Tuesday, September 09, 2014

l' heure bleue


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The French called this time of day “l’heure bleue.” To the English it was “the gloaming.” 

The very word “gloaming” reverberates, echoes—the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour—carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows. 

During the blue nights you think the end of day will never come. As the blue nights draw to a close (and they will, and they do) you experience an actual chill, at the moment you first notice: the blue light is going, the days are already shortening, the summer is gone.

Joan Didion, Blue Nights 


Friday, August 15, 2014

could it be?


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could it be so much time has passed
that peony season flew by
?
i have missed you
life is moving at rapid speed
both kids are headed to college
baby girl turned 18
`
oh
where does the time 
go
?
i've been going and going
and
yet
i am barely able to keep up
`
today there was
slow
+
projects finished
`
i swear the days are getting shorter
and 
even with the warm days
i feel like autumn is on it's way
merging into summer
 bringing cooler evenings
if this is true i will miss berry season
it's been berries on everything for me
and raw honey
along with thick yogurt
summer has been good to us 
`
i haven't read much
but
tonight there is this book
and the opening is 
well
beautiful
`
hello my friends
`
xo

Friday, June 13, 2014

loveliest


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"you are the finest, loveliest, tenderest,
and most beautiful person i have ever known-
and even that
is an understatement."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

i purchased this card from a etsy seller
she prints quotes out on a old typewriter
i find that kind of beautiful
{it's a gift for my daughter for graduation}

`
im here...
shuffling along
xo






Wednesday, May 07, 2014

away




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it was good for our little family
to get away
to reconnect
to love
to laugh
and 
for a moment
i let the reality set in
 that some of us would be in different parts of the country soon
this feeling
flooded the inside of my every fiber
then slowly 
i weaved my way back
to the moment 
to the love
to being present

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life is good
+
a new wtsb is up
x.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

something about it


`
i was all over with this photo
{yikes}
i can see where my focus was going
where my intention was
and
well
eh
something about this photo
i insist we must love what we do
wholly
i try to do that
...
`
i do hope you have had a lovely Easter day
He Has Risen
`
the fan is humming
yes
finally
the temperatures are there
the house is still
the muggy rain has arrived
i am loving the writing in the book the orchardist
{breathtaking}
`
thank you artifact uprising for featuring my work
i'm honored
`
i kind of love this day
{so much}
`
`
x.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring


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that sweet tea towel is a gift from rebecca 
she also made me a red one
i really don't know where i would be without her friendship
{especially these last few months}
`
i finished "the goldfinch" book
no
thumbs down
not the book for me
i won't say more
i respect the many readers who love this book
`
i bought the reading chair
brown
leather
roomy
oh
it fits in our bedroom perfectly
{with a quilt draped over the arm of course}
`
now to find a new book to sink my teeth into
suggestions
?
how about the orchardist
?
`

`
wtsb 
is back
!
love love being a part of that group
`
thank you for the kind words about our girl getting into university
we are all over the place
where to go
?
which to choose
?
a fun but stressful time the same
`
 my work was chosen for the cover
here at our collective

that makes me proud
i'm kind of beaming
!
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these plums are going to be roasted with a chicken
yummy
!
`
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Spring is here with it's ups and downs
cold
warmer
windy
sun
rain
i will take it all
`
`
x.