November 26, 2012

early light

This time of day in November the sun is low and intense.  Hard not to want to capture it.
It does the most amazing things to everyday stuff.

November 23, 2012

November 22, 2012

November 21, 2012


At night I try to think of 3 things that happened that day
 for which I am thankful.
   Oh so simple.

November 19, 2012


aren't we blessed when something comes into our lives unexpectedly.... 
like good weather or a package in the mail.  
I opened the mailbox not too long ago and found this lovely vase 
- a totally unexpected gift
 from a woman I had emailed 
when I read her book.  
she had read on FB about my buying myself 
a stem of flowers as soul food. 

 I was amazed, pleased, overwhelmed, thankful 
and wishing I could be this person 
who unsolicited sends something 
to someone just because....
in the moment, an act of kindness.

another trip down to the bog

Pleasant Mountain 

the bridge by the beaver dam

the baffle to keep the beavers from building their dam (doesn't keep them out)

this time of year the mornings are cold and the sun intense.  
We started this day with 13 degree temperature 
and Arctic fog which made it very pretty.
The bog is starting to make up with ice, 
a pretty skim which comes 
and goes depending on the temperature 
during the day and the sun.
All in all it is a great time of year to be out. Barren but beautiful.

November 17, 2012

weaving again

My loom and I had a falling out last spring. 
 My warp was not happening and I got pissed and walked away.  
I put the loom in a corner.  
Well the weather has changed and my disposition has improved so I tried the same warp and bingo it went on so I am weaving once again.  
This is not a passion with me.  There are passionate weavers out there.  
I am not that person.  

I play with this ... a row or two or 20 depending on the day.  Stop and start.  No pattern ... definitely free style weaving with mistakes left in.  I like what I do overall and am always amazed that most turn out really rather well.  At least they please my eye and soul.

November 13, 2012

the earth

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth
 are never alone or weary of life."
Rachael Carson

November 12, 2012

makes my heart sing

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. 

When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, 

but the sky actually begins at the earth. 

We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it. 

We breathe it deep within us. With every breath, 

we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, 

and then exhale them back into the world.”

November 10, 2012

old danes

Luke my very most special boy, a rescue, 5 good years with us.  
Died at home at the age of 10
Today we had a Dane visitor.  She Myla came with her people who came to buy a car part.  She is big 155 lbs and old 10 years  -   white here and there, showing her age.  AND stories of her age, incontinence, difficulty getting in cars and on stairs.  

One forgets the end of a dog's life.  A blessing of sorts to let it go as it is hard - here is your beloved dog, puppy, young dog, mature dog - changed moving slowly and not doing well. It doesn't happen overnight but little by little it sneaks up on you.   Old age is old age for people, pets and it takes us by know its coming and then you have to live with it, deal with it day in day out and all the time knowing what the future holds.  It's hard, challenging and yet a truly blessed time.  To sit in hospice with your loved one is a privilege 

Sir Guy of Gisburne, 12 wonderful years. 
Died out in the field by the nest where we used to sit together.
 Great Dane to the core. Good puppy, great Great Dane  --  Just a fine dog. 

Both of my boys are buried on the land they loved.

November 7, 2012


the elections are over.  Is the nastiness, rudeness, mean spiritness over?  
It is so discouraging to listen to grown people be so unpleasant?  
And what does it accomplish.  

The only thing this girl hates is hate.
What ever happened to love and peace, caring,  and compassion?
2012 and 12/21/2012 are almost here and supposed to be a time of transition
I  believe that it is time for  a change, a change for the better.

November 4, 2012

ups and downs

This week was SANDY the STORM which hurt so many mostly south of us.  We didn't suffer at all but many suffered major lost and inconvenience.  since we are normal it is hard to remember that others are not. While enjoying life here a distant friend sent me this awesome vase for no other reason except she saw a post of mine on facebook that I had bought myself a flower.  
She thought I would enjoy this.  Oh my yes.  It is stunning and thrilled me no end to get a gift - to find a box in my mailbox totally unexpected.  How cool is that AND why don't I do this for others  ~  surprise someone for no reason what so ever.  Make their day as someone made mine.  Random act of kindness????

November 1, 2012

pleasant but tinged with sadness


be still and know that I am god

be still
be still
 be still

be still

how hard for us.....

Sunday, Mar. 3
Be still, and the world is bound to turn herself inside out to entertain you. Everywhere you look, joyful noise is clanging to drown out quiet desperation.
Barbara Kingsolver
High Tide in Tucson