Starbursts in Spring

“Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia starbursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted.” (Anna Quindlen) Enjoying the beauty of our azaleas today and definitely not taking life…

5 Things Quarantine Has Made Me Thankful For

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With all of the uncertainty that is going on in the world around us right now, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of worry. We rely on the news for up to the minute coverage, with the latest stats and numbers, but that can easily become…

Before the mowing

Sweet little violets, both purple and white, fill our front lawn. They’re lovely, but unfortunately they will be gone when we have the lawn mowed this week. “Blue eyes shimmer with angel glances. Like spring violets over the lea.” (Constance Woolson)

From where I sit: March 26, 2020

I haven’t been taking many photos lately. We’ve only had about 4 days without rain since Christmas (that’s only a slight exaggeration). It’s been the wettest and mildest winter here on record. But this afternoon we had some sun, and I walked around a bit…

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Nido R. Qubein

“Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It’s inside you – if you listen to it, you can play it.” — Nido R. Qubein Nido R. Qubein is an American Lebanese-Jordanian business and motivational speaker who has served as president…

For the heroes and helpers

This video was posted today by a fellow blogger who is a hero and a helper herself. When you watch it, you will see that, truly, the entire world is in this together. Click on the link to watch… For the heroes and helpers

Quarantine Life

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
Well folks, it’s the beginning of week 2 of quarantine. Is anyone else going crazy yet? I fall into that ever so challenging bucket of mom/teacher/corporate worker….all from home, all at the same time! Somehow, I’m managing to juggle video conference calls throughout the day, helping my 4th grader with…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Kitty O’Meara

“And the people stayed home.And read books, and listened, andrested, and exercised, and made art,and played games, and learned newways of being, and were still. Andlistened more deeply. Somemeditated, some prayed, somedanced. Some met their shadows.And the people beganto think differently. And the people healed.And, in the absence of people livingin ignorant, dangerous, mindless,and heartless…

The Power of a Song…

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One morning this past week, I woke up on the total wrong side of the bed. Everything seemed to be going wrong: I woke up late, hated everything I picked out to wear that day but didn’t have time to change my mind, didn’t like my hair, barely got my…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird which won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. The book is required reading in many middle schools and high schools in the U.S. In 2007, Lee was awarded the…