It has taken me a long time to enjoy the creative process. Self doubt and self criticism and, I suppose, a smidge of self hatred has always created fear and frustration. Blogging and Music have been the arenas where I go to battle with these issues as I made a commitment to live truer to [...]

“and I could never express how grateful I was for the way our mistresses mothered us. I do not know why, but they seemed to watch over me more tenderly than over the others. The first mistress used to come every night with her little lamp and gently draw aside the curtains of my bed; [...]

We planted a lot of flowers this year. They’ve been blooming since late March and their time has finally come. I thought about pulling them out and cleaning the garden areas up a bit, but then I saw so many bees, and butterflies and birds enjoying the chaos that I decided cleaning can wait. The [...]

If it was an option, I wouldn’t mind coming back in another life as one of our cats. Linus is getting ready for an afternoon nap. (I hadn’t noticed until looking at this photo that somebody has changed the bedding to colors of autumn. Probably did it weeks ago. Change is the normal in our [...]