We started talking about and planning this weekend last July … we chose Thomasville because it’s not too far for a long weekend (about 4 to 4-1/2 hours driving time) and we wanted to visit The Bookshelf in person. We … Continue reading Thomasville Weekending.
The knockout roses are putting on a show this week! and I am loving all the color popping up across my Instagram feed … and look forward to seeing it in your blog posts, too. soon. I worked on my … Continue reading TGIF | Early May.
Hello friends … Hello May! The rhododendrons on my morning walk are in full bloom just in time to share with y’all (that photo up top is from today’s morning walk). Our Thomasville weekend was wonderful and I’m excited to … Continue reading Hello May.
Practice resurrection. the closing line of Wendell Berry’s Manifesto I have a complicated relationship with Wendell Berry but this poem still highlights my favorite part of the Easter season, which began, this year, on April 9. Honestly, I used to … Continue reading Season | April 2023.
Hello friends and happy Friday! The photo at the top of this post is the pin oak in our front yard earlier this week. That tree was showing the earliest signs of leaves back on April 1 … and after … Continue reading TGIF | Late April.
This past weekend was our 13th(!!!yes, this amazes all of us!) … and happy to report it lives up to all our shared expectations. From my perspective, the weekend is all about sharing this place with my family-who-are-friends. Here’s what … Continue reading Beaufort 2023.
We do not recover the past, we re-create it: an act of dramaturgy if there ever was one. Memory edits things, colors them, mixes cement with the rainbow, does whatever’s needed to make the story work. María Gainza, Thomas Bunstead … Continue reading Looking Back | March.
Happy Friday, friends! I had some time before church this noon, grateful that our senior pastor would be leading the service in person (he was quarantined in Ireland with COVID last year, and recordings were posted on YouTube the two … Continue reading TGIF | Early April.
March’s reading took me to some new places (literally – Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy is a trip!), introduced a few new-to-me authors that I’ll be following (Caleb Azumah Nelson, Eva Ibbotson, Alice Munro), and confirmed my commitment to Maggie … Continue reading Reading Better | March.
Hello friends … Hello April! It’s Spring Break here this week, which means it’s uncharacteristically quiet (Katie and her family are vacationing in California, so no boys after school and no baseball). I’m enjoying the open space in my calendar, … Continue reading Hello April.