It's wonderful to be back with the community I have grown to love so much. In the time I spent away, in Frankfurt and Chiemsee, I shot over 400 photographs with my new camera. Needless to say, choosing which to share with you is an overwhelming task. I've decided to take it slow, with a few a day. One of my favorites is the photo you see above, of a shed in the snow. It snowed on the first day of the new year and we awoke to a world of white. It was such a beautiful metaphor: a clean slate, a new beginning.
The time spent with my husband, dog, and family was precious. Mostly we ate, talked, and played cards. We took a few walks in the beautiful German countryside where we had rented a nice apartment in a renovated old farmhouse which has been in the same family for over 300 years. There were miles of fields, woods, and mountains surrounding us. Pure beauty.
And now we're back home. Home, sweet sweet home.
As much as I loved our trip, there is something about HOME that just makes me feel happy to be alive.
All the little things I love that suround me here; the wooden chicken, the hand-painted butter dish, the little white pumpkins on the window sil.
The kitchen, oooohhhh the kitchen. Silver espresso machine, wooden egg cupboard, old copper jelly molds.
Our bed with the pillows just the way I like them.
The smell....doesn't everyone's home smell different? Ours smells a bit like vanilla.
We got home last night, ordered pizza (the fridge was so empty it echoed), and plopped into our oversized white sofa chairs. The familiar sound of the water boiler turning on and off. The Christmas tree twinkling. The clock ticking on the wall.
Sights and sounds of HOME.
And you are all a part of my home.
More to come.........now I need to fill that fridge and buy fresh flowers.
I can't tell you how excited I am about this new year and spending it with all of you...................
xo country girl