90 degrees outside. The perfect temp for brewing up a batch of sun tea.
I will have me a symphony of coloring. I will enmesh me in the noon sun's gold and wind about me the moonlight's silver sheen. I will dream in a gown made of the haze of a summer evening twilight, and I will have robe on robe of the sky's deep blue, and I will... Continue Reading →
Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand 3 hours of sleep + Full day ahead = Hello, my sweet little espresso machine.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. - Louis Armstrong
Lovers forever face to face My city your mountains Stay with me stay I need you to love me I need you today Give to me your leather Take from me my lace. - Leather & Lace, Stevie Nicks & Don Henley So it was 8:30 this evening before I realized I hadn't taken a... Continue Reading →
“You see a lot of UFOs with closed eyes and opened mind.” - Toba Beta Close encounters, of the chandelier kind.
"The mere fact that you get a lot of seeds in a packet doesn't mean you have to plant all of them." - Henry Mitchell Hmmmmm, perhaps I was a bit overzealous in spreading an entire package of wildflower seeds onto a remote corner of my yard... The area where I planted the seeds is about... Continue Reading →
Then we had the irises, rising beautiful and cool on their tall stalks, like blown glass, like pastel water momentarily frozen in a splash. - Margaret Atwood
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan I'm trying my hand at growing lettuce this season. I bought a bowl of pre potted mixed greens at the nursery, and placed it outside on my back porch. Hasn't died yet. So far so good.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. - Margaret Atwood We don't have much room in our shady, urban lot to grow a big garden, but I'm happy making do with pots of flowers and edibles placed strategically about our space. This year I'm forgoing vegetables in favor... Continue Reading →
I would walk 500 miles And I would walk 500 more Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles To fall down at your door. - The Proclaimers I'm an active person that likes to walk, run, hike, cycle. You name it, I'm game, and I'm definitely happiest when my pedometer reads at... Continue Reading →
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. - Georgia O'Keefe
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up—flaked up, with rose-water snow. - Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Tis the land where the columbines grow, Overlooking the plains far below, While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees Softly sings where the columbines grow. - A.J. Finn
Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply wasn't room for any other thought. - Sophie Scholl
Wild thing, you make my heart sing, You make everything groovy, Wild thing, I think I love you. - The Troggs
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. ― Camille Pissarro A field of humble dandelions, transformed through photography and 'paint'. (original iPhone photo below)
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound. - Sara Teasdale