Wednesday, January 19, 2011

golden

I overslept. Miraculously I was not all that bothered by it; just figured we'd get to school on time, or not. When I raised the shades in the boys' room, there was the moon, huge, luminous, low on the horizon and reflected on the water. Rising or setting, I don't know which.

Later. In the car, heading to the Children's Theatre with a car full of kindergartners. "I've been looking forward to this for a long time." "Is it ok if I cough during the play?" "What if I think something's funny - is it ok to laugh? What if it's not supposed to be funny?" "Your car is almost as dirty as ours."

Later still. Alexi picks them up from school and from there they all go to hockey practice. I go running in the last of the daylight, the golden hour, though the light is more pale yellow than golden this time of year, I noticed. I'm not used to all the traffic noise I heard - it's really quiet mid-morning when I usually run - but I didn't mind. I thought about the drivers of those cars and how they must be so glad to be coming home to such a glorious evening, they must be in a hurry because daylight is fading fast.

9 comments:

KPiep said...

Sounds like a beautiful, relaxed day! (And I know that's not easy with a car full of little ones!)

Char said...

a very good day

Li + Belle said...

I love your images. They are great.

Vanessa said...

The light is simply stunning. I love the way you still kept your cool and did everything planned while not forgetting to enjoy the beauty around you. Your photos are so wonderful.

Emma said...

Can I just say you live in the most glorious place :)

I don't think I would ever get tired of your photos, they're just lovely.

sandra said...

i love the light you captured here and your day sounds wonderful.

Josephine said...

Your blog is such a wonderful place to stop in for a few moments a day. I feel a bit rude actually. I 'visit' almost every day but rarely leave a comment. So today I'm setting that right.

This may be my favourite collection of your photos yet – the colour and light are magnificent. I have a soft spot for Seattle. My husband and I spent a week there, and in Mt Ranier a couple of years ago and we felt very at home (we're from Sydney, Aus – the two cities are much alike in many ways).

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I especially love the kitty view.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Beautiful photographic and verbal imagery, Lecia.
Nicola