Less forest, more home

"Sometimes our life reminds me
of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing
and in that opening a house,
an orchard and garden,
comfortable shades, and flowers
red and yellow in the sun, a pattern
made in the light for the light to return to.
The forest is mostly dark, its ways
to be made anew day after day, the dark
richer than the light and more blessed,
provided we stay brave
enough to keep on going in."
~Wendell Berry, The Country of Marriage, III

Happy weekend: here's to less forest, more home.

The boys are going camping.
{So I guess more forest for them!}
The girls are enjoying time together and walking in the March for Babies 
{feel like you can throw $5 to the cause? click here}
Various and sundry social engagements for the daughters.
Mother's day.

Hats off to all you mothers and motherers!
Enjoy your lanyards.

photos via JF PLS's flickr