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Joy Prouty  Seed sowing, thanks giving, wild road wandering, photo taking, house renovating & homeschooling my five babes. [work IG: @wildflowersjoy]

Gimme all the pink and green velvet. Also, I cleaned the house so a photo was necessary. #proutytnhouserenovation

Someday we will make this enclosed porch part of the house and this will be my kitchen view. The light!!! #proutytnhouserenovation

Sisters taking a break from the heat.

He is pure sunshine.

It was raining with the sun shining all at once. They reached and danced and played.

They are beginning to be aware of their appearances, asking each other if certain things they wear or put on look pretty or not. I listen and respond as gently as possible. Such tender holy ground parenting can be.

On the porch being serenaded by a symphony of crickets.

My baby.

It's the closest to heaven I've ever been. And if you think their flowers are beautiful, well they don't even come close to the compassionate hearts of the entire Benzakein family. I love them so much and can't put into words the honor I feel being able to be a part of their magnificent calling at @floretflower farm.

They buried their pet fish today. Gracie caught it in the creek yesterday and had been researching online about how to keep it alive outside it's natural habitat all night last night and this morning. She was so excited. When I called to check in with them she told me the sad news and that they had made it a grave. She sent me a photo and the stone where she as written, "Here lies Daredevil, a good fish. RIP." We just talked again and as we were chatting she had to run outside in a frenzy because her cat was digging up her fish.

Photography for me is a continual unfolding. I find myself in the grain. The darker the day, the more I must push myself into that space where the fog is almost too thick to understand what I'm looking at... but there, when I close my eyes and keep reaching is when my sight is the most clear. Because only feeling remains. The final result may be out of focus or blurry because perfection is not even attainable. It's the showing up and being available, for however long it takes, and for whatever may present itself in that space, that gives me an image to cling to. And I always see myself right there, hanging on, fumbling through, reaching out and steadied through the making.

"It has always seemed to me. ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond-only a glimpse-but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile." L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. #thesepicturesarepoems

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