October Light / by Christina Rosalie

There is something about October light.The way the skies are stormy and squalls blow in with snow flurries in the mountains and sleet sticking to the grass. The way V's of geese and airplanes look like embers against the sky as the sun sets. The way every leaf becomes fire falling to the dying grass. IMG_7775IMG_7778IMG_7800IMG_7790IMG_7821IMG_7818

I took these pictures tonight, right at dinner, as the sun burst from under dark clouds. It was another long night again last night. Sprout might have an ear infection--that or he's just in a new sleep phase and has discovered his ears (he was tugging on them a bit today.) I watched every single green digital number in the hour flip by from 3 to 4 a.m. and this morning I was no less of a mess than yesterday and yet somehow the day wasn't all that bad.

It was a day where I tried to just let myself notice the small moments and breathe. Mostly I succeeded. And I cleaned the house. What did you do?