doors of perception

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. ~ Aldous Huxley

greatness in small things

“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” ~ Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of…

Blizzard of 2015

Snow storm Juno roared in and left us with 34 inches of light fluffy snow nice gift, huh? But seriously, it is the season and I actually think snowless winters are rather boring By then end of February, I’ll be wishing it all away but right now, I’m loving the beautiful blanketed landscape and the wonderful quietness it brings. “It’s being here now that’s…

stockpiling

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” ~ Siobhan Vivian I’m a bit like a mad woman, scrambling to capture every bit of autumn color I can find. Heavy rains are expected later in…

a little fall of rain

  “When the heart is dry the eye is dry.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables