My cosmos bloomed late this year. Like really late. Like last-week late. All summer long, the zinnias have been incredible in their reds – oranges – creams – yellows – bright pinks – light pinks – deep pinks. The cosmos though? Tall feathery stalks with not a single bloom. Not one. Until last week. [...]
Sometimes Mondays look like autumn leaves scattered across the patio.
The cooler autumn weather has set in and I’m content with pants-sweaters-boots every day now. Yes, please and thank you. I’m ready for this turn of season. Lately, when I wash dishes at the kitchen sink, I look out to our raised garden beds and think about preparing them for the winter months. It wasn’t an [...]
A quiet journaling series. I'm taking inspiration from my summer journaling series on this autumn day. Because sometimes a tiny bit of quiet is just the ticket. Here's a quote + journaling prompts for you... We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no [...]
I know I’m not the only one who feels like September is a fresh start. For me, it’s almost more of a reset for me than January. Maybe it’s the hint of fall in the morning air (though not the past two weeks) (it’s been crazy hot). Maybe it’s the new notebooks and pens and [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like transition. ***** Registration is open for a very special five days. Together. Click image to read more.
It’s the first day of autumn and I’m glad. Glad for the turn of season and all that goes with it. The sinking into rhythms with the kids, their schoolwork, their activities. The changing patterns of light in the sky and upon our tables and walls and hardwood floors. The (intense) energy of summer days [...]
One special week of practicing daily gratitudes...with you. For the birch trees out back and the way they move in the breeze. For Nature and the way she makes me gasp time and time again. For our pup and the way she loves. For second (and third) cups of tea and/or coffee. For the people [...]
An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like a last hurrah.
gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness sitting with friends beneath an autumn sky...a breeze blowing leaves to the ground seeing my slippers first thing as i walk through the door at the end of the day...and sliding my feet in playing games that don't involve electricity [...]