the most unusually weather fell upon this part of vermont this past weekend, a fog so thick, a warmth so wonderfully mild that the snow could be heard melting. early saturday morning, a walk through the thick and moving fog, down the driveway led to the car that could not make it up the hill the night before, i did not mind for it was such a good way to start the morning and made for good photo taking. off to the grain store and coffee in the nearest city, gosh the weather was so lovely and everything took my breath away. lingering at the grain store, snapping away ( those are to come in later post) then heading back to the hill, a quick uturn when the abandonned out buildings where spotted. there is no secret how much i love the snow and fog and when i am surrounded by it, i am truly at my happiest.
Upon returning to the hill and after a leisurely breakfast of freshly gathered eggs, peach jam handmade and gifted to me in the summer, a mocha and a game of chess scruffy building clothes replaced city ones. it was time to revamp the interior of the coop ( yes again) it has taken many takes to get it right, hours spent under the sunniest of skies trying hard to beat the sunset before the chickens decide to roost in trees. Sunday was a repeat of good breakfast and a game then the coop again, happily finished midday leaving time to tackle other things like wood stacking.
i had many thoughts going through my head this weekend and could not tell you how many times i looked out to the pasture and the hills, how lucky i felt. the other thought i had was that i truly feel safe, comforted and profoundly happy when the animals are well taken care of, when i know that there is plenty of grain, a good place for them to rest and play, i guess that is what parents must feel as they tuck their children in for the night.
this post has run a little long i know, i loved this past weekend and the photographs that came from it but more so the things that where on a list the weighed on me could finally be crossed off. Dear readers, there is a possibility of a pause between this post and the next , for personal reasons but also i will be shooting in maine, connecticut and northern vermont maybe a quick trip to montreal and house guests. i feel very lucky that you visit here and that the hill means something to you, i will see you soon.