It is so rare that I would write a post that was all images with few words - true. However, it is rare that I would post these days full stop.
Life, hey - it sometimes takes up way too much of your time.
The weather has not been conducive to frolic, and the enthusiasm that should accompany autumn seems to be hiding around some not yet met corner.
I am blessed, because I have a teenager who, when I look at her, I see someone who I probably would have liked hugely when I was her age,
and from a child to parent angle I am offering abject apologies to my own parents for some of my more melodaramatic explosions at that age
and profuse thanks that she has handled things with a great deal more grace and aplomb than I ever did.
It is early days, true, so allow me to wallow in the vainglorious hope that this will continue.
I am blessed, because I have a tall, shy, enthusiastic, mummy-loving girl who surprises with her imagination
and language exploration yet still can be unintelligible on occasion because she mixes up consonants and tries to say it all at once while hopping and spinning.
I am blessed, because my home is nurtured by someone who loves me and our family and who tills the soil
and encourages dreams and fiercely protects all of his girls from the world and themselves.
I am blessed, because I do have a wonderful support group of family and friends and memories of great people in my life.
I am blessed because there is currently enough work for me to earn money by my skills and labour with a great bunch of people.
There is a lot unsaid in this post in regard to the clouds (not mine but I get to brush amongst it), but I am extremely thankful for the light that filters through.