The Sneaky Snake

Laura described the remnants of snake devotion still found in rural villages of the Black and Adriatic Seas. There, people believed black or green snakes bore guardian spirits who protected their cattle and their homes. In her travels Laura saw ornamental snakes carved to decorate the roofs and windows for protection. Great good fortune came […]

My Urgent Need To Bake

That thing where you are baking instead of doing the other thing? It’s called procrasti-baking. You’re welcome! Nicole Cavalchini Strickland Hey, Lovelies. I feel the need to bake. It’s one of the foundations on which I created my blog. Being in the kitchen is what makes me happy. It’s also how I manage stress. I’m […]

The Bird In The Pine Tree

Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood. Pablo Neruda Hey, Lovelies. Were you ever fascinated with something when you were little? One of my loves was a white enamel serving bowl with a blue Scandinavian Folk Art pattern on the outside. It showed pine trees in silhouette, and some of those trees had […]

A Beginner’s Observations From Living In Our Treehouse

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such […]

Those Cinnamon Buttered Pretzel Donuts I Was Talking About

Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit. Haruki Murakami Seriously, you guys are hilarious! After yesterday’s post I had an inbox crammed with enquiries about the curious cinnamon buttered pretzel […]

Stopping For A Moment

If you go out for several hours into a place that is wild, your mind begins to slow down, down, down. What is happening is that the clay of your body is retrieving its own sense of sisterhood with the great clay of the landscape. John O’Donohue Hey, Lovelies! I was reflecting on this time […]

Nicole’s Moving House Update

Floyd could imagine a dozen things that could go wrong; it was little consolation that it was always the thirteenth that actually happened. Arthur C. Clarke Hey, Lovelies! You know when I said I’d be offline for a FEW days? (Go on, roll around laughing!!!) I’m STILL deep in moving land but I thought I’d […]

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