Thursday, July 6, 2017

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” ~ Seth Godin Late afternoon–late, because it’s been a busy day–I settle in to my old comfortable lawn swing with a few books, my Kindle, a bottle of water, and my reading glasses (two pair: […]

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” ~ Alice Sebold I am grieving as I sit on the deck in the stillness of a hot afternoon shelling the last of the peas. Silly, really, but there is a part of me that’s sad the pea […]

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ~ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse We’re eating from the garden daily and her bounty is plentiful. Every spring I fret about it but she’s always been generous with her gifts. The stores in the freezer are growing: asparagus, peas, kale, spinach, Swiss […]

Monday, July 3, 2017

“Invisible people see invisible things.” ~Sarah E. Morin, Waking Beauty There’s a woman I encounter on a regular basis who never acknowledges me. She seems to be an outgoing lady with lots of friends and acquaintances but, for some reason, I’m invisible to her. Maybe her dance card is full enough. It’s started to bother […]

Sunday, July 2, 2017

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon This moment–when all is quiet but for the soft snoring of my Yorkie; when the cool summer morning air gently caresses my skin; when the dawn has not yet broken and the day stretches out in front, ripe with possibility; when I look outside at […]

Friday, June 30, 2017

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Tired this morning after a very long day yesterday. My girls have gone home, Gerry has returned, and it’s time to ease back into life. I will carry treasured memories of the past week in my […]