Poppies and Peonies

Poppies and Peonies

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn Every spring, the warming weather hooks me with its promises of color after the long Ohio winter. Every spring, I can’t help myself and plant a few more flowers. Last year, I planted poppies. A...
Candace Bushnell on Success

Candace Bushnell on Success

“Don’t be afraid to make a fresh start. When are you going to do what you’re meant to do? Keep on going until you get there.” – Candace Bushnell, author, speaking 3/17/16 On St. Patrick’s Day this year, I had the wonderful privilege...
Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy One week ago, ferocious wind and sideways snow blew through the little...
Watching for the Light

Watching for the Light

“The time is being fulfilled and the light shall shine, perhaps just when it seems to us that the darkness is impenetrable.” – Eberhard Arnold There is something about this time of year in the depths of December when the winter solstice weighs on the...
10 Favorite Quotes of Thanksgiving

10 Favorite Quotes of Thanksgiving

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder This week and holiday here in the US is my favorite of all, for it is a time to say thanks. We have so much. We have been given more than we need....
10 Favorite Autumn Quotes and Photographs

10 Favorite Autumn Quotes and Photographs

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus I’m usually a summer kind of girl, one for the long days and warm sunshine and sweet flower fragrance in the breeze. But this fall has been one that has made me reconsider which season I...
12 Favorite Butterfly Photographs

12 Favorite Butterfly Photographs

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Every year in September as the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to fall, I become wistful for the summer. In winter,...