under the spell

“Wasn’t there a spell for making yourself happy? Somebody must have invented one. How could he have missed it? Why didn’t they teach it? Was it in the library, a flying book fluttering just out of reach, beating its wings against some high window?” ~ Lev Grossman I came across some old cookbooks in the library the other day. And I found some happiness…

happy gatherings

“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.” ~ Paulo Coelho Have a wonderful adventure-filled weekend, friends.

this one

“I guess I’m just feeling Septemberish,” sighed Chester. “It’s getting towards autumn now. And it’s so pretty up in Connecticut. All the trees change color. The days get very clear―with a little smoke on the horizon from burning leaves. Pumpkins begin to come out.” ~ George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square

the painter

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~Henry Ward Beecher I recently had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful young artist It was an amazing experience to watch him work and it got me thinking about painters and photographers we both love the light and seek to capture it but the painter has to…

as May ends…

Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. ~Yoshida Kenko