Shades of Ireland

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Good Life

Scott and Helen Nearing wrote a book with that title many years ago. It was a back-to-the-land, homesteader kind of book that I learned alot from. Probably not what they intended because they had definite socialist leanings and I am fiercely independent. It did open up a world of possibilities for me...... the sheer amount of productive work one person is capable of accomplishing.

These days, even though I am working hard, I find myself reflecting on the small moments that are pleasing to me and give me a strong sense of contentment. This is a turbulent world we live in and if I spend too much time on the internet, watching the news or listening to all the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it predictions, it is easy to get overwhelmed and anxious. I will admit to being too easily shaken these days and I can find myself overwhelmed and depressed if I do not carefully keep myself in check. 

I try to remember to take my camera with me so I can capture some of the small happy things that cross my path everyday. If I don't get the shot-- that's ok...... I have a really good memory..... It doesn't take much to make me smile.

Incredible Sweetness

A barn is just not complete with out a cat ---- or TEN waiting for you to start milking chores.

One is supremely confident that this is a loving encounter, the other thinks she is encountering a demon.....

How much better can it get for a little boy who should be inside doing his times tables?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking time to share your pictures. I too get a bit wrapped up in the "doom & gloom" sometimes and have to take a time out in the barnyard with DD.