Monday, June 25

quiet, a lavender sky and days with mum.

the sky has turned so dark that you would think it is closer to the evening than midday. the wind has picked up and the pieces of paper that casually sit on the table have blown to the ground. it is monday, monday is were i seek quietness to reset. my mum has been visiting and perhaps i have been too quiet for her liking, thank goodness for her love of books, i think she is on her fourth in just a week. our days have been one of early morning drives and late dinners. her craving meat and i sharing raw dishes making her forget her craving ( i hope) all the while picking what has been growing from the garden and stopping by farmers markets filling baskets.

looking up from my computer just now, i can see a real storm is coming. the next few days i will be getting the house, garden and animals ready as i take a quick trip to new york ( more on that at another time). i am nervous as usual to leave things behind, my mum will be at the helm. I think it is time to get the iphone i was gifted by mr. taylor activated. last night i welcomed the evening with a full heart after a wonderful day, this morning the fear that i will get trampled by the amount of work that needs to be done is swirling in my mind.  of course it will get it done, i am motivated by last minute pressure something that does not seem too good on the heart.

I  have been listening to Glen Hansard  rhythm and repose and even when away from his voice and walking in the fields through a stunning array of wild flowers his words replay in my mind like poetry
that i have learned to recite. Oh dear friends i recognize me in his written pieces and when that happens with any type of art, music, paintings, photographs it is as if i have walked into a film recounting the memories of my life and at the same time showing me scenes from what is yet to come.

22 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

your Mom, her life is different now, she sees life in the real.

wishing this visit to be spectacular.

as always, thank you for sharing.

Shannalee said...

As always, stunning photos that communicate such a strong sense of mood. I like the one of your mum the best. Have a good trip!

withoutwordswouldyouknow? said...

the colours of your days are so painterly and rich.
the melody of the song reminds me of this -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbG-pqgpt4s

Ann said...

A beautiful heartfelt post, the photo of your Mum is just lovely.

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Sky looks amazing. I am glad you have quiet time with your mum, I do miss that!!

emmel-prutsemieke said...

I never saw a purple sky before!

Host Family Coordinator said...

How wonderful that you can enjoy NYC and know that your Mom will be taking good care of everyone back home! It is an amazing picture of her.

sweet harvest moon said...

Beautiful!
Don't worry, your mom will take care of them :)

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful photographs! Everything is in safe hands with your Mum!

Sweet Life Farm said...

Oh, your sky of colors…I could get lost in it. I love the photo of your Mom; a woman of beauty and sensitivity. I can see where yours comes from and your love of books. All will be well in her loving hands. The hill and its blessed inhabitants are always in your heart, enjoy your travels and hurry home to us with new tales to share.

Matt Inwood said...

I've managed to read very little these last few weeks. This is the place I come back to first: the one that I miss the most. And then I relive a few days through your eyes and a few experiences in your skin. Everything always so raw and vulnerable and honest and beautiful. It's lovely to be back in your world, dear Nadia.

David Pinacho said...

These photographs are so gosh darn beautiful. I love the how you underexpose and still manage to retain detail and keep a dreamy look. ^-^

Valentina said...

your mom is beautiful .. )

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

This sky is unbelievable!!!

La Tartine Gourmande said...

Lovely photos Nadia, as usual. Filled with emotions. You *so much* look like your mother!

Strange coincidence that P. and I have also been playing Glen Hansard this past week. I am a big fan of "Onc"e.

Anne said...

Your mother is lovely! as are the pictures of the gorgeous vegies...

Anna said...

What a lovely atmosphere there are in your pictures. Beautiful! I hope you'll have nice trip to New York.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

how beautiful does your mom look nadia...

kimberly said...

A photo of your sweet mum!! What wonderful images of someone's bounty- I love seeing what can come from the gardens! I hope you had a wonderful time with her and are now enjoying your sweet niece and nephew~

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Hello Nadia,

Elizabeth from Pine Cones and Acorn posted about your blog. So I visited it and I must say I would like to remain attached with this blog for long. thanks.

- Herman Swan

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

The purple sky, all of the lush green, and your beautiful mother. A feast for the eyes.

Cooking with Ria said...

What a lovely post...Enjoy your trip to NYC, home sweet home for me...will be seeing Aran there in October...will you be there too? This is my first time on your blog, will be back soon..:-)