Corner View: Water.
If I had all the time in the world, I'd drag out some of my old desert photos right now, because in the desert is the time that I feel the closest to the essence, the need, the aching purity of water. The desert southwest is a fascinating place to contemplate water in all its fickle wonder - water seeping into the desert floor, water pooled beneath the surface of the earth, water raging through slot canyons in deadly, spectacular flash floods when the spring rains come....carving the sandstone into fantastic shapes. Our own Colorado river has been tapped for decades to feed the ravenous appetites of California and Nevada. This is such a great deal to think about when you contemplate water in the desert.
But life is very busy for us right now - busy in a good way, but also busy in a head-spinning way. Time seems to have speeded up and the days are whipping by in a blur. As a result, I only have time to edit one set of photos today. And today, here at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, water has changed into snow. So...here's my corner view for the week:
An early stroll through the neighborhood, before daddy headed in to work.
We stopped in to the local Italian joint for a takeout spaghetti, warm bread and butter, and vinaigrette salad. Seemed like the thing to do. Someone who had a similar idea was sipping a glass of wine while waiting for her order, which made me smile. Such a lovely idea on a snowy afternoon!
ps - a lot of you have commented on the joy that comes from our photos, and I just wanted to say - this is no illusion. Amazingly, mysteriously, through some great alchemy of life, this is the joy that threads itself through our daily lives. We have lead good lives, M. and I both. We've had our ups and downs and our learning experiences (ahem!) before we met, but all in all we are fortunate people. And I think that even Q's early months were not so bad, in spite of the rather harsh hand that life dealt her at the very start. Her caretakers seem to have done well by her, if her open, happy, trusting personality is any indication. But I think it's safe to say that, for all three of us, these right now are the golden days. This is the height of our existence so far in this world - the little life we have built for ourselves. Joy has never shone so bright.
Theme chosen by Trinsch. Links at Dana's blog. Corner View source: Jane.