:: consider this ::

a little inspirational image + quote for you, followed by a prompt.  to simply read.  to explore with words or paint.  to capture in a photograph of your own. to consider while you walk or sip or breathe.  take it.  allow it to seep into your consciousness.  go, dearest…

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now consider this:  **think of three things you appreciate about today’s journey.**

 

sending a little love your way, m

 

 

lemons and three

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lemons cut and juiced
simple syrup made
water added, stirred
poured over ice
three straws
because straws are fun
and we sit, we three
and we sip, we three
and we toast, we three
to a summer day

 

 

wishing you time to toast the good bits of your life and

sending a little love your way, m

 

p.s. playing along with bella at 52 photos project.  click here to see what others are enjoying this summer!

 

 

 

 

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week…
today i’m sharing photographs only with you.
a picture is worth a thousand words, after all.  here are 7,000 or so for you.

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i hope the moments and stories of your week filled you up.

sending a little love your way, m

 

 

desire {a.k.a. flowers}

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i’ve had gardens in years past…gardens that produced greens and squashes and peppers and such.  it was pretty great to gather and then enjoy the harvest.  but the past few seasons have left me feeling depleted, deflated, defeated.  the deer and stink bugs eating what they shouldn’t, my kids not eating what they should.  this year i knew i wanted the garden to be different.

and so…

there are two tomato plants, one pepper plant, a sprinkling of onions, a few herbs, and…flowers.  lots of flowers.  without planning or plotting, the kids and i went to the nearby garden store weeks ago and bought packets of seeds of all things pretty…cosmos, zinnia, sunflower, lupine, columbine, poppies, larkspur, sweet pea.  i let the kids plant what they wanted in their plots and i took the remaining seeds and scattered…liberally, freely, happily.

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my wish this summer was to grow beautiful flowers to enjoy outside as well as inside.  i didn’t want to worry about vegetables growing or not growing, or growing but not getting eaten {or getting eaten by furry beings}.  i simply wanted to grow a patch of beauty.

this summer, there is beauty.  stepping outside our back door, i gaze to my right and sigh a sweet sigh…every single time. right now the cosmos and zinnias are in full bloom, the four o’clocks are budding, and i can’t wait for the rest to follow. there is no stress or worry in the garden…just flowers everywhere.

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and this makes me very, very happy.

sending a little love your way, m

 

p.s. playing along and weaving words with july prompt-a-day.

:: consider this ::

a little inspirational image + quote for you, followed by a prompt.  to simply read.  to explore with words or paint.  to capture in a photograph of your own. to consider while you walk or sip or breathe.  take it.  allow it to seep into your consciousness.  go, dearest…

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now consider this:  **in what ways am i large?  in what ways am i small?  am at peace with all my pieces?**

 

sending a little love your way, m