Back home…

We are back home after spending another beautiful weekend at the loft in Hot Springs. About a week before we went, I dreamt we owned the loft and were moving in. *sigh* It really does feel like home to us. Maybe someday? As we drove back home yesterday, the closer we got the more the…

Tears…

I am slowly getting caught up on my blog reading as I had taken a break from both reading and writing since August, trying to get back to things. I just finished reading¬†Grace’s stories about how they fled from the fire in November. I haven’t been reading her newest posts, so I had to open…

Quiet reflection…

Being sick is a good time for some quiet reflection. Here are some flowers I purchased last month. Half price at the store. Lovely. The people in my life seem to have left me alone to heal, checking on me now and again, but mostly leaving me to recover from my misery. Sinus infection? Cold?…

What is my work about?

Honestly, I don’t really know what my work is about. I just like to sew. It’s my meditation. I like how I can quietly slip away while stitching, even when I feel like I don’t have a direction or a purpose or a plan or that my stitches really mean something. I stitch because it’s…

Disappearing nature…

You have to look hard sometimes to find natural beauty where I live, especially in winter. We don’t have mountains. We don’t have an ocean. Our rivers and lakes are the color of chocolate milk. But we do have trees. And a fair amount of open sky and space. Except where the horizon is littered…

Things I love…

Is it wrong to say we love inanimate objects? Nah. Not totally wrong, anyway. I have some things in my life I really love. They are just things, but they make my life better. Like this little guy… Purchased at Walmart black Friday last year for me, the last one available, snagged by H. The…

Catching up…

Last month we were back in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We really love it there. We tend to go for the weekend, which is a bit of a stretch as it takes 6 hours to drive there, but it’s always worth it. This time we stayed in a lovely loft on Bathhouse Row which was furnished…

Still here…

I’m still here. I just haven’t gotten back in the swing of blog writing. But maybe I can now that the gardening season is over. Even adding a little bit of extra to my life tends to overwhelm me. I’m not one of those highly motivated types. I like a lot of down time and…

Sort of here…

I’m finally making it back to post a few photos. My life has become very tumultuous of late. Few of the details are germane to this blog, so I will have to keep most of them to myself. The garden has changed quite a bit, mostly fading with production largely coming to a halt. This…

Back?

Maybe I’m back. I’m not really sure. This is the first moment I’ve really had to think about doing anything here on the blog. The garden is dwindling. I was hoping for a better late season tomato harvest but I’m not sure it’s going to happen. It has been so rainy the tomatoes are splitting…