Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn Mourning...

Sunday...
I feel grounded and with purpose. Sunlight is pouring in and the cool breeze which keeps my windows open in this usually hot south. I look around the house... our house and see children playing. I am drinking  gulping it all in... I feel greedy and wonder... Who am I to have so much?


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I feel love but I also feel it all...


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This summer was life changing and I reflect upon it as if in mourning. I think of all the beautiful people I saw and the ones my husband got to meet. The ones I have learned to love fiercely and again wonder... Who am I to have so much?


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Then, I quickly remember that I feel grounded and with purpose and it is not this summer but a series of endless summers that brought me here... To this house... where the windows are open in this usually hot weathered south.




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I have learned to gather, store and stash all that is important and of value... While I keep my heart, mind and eyes open. The summer seems to me like a conclusion to a year. Autumn is ideal for reflection to harvest all the fruits of my work and efforts. 


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I realize its not me in mourning it is the Autumn season... 
As it surrenders the warmth of the sun and the way it reflects its light.




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Sunday Evening... 
Pecan Rice is a hybrid that hails from Louisiana. Long Grain Brown Rice, Pecan Style is chewy and fragrant with a nutty-buttery flavor. When Pecan Style Rice is cooked it has a distinctive aroma similar to popcorn. I served it with a side of stuffed Chicken Breast Bacon Wrapped.  I know it might not be the healthiest ... but the husband was stoked about the menu and so was Jorge and we all loved it. The not so healthy awesome bacon wrapped smothered in cream of chicken stuffed with Swiss and tavern ham ... 
Chicken awesomeness...


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The rice has been bred to be extremely aromatic it has a rich, nutty flavour which is indeed reminiscent of pecans. Easy to cook and yummy...


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there was also some garlic bread...



There you have it the end to my reflective Sunday on a house with open windows on an unusually hot south with a girl that wonders... 
Who am I to have so much?


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Happy Monday Peeps!


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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I also like the captions you wrote. Great post! Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Fabulous photos! New follower from the Tiggerific Tuesday hop!

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  3. your an amazing photographer and your pic's are beautiful thanks for sharing

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  4. aw I love this post. I've been having similar moments lately. Drink it in because you deserve to have so much lovely lady!

    Also on my blog you asked me what processing I use,just photoshop although I don't really know what I'm doing, I kind of fiddle around until I like how it looks ;)

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  5. I am now a follower, could you please follow back :)

    http://onemomsmoxie.blogspot.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/OneMomsMoxie

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  6. Hello Adriana,

    Those pictures are enchanting, I love this beauty, family, atmosphere.

    I'm your new follower from the TFMB, hope to see you around my blog someday

    Grace

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  7. Hello Adriana,

    Those pictures are enchanting, I love this beauty, family, atmosphere.

    I'm your new follower from the TFMB, hope to see you around my blog someday

    Grace

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  8. Sorry to add my link but I just created a blogger account to be able to post comment in some blogs that doesn't allow the form comment. Since I have a bilingual blog I rather leave you the direct link where you'll be comfortable to follow back

    Wish you a lovely tuesday

    http://blog.my-telepropartner.com/2011/09/20/will-you-follow-me-back-this-tuesday/

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  9. wow, that dish looks amazing. I can almost taste it. ;)

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  10. The chicken is something that I will have to try! The pictures had my mouth watering! I have a martini recipe that you might like and I will email you at some point today.

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  11. Amazing photos and your writing...great blog. New follower!

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  12. ---Dear A.
    You. Are. Amazing.
    Inspiring. Beautiful. xx

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  13. There's only so much healthy chicken you can eat. Bring on the bacon.

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  14. Wonderful post. Great pictures. I found you on the Wild Wednesday hop and I'm following you on GFC. Come hop with me tomorrow during my Friends-day Wednesday hop!

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  15. Your baby girl is getting so big!

    I love that question: Who am I to have so much? I want to print that out and put it above my kitchen sink to remind me not to take for granted all I have.

    Beautiful, as always, my friend!

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  16. Adriana, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful pictures and your wonderful prose. It is too bad more people dont take the time to ponder why they are so lucky in life. So many of us have so much more than we are actually aware of. Thank you for the reminder to stay aware.

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  17. Excited to meet you, and soak in the poetic words, and beautiful photographs! I am your newest follower, from the Blog Hop Thursday. I hope you will come visit me at the "Artist's Lifw"

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  18. Great photos and YUMMY!

    Hop'n by from 'Get Wired Wednesday'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    href="http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/2011/09/wonderful-wednesday_21.html">Krafty Max Originals

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  19. What a gorgeous little girl!! I'm a new follower from the MWU blog hop!

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  20. You have many blessings, amiga. Un abrazo. Hope your autumn harvest is a fruitful and loving one. xoxo

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