CLEAN SWEEP

yellow threads

I received a broom as a gift , to me it is beautiful

bristles

hand made in rich hues of brown

handle

comfortable in my hands as I gently

broom

sweep away 2008 and clear a path for the new year.

to all those reading this I wish you clear pathways as well

..... be swept away to all the good coming your way in 2009!

TABLE TOP REFLECTIONS

lilystems 2
the flowers
are the color
BUT
the simple
stems & water
reflect
strength ...
beauty ...
clarity...
life
.
.
.
I was not going to post this today.

the photos were taken last month
it seemed too "out of season" whatever that may mean ...
I kept coming back to it though and after reading what my sweet friend Robin posted about "photography being an inner and outer dialogue passed on meant to express your voice "
knew that this photo
these thoughts
belonged
on
this
day

eye to eye

Sam Peering in Window_edited-1
ME
packing...
taking a break
gazing outside

SAM
gazing inside
through holiday decorations
among the branches

his face says...

"Are they taking me?"

of course
we always do!

have a wide open weekend


sky


"WHITE CHRISTMAS"

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paper whites
holiday
garden
in a dish

holiday wishes "in the round"

wreath
metal
apples
in the yard
under tree
alone tag

sent all around the world
to my very special blog friends
holiday blessings to you and yours!

a star

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metal light

thank you for apples and their secrets

star 2

"you're a shining star
no matter who you are
shining bright to see
who you can truly be"

earth wind and fire lyric

full and almost full

I am over grocery shopping
just wears me out
as I trudged to the lot
the cart full
I gazed up
for a moment
of strength
hello moon
thanks
day before

i get this every year...

memories
of my mother
card
painted
by her
over 20
years ago
tucked
in my box
christmas card

two things I know

First,
I love preschool music
this is a holiday stamp
used after each class
on their little hands
stamp

Second,
I love time off
from preschool music
two weeks beginning today!
sue

my older sister is the needlework artist in the family,
here is another piece

on the fifth day

of h.a.p.p.y. t.h.o.u.g.h.t.s

i spent some time talking with my man in denim

him

gently cutting out hearts from a pair of old jeans

peachy jeans

h.a.p.p.y. LOVE THURSDAY

day three h.a.p.p.y. t..h.o.u.g.h.t.s

this is amber on black leather
purchased in Mexico on a anniversary beach trip years ago
wearing this favorite bracelet makes me happy

amber


h.a.p.p.y. t.h.o.u.g.h.t.s day two

piano bright


a well known quote today ..is it true for you?

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions,

perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Let him step to the music which he hears,

however measured or far away.”

Thoreau


rhythm sticks

music is a part of my happiness each day!
the piano is in Irons Hall
the rythmn sticks in my classroom!

h.a.p.p.y. t.h.o.u.g.h.t.s. day one

five days of happy thoughts...
tagged by the amazing CLAIRE to join in
beginning today
i would have to say my sweet wooden snow lady
makes me happy this day...
lady
smiles

random reflection

pineapple
i love reflections

pineapples

the little brown leaf in the picture

that i did not see until later

MAPLE GIFT

our japanese red maple last week at the peak of color ~ we had a couple of really windy days and now the leaves are gone!

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this weekend

stay strong
be vibrant
enjoy a breeze

like the tree

good morning good evening

morning
helper

morning sunrise in the front yard
evening homework break with SAM
days filled with life and love
Happy
Love
Thursday


work day



rednose

i spend the morning with up and coming artists

star

eclectic builders

work with visionary stylists<span class=

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forward thinking architects

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all under the age of FIVE!

Preschool Christmas Music Program
this Thursday at 6:30
directed by ELK
consider yourself invited!
It is always standing room only
and quite festive....sometimes stage fright
always a lot of love!