Saturday, October 7, 2017

“The physical eye is meant to say to the spiritual eye, ‘Not this, but the Maker of this, is the desire of your soul.’” ~ John Piper, A Peculiar Glory I am in the yard photographing the brilliant, and changing, colours of the Virginia creeper vine. I meant to come out earlier when the light

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

"But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Don't let go too soon, but don't hang on too long.” ~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie I spent a good part of yesterday in the kitchen restocking the pantry by canning vegetable stock, chicken stock, black and kidney beans. It was a long and lovely day. I feel ready to embrace autumn. Remember hygge,

Friday, September 1, 2017

"That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air… Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer." ~Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose  It