One of the things I’ve learned – thanks to my daily photo habit! – is that the cherry trees bloom here in February. It is simply a joy to be outside and see all that pink … and the green … Continue reading TGIF | Early February.
A friend wrote me recently, ‘Winter reveals structure.’ Only as the structure is firmly there are we able to dress it with the lovely trappings of spring, budding leaves, rosy blossoms. Winter is the quiet, fallow time when the earth … Continue reading Looking Back | January.
I’ve mentioned to a few folks – my 2023 is off to an amazing reading start! What stands out are those 5-star reads – including a new lifetime favorite (Housekeeping – Goodreads link*) and a new everyone-should-read (Life on Delay) … Continue reading Reading Better | January.
Hello February! So glad the sun finally showed up. I snuck into my neighbor’s yard this morning so I could share her (very early blooming) daffodils with y’all. Pops of yellow and bright blue skies … happy sigh! Thinking about … Continue reading TGIF | Hello February.
Joining in again with Anne Bogel to mark the halfway point (!!) of winter with a list of what’s saving my life right now. I know life feels different now than it must’ve felt in 2022 (and for sure in … Continue reading Saving My Life Right Now | Winter 2023.
My One Little Word for 2023 is Season. It took me a while to discern the word (into January), and then more time to figure out where I wanted to go with it. Just this morning, I wrote this in … Continue reading Season | January 2023.
…and I’m happy about that! The days are noticeably longer; it still feels like the beginning of the year; and I’m finally ready to embrace 2023. New Year’s Day is just misplaced for me, I guess (or maybe I just … Continue reading TGIF | Yep, Still January.
Hello friends and hello Friday! also hello longer days and hello daffodils?! I took the photo at the top of this post at 5pm yesterday. and yes that is actual sun shining on those green shoots. It’s not unusual for … Continue reading TGIF | More January.
Last week when I shared my 2022 reading wrap-up, I hinted at a post about 2023 plans … this is that post! This is also deep dive into details about my reading life and intentions that might seem way over … Continue reading Reading Better in 2023.
If only time could be seen whole, then you could see the past remaining intact, instead of vanishing in the rearview mirror. Dani Shapiro, Signal Fires One of the (many) things I loved about Signal Fires was how it looked … Continue reading Looking Back | December.