Monday, 6 September 2010

A Little Milkmoon-ing Of Another Kind.

One day not so very long ago, on a bright sunshiney day I gathered my best-loved everyday things,  put them in my doughty, dependable bag and ran out, (leaving the door wide open for hedgehogs and lizards and herons to come calling) of this little blog-place I call Milkmoon, hair all asunder, cardigan-in-case-of-clouds all askew, and I think I may have lost a shoe. Or two. And in the last days of this most lovely of summers I lost my way too, followed too many white rabbits to too many beaches, took trains and boats and marvelous travelling contraptions to places I'd never seen (and some I had before).


We lost days and days and days I am sure. For it is the only explanation I can find for how we have ended up in the rainy windswept grey autumn place we are now. But I thought I would not spoil this lovely sunny memory with that just yet, so will keep those pictures tucked away in a brown paper envelope under my book pile for another day or so.


But I have returned. And look! A small flurry of leaves have crept in the door, a tiny mouse sits on the windowsill, and oh my, a film of dust on everything.



So I promise to set to work, to roll up my sleeves and polish and scrub and scour, and set to rights all that has slipped into this sorry, neglected little pile of Milkmoon-ness. And I will practice my extraordinary powers of ignoring the obvious, (in this case the fact that School has started again), and I will instead turn my attention to my trustworthy little car-companion: my Little Red Tin.

So here's to busy autumn fingers, and I hope yours is being productive too. And now, back to some proper blogging for this tardy lady. I promise.

21 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wonderful, wonderful Autumn.
I am knee deep in its charms.

Mimi said...

Yippee!
There is a silver lining to this cloud called autumn...you're back blogging!

Ellen said...

Welcome back from your lovely summer days! You write with a dreamy way that makes me long for more. Like good book that you curl up with in a cozy nook or plump chair. What will you surprise us with?

Christin Lore Weber said...

Love your writing -- just LOVE it!

Emma said...

The sweetest sorry-I've-been-gone-so-long I ever heard! Glad you are back. And none of us should be at our computers during those glorious summer days. (I can only say that now that I am away from the anvil heat of the deep south summer.)

chris said...

love this post and your sweet, magical end of summer musings. your life and home sound wonderful, your family so cherished. thanks for sharing.

Dreamfarm Girl said...

Your photos are so perfectly summer! It is a lovely look back.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I am happy you are back! And your pictures are, as always, lovely.

Martin H. said...

Those long, lost days of summer were made for family and friends, not to be missed.

Looking forward to more regular visits, as the days begin to wind in.

CAM said...

I was wondering where you'd gotten too, missing your blogging....glad to know it was somewhere nice. Your description reminded me of Wind in the Willows when Mole comes back to his little home after being away, very cosy.

Stephanie V said...

Lovely to have you back. And bringing just a little breath of summer with you. Autumn's gray days will descend soon enough.

acornmoon said...

Here's to busy fingers and more Milkmoon-i-ness!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I so look forward to this time of year...sweaters and needle felting and trying other projects stashed away for a rainy day...sometimes it seems surreal to look at hot summer pictures and then look out at the fog and rain. Happy autumn!

mise said...

It's clear from your photos that you put your time to much better use, and that none of us needs shoes.

Liz of Wool Boutique said...

Welcome back. I am sad that summer is over :(

endofera said...

How could you be at a computer during this wonderful summer we've enjoyed. Think of it this way. This will be the Summer that you will look back upon through rose tinted glasses reminiscing with your grandchildren on your lap and looking back on a life well lived. At least that's what I tell myself. I took more of an extended holiday than you did. August is a non event in my blog world...I'm like a squirrel saving strories for the cold months ahead....

Tracey said...

I, like the mouse on the window sill, will take any crumb you choose to drop. I am glad you had a lovely summer.

vanillapress said...

Hi Ciara, love the pictures.I can feel the atmosphere.
I look so forward to returning to Wicklow in December for a few days.
Beautiful, beautiful place.
xx

Charlie and Caroline said...

welcome back. don't go away again x

drimnaghbirdwatch said...

Your blog is a work of art ciara, amazing photography.

Gigi said...

Magical little post, this is. You weave magic into all that you do. Lucky me that you'll be weaving some over at my place soon!!!! xoxo Gigi