Saturday, August 18, 2012

Being creative

Day 59

I love being creative.

A photograph I took of a Spreadwing Damselfly
became the pattern on 6 yards of Kona Cotton which became
my curtains.
I enjoyed the entire process.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Esperanza Spalding

Day 58

Our tickets arrived!

Esperanza Spalding is amazing.
Dinner downtown before the performance.
I will need a new outfit for the occasion.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sewing Machine

Day 56

Once again I have fallen in love
 with my sewing machine.

The thrill of
 winding the bobbin and lowering the pressure foot
pulsed through my veins this morning.

I am back sewing!

Monday, August 13, 2012


Day 55

I am missing the Olympics.
So I did a bit of research .
I fell in love with Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth.

I am keeping the home flame burning bright.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Day 54

I have fallen in love with the ribbon.

Isn't she lovely?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romantic Guitar

Day 53

I love the Spanish guitar Pepe Romero plays.

I love Flamenco!
Perfect music for an August evening.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Day 52

I watched Monarch lay eggs

in the Milkweed.

I had left the vines that had wound
their way in the back peonies.

I shall watch for caterpillars.
I love Milkweed!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Day 51

I have fallen head over heels
in love

with Neuroscience!

I am so in love that I am deeming 2013

 "Year of the Brain".

I am reading: The Journal of Neuroscience.

I feel happy...Oh so happy...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Day 47

It was cool enough for me to go walking this morning.
I love my walks and I have missed them!


Day 46

The rain evaporated before it touched the trees.
We were left with the rainbow.
Rainbow is hope this drought will end.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Day 43

Wara / Tatami,
the sabi-ness of straw.

I love the idea of using plant fibers for mats and baskets.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Going to the market

Day 42

I love going to my market.
I love choosing fresh organic summer vegetables.

Everyone at the market is so nice.
It is just a delightful experience!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Day 41

I love changing our decorations every month.
I look forward to switch-a-roo.
We get Chinese take out for supper!

July is packed up.
The house is clean.
August's things are set out.
We are ready for Lammas.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Day 40

I am smitten with the Zinnias.

I water them twice a day.
They give me hope.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Day 39

Every summer I look forward to spending time with
the Hummingbirds.

I always miss them when they leave in the Autumn.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Inner Artist

Day 38

In June my mind said, "Plant zinnia seeds."

My inner Artist said, "Zinnias will be beautiful food for the butterflies when everything else is burned up."

She was right!

I love my inner Artist.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

St. Anne

Day 37
Today is the feast day 
of St. Anne

St. Anne is my patron saint.
I love her dearly.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Day 36

The more I learn about the Maya
the more I want to know.

Today in the Mayan calendar it is
"Day out of Time".
It is 104 degrees outside.
I need a Day out of Time.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Day 35

I have fallen in love with the teachings of Gandhi.

I am taking notes.

I am printing cards for my bookmarks.

I am honored to be a spinner.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mary of Magdalene

Day 34

I have always been in love with
Mary of Magdalene.
This painting by Caravaggio is one of my favorites.

This stained glass window is in the Kilmore Church on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

Today is Mary Magdalene's feast day.
Today I honor her.