I can't stand it.
Sacha is in Willows, my hometown, with his cousins... his photos make me want to run and catch the next plane.
The subject matter of Sacha's latest photos go straight to my heart. He really knows how to get me. Though his photos are not about getting me, they are about his getting it... family love.
In this photo my niece Molly holds a new kitten. I love the angle and that it is black and white I love the touch of light on her hair, feels like the end of a day after a long time of playing outside.
Summer. Childhood. Country. Nothing better.
Warren is the youngest nephew. Sacha took this photo in my Mother's yard. Warren is holding a tractor tool/grate.
Warren has his happy baby grin, no shirt, outside... again reminding me that being home during summer equals unlimited time with those I love.
Sacha has a Go Camera on his head... he and his cousin Joe are jumping off the diving board at Uncle Zane's, my brother's home.
I can hear the splash. I can hear their laughter. I can see the wet foot prints disappearing on the hot cement.
Maci, my niece with the longest curly hair, sums it up:
"Love surrounds us."
I tell you Sacha your photos are making me well up.
The iron heart, the rosy red sweatshirt, my Mom's garden fence.... I can't stand it!
A rose petal tongue.
Who does this kitten belong to?
Last year Sacha had a duck and a chicken... Did he get a kitten this year?
Fast. Full. Riding high on Summer freedom, making those memories.
Memories that tug so hard on Sacha's heart strings that he dreams of summers in Willows throughout the year.
One thing is certain, I am glad we made a commitment to go back to my hometown Willows each and every year since our children were born. It wasn't always easy to do, it was expensive, most times French Husband had to stay in France... but our goal was achieved:
Our children know my family and have a desire to be with them. The call Willows home too.
My Godchild George.
Did you ever sleep in a tree house?
Did you ever pick a peach off a tree?
The evening sky.
The horizion wide.
Blue river cloud with hints of pink splashing on nature's canvas.
Where do you let your dreams run?
When the ground underneath you gives you roots to grow wild, free, and happy,
Dreams have a way of expanding across the world.