A Little Peace on Earth

Christmas bow

This is a time of year that often becomes a little frantic. When things get a little crazy, when there seems to be too much going on, my beloved will say ‘why don’t you go to the barn for a while?’ And even though it seems impossible, even though the drive seems too long or the day too short, I almost always know he’s right and do it anyway.

Ivy on a path

And life is suddenly simpler, my dog Ivy hunts never-found rabbits, the chickens always want more food and the horses frisk me for apples and carrots and nothing else matters for just a little while. My horse Romy nickers his welcome call and peace descends as the world becomes a less complicated place.

Merry xmas from Romy


Wherever you find your Peace on earth I hope you get to spend some time there and may we all find that place in our lives.

Solstice shadows


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43 Responses to A Little Peace on Earth

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Would so love to spend a week or two in a place like yours in the snow, it is so lovely,a white silk carpet!

    • There is a beauty to it for sure and as it gets deeper, as it has over the past weeks, the world gets a little quieter since it muffles sounds and there are fewer birds around. Thanks for the visit.

  2. Sue Slaght says:

    My apologies for missing this post. Loving the peaceful message and your photos are superb. The shadows from the fence create such a striking pattern.

  3. Nancy says:

    Happy New Year to YOU!

  4. Sheryl says:

    Beautiful post!–and a wonderful reminder to take a break from the hectic pace of the holidays, and enjoy the peace and beauty of the season. I especially like the photo of the fence and it’s shadows. It is so artistic and beautifully composed.

  5. Appreciating and sharing this peace of natural beauty.
    Is a wonderful example of how to celebrate this special birthday.
    The photoes are a joy I especially like fence and shadow picture.

  6. quilt32 says:

    This is such a beautiful post with gorgeous pictures. Thank you.

  7. Your horse is a pretty boy! And I love that photo of the fence shadow. 🙂

  8. I love the idea of just heading into nature when the going gets tough. We took a long walk with the dog out on a local dike the other day – just to debrief and unwind and it worked absolute wonders.

  9. restlessjo says:

    How lovely to have a place like that! (well, maybe minus the snow if I was being picky 🙂 🙂 ) Very best wishes to you for a peaceful and happy 2015.

  10. All the best of the season to you and yours too and I look forward to following you in 2015. Thanks for your comment on the last photo – the solstice light with low sun casts some amazing shadows.

  11. margaret21 says:

    How wonderful to have this bolt-hole. Hope you had an excellent Christmas and that 2015 will be a good year too. I particulrly like the last photo, by the way

  12. joannesisco says:

    Nice of you to share a slice of your peace … I’ve been missing that feeling the past week or two.

    • Yes peaceful places have been hard to find over the past couple of weeks all right! Hope that you had a nice holiday season though and i look forward to following you challenges into 2015.

  13. pommepal says:

    A little pool of tranquillity during the rush of Christmas, lovely images especially that last photo of the fence shadows in the crisp white snow and the virtual snowflakes really enhance it. Best wishes for 2015

    • Best wishes to you too! I’m glad you mentioned that photo of the fence shadows – they were so typical of the sun so low and the days so short at this time of year. Look forward to following you in 2015.

  14. Nancy says:

    I have found my peace on earth… so glad you have a place to call “Peace” as well! You have a lovely place called “peace on Earth!” Merry Christmas! 🙂

  15. vsperry says:

    Your husband is the epitome of the wise man. And you are so lucky to have the escape that you do. I am about to go off and feed my neighbor’s horses some apples and then hide out in the studio for a while where there are no present to be wrapped, no christmas music and…you get the idea.

    • Oh I do get the idea of escape to our own space humble or otherwise – and look forward to your wonderful creations in 2015. My husband is wise but not as wise as me for marrying him.

  16. Gallivanta says:

    Your little piece of peace and your peaceful friends look wonderful. Here it is 2.30am and I have a small time of peace at the computer at my sister’s house. Her cats are keeping me company, as is the gentle hum of the air conditioner. Blessings of the season to you.

  17. Thank you for sharing your peaceful place with us. Merry Christmas.

  18. gpcox says:

    I hope you and yours enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season and have its joy and peace spread into 2015!! Merry Christmas, Carol and thank you for being a loyal friend!

  19. Lavinia Ross says:

    Beautiful place you have there, Carol! Wishing you both and all the critters a peaceful and beautiful holiday season. May we all find our Peace on Earth.

    • Thank you and I feel lucky to have the escape and only hope others can find theirs. All the best of the season and for the year ahead to you and your 4 legged and 2 legged pals at Salmon Brook Farms.

  20. Gunta says:

    Such lovely sentiments and images…. thank you for sharing both. Wishing you and yours the very best this time of year.

  21. Ceri says:

    Peace to you and your family. Health and happiness in 2015!!

  22. Mike says:

    Nice. Thank you. Romy is a beauty.

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