a nice day
1. Untitled, 2. 33, 3. {film.641}, 4. Untitled

Elements of a nice day- a walk outside, books, tea and home. Actually, that describes this day.
These are a few of my recent favorite photos taken by others. Click links in the caption to view full images. I would also add this one to the list, the leaves look metallic.

Leslie's knitting amazes me. Here's her latest sweater.
Have you seen this video by Andrea Dorfman, called How To Be Alone? She's also the featured artist this month at this joy + ride.

of winter light and dreams

I thought I'd post a few of my flickr faves taken by others here today while I'm taking my lunch break. Scrambled egg, toast with black currant preserves, and a gala apple spread with peanut butter. Not bad. I like breakfast most any time.

These photo faves span some of my wintry picks over the past two years. I feel together they produce a narrative of sorts, finding beauty in the soft light of winter and joy in dreaming of warmth. {Click image to view sources.}

A little bit ago when I walked down from the studio I saw a male cardinal with a round apple belly perched in the elbow of a tree. He seemed quite happy at our above freezing temperatures today. Also reminding me I need to refill our bird feeder.

Thank you for your comments here yesterday. Do you know what an encouragement you are? I hope you do.

Enjoy your day,

Friday faves

1. Orilla, 2. fountain pens, 3, 3. Untitled, 4. flowers, 5. bluebird, 6. Untitled, 7. bits, 8. shells: organized

As promised, a few of my favorite photos with organization at heart. Please click the links above to be directed to the original photographers.

Happy Weekend!

and ps. To honor Shari and her Flower Friday, I am calling it {Tomato} {Friday} since sadly her crop of heirloom tomatoes are lost to late blight. Wish I could really send you some of ours Shari! :)


recent favorite photos by others } 1. July 5, 2. Untitled, 3. Frank's Garden, 4. summer sandals


* This morning I walked into a store and saw an older woman standing at her cart and putting something into her purse. At that moment, for no particular reason, seeing her caused me to remember and imagine my grandmother putting something into her pocketbook. {She always called a purse a pocketbook.}

* I went into another store and all the rows of shiny, clear plastic coat hangers clicking next to each other took me back to my childhood summers. My grandparents would take us girls shopping from time to time at the mall and this moment brought to mind a certain Esprit shirt they got for me.

* Then at the far end of a parking lot there was an older gentleman lifting a woman from her wheelchair and placing her into the passenger side of the car. I don't know the relationship but imagined they were husband and wife. I instantly felt an ache in my whole body and tears under my eyelids and thought of his care for her and of course imagined, what if this were us?

These moments gather together and arrest me in my hurry. I've been in such a hurry lately. Hurry up and pull weeds, hurry up and vacuum, hurry through preparing dinner, and even hurry up to finish a project. This mode doesn't make for the best results. And yet, I don't imagine this weekend will be any less of a hurry for us but I'm looking ahead to next week, when we will indeed slow down.

I will at least try to notice moments in the meantime and hope you have a weekend full of memorable ones,

friday faves


Wow, I really feel the days got away from me this week! But not without these images inspiring me {along with others} throughout the week. Thereza's rainbow book inspires me too and makes me want to make a little book! Maybe next week, along with all the gardening I couldn't do this week because of the steady rain.

What inspired you this week?

Happy Weekend!