The Homestone

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve and Moose on the Meadow

December 31st.
It is a beautiful sunny day today. We awoke to two Moose on the meadow this morning. 
In Native American legend, the moose is thought to represent a balance between gentleness and strength. Moose medicine is about the power to shed the past which seems most fitting on this last day of the old year.

And here it was just six short months ago ... and soon again.

For now though, let us walk awhile with the beauty of Winter.

Bright blessings on this New Year’s Eve.
With dearest love.
Nicola and David

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve on the Meadow

 Wishing you a blessed Solstice ~ let there be light!
 And a Christmas decorated with the laughter of loved ones,
the warmth of good cheer and every joy in the new year too.
 Much love
Nicola and David

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mid December

The morning of the 15th
and the afternoon on a walk in the sunshine
 We've already seen about 2 feet of snow.  
Then some sun and a few warm days.


 It's still dark by 4 in the afternoon 
but soon the darkness will give way to the light.

To Know the Dark
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark.   Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. 
~ Wendell Berry ~