There is magic in the present moment. I had every intention of writing about our day at the market yesterday, about seeing Toulouse Lautrec at the art museum, and about our our time with friends and their pet pig Rose. Instead, I am moved to share with you the sight of the leaves dancing on… Continue reading Sunday here & now
Good Morning! I’m sitting at the breakfast table. The soft glow of candlelight illuminates the room this morning. The shades are still closed here in the dining room, but the early morning sunlight is beginning to stream through the kitchen windows some feet away, a reminder to begin cooking breakfast soon. The house is quiet… Continue reading The perks of waking up early
This morning Rowan and I sat under the camphor tree and played with some of his favorite toys. We waved good morning to a little boat on the lake. In a few minutes, it sailed quietly out of sight. We noticed the big moving van parked across the street. People were hard at work carrying… Continue reading Monday morning
I have been walking the lake early each morning before the sun rises, while the street lamps are still lit. The past few mornings have felt overwhelmingly balmy, and I was beginning to think I lost a bit of my punch. However, I found this morning that the humidity broke; I could breathe and move… Continue reading Humid memories
Today we spent the early morning hours downtown. We ambled through Munn Park, threw pennies into a small fountain, and walked along sidewalks, waiting for the shops to open. Today, being the first Friday of the month, Lakeland will host an event downtown with local vendors, and the shops will stay open late. I felt… Continue reading Downtown Lakeland in the morning, and Will’s new blog.
Our freshly cut lawn tempts me to spend all day outside, relishing the warm weather. Tomorrow morning I’d like to wake up earlier than everyone else, and spend some quiet time in the garden. When the sun comes out and the air turns hot around midday, it’s much easier to play than to crouch over… Continue reading The best of intentions for tomorrow morning.
We woke before the sun. I urged Will not to tell me the time, though I could see the first glimmers of light begin to appear, casting warm shadows in our room. Both of us knew that Piper would not be going back to sleep. I whispered to her quietly, and she spoke to me… Continue reading Morning reflections on a gray day
I woke up from a beautiful dream in which I was in a pond or cove waiting for my husband; we were about to be married. I remember the water vividly — an all encompassing blue that brought about such a real sense of peace and happiness. My in-laws were with me, and I recall… Continue reading a day well lived