moments later her stylist came in ( yes, i tiny bit famous) i chatted a took pics. we stopped into a shop and bought the  most delicious and expensive peaches and ate them as we strolled down main street, we bumped into a farmer and bought beautiful fresh produce. then we made our way to a bakery and bought a baguette before settling down and having the best grilled pizza all while chatting, laughing while exchanging stories. on the way back to the car i saw these weathered shutter doors with a chain on it, one of the lattices had fallen and i peeked inside, what i found was the most beautiful wild ivy garden, tucked away between two brick buildings, so lovely. we drove back along the hudson river which is one of the most beautiful drives. it was a a great day and i found myself reflecting on it while i strolled the streets in paris and knew that i wanted to post about for safe keeping.

now i must go and get the house ready for tomorrow i pick up my dear friend kimberly who arrives to spend the week with me that includes a weekend in montreal. 

15 comments:

Sarah said...

welcome back. I'm sure you must feel comforted being back on the hill. I can only imagine how lovely it must be at this time of year.
Wherever you are and whatever you write, I am always in awe of your words and how you see things so beautifully.

Sarah

S. Etole said...

What a remarkable series. Glad you are home with your loved ones again.

country girl said...

So happy that you posted today, I've missed you.
These photographs tell a story. I loved it.
Please show us glorious autumn on the hill....I can hardly wait!
xoxo

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

I love days like this,following the flow and leting yourself. They are the best.

Noël said...

So glad your back home. Looking forward to seeing Autumn on the hill. And your pictures from France of course!

Matt Inwood said...

What beautiful photos. Well worth keeping safe. It's lovely to have you back and to be seeing through your eyes again.

kimberly said...

I can't wait to see the color!! Up and getting ready and leaving in an hour- and so so excited!
See you soon,
xx

Noriko said...

Beautiful series of photos !! It really sets the mood.

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Lovely photos and look forward to seeing your pics of your journey in France.Sharon

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

These pictures are sublime! I am happy you had fun in Paris. I will think of you when I am there next week.

Sweet Life Farm said...

Hello there! That you are home to find your sweet animals were well kept with love adds another glorious ray of warmth to this stunning autumn day. She is here in all her spender; I felt a change in the air this morning. I was creek side, marveling. Standing in the canopy of the trees, tall and dressed in their finery of still-green leaves, knowing soon I will be standing on a golden carpet looking up to a blue sky. So I made a little list of October to-do’s. How lovely these images and your story of this day are. My heart thanks you for sharing your thoughts and helping to keep me on track. I admire your intuitive compass. Welcome home!

VSC said...

Your photography is gourgeous, thank you for filling our eyes with such beauty and letting us find perfection in the simple everyday around us.

Brookdalepark.blogspot.com said...

"I am reading as if it is a book, starting from its roots, the very beginning. . . I stole a glance at later chapters and life is abundant and joyful on those pages. I will read on to capture those moments in between, the true heart of happy endings." - Kimberly Baker Jacovich

I wrote this to you during your Providence days. There was more to it; I misunderstood something, but as I wrote in my journal/blog through misunderstanding there is empathy.

Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

Lucent Imagery said...

I have a deep love for urban greenery. To me, it represents optimism and life sometimes where you least expect it. What a wonderful find behind those shutters! Every time I visit your blog I am filled with calmness and inspiration. It is just beautiful.

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