I'm trying to get across to Julia that life doesn't always have to be exciting - that there are joys in simple things like sunsets and falling leaves. I'm not quite sure anything is sinking in - all this running to the hill to watch the sun set on the sheep.... to watch the light change and the sky turn colors. But she's been pretty patient and a good sport. I keep telling her that winter is coming and it's going to be too cold to do this in a month. That we'll have to stay tucked into the house, near the fire to keep warm. She says she can't wait.
I haven't mastered taking photos at sunset - especially with objects in them. I take a slew of images and then hope something turns out. It never is quite as I remember the scene exactly - the camera takes an image different from what my eyes read. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised.
Nessie takes sheep herding serious any time of the day or night.
Once we got done watching the sun set on the sheep the other night, I drove up the hill to the abandoned house at the top of the hill. Locals call it "the cottage." I call it the top of the world. If we have an hour, we hike the hill but with the light leaving, my truck was quicker.
The sun sets later at the cottage than at our house down the hill. It was a beautiful evening. I was enjoying watching the colors in the sky change when I heard -
"Mom - what are you doing?"
"Watching the sunset! Isn't it beautiful?"
"Can we go home now."
"Julia, don't you see how pretty the light and the sky are now? Look at it - please!"
"Come on, Mom. Pleeeeeease!"
Seems like a nice way to end the week. Enjoy your weekend. If you are at FiberTwist, be sure to stop by and say hi to us.