Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Two Extra Beats!

The truth (is) that there is only one terminal dignity-love.
And the story of a love is not important-
what is important is that one is capable of love.
It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
                                     Helen Hayes


Chop, chop and chop, I throw the carrots into the Crockpot on top of the celery, stewing meat, potatoes and other assortment of veggies moving as quickly as I can since My Hero left about an hour ago and I know he will be waiting and wondering how long it will actually take me to finish those household chores and get back to the bush to help him. I pack up the salmon sandwiches, a couple of apples, a thermos of Peppermint tea and a thermos of thirst quenching juice knowing he will need it. I finally pull on my boots grab that picnic and head to the tractor. My heart is racing thinking of spending time in the most wonderful place in my world with the most wonderful person in my world. Those are those two extra beats of my heart that keep me strong.


As I drive down the lane I think of the new job he has undertaken as I pass under the almost empty trees now with their beautiful leaves lying on the ground like a wet carpet of browns and mellow yellows, this reminds me that this weather is not going to hold so we must bring up some more wood for the shed to get through the predicted cold snowy winter. My Hero is reclaiming the boundary rail fence that has been lying in a heap and unused for about thirty years, he is back digging holes for new fence posts and setting them in. He will be sorting those old rails now covered with moss and some so weak and brittle they are of no functional use other than the beautiful art they have now become. When we hiked back to see those rails the other day My Hero informed me that they were probably a hundred or more years old, we will once again use the strong ones we can and spread the others beside the new fence line to return back to the earth after many years of service.


I park the tractor, grab the picnic lunch and walk through those damp leaves that litter the ground and stick to my boots and follow the sound of the backhoe echoing through the bush. There he is sitting in that backhoe digging another hole in the earth surrounded by those incredibly beautiful trees; he turns and smiles but continues to dig. There it is… One….Two, those two extra beats of my heart. Oh, I love that feeling.


Knowing he is busy I hang the bag off an old branch of a tree and head deeper into the bush to explore, this is why I had come. There is nowhere on this earth that I would rather be at this very moment. This is the place that makes my soul sing, my heart dance, and my mind run free. Oh, I wish I could describe this to others. One….Two… there it is.



Later


54 comments:

  1. It sounds like quite the project! I hope you had a wonderful day...in your favorite place, with your favorite person!

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  2. A beautiful post full of love and happiness.

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  3. Sounds magical to be in a place you love on a beautiful day!

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  4. You have a way of writing that always makes me feel good inside. Thank you for sharing goodness.

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  5. Sounds like good times. And dinner sounds yummy!

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  6. Good Morning B,
    I know and understand that feeling :)
    I REALLY enjoyed your post and photos.
    Enjoy your day.

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  7. Love the sun shot from below. Happy Wednesday B~ xo

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  8. Time with the hubs AND time in the woods exploring..I can see why you are bubbling with happy-I hope you and he had a wonderful picnic!

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  9. Time where you love to be with the man you adore and a good meal at the end of the day...what more could anyone ask.

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  10. Sounds as if you are having wonderful time with your husband :) good on you. Hugs M xox

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  11. I think you've described it beautifully, Buttons. I know exactly what those 1, 2... heart beats feel like and you've put it perfectly into words. xoxo

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  12. Yay for all have singing souls, dancing hearts and minds running free.

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  13. Love days like that~!
    Thanks for sharing it with us :)
    I am thinking pot roast for dinner :)

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  14. There is definitely no better place to BE.

    And I love how much you appreciate it. : )

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  15. I feel it Buttons, I feel it !

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  16. Another beautiful post, Buttons, about a day of hard work out in your favorite setting! Beautifully written!

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  17. I get it. I'm waiting for the sun to come out a bit and dry up all the rain....here it comes....I'm going for a walk-about today. We have a property across the road, with woods and creek and ponds. I've only been there one time since May! I'm going today. This property, in the woods, makes my heart soar!

    Cindy Bee

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  18. Wow you and my friend in N.B are doing the same.

    Her hubby and her.

    Just like squirrels preparing for winter. Nice pictures and update you wrote of you two.

    They my friends put in a huge acres of garden this summer and every year. She has canned and made pies and stored for winter like way back in those olden days. Not sure if you do that the canning. They have all the bells and whistles to do on their property.What you have.Much easier. She makes me a cd every year and I love to see how they put up fences. Drag log trees from the bushbehind the tractor. So interesting and so sereal.

    She too feels the same as you. Nothing can thrill her then to be in the wide open land space. Called HOME.


    With her hubby and the peace surroundings.Fall and even winter.

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  19. Beautiful words and photos, B! I love the way you describe the extra beats of your heart for what and who you love. Sounds like a wonderful day with Your Hero. And a good lunch and dinner! ;-)

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  20. What a wonderful day B! I completely get it, one... two...happens to me when I am out in nature, and with the one I love.

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  21. beautiful photos!!! love these!

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  22. "old rails now covered with moss and some so weak and brittle they are of no functional use other than the beautiful art they have now become."

    This is why I love you, B. Your soul sings, your heart dances, and your mind is free at times that really matter, and at things that are important. Beautiful post, as always:) Thanks for showing and telling us what you love so much! Hugs:)

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  23. what a post, beautiful beyond words, I love the extra skip of the heart beat ;-) really lovely...

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  24. Thank you for visiting our blog and your kind words about my picture.
    That looks like hard work but your enthusiasm makes it seem enjoyable.
    Lynne x

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  25. Beautiful shot of the sun shining through the green leaves. The crockpot meal sounds divine! Enjoy your day. :)

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  26. There is just something about the woods, the scents and the peacefulness and the beauty and the perfection that speaks to the soul.

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  27. You just made me want to come and see you and your beautiful place. I know it must smell heavenly too, all those leaves...

    Casseroled Beets (from The Joy of Cooking):
    Pare and slice or chop 2 lb medium size beets - I sliced them
    grease 7 inch baking dish and place beets in layers
    Season with:
    (2 tablespoons sugar)- I used the sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon paprika - (I substituted with cayenne since I had no paprika)
    Dot them with:
    3 tablespoons butter
    Add:
    1 tablespoon lemon juice or a sliver of fresh ginger - (I omitted as I had neither)
    1/3 cup water
    (1 tablespoon grated onion)- I added grated red onions
    Cover the dish closely and bake for 30 minutes of until tender.

    Your comment re. tumble weeds made me wonder if there may be some stuck in those culverts too.

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  28. One more thing, you can tell I'm not a cook: Preheat oven to 400 for the beets.

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  29. I love coming here to read your uplifting posts. Love the last shot.

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  30. Grace, when I read your posts it's as if we are following you down through the bare trees, I can hear the machinery working, see the light through the branches...and then watch as the energy flies in your exchanged glances together.

    Beautifully written, and photographed, like always.

    Jen

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  31. A beautiful post Buttons, filled with love for all things.

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  32. B,

    Another beautiful post from a sweet friend, her hero and their farm.

    I love these posts and pictures yes I'm a hopeless romantic :-)

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  33. Buttons, you DID a marvelous job of conveying your heart song at a place that makes it sing. I have places like that too, but alas I have to travel hours (most of the time) to get to them...

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  34. The love you have for your man and your land is apparent. What a joyful post.

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  35. it is indeed a good day!!

    i know those feelings :)

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  36. You explain it very well; and I know that feeling, exactly.

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  37. You did an excellent job of describing everything. It's a wonderful time of year to be out in the bush.

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  38. yes. those extra beats of love xoxoxo

    (and brown - i like the color brown. it matches everything that i get into LOL)

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  39. I love this post. :-) Reading your words made me smile for the way you feel about your guy is how I feel about mine. I love working with him, exploring while he works, etc. We are both very, very fortunate. :-)

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  40. Another wonderful post. You sound so happy. Being outdoors and with the one you love will do that..

    Hugs~

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  41. Oh, I do know the sound of those two extra beats and how they can fill your heart right up to the brim! What a lovely post in a lovely place - good nourishing food, surroundings and shared with the one you love. What could be better? The photos are wonderful. xo

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  42. Love that last image!!!
    Mom is doing well! She got rid of a lot of stuff in the move!! And she is finding her way around the place, so I think she is going to be okay.
    Back on Sunday!!

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  43. This whole season is one big warning...

    Pearl

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  44. Miss B,

    I love your enthusiasm! I love that you have a peaceful place that makes your soul sing, your heart dance and keeps your mind creative. Thank You for sharing a glimpse if your place with us.

    Good luck fencing and getting ready for colder temps.

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  45. Happiness just exudes from this post :)

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  46. Enjoyed reading this...love that lasts. Your contentment speaks volumes of the paradise where you've found yourself.

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  47. I can tell this makes your heart sing, and in the sharing, it makes my heart sing too !

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  48. You are just the cutest thing ever. I love your line "Those are those two extra beats of my heart that keep me strong." So sweet and poetic! I love how you still get excited to spend time with your husband :) I hope I am still this way with my husband years in the future (and I truly think I will be!) :)

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  49. Beautiful photos. Very good time with your hero...

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  50. I know the feeling well of being out in a magical place, with that special someone.

    Great post B !

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  51. I can "see" the beauty in those old fence posts "in" your words. It truly is the little unnoticed things that surround us that bring us the little joys that make each day so worth while.

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  52. Amazing some of those rails can still be good. Ours here have only lasted 20 years. All our railing along our driveway need replaceing. We will have to find what we call pecker poles growing in the forest and cut them and replace our old ones which we put in 20 years ago. I too would often deliver lunch and enjoy a little exploring in the forest. I miss those days, somehow I rarely have time for it. Hubby is now cleaning the forest. Fires are burning everyday while he cleans lower branches and burns debris to lesson fire harzards. Snow is coming big time any day now. I am looking forward to getting out with my new dog with my snowshoes.

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