Waldorf In The Home

Friday, April 11, 2014

{this moment} - Spring in Connecticut

{this moment} 
inspired by Amanda Blake Soule


 A Friday ritual. Photos - no words - capturing a moment from the past. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Vivian at 14 months on the beach at Poet's Landing. 




Sunday, April 6, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature : Lady Spring











            Philadelphia In Spring   13 / 53  Lady Spring Arrives


Everywhere I walk I see traces of Lady Spring. It makes me feel like all hope has been restored. I can't wait to wear long skirts and flip flops again. I feel a huge expansion in space and time.  The world feels much prettier.  We were full speed ahead to spend all our time outside this weekend, but with  a crink in my neck, a husband who is suffering from a cold, and a child who has a fever, our weekend hardly turned out like we had planned. The worst part of it all is that there aren't any leftovers from a delicious Sunday dinner for lunches this week. I love left  overs.          

 The high today was in the low 60's. The bulbs in the ground have been waking up much later than the past few years, maybe we will have more than just forsythia in bloom for May Day. One can hope.  Maypole dance practice starts this week and I am looking forward being with friends old and new and dancing in the spirit of Lady Spring. 

How was your weekend? 
Nicole

Thanks to Donni and her 52 Weeks of Nature! I have been faithfully getting out my camera each weekend and going outside early morning or at sunset to capture the everyday beauty that surrounds me.  It has been a wonderful excuse to do what I love. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature ~ Rain


   Philadelphia in Spring    12 / 52      Rain




It stopped raining for a minute so I grabbed my camera and took a soggy walk through my yard. It felt good to get out and get some fresh air. We planned for this rainy weekend and got a lot of inside projects done.  It feels so great to cross them off my list. Ella and her Dad painted  her room a beautiful coral peach, and we added the art deco furniture that I so luckily found of Craig's list. It turned out really nice.  We have a pot of spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove making the house smell so good with the promise of a full belly at dinner.  I am looking forward to tonight as Geir and I plan to watch the second episode of Lilyhammer. Crazy funny, especially for us. 

I love when my future plans involve laughing. What about you, how was your weekend? 

Nicole

Sunday, March 23, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature: Spring














    Philadelphia in Spring     12 / 52      Spring



Springs sweeps in and all is good with the world. 

  Ella and Geir were at swim championships the last two mornings. Ella brought home two ribbons in her heat. She had a blast.  Vivian and I stayed home and played checkers, read books about skeletons and snakes, went to a truck show and kept ourselves busy around the house. I enjoyed decorating with pussy willows, hares, eggs and daffodils. 

Now we will all rest and do our own things and later share a delicious dinner of rosemary new potatoes, asparagus, and a spinach salad in honor of Ostara. 

Many Spring blessings to you all, 
Nicole

Monday, March 17, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature ~ Encore

                             Philadelphia in March    11 / 52      Encore












Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Those Leprechaun's sure do have a sense of humor. We tried to catch one last night, but instead he ran off with our gold coins and left behind some green Hershey kisses and four inches of snow. 

The day has been magical thus far! What have the Leprechauns been up to in your neck of the woods? 

Nicole 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Six Times Around The Sun - Vivian







I am so blessed to have both my daughters. My oldest has taught me so much about myself and my youngest has taught me so much about others and is the fairest of us all. 

Vivian, just about every sentence you say out loud begins with "I wonder…." or "It's strange…." 

You have a deep connection to the spiritual world and you amaze me with your understanding of concepts that you cannot see. It is almost like you have been here before. You are wise. 

Your heart is full of compassion for other people's feelings,  Mother Earth and all living things. I love your gentle ways. 

You identify yourself as an artist and refuse to sell your art. I like how you think. Your art is creative and beautiful. 

You once exclaimed that the worst word you ever heard was 'divorce.' Good thing that your Dad and I have no plans of ever using that word in our family. 

You love stretchy bacon. 

You constantly suggest what Obama should be doing to help the poor people and the children who are hungry. You also want him to ban all artificial food coloring so that you and your sister don't have to skip all those colorful treats.   You also think that Obama shouldn't allow people to build in flood zones. I totally agree with you. 

You still let us feel your elbow and exclaim it is your strongest muscle. I hope you will never have to use that muscle, but if you do it is pretty strong even if it is not a muscle. 

You are learning to play the recorder because you love 'teenage jazz" and Bach. I love listening to you. 

You like being Norwegian, even if you don't speak it. Whenever I suggest to  you that you are doing something the wrong way, you always tell me you are doing it the Norwegian way. You are right, there is usually more than one way to do most things. I like your cleverness. 

You want to be a taste tester when you grow up and you love baking with your Dad. 

It is such a joy to be your Mom. 

I love you Vivian. 

You are my red rose, your most favorite flower ever! 

Happy 6th Birthday! 





Love, Mom





52 Weeks of Nature - Mrs. Thaw

                            Philadelphia in March  10 / 52    Thaw  
 I swear I saw Mrs. Thaw sweeping through our yard. 


 I grabbed my camera and tried to catch her but all I found 
were sticks and a package for Ms. Viv. 


Mrs Thaw was way too quick for me, she was crazy flying around with that noisy and fierce March wind! She swept away most of our snow leaving lots of mud and green behind. 




This morning our boots wait for us to play and work outside.  The  temperature today will go up to a high of 49! 

We thank you Mrs. Thaw for being so very kind.

Namaste, Nicole

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