Thursday, October 5, 2017

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne I’m getting ready for bed when I see there’s a message on my phone. “Have you seen the moon? Grab your camera and go get it!” It’s the harvest moon tonight; I’ve seen it before. Is it really worth going outside to look at? Or to photograph?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

“Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll He's on the road before six. Our son heads for home loaded with canned goods from my kitchen and produce from my garden, leaving behind memories of a good weekend visit. "Back to bed

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 Few words today, just a few simple sprigs of lavender. Today is

Friday, June 9, 2017

"Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” ~ Alice Walker Yesterday I finally did some clean up in my woman cave. Projects everywhere and it gets to the point where my mind is overwhelmed; that's when I know I need to pause and tidy things

Friday, May 19, 2017

“How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” ~ Vincent van Gogh When I was young I wanted a yellow kitchen. I never got it--and it's too late now, tastes change--but I did make and hang a set of yellow gingham cafe curtains when my children were babies. They cheered and comforted me for

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this." ~ Stevie Smith The sun is shining and it's calm--a beautiful spring morning. It's hard to believe we're under a weather