Saturday, February 15, 2014


Sprocket - Asleep beside me when I awoke this morning. The kids are also still sleeping in our room as the heat hasn't left and their room is still too hot.

Poppet- uncharacteristically uncertain. Normally she knows precisely how the world should run, and will tell everyone, friend or stranger, at great length.

Photos were last minute and inside, so it took me awhile to get the light right. My camera charger went missing (finally found under my bedside table) so I couldn't take photos through week. We've also been holed inside a lot with fire and smoke and then carbon monoxide threats.

Outside the sky is still white and low with smoke and all windows and doors are shut. If we do step outside the air smells of coal-fire from the two coal-mines burning near us and ashes often swirl by. I've been reminded of all my ancestors who worked down the coal-mines in Scotland, fourteen hour days, often in narrow tunnels on their hands and knees, men, women and children.

I think I need more cheering thoughts! The promise of rain is in the air… so hopefully things will improve soon.

Joining with the lovely Jodi of Practicing Simplicity for a portrait of my little ones once a week, every week, in 2014. 

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear that the smoke is still in the air.

    You did a great job with the time you had. I love sleeping children and the beauty of innocence in their eyes as they look the world around themselves