16 March 2011

perking up.







in the space of twenty-four hours we went from damp chill to effortless blue, last year’s moldering quilt of leaves making way for fresh color. and though yesterday’s feverish child traded places with his newly ill brother, they are both perking up by the minute. there’s a little girl pink with the joy of bubblegum and news of our prospective son and the earthy-sweet smell of coffee lacing the air.








it’s downright lovely the difference a day can make.




22 comments:

Joybird said...

I love the portraits of your kids, Nic. You have a talented eye. I can't wait to see the pictures you take of your youngest. Glad you got fresh news to go with your fresh day.

Nancy said...

Amen. A lot of perking up going on around our place as well--joy comes in the morning.

Jennifer Shults said...

gorgeous photos nic and even more gorgeous words. seriously the picture you paint with words are amazing.

S. Etole said...

looks like some serious signs of spring ...

Brian Miller said...

the world could use a little perking up these days...and pics like that will certainly do it...

Bethany Ann said...

lovely. just lovely.

Rambling Heather said...

so beautiful!

Kendal said...

:). and even warmer tomorrow!

Sami Jo said...

gorgeous pics - glad to hear those kiddos are "perking up" <3

happygirl said...

Thank you for the pretty pics. I, too, am eager for spring

TheUnSoccerMom said...

green... there's a reason it's my favorite color.

so glad the kiddos are feeling better! :o)

Farmgirl Paints said...

i need a day like that...a perking. lovely photos and thoughts as usual;)

Julie said...

so simple, yet so true and so beautiful. beautiful sprout of spring there.

Kati patrianoceu said...

What a great day, what a great change! I love those days. I'm also staying away from coffee for Lent, and the photo and description of the coffee remind me of how painful it will be stay at the home of my friends who make coffee in the coffeemaker every morning. Ugh. ;)

emily wierenga said...

oh, these photos, this bubblegum and coffee-smell and lifting of quilt... i feel your joy, friend, and yay for perking up :)

Kimberly said...

I want to know more about this news!

And yes...twenty-four little hours...never ceases to amaze.

David N. said...

One day (or one night's sleep) can completely reset your mood and outlook on life.

Also, your son and I have matching England soccer jerseys!

jeana said...

These pictures are simply lovely Nic! Thank you for stopping by my blog, your kind words touched me.

Jeana

melissafeddersen.com said...

YES! Perking up...spring can't come soon enough.
Your photography is AMAZING! Who can make a coffee maker that beautiful???

melissafeddersen.com said...

YES! Perking up...spring can't come soon enough.
Your photography is AMAZING! Who can make a coffee maker that beautiful???

Julie said...

so simple, yet so true and so beautiful. beautiful sprout of spring there.

happygirl said...

Thank you for the pretty pics. I, too, am eager for spring