Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Image via Caitlin Morton/MTV Style/Getty Images...with some extra catnip stardust for flavor.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
"A flower garden is a great resource to a lady. We have, in our rather limited sphere, a good deal to suffer, and a good deal to make the best of, and, in each case, our minds seem healed and mollified by the sight and smell of our gay and fragrant parterres. A flower, too, is a sermon-- it preaches to our hearts and minds-- it speaks to us loudly and powerfully of the tender love of our and its Creator...Thus in every way our garden is a kind of benefactor-- it gives us moral health and physical health, pleasure and profit, recollection, and sometimes blessed forgetfulness...".
"My Flowers" by Rosa (ca. 1848) from The Armchair Book of Gardens: A Miscellanyi've been known to keep a garden and i do so love the smell of loam in the morning. i busied myself for most of 2013 with a garden, and though i still tend to see what hasn't grown in yet, and what still needs to be done (even though one is never 'done' with a garden) i am quite pleased with the results thus far.
before & after pics, and some skatalogical tid-bittery, after the jump.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014
I don’t have a bucket list. It seems to me that making a list like The Bucket List would potentially keep me from being Open to the Universe. It’s too prescriptive, not enough room for Following the Mystery. I do, however, have a tradition of looking for New Experiences that push me out of my Comfort Zone. I make a point of looking for at least one New Experience that takes me out of a Comfort Zone and/or is kind of scary each year.
Composing a Bucket List based on these criteria would be horrible. It would look like a list of everything that terrifies the list maker (public speaking, public nudity, jumping from an airplane), a list of fears. For me, self love does not look like making myself confront a list of fears; that seems kind of mean. We should for sure confront our fears, the ones that jam us up on a regular basis but if you're afraid of clowns, for instance, I am not judging you for not actively working that one out, know what I mean?