Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The scent of hope


I swear I could smell hope, mixed with wood smoke, in the air as I walked Esther to school this morning. It hung low, just below the hill tops, mingling with the early morning mist-- in no hurry to rise up and disperse.


I felt as if I was walking through a painting. Something from VanGogh maybe. Something colorful, yet stark and muted. Something incredibly romantic and provoking.

The trees are so dark without their leaves. The red of the barberry bush, no longer in competition with the bright foliage, stands out like a bold,opinionated statement. My eyes are thankful to rest upon these vibrant flashes of color in an otherwise brown, gray landscape.

And that hope smells good enough to eat.

Newish Momformation posts up here and here.

8 comments:

Brooke Groelle said...

Funny - I just commented on your election anxiety post that I was hopeful... Sounds like you are too!! Lets keep our fingers crossed!!!
You left a comment on my blog the other day.... and I have to tell you that I was SOOOO excited - it made my day!!! THANKS

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Good moooorning!!! I've been enjoying your pictures :) My hubby grew up in Maine and he's been trying to describe to me what a New England fall looks like. I am from the desert- no fall. Just summer and winter, lol!

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Responding to your comment...I was actually planning a post about Iraq. I'm going to have to sit down with a strong glass of something and drag it piece by piece out of the deep recesses of my mind. Some memories are more lighthearted, but I don't think I'll be able to commit the worst of it to paper; not yet at least. Better out then in right? :) I guess my husband said it best, when he got back from his second tour in Iraq: "I don't think my brain will ever work the same way again."

mooserbeans said...

I am glad that I not alone. I always get so excited about elections. Here in the suburbs, it was the same beautiful weather after I voted. I love the light this time of year. I am hopeful, too. And perhaps a little nervous. This is why I ceat and read the end of books first:) I just want to know, already.

mooserbeans said...

Of course I meant cheat.

Emma said...

I just watched Obama's victory speech, all the TV channels here started playing it live across the board (much to the kid's dismay when the Mr Men show disappeared). What a fantastic thing to witness, a real sense of history being made. I tried to explain it to the children, but i guess it's all a bit far away and hard to understand at this stage. It's the first time we in Australia have been so intrigued (and delighted) in a US presidential election in a very long time, it was all we were talking about at school this afternoon when i picked the kids up.

Evenspor said...

Once again your photography wows me. I especially like the second one. The balance of greens and oranges creates an amazing effect.

Betsy said...

I just point and click. It's Vermont that deserves the credit:)