Wednesday, 30 September 2015

From light to dark

We slept at the cabin last weekend for a night, it was so glorious on Saturday and the forecast was good for Sunday. We packed BBQ ingredients and set off in the sunshine. The children really enjoyed watching the night draw in, they very rarely see that happen at home. There was so much for them to experience going from light to dark.

The soft evening light 

It made our skin glow.

There was so much to see: migrating birds, bats, ducks flying down to the pond for the night, moths in all sizes, twinkling car lights in the distance, the stars coming out one by one and distant towns lighting up for the night.

We heard: tractors working late, pheasants, sheep, cows, the rustling of unknown creatures....

We snuggled under blankets with hot chocolate to see what would happen next.

The sun went behind the hill and that is when we noticed the full moon.

It was so bright, it cast long shadows of us all on the field even though there was no other light source. The children were amazed.

I made two more squares for my cabin blanket that has been on the go since April 2014.

I'm glad we all experienced light to dark together, I will always remember that.

Thanks for looking. Jo xx


  1. Sounds idyllic, glad you had a good time.

  2. Ah the moon! It looks great Jo. I am glad you had a lovely weekend with your beautiful family. xx

  3. Precious times, Jo! Thanks for sharing them. Do you have lightening bugs where you live or at the cabin? Where I lived for 15 years in my childhood in Missouri, USA, we had lightening bugs which were so delightful to watch, but there are no lightening bugs in Oregon and I miss them. I am so impressed with your girls' patience in roasting their marshmallows :) xx

  4. Oh, harvest moon, how wonderful to have clear skies when the moon is full so we can appreciate its light. Beautiful post Jo.

  5. What a wonderful way to spend an evening.

  6. A great way to spend quality time with your beautiful family, making some wonderful memories to treasure. Its the simple things in life that we remember later, lovely moments.

  7. Ahhh that's so cool! My girls are a little older and I had forgotten how mysterious the changing over of light to dark is. Gorgeous, thanks for reminding me. x

  8. Such a lovely post, Jo. It is so special to be in touch with nature and the seasons and to spend precious times like these with your lovely family.
    Helen xox

  9. A wonderful evening and a wonderful shared experience! With toasted marshmallows to make it even better! xx

  10. What a fun time with your family. The marshmallow is the perfect finishing touch.

  11. I love that you all slowed down and just appreciated the end of the day as is slid into night. Beautiful post.