The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 17 October 2016

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” ~ Patrick Overton, The leaning […]

Today’s Sunday Planning Session And Some True Confessions

“Live in the moment but just be mindful that you are working towards something.” ~ Eric Zaccone   I know, I know. It’s Sunday. And on Sundays I don’t blog, and I don’t go on the internet and I don’t do any work. Except that on this particular Sunday I am! I’m taking some time […]

Lit up like a Lyme Green Christmas Tree

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ William W. Purkey   Well, you know by now that when I’m quiet there’s a good reason. This time? My doctor recommended a new combination of Lyme drugs. Result? […]

View From My Windows

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”  ~ Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses   My windows are both real and figurative. The picture above is the view from my bedroom window. This view changes hour by hour, and affords me much pleasure. In the early mornings the sky is grey, before becoming […]

Blessings at my back door!

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” (Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil.)” ― Cicero, Letters to His Friends, Vol 2: Books 7-12   In my pyjamas, sipping tea in the backyard after a rough night. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful here at the farm that I can’t help but feel […]

She’ll be Apples…

“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. “You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?” she asks.  “No, what?”  “Blue sky.”  “You’re zoomed.”  “You ever eat blue sky?” “No,” I admit.  “Try it sometime,” she says. “It’s apple-flavored.”  ~ Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the […]

The wisdom of planting trees

“Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.” ~ Lord Orrery, 1749   Our humble little farmhouse was built firstly as a two room cottage in 1860 by the original timber-cutter in our area. The […]

Lyme Schlyme!

“I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.”  ~ Arthur Ashe The past few days have not been among my best. Physically I’ve struggled. It started earlier this week, of course, […]

What May Come

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it, and you’ll survive.”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes     This morning I have gained perspective. It’s not much, but it’s […]

Morning, after rain

  “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston   It rained last night.  Not just gentle rain but heavy, loud on the roof soaking rain. Nearly an inch of it. […]

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