All In Good Time

  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. [...]

All In Good Time

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 [...]

Three Were Enough

We stepped outside yesterday morning to visit the flowers.  My son was snuggled in bed reading so it was just she and I.  And the pup.  The air was heavy, humid.  The grass, freshly mown the day before, was wet with dew and clung to our flip-flopped feet. I wanted to make photographs, but I [...]

Hello, Zinnias…and Hello, You

Well, hello there.  I've missed you.  And this space.  Though the break has been good...some time to allow myself to carry on free of rules and expectations (that I set upon myself).  And, unlike my last post (which took me a while to allow), this post today has come spontaneously. I haven't been thinking carefully [...]

gratitude week :: day seven

gratitude… the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness for the sweet light which shines through the windows of our home.  for the quiet spaces within our home.  for fresh flowers and the daughter who requested that we buy them.  for the way the petals open and curl and [...]

dear garden

every time i head out to the garden - this summer, last summer, ever - i vastly underestimate the amount of time a given task is going to take me.  i think i'm heading out to weed for thirty minutes and it takes closer to ninety.  i do this over and over again.  yesterday was [...]

:: 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… now consider this:  **are you growing [...]