this year



you strolled through the garden with me in early spring and autumn rains

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we gazed upward under the same sky in moments of light and darkness

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each of you filled my heart with the melody and harmony that is a full life

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today brings completion of a very enjoyable project
red or gray black and white
it opened my eyes to the different tones of every day life
as 2011 arrives I wish you all a new year filled
with happy moments . special discoveries . love overflowing
many thanks for the support you show each time you visit this space

missing place





the
standing
at the
window
pause

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wishing
she did
not have
to leave
again


sam says...

no matter which bridge you may cross

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amid the rain drops and the curves in this life

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never ever pass up a moment to feel wind on your face

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holiday wings

four calling birds


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three french hens


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two turtle doves


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and a partridge in a pear tree


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the youngest is home already
my older daughter is driving in today
a comfy nest will once again be full of family

so from the space with few words . a few simple birds
I wish you peace . strength . quirky wings . soft snips of life
embrace each moment . dwell in the present of each day . happy holiday friends


almost time of year



living in the south . leaves take their time falling from the trees
this day as the north wind swirled among oaks and dogwood
pursuing the last lone few to let go of the season
I am happy for the "almost finished"
feel of this time of year


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turning to go camera captures an intricate reflection
of bright white bird & branch with red berries & brick
noticed from the outside looking into a window of my home
I am happy for the "almost anything" reflected this time of year

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checking it twice

list may be long .
never ending .
or perhaps .
care free.Picnik collage
take heart.
a bit of paint.
with a dab of love.
tied in a bow often helps.

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grocery shopping ranks low on the list
of my most fulfilling activities

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as a result ... putting them away
often becomes a creative photo diversion

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resulting in the days chili ingredients
becoming a natural holiday decoration for the afternoon

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you may remember the apples awhile back....

life colors



may you feel life as the wind swirls around
while anchored upon stone and star

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may you hear life in the distance through the trees
or in the words exchanged between friends

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the black and white year long project is coming to an end this month
it has created for me a new way to experience the everyday


i do

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because
life
might
be
a
bit
easier
if
you
know
someone
wishes
you
peace

evergreen thoughts



if you are feeling somewhat bent over
lean on the strength of something that is not

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out on a limb ... look below ..
embrace the yellow leaves to cushion you


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like pine cones and needles
through each season . always stick together

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under the evergreen
we lean on one another
sharing Imperfect Prose


what do preschoolers do best?

they laugh . they wiggle . they dance . they smile . they hug . they teach
they sing . they wave . they twirl . they shout . they cry . they hop
they know joy . movement . melody . love

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you are all invited to the annual Christmas music program directed by me
celebrating the season with over 50 children and the families and friends that love them

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snip of sky blue thread mingled with soft raveled wing
melody on wire with softly torn words . life gently balanced

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my weekend wish for you using bits papers thread and cloth
always the other side . so true . yet tender . into the sunny shadows

leaning
back

create a moment this weekend ...

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ok
leaves cascade . wooden branch
to weathered bench

beauty lies within each season
change
gently avoided
then in a soft hush
anticipated

streaks
of yellows and gold
viewed among abstract shadowy patterns
call me to light

comfort
nestled in deep brown
etched lines of life and leaf
displaying the marvel
that is change
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as the leaves fall . as december begins . i am quietly called to light at imperfect prose