Thursday, October 19, 2017

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~ Frédéric Chopin Autumn moves lazily along. I spend the morning making Sungold tomato jam using the tomatoes I threw in the freezer throughout the summer. I move

Friday, September 29, 2017

“We must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson There's whole beautiful world near my front door. As flower beds go, it's messy and wild. Untamed. It's been a work in progress since we moved here three and a half years ago. That first spring I painstakingly picked out the white landscaping rocks that covered it

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle, A Ring of Endless Light I'm baking bread before we head to church this morning. There are beautiful garden fresh heirloom tomatoes on my kitchen counter begging to be enjoyed on a buttered slab with just a titch of salt