Monday, 28 July 2014


She has two kids and so do I, but today I came over with just one. She was smiling generously in the sunshine as I pulled up outside the front of their home. Her home was flush with light and we made our way straight to the lounge room to finish our conversation sitting on the comfort of the lounges. Before long, she was sharing a kettle of boiled water amongst three mugs and searching for spoons and the sugar, all with one arm while bubs sat happily scrunched up agaist her waist with her little legs dangling over her other arm.
Sitting outside in the sunshine we sipped at our tea and watched the boys gather the winter leaves into piles, they were working harmoniously together and as we talked I watched his dad silently smile at him with an open grin as he counted to three before throwing a bunch of dried leaves up and into the sunlight.
We all made our way back inside with empty mugs and I watched them share the space in their home harmoniously with a silent contentment between them. Home is truly where the heart is, and sometimes I find that notion easy to forget especially when I am busying myself with how our home looks and fine tuning the practicality of it. Today my friend shared more than a conversation and a cup of tea inside of her home with me, she made me feel at home with the love, patience, thoughtfulness and kindness that I saw between each of them. What is it that you share inside of your home?

Images taken using Canon 5D Markiii//50mm 1.4
Kodak Portra 400 & Ilford HP5
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