I would never tell the other seasons, but fall is my favorite, favorite, favorite. The way the air wake up your lungs when you breathe it in deep, the way you can layer your clothes and peek out at the world, the way each day changes the landscape around you and you are all too aware of how finite things are.
I’d never been to Radnor Lake until a couple of days ago, when the boys and I took a hike around the lake and saw the sights. I was amazed. The caretakers’ house, the valve shack, the incredible history behind the whole area. A little treasure I’d never considered before, unfolding before my eyes with every step around the lake.
Nashville is a beautiful city and I’m grateful for the chance to be here.
Whole photo set is here, if you’d like to see more.
If any horse agents are reading my blog, please let me know and I will get you in touch with this incredibly charming, outgoing Saltillo stud.
This time of year always feels a little like those last few anticipation-filled lurches at the top of the first, biggest slope of a roller coaster.
I’m ready. Let off the brakes.
A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown —
Who ponders this tremendous scene —
This whole Experiment of Green —
As if it were his own!
“1333,” Emily Dickinson
Holden napped through dinner so we got to sit down and have a nice, quiet meal. I got a nice wine buzz, and the food was amazing as usual, since my man can cook like you wouldn’t believe. We had turkey that had been brined, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, macaroni, cranberry sauce, garlic potatoes. Mmm. I’m lucky. I’m grateful.
That seems like an insane thing when it seems like he was JUST THISBIG. Like so (2007):
He’s about to be a man now, about to bust into the adult world. Guh.
I got to shoot his senior pictures over the weekend. He wanted to have them done on the farm rather than on the grounds of the Pickwick Inn or wherever the standard Hardin County senior shots are done. We crammed the whole shoot into the magic hour and I had to call his brother a jackass to get him to smile showing his teeth so obviously it was fun.
He looks just like his dad but then you zoom in close to do some editing and suddenly you see my sister in all his facial features. It’s wild.
He’s a good kid and he’s got a lot of growing up to do but don’t we all?