Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts. Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle So gradual is the
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. Susan Orlean We head out early to pick up a few things. It’s starting to snow lightly and by the time we’re on the highway toward town there’s some pretty serious snow coming down. I send a quick
The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. . . Millions of women, dead and gone, are speaking through us today. Matilda Gage, I finally have enough room in the freezer for bran muffins and oatmeal cookies so
“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin The clouds are low and it’s raining. The desk in my woman cave is situated such that there is a perfect view out the window of the yard, the ridge, and the mountains.
“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche I didn’t leave the house yesterday—well except to take Maya out and to spend a bit of time in the yard with my camera. It
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein Home. A bit earlier than intended due to a winter storm warning (!) in Calgary. We enjoyed a busy and grand hockey-filled weekend but it’s good to be home where there’s no threat of snow. Yet. I’m looking forward to
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying." ~ Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time It's Saturday, which really means very little to me other than it's a day I chose not to go shopping because it's