Moving On. 

Moving On.&.Flowing.

Flowing to my own rhythm. Greeting the Sun each day. Moving on from what I used to be to what I need to be. People come and go. I’m learning this. I stretch. I sit. And then I stretch some more. The Sun. The birds. My own quietness. 

North Georgia // Day Two

I started the day with a solo morning stroll through Helen, Georgia. Chatted up with the Chattahoochee River…. And then took a day trip to Athens, Georgia for some Terrapin Beer. 

 

Yours truly giving a peace sign by sun shadow. On my morning stroll. The next couple videos are me and the Chattahoochee River getting to know each other.

 
  
  
  
 

The Helendorf Inn. Where we stayed. It had the cutest paintings all over it and our balcony overlooked the Chattahoochee River. It was cute..not ritzy.. just Helen.

 
 

More paintings from our cute Bavarian style hotel.

 
 

Rapunzel… Rapunzel… Let down your long hair.

 
 

Terrapin Brewery Tour in Athens, Georgia.

 
 

Mark and his Terrapin beer.

 
 

Sun and Beer… yours truly.

 
Been home for two days now…but had to share the rest of the photographs.

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

PS. Happy last quarter moon…

Nature Hunt.

My Loot from our Nature Hunt

Uma had to bring home branches too.

Uma wanted to bring home every leaf.

Uma’s polka dot leaf collection.

Ava’s collection.

Uma staying busy with making a nature book.

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”

– Heraclitus

Today after we finished up cleaning the house the girls retired to Uma’s room…watching videos on TV and on iPhones…even I, myself, was guilty of plopping on the couch browsing instagram and pinterest…

Then I stopped and remembered that I had recently read this blog entry from A Cup of Jo and was inspired by the idea of taking the kids out EVERY single day of the year. I went to check on them and I was like…it’s happening RIGHT NOW. They were sitting on the bed…vegging out on devices…I said okay girls get your shoes on…to heck with waiting until the first of the year to make an honest attempt at getting them outside everyday. IT STARTS TODAY…and it did.

First we hung out in the front yard and I had them chase leaves to catch them before they fell on the ground. It was funny. As I recall back when I lived in Kentucky me and my friends used to do that…it was the most fun when there were tons of leaves that fell at once…we would just laugh and laugh and jump around trying to catch leaves. I can’t wait until the leaves really starts falling hard here…I think the girls would have a ball dancing in the leaves. That is what childhood should be like…

After we played for a minute we went on a walk and looked for pretty leaves to collect. Ava was quite selective in her collection and Uma seriously tried to bring home every leaf.

When you play like this…play like a child…with all the seriousness of curiosity…you are then truly and nearly yourself…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. get the kids out in nature…and away from the digital world. Bringing it back to old school playing…