Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 14. Favourite Smell (Yes, that’s the Canadian/British/Australian spelling and I occasionally use it just because I grew up in Canada and I like the way it looks.) I must admit that I don’t have a strong sense of smell. I’ve always assumed it’s because I had a lot of […]
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It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen. – Anne Lamott I’m taking an introductory six-week art class on Finding Beauty, taught by the beautiful soul, artist […]
My fascination with the seasons is deepening. I’m becoming increasingly aware of the impact all of the seasons and cycles of the earth have on our lives, rhythms and well-being. The way that we have structured modern life has created a growing distance between us and the earth’s cycles. We live as if we believe that the changes […]
Oh yes, my wintry soul needed this loveliness yesterday, when my friend Michael Nelson posted it on her Facebook page. So grateful for Mary Oliver’s reminder that we can always count on green showing up again, one day, someday, soon.
Ode to Memorial Day weekend:
I am hoping to do some planting today, playing hooky for an hour or two from my work in order to catch this great weather and save my little plants. And my mind–as is always the case this time of year–has turned to my garden and the joy it brings to my life. Tending my […]
Happy birthday, Duchess!
We had a lovely Easter celebration yesterday, which we hosted for my brother Matt and his family and some very close friends, the Willcock family (really, I told them that they might as well be “related.”) Our little Minneapolis house expanded to accommodate 7 children, 1 teenager, and 6 adults. Thank the Lord above that […]