Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simple pleasures and a wish

In honor of having just figured out how to post larger photos in this space, I thought I would share some of the simple pleasures that fill our summer days, a few of these photos are repeats, just because I adore them so.
Besides being grateful beyond words for the gift that each day is, I have also been feeling a bit melancholic in the heat of these summer days. We are all missing papa terribly, we have been apart for over a year now, and have still a few more months to go, I mention it because this is why he has yet to appear in this space, and because his absence is greatly felt in our family.
Besides looking forward to our family being reunited, we are also looking forward to once again having  our own home. We have been gratefully living with family, and while we are extremely fortunate to have this love and support moving through these challenging times, our hearts long for a place of our own. One day I will perhaps share our story, yet for now while we are still in the middle of it, I will simply wish for this space to be a witness to our journey back to a life in the country side, surrounded by animals, homegrown food and medicine and all the 
gratifying hard work that goes along with such a life style choice.
My intention with this post was to simply share these beautiful moments below, yet there it is,  a tidbit of our story behind the scenes, that does not normally show up in the posts of all the fun creative things we do, as well as all the beauty that we are so fortunate to be surrounded by each day.
And so, back to the original feelings of gratitude for the simple pleasures
that fill our day to day....

Climbing up really high in a favorite tree
The beauty of all the flowers that summer brings
The absolute abundance of this earth
Wild food and medicine gathering
storing and processing these treasures
tall grasses and windy roads
summer play

sweet love
and a rainy day when it is ever so needed
~With love and gratitude~


  1. so nice to know a little bit of your story. the bits i knew were confusing to me. ;) i can not imagine the challenge of having your partner so far away for so long! you are a strong mama.

    beautiful photos. i especially love the one looking up into the canopy at kaleena. thanks for sharing! ;)

  2. What a great color for this design theme. I wish your family a closeness that surpasses the physical during your time apart.

  3. your blog and your life is simply full of beauty! xx

  4. Such lovely pictures and family. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. You truly see the beauty around you and in the simple things to. Blessings to you and your family and for the day you are all reunited.

  6. Beautiful photos! Sending you strength in this time apart from your love--- hope you will all be reunited soon.

  7. Love the photographs, especially of the flowers near the top and of your children in the tree :). Peace, joy, and love to you.

  8. Wow...what does your hubby do? I can't imagine being without my love for so must be so hard at times!
    Those photos are just stunning!
    What summer beauty you've captured!!
    xo maureen

  9. These are fabulous photos. What kind of a camera do you use? I'm sorry to hear that your missing a part of you right now but this is a chapter of your story and it shapes who you are forever. You will be sharing the experiences of this time with your grandchildren and your memories will be peppered with much more bliss that you are experiencing right now. Stay strong and see the beauty in everyday.

    ps. i see your comments overlap your linkwithin too? mine does it horribly...any idea why or who can help us fix it? drop a comment on my blog if you have any idea, thanks!


  10. I always love to see your photos, they are so beautiful and full of magic in every glance. I have an award for you on my blog. With all the beauty you share with us here you deserve it!


  11. Your pictures are spectacular! love them.
    Many hugs and kisses to the kids. Love u all


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