emma’s 6th birthday!

a brief history of emma’s birthdays:

                                            2005

                                                          2006

2007

                                                                              2008

                                   2009

                                                   2010

                                   2011

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rain.

i can’t wait for another rainy day!

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look will easily unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

(borrowed from the inimitable,and oh so fantastic e.e.cummings)

today’s inspiration.

1. Our pretty flowers to press, 2. what does it mean?, 3. 231 :: 365, 4. DSC_0172, 5. perfectly patterned…, 6. DSC_0476, 7. sound_of_summer, 8. forget about our mothers and our friends; we’re fated to pretend, 9. tin

gratitude:
-cooler weather, rainbows and rainstorms.
-plans working themselves out of thin air.
-setting healthy boundaries, being assertive, cutting away toxicity.
-sleeping later than usual.
-homeschooling!
-3 day weekends & filling them up with dates & visits & outings!
-good music & working on the fall 2010 mix. it’s gonna be so great.
-prayers straight from the heart, & a loving, responsive deity.
-laughter tumbling through every room of my house. o joyful days!

an eclectic assortment.

wishing to try lavender honey from france

dreaming of a day spend on a quilt, a pile of books, and a pitcher of mint iced tea

remembering how much i loved this song at 16

grateful for this desk, it was uncle moe’s and i am super happy to have it in our home

recalling a visit with uncle moe & aunt dixie. i was 15. i’m the one in back with the unfortunate hair style.

thinking i have an addiction to taking pictures of flowers

future planning- i will eat here one of these days! and then alice waters will meet me and let me be a dish washer, and i will work my way up the ladder and then i’ll become a chef here. hehe 🙂

what are you doing today?

thursday things

-sproost – find your decorating style. i’m vintage modern, surprise surprise.
-make a shrimp out of a straw!
frozen niagara falls photos.
ethics matters
tea!
sticky lemon rolls – these look delicious

O sweet spontaneous
e.e. cummings

o sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting
fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked
thee
, has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy
beauty, how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and
buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
(but
true
to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover
thou answerest
them only with

spring)