Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Satisfaction...


How satisfied I am to scrub free of resin an old burgundy-colored tile I found in the creek bed last year.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Dun...


Despite the presence, in my garden, of hummingbirds and blue jays,  I do have a fondness for the little dun-colored ones and the ones which look as though they have been dusted with soot.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Repurposing...


Yesterday, I finally gave in and dismantled my old standing fan.  In spite of many applications of WD-4O over the last couple of years, I was unsuccessful in getting it to stop squeaking, and a squeaking fan I cannot tolerate.  

Anticipating a wall art crafting project in the near future, I happily salvaged the fan's wire caging and am now looking forward to a productive trip to the local hardware store for supplies.  I'm thinking:  high-gloss spray paint in exquisite colors, the addition of old brass or bronze pieces to the caging, and mirrors!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Trust, Rest...


At the end of the day, the great secret is this:
to know Jesus and to trust Him, trust Him, trust Him.
To be in Him and to trust Him, there is happiness.



-image from "The supreme sacrifice and other poems in time of war" (1919), John Stanhope Arkwright

Excitement...



Sitting here at my desk, I hear splishing and splashing.  
The first sighting of a blue jay enthusiastically making use of my new homemade birdbath is a little exciting... 




-photo of "Gray Gardens" (Grey Gardens), East Hampton 1914

Reflection...



"I think your whole life shows in your face
and you should be proud of that." -Lauren Bacall 

A Cheap Thrill...

It must be true that I am a simpler person than I imagine.  Evidence of this is found in the fact that I am delighted to no end that today I discovered why my vacuum cleaner, for two years, has worked so poorly:  a massive clog of carpet lint!  I had no idea.

The vacuum works properly now, my carpet is clean, and I feel that a sense of hope -or even justice- has been restored to me...

Violence...


The emerald-backed hummingbird that just attacked the Lady in Red salvia growing by my front door reminded me of some kind of tiny, violent feline with wings...  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Surprise...


Opening my door this morning to let in the emerging sun, I discover a surprise, and that is the evidence that some winged creature has partaken of my new birdbath, indicated by the water-soaked pavers beneath.
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