Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Frolic

Jennifer woke up to the usual sound of Harrison’s morning giggles, the chorus of raspberries and babble warmed her heart. Crusty eyed from new overnight contacts and groggy she stumbled over to the one toothed wonder, picked up the twenty five pounds of warm squishy cheeked infant, and made way towards the large window in the center of the house to spy on the herd of deer that usually graze in the yard each morning.  She looked out, blinked, but couldn’t seem to shake the morning blur of her contacts, after repeating the process a few times it dawned on her that the front lawn was covered with a blanket of fog.  Opening the door to get a better look a silhouette of a deer came into view just beyond the mailbox.

“It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” – Joseph Conrad

Remembering that she had prepped cinnamon rolls the night before she began to droll in anticipation and popped the sinful beasts into the oven
The kitchen began to fill with the smell of Christmas as Bryan and A made their way out of bed for breakfast. Mama chanted, "Warm, butter gooey, goodness and ugly thighs for all!"

The C family took their sweet (cinnamon roll) time getting ready that morning and slowly made their way over to LBL to enjoy the colorful Fall leaves.

 " A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."

"All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted".- Saint Teresa of Avila

 "Smile More"

 " The stone should be mostly flat, about the size of the palm of your hand and about the weight of a tennis ball. Triangular stones tend to skip best. Avoid circular stones. They’re less stable." -A Boy's Life Magazine

 Throw out and down at the same time. A skipping stone is bouncing off the water, so give it plenty of downward force. Try throwing faster instead of harder — strength is not the key, quickness is. -A Boy's Life Magazine

"..or just make a BIG splash"-Jennifer C.

  Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. -John Lubbock

 C. Brothers A and H watching the waves

 Bull Elk resting in the distance

 American Beautyberry


  1. Beautiful! I'm excited to follow your blog - your prose is quite addictive :)

  2. Wow, you live in some beautiful country! Great pics :)