June 14, 2017

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet The earth feeling my bare feet is a given whatever the season. The wind will have ample opportunity to play with my hair today by the looks of what’s happening […]

Monday, June 12, 2017

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart It’s just after five as I write this; the sun shines in my eyes and fresh morning air fills the room–and me. Monday. A new beginning. A clean slate. There are a few things resting lightly on my mind that I’d like to do […]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn’t prevent my thinking there is.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Columbine is not one of my favourite flowers but I do appreciate them in moderation. Fairy flowers, don’t you think? The sun is shining this morning. There’s a good chance I’ll skip doing housework […]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“Life kisses our faces every morning.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Sweet morning. Possibility and peace rest lightly with the first waking moments. Windows open, slight breeze dancing with the curtains, and the air so fresh I feel as if I could go outside in my nightgown and dance barefoot on the dewy lawn. It’s quiet; my […]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Preserving was almost a mania with Mrs. Bergson. . . When there was nothing to preserve, she began to pickle.” ~ Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop It’s like that for Mrs. Hoye too. Yesterday, Gerry scored more asparagus at the green grocer that came from one of the nearby farms so I’m making pickles […]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Most of the dandelions had changed from suns into moons.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov It’s cooler today, and looks like the same for tomorrow. It’s a condiment day (ketchup = catch-up). I know. Groan. I was taken aback by something I read during my morning devotional time yesterday and need more soak time with it. I […]