Monday, November 22, 2010

today's thought

(my great grandfather and me in california.)

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability.”

-madeleine la engle

indeed! i am learning this....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

sunday outlet

hahaha! i love these wee lil people! it's just like an ant's world. (which i have wondered often what it would be like being that small....and you know you have too! do not lie.)
(go to:

cheryl maeder is a fine art photographer who now lives in palm beach, florida. i love these impressionistic photos!
(her website:

and let just me say, this is my idea of camping! (if you would consider this camping;) but i'm gonna go ahead and say it definitely is!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


here's to life!

here's to the unexpected!

here's to the uncertainty!

here's to its gloomy days!

here's to its adventure!

here's to its joy!

here's to its serenity!

here's to its fulness!

here's to its shaken times!

here's to its times of knowing!

here's to the excitement it brings!

here's to life!

let it be, Father.......amen.

Friday, November 5, 2010

corner table

it is typical fall/winter day today in Nashville, Tennessee.....gray, cold, windy. half of earth's landscape is covered in colored leaves while the other half is barren. i am sitting at a local cafe. this is a newer cafe in town and it is busy with conversations, school work, and the sound of espresso machines. i have been in here before but it hasn't been until now that i have seen the cafe's tables entertaining so many guests!

i see a few people i know and a friend of mine joins me to work. why do i get inspired to write on days like this? and why do i have to be in my own world, at the corner table, drowning out the sounds by the music playing through my earphones, and occasionally looking up and starring at this home made for people and caffeine? it's funny to me how that works and how my brain works like that! but it is true. i am inspired by people. i am inspired by coffee shops surrounded by windows and behind them looking in, the colors and scenes of nature.

i really like how everyone is bundled up today.....scarves, hats, coats. i can already smell the warmth of the thanksgiving turkey coming out of the oven and the evergreen tree lit up by white lights in the living room. i cannot remember the last time i was this excited for winter like this! but i will not think about it too much or i will remember why that is;)

i think i could write my thoughts out like this all day but maybe i'll slow down and save some of them for a later time. although, i don't think i could ever run out of

i will be back soon but until then....

bundle up and don't forget to watch the fall leaves change color because it is happening way too fast!!

(a luscious fall tree in my lovely little neighborhood!)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

50 degrees

happy thursday!

it's cooler out which makes me think of thanksgiving which then makes me think of Christmas.
i would like some yummy eggnog right now......

the other day i was exploring blogs and i found these beautiful photos. i forgot to write down the photographer's name and i cannot find it! whenever i do find his/her name, i will let you know.

but aren't these photos gorgeous?!