Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014



who will you...
embrace
support
invite
befriend
forgive
comfort

where will you...
leap
explore
travel
shelter
rest
breathe

when will you...
risk
heal
reach out
let go
finish
inspire

what will you...
hope
try
learn
sing
discover
create

how will you...
honor
change
decide
celebrate
remember
love 

be?

(originally posted on January 1, 2010)

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Waiting...in the stillness of the darkest days...
for the hope and promise and light of the Winter Solstice. 
xo

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

in memoriam

snipping paper snowflakes and 
remembering erin, four years later.
xoxo

Sunday, December 8, 2013

pausing

As the days shorten and the light wanes, I'm feeling a pull from Mother Nature to pause and be still and burrow in.

This space will be quiet for a bit.

I wish you peace and grace amidst the celebratory days ahead, dear readers.
xo

Friday, December 6, 2013

the very best kind of powerful

Long way, long way, long walk to freedom.
Listen here.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

gearing up


Lately...
Had such fun making an etsy treasury list .
Found some sweet little houses at the Purl Bee.
Intrigued by this "how to" for tiny bristle brush trees, via the fabulous Mister Finch.
Wearing out the pages of this book.
Just downloaded this pattern.
Spellbound by two magical photographers...one amazing teenager here and one enchanting woman here.
 
How about you?
What has enchanted you lately?

(It's December...don't forget to breathe!)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

our balsams

Bundled against the cold, a hearty group set forth...
to cut the first balsams of the season.
The sun shone, the sky was blue and 
there was much tromping about.
Our wee seedlings are coming along nicely,
and the sturdy old growth provide habitat for all sorts of critters.
The fresh snow showed tracks...
plenty of small rodents, coyotes, fox and deer.
There was some debate...maybe moose?
We're still not sure.
The trick is finding something in
between the seedlings and old growth.
The measuring pole is painted in one foot increments,
and is used to discern the real height of the trees
(as opposed to the perceived height, which can cause
surprise when the tree is actually unloaded at home!)
One of these trees is going to Brooklyn,
the other is already in Somerville.
And as per tradition, two monster trees are loaded in the pick up
 for delivery to Wooster School later this afternoon.
And so, the holiday season is officially launched.