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.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.