My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Seasonal joys- part 1

‘Tis the season!  Maybe not for snow, but we have the most stunning bright, gold leaves! 


The cottonwoods, the pomegranate, the apricot, and the peach trees are all putting on beautiful displays.  Green grass on the orchard floor is littered with oranges and yellows of different shapes and sizes.


Every day I go out and stand under the apricot tree and marvel.  I can’t believe it’s all happening in my very own yard!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you saw the potential in this place. Some day we'll be able to sit on the porch with our hot chocolate and just enjoy the colors. Oh yeah, did I mention that we need a leaf blower? :)