When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward … Continue reading Bread and Flowers
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might Become your time of day... daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets dim, But sweeter than … Continue reading Hidden Garden
I was delighted to see this bright pink in a season still mostly gray.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~Vincent Van Gogh It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting. ~Lemony Snicket
The shed of leaves became a cascade of red and gold and after a time the trees stood skeletal against a sky of weathered tin. The land lay bled of its colors. The nights lengthened, went darker, brightened in their clustered stars. The chilled air smelled of woodsmoke, of distances and passing time. Frost glimmered … Continue reading Winter Sunrise
Hey there! 2014 was an epic year for the blog, thanks to you! New commenters speaking up, as well as many new subscribers. Thank you guys, it's so nice to hear from you. I love blogging, and to have an actual audience after 5 years of mainly talking to myself is inspiring. I tried a … Continue reading Happy New Year!
My cursor hovered over the add to cart button. That burlap Halloween banner was SO cute, it would be mine! I knew just where I would put it too. The finishing touch to my seasonal decor. And then, the voice in my head: "Are you nuts?! I'll bet you could make something just as cute … Continue reading DIY Halloween Banner
Like beautiful wallpapers for your desktop and mobile phone? Now what if they had a handy calendar for the month? Now what if they were free? *Snap!* Done! To download the wallpaper click on the photo then click on the photo again in the new screen to enlarge it. Save the photo as your desktop … Continue reading New! October Desktop Calendar
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James