Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Life is sweet.


Yes, it is.

In spite of all the hyper-abundant crap we carp about constantly.

We actually had frost last night- not a killing freeze, but very light.  Leading to a brilliant, crisp Autumn morning for Smidgen's first day of - pre-school.

Spice and I and Beelar, her big brother, walked her out through the apples to meet the neighbor who's sharing driving chores with us.

So, I got to wake up early; make some hot coffee on our woodstove, which kept us warm all night, burning wood from trees I planted myself (with Beelar's help) - then walk out, through apple trees (which I planted and grafted 25 years ago) drooping with fruit in spite of no real rain since June- (really) and watch two of my children together, taking a big step forward -


Spice went along with the neighbor, who has twins; and brought back this pic of Smidgen feeling her way into school- first day, first moments- with "her" twins on either side.


Worth a lot.  Worth remembering, that the good times, the good things, are still there; even when the worries and bad stuff keeps piling up.

Happy Autumn out there.

16 comments:

Tameson said...

Oh! Congratulations Smidgeon on your first day of school!

MeadowLark said...

No matter what we worry about, they just keep on keeping on.

That's a good thing. :)

Alecto said...

Wonderful pictures. That's really all there is when it comes right down to it. Thanks for the reminder, I think I'll go home and cuddle my kids.

Michelle Ellis said...

Awe....I remember that first day of preschool for my daughter*sniff*

Abbie said...

What a wonderful milestone! Life is sweet, don't forget to stop and enjoy the apples :)

kate said...

Sweet pictures! Thanks for sharing them -- and your perspective.

Kate

WILDBLUESbysus said...

Pretty soon Smidgeon will be known as Smidge and boys will follow her home. How is it possible they grow so fast?
Last week Grace, my 5 year old granddaughter started kindergarten. "Nana, when the bus driver goes like this (raises her right arm) that means no talking. And when my teacher goes like this (raises her left arm) that means no talking." Grace is a non-stop talker. This will be a tough year. :)

Nancy M. said...

She's so beautiful! Nice pictures.

RC said...

Life's great most of the time, especially days like the one captured in the photo. OK, you get a pass for now, but where oh where are the guinea photos? Spice, please take some guinea photos, Greenpa just can't get to it, thanks.

RC said...

BTW, more data is being published along with analysis {see Ilargi today Sept 10} that supports your idea of speculation in commodities.
But that still doesn't mean you can avoid publishing guinea photos.

melpaco said...

That first picture is worthy of framing. It gave me a very nice feeling. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Lovely Greenpa, thanks for sharing this event with us, and for reminding us of the full-circle-ness of it all.

sandinhershoes said...

For several years I’ve had a smoldering desire to learn how to use the internet as an income producer. When I got turned on to the 30-day challenge, I found it compelling and more or less do-able, though I’ve had to slow down the pace in order to fully understand what’s happening and I’m still working on that. My idea of the kind of blog I want to have has changed and changed and will most likely change again. I began by talking about ‘body as earth and earth as body’, and wanted to share some of my first thoughts on that idea. I also wanted to get the word out about goat’s milk soap, which I think is a great product. Soon it was revealed to me that what I really want to do is just talk about all kinds of things. But who on earth would want to listen, I thought. At 70 years old, my life experience has not shown me that anyone is particularly interested in what I have to say, and I’m terrified of being a bore. Truthfully, I don’t find many people in my real world who want to talk about the same things I do. And a further confession is that very much of what I read in blogs is boring to me, and inane, and poorly written. Yea, I could go on and on.

But then today I came upon a couple of bloggers who are really interesting to me. One is http://www.littlebloginthebigwoods.blogspot/, where I then found www.crunchychicken.blogspot.com. These sound like people I’d really like to talk to and out came this blurb. I’m hoping you’ll feel the same about me.

Greenpa said...

Hi, Sandyshoes- welcome. To me, the "fear that I may be a bore" is an good sign that someone is bright and worth listening to. The real bores never doubt the entire world will hang on their every syllable!

And everybody- please know that your comments are a delight, and always a high spot in my day- even when I don't have the time to answer back. Thanks!

Still overwhelmed with harvest stuff here; may get a bit more time before long...

Greenpa said...

RC- I took some guinea pictures with Smidgeon in them. Just keep nudging GreenPa. He'll get to it.

Wildblue-
WHen Smidgeon was born GreenPa (one of the most mellow men in the world) said "It's a GIRL!!! WHen are the boys gonna show up and where do I hide the bodies?!?!"

Spice

knutty knitter said...

They grow up too fast. My eldest just showed me (very carefully so as not to expose anything unnecessary) his very first non head hairs.

He was such a cute toddler.....sigh.

He will be 12 next week.

viv in nz