Saturday, September 20, 2014

...she thought it'd be easy...

Once, there was a girl who wanted to change the world 
& at first, she thought it’d be easy, 
because if everyone could see how beautiful it’d be, 
it’d take about a minute, 
but all the people she talked to were too busy
 to stop and listen.
So, she went off & did beautiful things all on her own
 & pretty soon people were stopping 
and asking if they could come along & do that, too 
& that’s how she figured out how worlds change.

light poured in.
and shadows danced.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


when a beam of sunlight catches the
resplendent tail feathers of a peacock, the effect is one of
dazzling beauty. in the same way, people can surprise us when
we see them in a different light from usual, or in different
circumstances. be alert to flashes of unexpected beauty all
around you,
from family and friends-surprising acts of courage,
compassion, wit, or wisdom.
such moments will enrich your life.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

fall is stepping closer.
as my grandma byers said...
"summer has caught a cold"
it is amazing how nature takes on a new look.
with the changing of the seasons.
the clouds.
the gardens.
the shadows.
i am a spring and summer girl at heart.
i am never prepared.
for fall.
to winter.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

...spin webs the color of sky & catch drops of sunlight...

walking softly like a spider in the early morning
~storypeople (dot) com

while i don't necessarily like spiders.
i do love their webs.
in the early morning dew.
and what a treasure.
to find a spider web.
with a shadow.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

...i am...


the thing that 
i am
shall make me live.
~william shakespeare

day two.
my dad.
brought me over these two stones.
which prompted me.
to work on this neglected garden.
it is a garden of chaos.
which i like.
but it has my great grandma's iris'.
which come up.
but very few bloom.
so i am cleaning it up.
in that process.
i also unearthed the brick path.
i put in when we moved back.
that has been hidden for a couple of years.
day three!!!
the spider webs.
there was not one yesterday...
but look at today.
imagine my heart felt delight.
day three...
"toby cot-ti-newed".
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

...she suddenly felt every heartbeat...



this week.
i will be enjoying the small things.
that make my heart smile.
in sitting still.
i can hear the magic.
of stress leaving.
and to the breathing in.
of the clean air of possibility.
it is a beautiful thing.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


 these two were may...snow and blossoms.

When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, 
you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, 
and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, 
and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. 
You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand 
that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all 
emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans,
you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’
That judging mind comes in. 
And so I practice turning people into trees. 
Which means 
appreciating them
 just the way
 they are.
~ram dass
i love trees.
i always have.
i spend a lot of time.
breathing them in.
 there are many photos of them.
in my archives.
i grew up here.
and i am back here now.
and these trees.
have gone through many changes.
over my nearly fifty years.
but then.
so have i.
no judgement.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.