life, quotes

Salvage The decoy is a treasure. Its carved wooden shape, light as air. On the base is a hand painted scarlet letter. I recognize the script. For this reason, I pause. Some objects are worth the keep. Father was a duck hunter, a truth we spent years debating ’round the Sunday table. I disagreed with […]

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beautiful words, Gertrude Jeckyll roses, quotes

First to flower is, ‘Gertrude Jeckyll,’ the perfect English Rose. Shy, lowly, oh so lovely is this Cinderella of the rose garden.  This royal is a bower Queen vigorously climbing the wall in search of light. Perfect scrolled buds unfurl into glowing, pink blooms that tower and droop. Crush a petal or linger. Inhale her […]

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if you are a breeze

then I am a tempest

if you are fire

then I am ice

a mountain, a valley

shape shifting through time

Athena in armor, Artemis and Stag



“I must




and always”

~ Claude Monet

beautiful words, creativity, DIY, quotes, whimsey

Words and Wisdom

Certain words or phrases collect and layer. Inspirational bits of wisdom for those less than confident moments when I forget to fly and instead, trip and  fall. Which is literally what happened. Rushing up the stairs, I caught my foot on the edge of a safety gate and flew. For a brief second in time. Walls shook. The […]

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