Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Still Meadow View

Still Meadow View

January 2, 2015

Last year I started taking pictures out the back door at 10:00 in the morning. The mornings I was at home and remembered to do it. Sometimes the photos were hit and miss. This year I decided to do the same. Just to mix it up a bit, I selected a different view. Just a few steps away and point the camera in the opposite direction.

January 5, 2015

This is the view of the Still Meadow out the back door. The deck overlooks the floodplane, leading to the trees growing along side the Kenapocomoco River. We can only see the water in the river when it is running high and fast. During certain times of the year the water washes completly over the banks and poors onto the meadow. Just as it ihas done for centuries. This is good for us because it means that no one will build in this meadow, keeping it quiet and peaceful.

January 6, 2015

This morning there was a hard frost in the night. Frozen, actually, with a temperature of -4 in the night. This morning the light sparkles and makes the snow glow. 

January 7, 2015

January 12, 2015

January 14, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome to the New Year!

And now we welcome the new year, full of things 
that have never been.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

This starts the second year of my marriage to T. It was a pure delight to spend the New Year at the lake, gathered at my sister’s house with family and friends. As soon as everyone said, “Happy New Year!” they would turn to us and say, “Happy Anniversary!” As if the party was in celebration just for us! Which of course, it wasn’t, except in my heart.

Mother and Son Love
What a joy it was to be gathered together in a special place for all of us. All the better because Derrick was home for the holiday with us, on leave all the way from North Carolina at Camp Lejuene. Lake friends and family. Clear skies and cold. The warmth of times shared together and the anticipation of things yet to come. Couldn’t be much better than that!

Friends at the Lake

This will be another good year. How could it not? My heart is full with love and gratitude, for what is now and what is yet to be.

Ladies of the Lake

All smiles!
Even the men posed!