river date


there is a river by our house that will soon be frozen,
the other day we poured warm red wine into old mugs

and walked down the banks to watch it flow

/another fun thing is the outdoor chess tables with built in boards, you just need to bring the pieces. (i've never won once and we've been playing together for 4 years):).

ps. i grew up on this river (my parent's house backs onto it), but it still surprises me each year when it freezes: what was moving is turned still.

13 comments:

  1. "we poured warm red wine into old mugs"

    this line is pure lyric.

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  2. How beautiful....this speaks to me in ways I cannot explain.

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  3. I love how you captured your life in this post.
    redemptionisbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  4. i love the second picture so much. that wine is perfect.

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  5. you live a charming life, ms. nikaela.

    i've never beat mike at scrabble either, so i feel your pain about the lost chess games :)

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  7. janis! i just realised you wrote scrabble instead of chess, i was gonna suggest we play each other and then at least one of us would come out a winner. :) i promise to loose at scrabble if you promise to loose at chess?! :)

    xx

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  8. this post makes me want to learn chess. beautiful post nikaela!

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  9. Hey lady, this is quite magical. Willa and I have been sitting by the same river, on the other side, in the early morning almost every day this week. It will be so frozen soon.

    Yes, I received the sweater. Thanks.

    xo
    a.

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  10. These pictures are so lovely autumn-y! I'm so bad a chess - I'm sure you'd beat me ;-)

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  11. i've never won against luke either. we should pair up and practice so that we can beat them someday. : )

    miss you! also love the new fringe!

    xx

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  12. i love the second photo. beauty.

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