More than any other September in memory, this month is lasting an eternity. Each day has been long and full, stretching beyond my usual perception of a day. And this has been a very good thing because we are moving in two weeks. Moving across country, to a new life on a new piece of land. And while this move holds excitement and potential, particularly because the new piece of land is ours, I also feel deep grief at leaving this rented piece of land that we’ve called home for 13 years. The home where I learned to garden, raised animals, got married, got a Master’s degree, had two babies born in this house.
And so I feel the urge to hold on tightly to every single one of these long moments. To burn them in my memory as a record of our last summer in this magical creek-side house.
Our garden, luscious and unruly.
Huge, prolific squash, and a wool-bottomed baby.
Making roasted tomatillo salsa, with a recipe from Coyote Cafe.
Searching for tadpoles in the lake.
Frightening forest creatures at my doorstep!
Seeking the warmth of the greenhouse in the crisp mornings.
Enjoying our sweet goats.
Digging for sandy treasure.
Sharing an equinox campfire and some s’mores with good friends was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer and hello to an autumn of new adventures.
Beth Eiva says
We will miss you and your vibrant family, and I’ll miss seeing your smiling face and sharing good talks. You’re sure to prosper and succeed in Missouri, I have no doubt, and I look forward to watching your further adventures unfold out there. Much love and light to you guys!!!
Thank you Beth. We will miss you all so very much!
what a beautiful life you live. it can only get sweeter. you will surely be missed, but oh….what awaits you!
Thanks Bonnie. I will certainly miss the vibrant dance community here. It’s one piece that I haven’t quite figured out yet – how to get my fill of dance and theater in rural Missouri.
This looks like an amazing end-of-summer and the beginning of what is sure to be a new chapter full of adventure. Can’t wait to hear (and see!) more!
An adventure it is sure to be!!
Shari Reichmuth says
Terri, Brian and family. Good luck to you in your next chapter’s of life and many new and exciting adventures.
Thanks Shari! And you’re always welcome to visit us in Missouri!