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03 January 2010

It's a beautiful thing.....

The lingering glow of Christmas still softly illuminates Museville and the residents move slowly and happily back and forth from hammock to the outdoor dining room under a pergola donned in musk roses or to stretching out on the sun bleached velvet sofa like some sort of litter of well fed and lazy kittens.


and yet my mind is elsewhere - somewhere totally unplugged - a place where the only sounds are the heartbeat of the world - the wind in the trees, the birds, the soft lapping of the ocean on the shore ... that is where I want to spend these 12 days of Christmas next year with my little brood.


This the only time when our clan of 3 have any real time together -- after a year of helter skelter and reaching a point where none of us feels we can possibly do another bloody thing - the whirlwind begins to slow... PTH has three glorious weeks off and Royal Sonshine has the same time off from school - his part time job seems like a breeze to him now with no papers, classes, deadlines competing for his time ...


The beast II stays parked in the driveway much more during these gloriously slow weeks - the construction next door has temporarily stopped for the Christmas break - the weather is mild, the sun is weak, it's as if the entire world is in the perpetual state of twilight - and it seems as we have been granted the year long wish..
to just
... be.


and it's perfectly lovely.

19 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I totally agree.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh these pictures just make me want to sigh "ahhhhhhhhhh"! Enjoy just being!

La Table De Nana said...

The music and the photos:) Happy new Year! Beau!

Marlene said...

oh I can soo understand..yes the calm here is wonderful also.. its time to rest...and plan whats ahead!I made new agreements with myself for the new year..and even gave birth to a new blog...stop by and check it out! Marlene

food with style said...

howdy stranger, its been too long, but i see life is still glorious here! happy new year to you, hope life is kind sweet and gentle to you~

jain

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Beautiful scenery. My heart slowed down just looking at the beauty of it all.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi,
Just bumped into your blog and the pictures just have me totally captivated ... they are so beautiful ... its lovely to have discovered your blog ... :)

Helen said...

Listening to your lovely music choices and viewing the dreamy photos has started my day off perfectly! When budget allows, I will be back for a Greyfreth treat!

Mary-Laure said...

Magical pictures, the light is so bright...

donna baker said...

I feel guilty when I just "be." I need to get over that. On the other hand, you justly deserve it. You need an assistant just to keep up. Happy new year, Isa.

Tracey said...

Hi Isa! Calm and serene sound sooooo wonderful...your photos are breathtaking!!!

Wishing you a very happy, peaceful, and healthy new year!!

:) T

BonjourRomance said...

Beautiful photos, you've chosen the perfect place to next Christmas with your family.
Here's to a wonderful and restful New Year for your kingdom of three!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Isa
Well I'm glad for you the construction has stopped... nothing worse!! Today I was woken by a the dulcet tones of a power drill!! The neighbours.... sweet things they are!!

Well I'm happy for you that you get to enjoy this time relaxing with your family and just enjoying doing nothing too demanding .... the photos today are so dreamy and relaxing... Happy New Year to you Isa xx Julie

Espresso said...

Wonderful picture!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Lovely photos. I especially love that field of lavender. Calgon...take me away!

Greet said...

Isa,
I want to go with you to spend Christmas days at this place next year!
xx
Greet

Sarah said...

Perfectly lovely, indeed! Oh to be there this very minute when it's cold and windy here. ~ Sarah

Angie Muresan said...

Oh yes, I agree! I certainly hope you all three get to take a beautiful vacation soon.

Deborah said...

OH so lovely. **swoons**