December 13, 2009

The grey, the claw at the sky.

Today I drove into the city with Ivy and Grayson to visit friends. It was very dreary. The sky's sleepy lids heavy with fatigue. So grey, almost smokey white. And the crackle-y trees with their claws and teeth bared. Their darkness against the color-less backdrop. Was quite lovely.

I would have taken a picture, but you can just imagine it instead. [I was driving and had precious cargo.]


 a walk

On our way home it was night and Gray marveled at the Christmas lights (a neon shirt and tie in a dry cleaner's window, a glowing hamburger in a diner). Any lights this time of year are Christmas lights to little him.


green coat pink boots

The city has a mouthful of buildings as tall as the clouds and thousands of sparkly scales were lit as we drove by. Through shiny tunnels and steel bridges and long, long roads taking us back to our warm, colorful home.


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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and pictures as always

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  2. This was fabulously written! "...a mouthful of buildings as tall as the clouds and thousands of sparkly scales were lit..."- wow!

    Love the pictures too!

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  3. Perfect post with lovely pictures. You are at your best!

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  4. Those photos Steph... so so good!

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  5. What lovely pictures - I love the way the red coat stands out.

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  6. aw, that last picture looks like an album cover.

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  7. Love these photos -- totally agreeing with the album cover remark!

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  8. So artistic. I love it. This post and the last though made me realize that your Ivy is growing up. She looks like a "real" toddler now. Which means (ack!) my Elizabeth is not going to be a baby much longer either anymore.

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  9. Brilliant post, my goodness the words, the photographs - everything!!! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

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  10. Hard to believe that just a little while ago that little doll was still crawling. :-) Look at how time flies...

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  11. You always tell the best stories...with the best illustrations!

    Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

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  12. The colors in your photos are just perfect - the combination of grey and the red of Ivy's coat. Just love it! :)

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  13. Wow! good share. Nice blog. I like this pictures. I am follow your blog.

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  14. These photos are incredible! So monochromatic, and then Ivy's coat just pops! And your words...just lovely...

    I also get a kick out of how even stores' neon lighting displays are Christmas lights! So cute!

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  15. Beautifully written...with lovely pictures to match.

    Oh I must share how excited I am to have just ordered my first Sakura sling last night, or should I say my husband ordered it for Christmas for me! Can not wait to get it...

    - Amy
    www.buggieandjellybean.blogspot.com

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  16. What a sweet post, I bet the day was wonderful despite the gray.

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  17. Beautiful!!!
    My 2 year-old also thinks that all lights are Christmas lights:)
    Love their excitement in the small!

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  18. Both kids look so stunning in the pictures.

    Jenn

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  19. Totally agree about the "album cover" thing that everyone keeps saying.

    And I have to ask: where oh where did you get Ivy's coat and hat? It's darling.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  20. gorgeous - makes me want to read on and on. please write me a novel.

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  21. Gorgeous.

    Enjoy your break! You've earned it! :-)

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