Well, the good news is that we have a new camera. The bad news is that I don't know how to use it yet. I think I sat on our last camera a few too many times and now the images it creates resemble drunken blurs of light and darkness. So as we have no new photos, I thought I would post a few images from the archives of things that no longer are that I miss.
Such as Stuart's last dog, Sadie. What a joy she was to have around!!! And what character. Both Stuart and I think Clover-rover has some of Sadie in her. When I first met Stuart one of our first outings was to the Eno river (my most favorite spot in Durham). He brought Sadie, and I think she cinched the deal for me. A beautiful man with a beautiful dog? Taking me for a hike? At the Eno river? Is it all a dream? I miss going to the Eno sooooo much. At the last place we lived it was only about 5 miles from where we lived---now, about 25 miles. Stuart proposed at the Eno. And we had all of our break-ups and deep relationship discussions there as well. And yes, even before Stuart entered my life the river was my favorite place to go and walk and unravel all the thoughts swirling around in my head. To go and just be. I really miss it. And Sadie. I think there may be a replacement for the river though. We have a spring on our farm that seems like a really special spot and it, along with our pond runoff, creates a lovely creek that winds around our property. When the farming season calms down I think long walks along this creek and around our property will have some soothing effects.
Another few things I miss? Leftover baked goods and Stuart's mustache! I never thought I would miss either, but it's true. I don't miss baking for market, but I do miss the sometime treats leftover. I don't know if I'll ever eat another scone in my life, but as for some Linzer cookies, oh yeah. These were probably the best thing I baked for market; these and the triple chocolate brownies. Yum! I get my baking fix whenever I mix up some soil mix for starting seed. The process is exactly the same (atleast the mixing part). But instead of cutting butter, I'm cutting rabbit manure. Instead of sugar, bone meal. Etc, etc. And as for Stuart's mustache, I'm not at the point of asking him to grow it back or anything, but it is always good for a laugh.