looking • learning • art • color • design
the scent of peonies • maple nut ice cream • laughter
the midnight sky, full of stars • calligraphy • memorable quotes
a pile of reading material and a free afternoon • fireflies
quilt patterns • Mutts by Patrick McDonnell • haiku
summer evening breezes • mersey beat music from the 1960s
deep-fried cheese curds • autumn • sending letters through the mail
freshly washed blue jeans • witty conversation • walking in the fog
a good mystery • art fairs, galleries and exhibits • a frosty chilled mug of beer
song lyrics • The Polar Express • soft, touchable velvets and silks
fancy needlework • a fire in the fireplace and snowflakes falling outside
road trips • people who are kind to critters • door bells • sleigh bells
and (of course) wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
…and presents! Lovely, wonderful presents! Thank you for making my day : D
"…There is not wind enough to twirl the one red leaf, the last of its clan, that dances as often as dance it can, hanging so light, and hanging so high, on the topmost twig that looks up at the sky…"
〜 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
〜 Minnie Aumonier
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
〜 Hal Borland
Profile Photo: Meet da Vinci; he works at the library here. Don't be shy – shake his paw. Like most terriers, he's quite intelligent, and more than a little bit stubborn. He's very good at sniffing out the best art books and he'll fetch coffee too, if he likes you. Don't let his reading glasses and teddy bear demeanor fool you into thinking he's a pushover, though. He can be ferocious if he catches anyone disrespecting his books. (In case you were wondering, yes, da Vinci is part of my rich and satisfying fantasy life.)
The Big Six-Oh!
Many thanks for all your cheery birthday wishes; my e-mailbox has never been so happy;
what a wonderful crowd you are : D Here are some fabulous and lovely birthday presents
from some of the most sweet and thoughtful pals there ever were…