from there to here….

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

from there to here

 

We made it.

Just as soon as they could, the kids dispersed into the woods or down to to sea.

Walking, running & laughing.

Finding treasures and yes, even bits of old snow.

I am feeling so grateful for the weeks ahead of us… for that view from my deck in that last picture. Every time I come back here a familiar feeling of home washes over me. 

This morning I sipped my coffee and watched the sun came up over that mountain. The clouds slowly turning golden as it did. I watched the fishing boats leave the harbor and knew there must be an opener today.

Misty sunshine & good coffee. It's all just so good.

 

17 thoughts on “from there to here….

  1. This makes me ache for the mountains! And some cloud cover. So glad to hear you made it ok. I really look forward to seeing bits and pieces of your time there.

    Like

  2. You got “Use Your Words!” That makes me happy!
    7 weeks in Alaska! Yeah, girl!
    We’ll be in Anchorage in mid July visiting Dan’s brother, can’t wait (just as soon as I find someone to babysit the chickens, garden, house, etc…)

    Like

  3. Amazingly beautiful, especially that last photo. S is going to be so grown when she gets back!
    Read a quote the other day that made me think of you:
    “You don’t travel to see different things,
    You travel to see things differently.”
    Have a wonderful time.

    Like

  4. I know just what you mean. I’m always falling in love with those mountains as if it were the first time. The heavy clouds that cover the tips most days and the cool air. Beautiful.

    Like

  5. Haha! A homestead caretaker 🙂 We are feeling so grateful that my parent’s apartment opened up this summer so we could stay so long. It is amazing to be here. Beyond words. And I wish it were more accessible to meet up for coffee in Anchorage. That would be fantastic!

    Like

  6. Oh Lissadell, I love it! And how true. After spending many summers here…. I still always arrive to look at this place with fresh new eyes and fall in love with something new each time. It’s a bit of magic…. we are so grateful to be here.

    Like

  7. Dear Stephanie,
    Rachel sent me the link to your wonderful blog! How fun to see a copy of my book in your photo!
    I look forward to reading about your summer in Alaska. It looks like it will be amazing. And magical. I love that.
    So glad to be connected.
    Warmly,
    Kate

    Like

  8. I just spent some time exploring your blog over a cup of tea.
    I’m glad to have “met” you.
    I’ve been reading your book and I have *so* enjoyed the writing prompts within those pages. It was perfect timing for me to find it over on in Rachel’s space.
    Looking forward to more…
    ~stephinie

    Like

  9. Welcome Home Stephinie. Such a beautiful landscape and I love your sweet girls muck lucks. Really fetching. I’m to see you made it safely and I know the summer holds wonderful treasures ahead. I’m off to go and get my own cup of coffee except my hills are the Smoky Mountains . Enjoy !!!

    Like

  10. Thank you Valarie! We are so glad to be here and very much enjoying being out of doors. On another note, Joe & I are dreaming of a visit to the Smoky Mountains before we leave the south. It’s a place we’ve always wanted to see. Hopefully within the next year!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s