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in a bright sun drenched corner . nature planted a bush

berries black . calling all birds . a new month awaits

what will be the feast . in the corner of our life

as the calendar page turns . again



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on a slow walk . along side aged dog . twigs gathered . soon painted white

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scraps from created birds . will create collage upon wood or punch hole confetti


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freshly white washed twigs . curved black birds . a quirky wing or two


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black bird on a simple afternoon . hanging from snow white twine . twirling in the breeze


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a week filled with dreams . some in rich color

wishing to be in this moment . encouraging progress

sitting around this table . with you dear friends . end of july

sisters in sepia



we raise them to leave the nest . stand on their own

yet when they do . in the stillness they are missed



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this summer . these sisters that are friends . have been together

exploring ... working ... playing ... living ... laughing ... flying

I smile from faraway . from the empty nest


a new day

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light and shadow reveal a silent presence on a kitchen counter

may the day start in soft shades . appear prickly yet smooth . often open and unusual

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hoping your life ... maybe just your day ... or a small moment ... is simple

like gossamer dew . a brisk windy beach . a colorful tasty kitchen

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summers extreme drought

creates a dream . visions of a cool soaking rain

water drops on earth . whether moving or in stillness

sparkle upon leaves . bowing blooms . softly remembering


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we are in the deep grip of a heat/dry spell . these from my archives . to encourage


darkness comes


do not find fear in the dark . search for comfort often called quiet and calm

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do not envision only darkness . picture stretching pines embracing a moon

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do not hide from the dark . step out into the warm night and let it envelope you

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do not take darkness for granted . feel awe standing on summer hot concrete with it

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sharing these moments at The Wellspring today ...

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what will be your joyous discovery on this day ?

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mine are often as I choose . usually simple & common

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blue thread on an old wooden spool . unique cloth . light summer wine

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string left long and able to flutter .. just because it will . friday moments

patterns from a faraway home . creative silence

happy photos and feelings




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the brush is dry . relish the absence of color . twigs with swirls . ivory twine . soft tissue paper


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you and me

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some of us are still budding while others have lost a bloom or two along the way

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the joy comes each moment we sway side by side in the field of life

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taking the time . to capture the soft shadows . we sit with empty space ...

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... to whitewash a twig . relish handmade papers . embrace the blue bird song

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time with a strand of thread . to sit near a window rooted in atmosphere

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time in the memory of nesting . a wish to you all a marvelous week ending


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when the tired weight of a day

mingles with the familiar weight of the camera

sky fills with gold and depth . ribbon of dark and light

evening arrives . wishes drift softly in the air


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you may know putting away

groceries is not my favorite task

often I attempt to make it more enjoyable



in the sun ~ it made me smile . with the leaf still attached

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in the shadow ~ of a smooth table by a window overlooking a wild garden

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in the water ~ a cool stream washing it clean . drenching me as well

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in the towel ~ soft and frayed soaking up droplets of water . ready to eat

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in the creamy dish ~ juicy and meant to savor . while the rest of the groceries call

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patience . at times not my forte . a new chance daily

tea bag simple birds whisper transparent encouragement

as a year long project approaches midway .. the first of July already

curtains are added . bubbles fill the room . rain drums on tin

I sip tea and imagine them into birds . dreaming

who may love a poetic giveaway

happy weekend to you all