Thursday, May 31, 2012

...let it be...

my computer.
had the misfortune.
of dancing with lightning.
while we were away.
so it is being.
sent on a journey.
and hopefully.
when it comes back.
i will be able to restore.
everything i backed up.
if not.
...i don't even want to talk about it.
just BE.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

...asking a shadow to dance...

“what is life? it is the flash of a firefly in the night.
 it is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. 
it is the little shadow which runs across the grass 
and loses itself in the sunset.”

“poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”
~carl sandburg

the ferns.
are filling in nicely.
just as he.
 would have wanted.
 we shall.

just BE.

ps. busy weekend.  i will catch you'll 
when i can!!  xx

Friday, May 25, 2012

...happiness is a butterfly...

the butterfly counts not months but moments,
 and has time enough. 
 ~rabindranath tagore

beyond layers.
fun with type.
crawled on the ground.
to get close to this beauty.
(click on image to enlarge)
the wind was whipping him.
on this weed.
took way too many photos.
but thoroughly enjoyed myself.
then topped it off.
with kim klassen's lesson.
from yesterday.
oh how i love learning photoshop elements.
with a glass of wine nearby. 
just BE.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


and now here is my secret,
 a very simple secret; 
it is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

the ferns have grown up nicely.
you would be particularly happy blue bear.  

“human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, 
we all dance to a mysterious tune,
 intoned in the distance by an invisible player".
albert einstein 

the frog.
was all white.
when he was on the white stone.
then he turned this shade.
he just wanted to be invisible.
mr. frog.
it's not that easy.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

...shadow shot...

i'm an outsider by choice, 
she said, but i'm hoping
 that won't be my choice forever.

just BE.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


my heart.
i am blessed.
happy mother's day.
to all the moms.
but especially.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

...but promising...

refusing to swear
 to tell the whole truth
 but promising that she'll
 be the first to know if anything changes

a lovely.
friday evening.
after a long week.
back deck.
a gentle.
warm breeze.
{happy sigh}.
just BE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

...beyond layers-book review...

i so love books that are inspirational.
here are a few that i love.
back cover of the velveteen principles
a guide to becoming real
toni raiten-d'antionio
even in a complex world,
simple truths can change everything.
once upon a time, a velveteen rabbit
learned that new isn't necessarily better...
that the quiet wisdom of an old toy horse
can change the world...
that honest friendships and understanding
can warm the heart...
that a good book can make the
world a better place...
and that love can make us real.

but where do we find honest, warmth and friendship?
what are real values, real goals, real love, a real life?
and most importantly, how can we rediscover our own
true selves?
the simple wisdom of a classic children's story
the velveteen rabbit can be the start of your return to real.
let this book show you the way.
life is a verb~patti digh
37 days to wake  up. be mindful and live intentionally

what would you be doing today if you only had 37 days to live?
the death of her stepfather just 37 days after being diagnosed with cancer
woke patti digh up, scared her, and made her examine her own life.
she realized that living your best life doesn't mean ditching your job and
sailing around the world--it means living each individual,
glorious, simple day with more intention. 

eat, pray, love
elizabeth gilbert

in her early, thirties, elizabeth gilbert had everything a modern american 
woman was supposed to want--husband, country home,successful
career--but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by
panic and confusion. this wise and rapturous book is the story of how she
left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found
in their place.  following a divorce and a crushing depression, gilbert
set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the
backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in italy, devotion in india,
and on the indonesian island of bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment
and divine transcendence.

ordinary sparkling moments
reflections on success and contentment
christine mason miller

 Is it possible to find meaning in our day to day existence? 
Can wisdom be attained while we run errands, do the dishes and pay our bills?
 Ordinary Sparkling Moments - a joyful combination of the writing, 
collage and photography of Christine Mason Miller - explores these questions and more,
 celebrating the deeper truths that await our 
discovery in some of life's most mundane moments. 
This book is written from the experiences of a woman on the cusp of 40, 
evolving into a place where she trusts her own wisdom and beliefs - knowledge and 
confidence earned through quiet observation and appreciation
 of all the experiences life offers her, from the grand to the routine.
 Many of life's moments may be ordinary, but just beneath the surface there exists plenty of
 sparkle and delight; Ordinary Sparkling Moments honors all
 the unexpected places meaning can be found and all the surprising 
ways we can uncover our most authentic selves.

just BE.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

...part of something much bigger...

there came a moment
 in the middle of the song
 when she suddenly felt
 every heartbeat in the room 
& after that she never forgot
 she was part of something much bigger
two textures.
kim klassen's
thoughts come back.
to the ordinary.
that is me.
i am ordinary.
just BE.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


here's to the abundance of art
one finds in nature. 
create your own visual style. 
let it be unique for yourself
and yet identifiable for others.
 ~orsen wells
 as much as i enjoy my dandelion yard here
i love the look of a freshly mowed yard also. 

“a kitten is the delight of a household.
 all day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” 

as we savor everyday epiphanies,
we encounter the
in the ordinary.
simple abundance
sarah ban breathnach

each day.
be a gift.
of the ordinary.
take a breath.
and breathe in.
the simple.
that brings.
to your.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
ps. i had posted this on Sunday, kim asked for love and light
on monday. this is it. the ordinary things i find through my lens.
i love flowers. i love raindrops. i love my new kitten who is
helping to mend my broken heart. i love to sit on the deck in 
my rocker and take in this back yard. the light is shining...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

...add color to my sunset sky...

clouds come floating into my life,
 no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
 but to add color to my sunset sky. 
Rabindranath Tagore
the rain started.
 about 1:30am
and lasted until the sunset
about 5 inches for some.
what a delight for my
camera's eye.
(this is one of my most
treasured times).
to capture all the
sunset raindrops.
(and shadows).
as the earth smiles.
it is that time again.
just BE.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

...don't just...

The birds brought seed & flowers &
 bits of brightly colored string
 & placed them in her hair while she slept
 so that she would remember
 the wild joy of spring when she finally awoke.

don't just look.
don't just listen.
don't just touch.
don't just taste.
don't just smell.
enjoy the small things.
just BE.