:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  watching the autumn sedum begin to color...each day the pinks get a tiny bit deeper...these sedum are an autumnal marker for me...they feel like an old friend ::  finally finishing an essay that I started months (months!) ago and submitting it for online publication...I'll let you [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: buying myself tulips…just because :: rain…and then sunshine :: a few good walks :: ruining a whole chicken in the crockpot…when will I learn that the crockpot doesn’t do what I want it to do?  (for the record, it was edible) (but so disappointing) :: M&Ms…I [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week...:: lighting (and enjoying) these candles :: cold, wind, blusteriness :: trying my hand at making beeswax candles...the 2-pound chunk of beeswax required patience and lots more time than I anticipated...a peppermint mocha helped:: good life conversations with my kids :: breakfast for dinner...twice this week...yes, please and [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  there was snow, early in the morning...blue hour...falling softly, quietly...and it was lovely ::  week two of 28 Moments...awesome, beautiful women circling...it feels good ::  dried lavender on the bathroom sink...because ::  so many cups of tea...a few of coffee...and I made more chai (I like [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: every year my mom sends gingerbread house kits for the kids...I think they did a pretty stellar job (not that I'm biased or anything) :: watering the Christmas tree and feeling like the water was taking forever to empty through the prettily-curved (but very thin) spout [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: the pup snuggling with me as I patched old jeans :: chilly, chilly mornings and evenings...warm sunshine during the day :: soccer practices :: kindred conversations...the back and forth, the understanding, the nodding :: my daughter jumping from one sofa to the other (they're very old)...the [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: playing with my Polaroid camera...so hard not to get overly precious with the (expensive) film...but I did it (was not precious) and I burned through two packs, snap (played with digital too) (obviously) :: I read this book (it was really good) ::  the stinkbugs are bothering my [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: freshly baked bread…I'm sure I've written about this before, but really and truly, it brings me back to center…each and every time :: time spent with friends :: hot water with lemon most mornings…lemon and words are a combination that's working for me lately :: also working [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: a slight love affair with the tomatoes coming in...if you follow me on instagram, you know the story :: french toast for dinner :: the kids making movies :: this book...so hard to put it down when the day's doings are, well, doing :: a week [...]

:: noticing the moments :: august style

this month, i'm playing along with two lovelies, susannah conway and tammy lee bradley. both have set up photo challenges for the month of august. freedom and play, no rules really. just creative connection with others, and oneself.  you can read about susannah's august break here and tammy's life in black and white here.  join me??   [...]