vineri, 18 noiembrie 2016
On the Peak
Ca un preview binevenit, ne-am bucurat si noi de vremea de stat in casa, cu lemnele trosnind in soba, am baut ceai, tuica fiarta (din productie proprie) si am copt scrijele pe plita incinsa.
De pe geamul din sufragerie avem sub obesrvatie o tuie incarcata cu fructe, ale caror seminte au devenit hrana preferata pentru pasarele: pitigoi, mugurari, gaite, ciocanitori, grauri, se agita si se infrupta, iar noi avem parte de un spectacol rar.
EN: It may seem surprisingly, but we enjoyed these days the second snow of the season, which proven to be more settled, while after 5 days we still have a pile of white and cold foam in the middle of the yard. It snowed beautiful and slowly and while we were eating the first mandarins, we realized it feels a little "christmasy", although quite early:)) Tripi, our playful dog who's been our companion since 2 months already, enjoyed her first winter and spent her days on top of the orchard, running through the snow and caring little about the cold.
As a welcomed preview, we enjoyed the indoor weather, with the woods cracking in the stove, we drank lots of tea and boiled "tuica" (the traditional romanian strong alcoholic drink, that we made oureselves from the apples e picked) and we baked potato slices on the stove.
From our living room window we see a thuja tree that has become the favorite destination for many species of birds, which come to eat the seeds from its fruits: yellow great tits, bullfinches, wood peckers, common starlings, eurasian jays, come and go and give us such pleasant entertainment.
EN: It's so soothing and suitable to set our rhythm according to nature and here we fully enjoy this. After we spent the summer traveling a lot, going to festivals and in the woods, in autumn we picked the crop, prepared the fire wood, the provisions and the house for the winter, we start to slow down and the activities become more static: we make the fire, we read, we spend more time indoors, drinking tea, cooking, painting stuff for next summer's markets and we simply dream more. I believe there is a time for each action and at the country side people are more connected to this pace, so we are grateful for this period in our lives and we try to make the most of it.