When I carefully choose what I want to pay attention to, my heart swells.
When I let the world be in charge of what I should pay attention to, my heart sinks.
I love street photography. The raw moment when something sparks me. Be sure to scroll down and check out the pigeon slideshow. My daughter Willa had an interesting encounter near the royal palace.
“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
― Louisa May Alcott
When my flowers are on their last leg I put them outside on my front porch. They’re visible then from my living room and I like seeing how the elements affect their beauty. It’s gotten cold here in Burlington, VT and yet, as they fade, the flowers take on a certain strength of character in their inevitable demise. It seems like an appropriate metaphor about life to keep in mind. Chin up folks…we can’t stop what’s coming, but we can stand as tall as possible for as long as possible.
A rainy day project to spark my creativity.
Yesterday: Thought I had the flu.
Today: I am grateful because I think it is just a cold. Now, with a new lease on life I am dreaming of flowers. I am going to snip some branches of apples, magnolias and forsythia and in roughly two weeks I will have blossoms. We all need things to look forward to and when the days start lengthening it seems like the perfect time to force some flowers.
This is a sketch of some unknown flora…so friendly looking, don’t you think?
I loved the Jetsons as a kid. I thought we would be living a much more space age life in 2013…a little disappointing actually. So, I created a bouquet I would love to be handed in honor of my childhood space age fantasies. Enjoy!
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