Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday in July

 This morning was another amazingly cool start to the day. I pinch myself knowing that this is not usual weather we are having and I need to enjoy the wonderful coolness that we have been given.

I was up early and out the door to walk up the driveway and around the pond. It is mornings like this that are gifts, to be opened slowly, sweetly and savored as if eating fine food or  wine.

While walking I am thinking about this past summer and all the gifts I have been given as I roll to a close on teaching. Next week I will finish up my last 3 days with students who I have watched learn and grow in their abilities.
I am also fully aware of how I have set aside my own work through the summer to go and teach. There are pots that flit through my brain and might possibly have to come out of my hands at some point.

I find myself at a loss of how best to tell you about my long weeks as they are a jumble of travel, teaching, working in our studio, baking, picking blueberries and spending time with friends and family.

 It's life, it's happening.

It occurred to me the other day that the anniversary of our July fire had come and gone without thought. Is this what moving on is really about? When you don't think about those things front and center of your brain?
Instead you just keep moving on one day after another.
Savoring slowly the moments of your life.


Linda Starr said...

I like the turquoise tops on those pots, not much cooler here; when you're as busy as you I bet those savory moments are even more savory.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I'm feeling the same about this summer. In early June I time was dragging, it was hot, life was work. Now it's mid-July??? How did that happen? One foot in front of the other I guess. Love the photo of your pond. And of course, the pots are always beautiful. Happy rest of the summer!

Tracey Broome said...

Sunshine and shadows, life and death, endings and beginnings..... you have had quite a decade, haven't you! Glad this is one of the good years, you deserve one!!! What a beautiful shot of the lake, it sure likes getting it's picture made doesn't it?!

Lori Buff said...

I saw those pots on Facebook. They are beautiful, I love the basket texture on the bottom.

I've been thinking a lot about the savoring lately, that's really good advise.

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful pots - gorgeous photo of you lake. What fortunate students you've been with this summer. They will take your teachings with them and be better potters for it.
Life is good!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Just lovely textured pots, and a nice green accent on top, wow!

Trish said...

Slowly savouring the moments of our lives.. Excellent! I am slowly savouring being home again and 'checking in' on the happenings of others. Your work, in all areas, continues to be an inspiration. :)Enjoy the days. T.

Gail said...

Pond looks lovely mid summer,

smalltownme said...

Life just happens, and it's wonderful.