the road to spring

I believe we have finally reached our destination. more to come!

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…

morning blanket

“The country seems bigger, for you can see through the bare trees. There are times when the woods is absolutely still and quiet. The house holds warmth. A wet snow comes in the night and covers the ground and clings to the trees, making the whole world white. For a while in the morning the world is perfect and beautiful. You think you will…


“It’s true, I think, as Kenko says in his Idleness, That all beauty depends upon disappearance, The bitten edges of things, the gradual sliding away Into tissue and memory, the uncertainty And dazzling impermanence of days we beg our meanings from, And their frayed loveliness.” ~ Charles Wright – The World of the Ten Thousand Things     *a big thank you to Shawna…

the last hurrah

It’s noticing that cracks us open, lets something in. Shows we’re in use. Uses us. Right now. Right this minute. ~ Lia Purpura, On Looking noticing the last survivors of November the last of the vibrant color now fading and turning brown the cold has hit with a dusting of snow winter has arrived early this year time to hibernate