the winter's night.
watching the sun set in her winter place, and start the journey back east on the horizon.
|some decorations are better than others. link has really been enjoying life in the sparkling suburb this winter. "Lie lie!!" (that means -lights-)|
|it's not really snowing in our swamp, but i like this.|
|my spinning/fiber raising friends conrad and renee got married!|
|at heather's hello, baby! party. j and e loving their very own baby.|
|too sweet. it was so much fun to spend the cozy afternoon with such lovely people.|
|coyote: the opportunist.|
|sandwiched by my own shadows. dock, gone to seed.|
|and it's lovely. we collect redbud blossoms and cattail shoots in the spring, acorns and buckeyes in the fall, and my boys climb the stubby oaks.|
|remember when the moon rose over the carl's jr sign in placerville? it was magical.|
|and we tracked mountain lion prints in my in-laws back yard.|
|(the eagle picture my dad painted, which he hung for my birthday. posted, finally, as promised.)|
|book shelf at teddy's school|
|we spent the solstice eve wandering with dear friends who live in the northern foothills.|
|i may think i pine for pines ;), but what really soothes my heart is greening pastures on rolling hills, dotted with ancient oaks.|
|hidden in the hills is a kindred spirit. whipped raw egg, kale and parsley juice, a little hot pepper. the new grass grows under the oaks like a emerald green carpet.|
|i find myself in her winter mantle. we make dinner together, the children play. we watch the sun set from her house perched atop a hill overlooking the valley.|
|i had the pleasure of watching teddy in his very first school holiday show. the ornaments he's made in class add the missing element to our tree.|
my love for winter and darkness is deepening.