It was just a walk. A walk together. But I needed this so very much. Just to be outside in the autumn air, surrounded by the wild world and the people I love — this is such a great gift.
Cousin cats out on the town!
Wallace was surrounded by so much love on his birthday. It was so life affirming to spend the evening with family and friends and celebrate this little boy’s vibrant being.
Wallace is obsessed with our neighbor Mike’s grill. For his birthday, Mike and Paula made a mini version for Wallace! Such delight!
As soon as he finished his cake, he said, “Again, grill!”
We spent some of the glorious weekend weather playing on the great dunes with family . . . where the rest of the world feels both so close and yet so far away.
My very talented cousin-in-law made a sketch from this photo of Ellen holding one of her favorite hens. Now I have it hanging above my desk!
picnicking on the beach
on the farm.
for the perfect pumpkin
He is home now,
They are growing up.
These — the first two cousins —
as they pass gracefully through the threshold of childhood . . .
there are seven little ones younger than the two of them,
Oh, just making tea for anyone who is willing to drink squishy over-ripe tomato water.