Christmas Eve was calm, quiet, and content for 2016. It made me so happy to spend the day with Mom and Dad and their newest addition, Jake. He may be little, but don't let that fool you - he's quite the hilarious little sass. True to his Border Collie roots, he spent a good chunk of our walk trying to "herd" us.
Dad was cutting cedar and Mom and I walked most of the farm. I discovered a bird's nest that had fallen to the ground, and we found a giant deer rub before heading back to the house.
It was a good way to spend the day.
"Angels are wonderful but they are so, well, aloof.
It's what I sense in the mud and the roots of the trees, or the well, or the barn, or the rock with its citron map of lichen that halts my feet and makes my eyes flare, feeling the presence of some spirit, some small god, who abides there. If I were a perfect person, I would be bowing continuously.
I'm not, though I pause wherever I feel this holiness, which is why I'm so often late coming back from wherever I went.
This sunrise. This place. The incredible things that have been brought to fruition after a stretch of chaos and confusion.The good that can and will come. Hold tight to that.
Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann