I’ve stepped out of this space for a bit adventuring with family. It was a wonderful “slowing down” time as most of our moments were spent in the still and isolated (cell-phone and internet free) hill towns of western Mass. Though I believe our life is quite still and calm, lived mainly at home all together and so much in tune with the rhythms of the earth, I was wonderfully surprised with just how much stillness I was missing…and just how good it felt to simply be. Though I will bring you up to date little by little with our adventures today I simply bring you a few moments from our days.
A beautiful drive made even more beautiful by a sleeping babe and the entrancing stories told by Natasha.
Ahh sweet stillness. And what could possibly beat an Auntie who will sit forever and look look at and throw rocks into the water with you?!?!
Now we are back. The laundry is running. Children are happily reacquainting themselves with their favorite playthings. And they are here. Baskets and bushels and tubs and bowls of fruits and vegetables are everywhere. Though I am immensely grateful for the produce grown by our hands and the hands of those we love that is currently filling the kitchen I am a bit daunted by the task that these hands will be facing in the next 48 hours. Ah…sweet harvest season…welcome back.