October 27, 2016

autumn leafs :: singing

autumn, the colors, the garden, nature at it's latest and last time of the year, to bring out all it's life and strength. telling me stories and making me smile and be still in awe and wonder.
the running is great in this season, it is just right in temperature and great for surprises of sun rays and fog playing games. leafs turning their color and leafs dancing, just for me!

we are preparing to sing at church with the "kantorei" and an ad hock orchestra, on sunday morning the 18th of december. it will be antonio vivaldis magnificat. there is still a lot of work to be done, but we already get a little taste of what it will be. it has some wonderful passages, rhythms that challenge me, half tones not that easy to stay on with, whilst the soprano sounds next to me. though it is really wonderful that i'm able to carve out the time for the rehearsals and spend a few wonderful evenings singing. the season of long evenings indoors has arrived and it is perfect for this time of the year, to involved with singing, laughing and working with my whole body.

October 26, 2016


all the leafs, all the warm sunlight :: autumn at it's best 

October 25, 2016

fire in the livingroom

a leisure sunday afternoon, raining and cool, perfect for a fire in the living room. our fire place is not very practical at all, and the heat is disappearing out the chimney in a whim. never the less it makes for a good moment of making the fire, enjoying the moment of light and warmth....
there was lots of wood splitting done by amos and wax melting by joel. wicks twisted and all of it put together and dipped in the melted wax.
the result, a handful of fire starters. exquisite ind hand made, well working and a wonderful afternoon of working together.

such moments are filling my motherly sole with joy and thankfulness. just being and doing and enjoying it all. as a result there is even something to look at and be happy about it.
it hasn't been all easy on such afternoons, with teenagers in the house. they much rather would love to sit in front of the screen and play what ever game is on top of their list. or just hang in their rooms and listen to music, watching you tube movies. but instead, we got a meal prepared by elias, while amos and joel were working. a yummy pot of pasta and sauce bolognese, comfort food for all with good conversations and laughter.