• Garden
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols I set a glass of water on the shelf next to the treadmill and slip my feet into a pair of waiting shoes. They’re fun shoes, with red and white stripes, a contrast to the heavy Nikes I can no longer […]

  • Life
  • Friday, May 5, 2017

    “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~  Mary Oliver Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day in solitude and silence and regained my footing. It was, serendipitously, the warmest day of the year so far and I was able to enjoy time outdoors tending my potager garden and […]

  • Life
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

    “There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. […]

  • Inspirational
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci I wake full of plans and anticipation for the day ahead. I wake with a heart filled with gratitude, love, and admiration for […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton I feel a sharpness in my chest as I realize it’s Wednesday: mid-week and nearly mid-month. I think of all the things I want to do, must do, don’t want to do but will do nonetheless. It surprises me that, at […]

  • Life
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    “Do you see that out there? The strange, unfamiliar light? It’s called the sun. Let’s go get us a little.” ~ Nora Roberts, The Hollow Today promises to be a beautiful sunshiny day. It would be perfect for playing in the garden but we are heading out of town to visit my mother-in-love. Perhaps I’ll […]

  • Fun
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

    “I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” ~ Albert Einstein One of the great gifts aging gave me a number of years ago was an acceptance–a celebration even!–of the woman I am and a letting go of a desire to conform. The other day when […]

  • Home
  • Friday, April 7, 2017

    “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller We’re at the mall in the late afternoon and I’m cranky at having to be there at this time of day. We tend to what needs tending to and decide, since we’re there anyway, to take a walk through the mall to […]