Happy Autumn! “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose Mountain Meadows Farm Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Nineteen years ago, Farmguy and I were married near a town in Virginia called…wait for it—Farmville, at a charming bed and breakfast surrounded by friends and family. Today’s Tuesday Tune is the song we danced to on our special day. Love you, Farmguy! xoxo
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September is my birthday month, and thankfully, I’m turning another year older. I am now firmly into my fourth decade–or as my husband corrected–fifth decade, because you count 0 to 10 as your first decade…..okay—whatever! The bottom line….I am forty-something and well into the journey of my life. And, with this understanding, I started…
Morning snuggles with Clementine Kitty and Dash. Happy Weekend!!
Welcome to a place of stillness, beauty, kindness, and compassion. A magical realm that delights the heart and lifts one’s spirits. Take a journey through Firefly Forest and experience the creative endeavors of a few, whose humanity touched the lives of many. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy a short film called, The Gnomist. You may […]
Bermuda “Invictus” Victorian poem by English poet, William Ernest Henley 1849-1903 Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Because….. sometimes, life is a little like a difficult relationship. “Knock me down it’s all in vain, I get right back on my feet again.” ~Pat Benetar
Life can be challenging sometimes, but I’m always grateful for each year on this earth. Since I’m celebrating a birthday tomorrow, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite quotes about attitude, youth, joy, and the sweetness of life. Black and white photo: Florence, Italy–circa 1993–college semester abroad; Color photo: Florence, Italy–circa 2016–visiting Tuscany with Farmguy. “Promise […]