Wednesday, October 02, 2013

at autumn's entrance

during the exact moment of autumnal equinox our little family had a jam session!

a few days later dan and i treated ourselves to a sigur ros concert to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary, and 20 years together. i am still under the spell of their dreamy, raucous, hypnotic music. it was a lovely evening that i wish could be repeated. i wasn't permitted to bring my slr camera into the venue (poor dan ran it all the way back to the car which was parked a good distance away), so these are a variety of not so fantastic cell phone pics (with the retro camera app).

the concert closed with the song, untitled 8, which was just mind blowing. here is a live version of it from their great documentary, heima.

feeling good afterward. . .

and would you believe after all these years of living here (well, it's only been 8), i saw lambeth field for the first time? i found the row of white pillars impressive, not that there is a shortage of white pillars in charlottesville.

while our week began with a big concert at the john paul jones arena, it closed with local music and food at the tom tom founders festival block party. charlottesville is good fun, ya'll!

this week my mother arrived to begin her new life in virginia. my brother drove her down from michigan and paid us a short visit. we ate greek afelia, celebrated the libra birthdays, and sadly bid my brother farewell, until next time!

today, after so much planning, packing, anxiety, and apprehension, my mother walked into her new home for the first time. the truck full of her furniture and belongings has not arrived yet, but she has a sweet, clean abode waiting for her, awash in dappled light and looking out onto a pastoral scene. i hope she loves it. we are happy she is here. 

below are some shots from her new digs. i think we'll be spending quite a bit of time on her nice patio.

dan christened the patio with a nap. . .

and here are some fine shots by tashi, my lovely artistic teenager

my mom's front door looks out onto a woodsy horse pasture bordering the property. tristan and i were pretty excited about the horses. though i think this one might actually be a unicorn. . . a good omen?

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