Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Days of the Harvest Moon


"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?"
-Hal Borland

These are the days of the Harvest Moon. That name feels so fitting to my current situation...the seed has been planted, has grown to ripeness, nourished and cared for tenderly, and soon, our most precious creation will be welcomed; our son!

The days have been sunny, but rumor has it that tomorrow the weather will turn, and we'll have rain and a chill in the air. On warm days it's hard to imagine there ever being a first frost, or first snow for that matter. And then I remember how impossible green and blossoms seem in the dead of winter. Best to live in the moment, I think.

When we first got Kiki, I was continually overcome with joy and wonder, watching her explore our natural surroundings throughout the seasons, knowing it was all so new for her. We have footage of walking with her in the woods through her first snow. She seemed baffled, excited, confused, curious...it was such a wonderful experience to witness her in that situation. And it makes me giddy, thinking about introducing Rafael to the seasons, to the changes and the rhythms of this beautiful little corner of the world.



16 comments:

  1. Such an exciting time awaits you...I can feel the anticipation in your words!! It won't be long...a few days, and you'll be a mother!! Amazing. Sending love & lots of hugs xoxo Rachel

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  2. Lovely pictures of a lovely time of year for your sweet, awaited little Raphael to be born. Any day now and you'll be holding him in your arms.

    Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Hope you had a beautiful moon last night! I was bringing my little one home from dance lessons and came over the crest of the hill and there it was, big and beautiful! This is such a special time for you! Rest yourself and care for yourself, care for the one who will be the caregiver :) cant wait for you to meet your little sweetheart!~

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  4. Beautiful pictures Dawn have a wonderful day enjoy your day you are getting closer and closer to have Raffi in your arms. Here in Chicago is 8:12 am and my Day is staring :)

    Lots of Blessings :)))))))) Mary

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  5. I really wished I lived beside somewhere so beautiful walk my Cavaliers :) they must think they've hit the jackpot!

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  6. Joyful and happy time with the arrival of Raffi and Autumn. Bless you Dawn and thank you for sharing such a lovely quote and beautiful pictures. xoxoxo

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  7. thinking about you every day....so close to the birth of your precious son.....

    sending all good wishes and love to all

    kary
    xx

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  8. Well what a gorgeous place to explore!!!

    m ^..^

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  9. Sending happy thoughts your way, Dawn! Let us know the latest!:)

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  10. Sending tons of good vibes your way for an easy delivery, Dawn!! He is on his way to your loving arms...Now, will he arrive on the 14th or 15th, past midnight??? Wonderful!!!! Love and hugs to mommy and Raffi....Sherry xxxxxx

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  11. waiting anxiously for the good news! xoxo lots of love to you!

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  12. Still pulling for the 17th!!

    Love and a gentle hug,

    S

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  13. Stunning images. We're not quite there yet, in terms of autumn, but getting there. A great time of year for giving birth, I'm sure! :)

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  14. it's friday out here....11:30 in the morning. haven't heard anything...i am wondering if you are a mama holding a baby in her arms ???
    sending love,
    kary
    xx

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  15. Thinking of you today, the 16th.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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