Wednesday, August 10, 2016

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”

~ Edith Sitwel


And photography and writing–done in silence.

It’s cloudy and lightly raining this morning and I’m tired after yesterday’s canning marathon. Thinking today will be a quiet hobby-filled day. You?

Today’s featured blog:

(It was brought to my attention that in order to click the “Like” button I was using on posts one needed to sign into WordPress. Of course not everyone has a WordPress ID so I’m experimenting with a different sort of “Like” button (the first one right below this post).

Sometimes when I’m reading a blog I don’t have anything specific I want to say in a comment but I’d like to “Like” it to let the author know I was there. Maybe you too sometimes?

Don’t forget every comment here in August, though, enters your name into the drawing for either a copy of the beautiful Bella Grace magazine or my book Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude.)


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. My day depends on the weather here. It’s the last whole day of summer freedom before back to school. So far I have been writing and X-promoting. Can’t sit here all day though. I agree about “liking” to acknowledge the author. : )

    1. Back to school already? Oh my. Enjoy this day to the fullest!

  2. Oh Linda, this photo is exquisite. The colors are my favorite hues and the little bud among the flowers is so sweet. You have such a great eye.

    I’ve never thought of silence as a hobby;), but I do prefer it when I’m alone and am drawn to it. Music sometimes, but only very softly playing.

    1. Thank you, Karen, those cosmos are so pretty! They’re starting to fade now so I’m glad I captured a few images of them to remind me of their simple beauty. Occasionally I play soft music when I’m solituding (that’s a word, right?!). A favourite classical station or some Mary Chapin Carpenter are my usual choices.

  3. Those cosmos are lovely. I love the story of how you got them. Have a great quiet Wednesday Linda.
    Yes, any tips on being able to send a “like” would be appreciated

    1. The first “like” button directly under the post should work for everyone now, Celine, with no requirement to sign in to anything. Have a great day!

  4. I”m enjoying the various blogs you are posting. I especially like Tweit’s blog today about the word luminal.

  5. I usually “Like” your posts even if I don’t get a chance to reply here regularly. After the crazy moving experience yesterday which lasted all day and into the evening, I am enjoying a break today connected with familiar friends here.

    Your development as a photographer here is awesome. By the way, I’m choosing silence today after all the hubbub of yesterday, which I believe is part of your rather recent memory.

    1. Oh, I can imagine how tired you must be today, Marian! Thanks so much for taking a moment of respite and stopping by. I expect you do need silence today after the hubbub of moving! How well I remember how tired I was after ours!

  6. I’m delighted to introduce new blogs. There are so many great places out there! Enjoy your day, Letty!

  7. That is a really great quote!!

    1. Isn’t it?!

  8. And what are some of your other hobbies? I know of gardening, canning and writing…what else have you got up your lovely sleeve?

    1. Well, photography for one. ?

      I’ve always got something on the go. I dabble in soap making and essential oil education; I’ve got countless quilting projects that I need to complete one of these days; I’m experimenting with mounting photos on canvas; honestly there’s never a dull moment because there’s always something I want to do. It’s a great “problem” to have!

  9. Yes, sometimes I just like to “like” and have nothing particular to say. I have a WordPress blog so I have no trouble doing that here.

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