Thursday, August 28, 2014

tree debris
thought it was actually kinda pretty

Sunday, August 24, 2014

“'What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince,
 'is that somewhere it hides a well.'” 
― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, The Little Prince

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"When I’ve gone the last mile of the way,
I will rest at the close of the day;
And I know there are joys that await me,
When I’ve gone the last mile of the way."

refrain from "The Last Mile of the Way", Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1908)

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things" from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry. Copyright © 1998.
trying to learn from the burn
extract lessons from the pain
and allow myself time for healing...

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carlson

Friday, August 15, 2014

i love you to the moon and back 


“I discovered a version of the sinner's prayer that increased my faith far more than the one that I had said years earlier...In this version, there were no formulas, no set phrases that promised us safe passage across the abyss. There was only our tattered trust that the Spirit who had given us life would not leave us in the wilderness without offering us life again.” 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

~ Himalayan Blue Poppy ~

New Hampshire Nature  so much beauty, words escape me
who knew photos of bunnies could be so funny
invisibletoast (etsy)
"What I would really like said about me is that I dared to love. By love I mean that condition in the human spirit so profound, it encourages us to develop courage and build bridges, and then to cross the bridges in attempts to reach other human beings." ~ Maya Angelou