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Monthly archives for December, 2015

Innovation in 2016

Innovation in 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”   ~T.S. Eliot     Just before the New Year, I have a tradition of choosing a word to guide me through the coming year.  It becomes my muse, […]

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”   ~Norman Vincent Peale     It has been almost 18 years since the passing of my father….40 years for my husband’s father, when he was just 15.  And 10 years ago, his mother died leaving a huge void […]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” ~Thomas S. Monson       On this Christmas Eve, I wish for you […]

Poetry Sunday-To The Beat of Their Wi...

Poetry Sunday-To The Beat of Their Wings

    To The Beat of Their Wings     To the beat of their wings, a final call. Farewell to autumn, as the snow falls.     Formations stretch out, across the sky. Hundreds, now thousands, lift their wings to fly.     Cold, fierce winds pushing them onward. Moonbeams, sun’s rays navigate them […]

Conversations in the Garden: Slowing...

Conversations in the Garden:  Slowing The Pace

“I have reached the stage now where luxury is not in fine possessions but in carefree possessions, and the greatest luxury of all would be the completely expendable.” ~Nan Fairbrother     At this time of year, the garden is making its final preparations for its annual slumber.  Each successive frost reminds the plants to […]

Poetry Sunday-Morning Shines Late Now

Poetry Sunday-Morning Shines Late Now

    Morning Shines Late Now   Morning shines late now in the garden, As the sun rises further south Not able to reach the height it once did months ago.     We are tracking time with darkness Traveling closer to winter-to the sacred Solstice From whence the light will again shine brighter. A […]

Beyond Words: Autumn At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Autumn At The Lake

“When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan       In my Seasonal Celebrations post, on my gardening blog, I talked about what I wanted to focus […]

Poetry Sunday-Nature Never Sleeps

Poetry Sunday-Nature Never Sleeps

  Nature Never Sleeps   The chilly, yet refreshing, rain has stopped.  Gray clouds linger keeping a nip in the air.  Migrating red-winged blackbirds still arrive, and mix with resident chickadees and goldfinches.  Woodpeckers strike at the dying ash tree while robins, who have remained, look for berries.  So many birds come in waves, so late […]

Wildlife Lessons: Welcoming Autumn V...

Wildlife Lessons:  Welcoming Autumn Visitors

“These are brand-new birds of    twelve-months’ growing,   Which a year ago, or less than twain,    No finches were, nor nightingales,   Nor thrushes,      But only particles of grain,    And earth and air, and rain.”   ~Thomas Hardy     In spring, I wait patiently for life to stir in my garden.  For the first native […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle


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