Thursday, December 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by Maydela
Moira woke up at 4:30 this morning and didn't really go back to sleep. I really didn't get to go back to sleep, although I dozed until everyone got out of bed at 6. The end result is that today we were both cranky at each other. All day. With screeching on at least one of our parts.
It was still a good day. We went for a walk in the woods. A very short one, where we turned around at the second fork in the path and Moira insisted on taking off her gloves and then was angry that it was so cold.
But we both got to stop and listen to the birds and airplanes and crunchy frozen leaves. We got to look at the ice forming in the moss and around the mushrooms. We got to hold branches and lichen. We got to laugh and wonder at the world.
We spent half of today fighting against each other. Eat/don't eat. Upside down/right side up. Sing/don't sing. And yet, this is a day I will remember for a long time. It was magic.

On a side note, I have ordered pictures recently no less then 8 times, because I keep forgetting things, or miscalculating the number we need. But I want to order a copy of this one. It is far and away my favorite picture right now.


  1. I just love days like this, where memories are made. What a beautiful photo!

  2. (((((((((((Shannon and Moira))))))))))))))))
    Magic :) That's so great that you found the positive when you could have found the negative :)
    Hugs, Heather/Melissa
    PS: Pretty please send a message for Mom's Birthday Book. My email is: Photos are great too :)
    The party is on Saturday, so timing is of the essense. Sorry to be OT. Hugs, M

  3. What a darling picture!..and a beautiful post. :)