Hand Forged Knife

December 25, 2015

december2015-christmas-19 (1 of 1)“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
― Victor Hugo

Green and Blue

December 25, 2015

december2015-christmas-30 (1 of 1)“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.”
― Victor Hugo

Christmas Morning

December 25, 2015

december2015-christmas-24 (1 of 1)december2015-christmas-14 (1 of 1)december2015-christmas-16 (1 of 1)december2015-christmas-17 (1 of 1)december2015-christmas-18 (1 of 1)december2015-christmas-23 (1 of 1)“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr

Crafts and Cookies

November 20, 2015

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Everything needs a reason for falling

And I have you.”  –Beau Taplin

Never Too Early

November 20, 2015

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“Rise and shine.  I’ve always held such fondness for that sweet old phrase.  As though we are all little Suns.  As though we are all someone’s Day.”  –Beau Taplin

Christmas Colours

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-25 (1 of 1)“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Winter Wonder

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-17bw (1 of 1)“The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Little Drum

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-07 (1 of 1)“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Ira’s First Æbleskivers

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-06 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-03 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-02 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-01 (1 of 1)“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.”
― Elizabeth Strout

Christmas Tree 2014

November 30, 2014

november2014-christmastree-17 (1 of 1)november2014-christmastree-23 (1 of 1) november2014-christmastree-19 (1 of 1) november2014-christmastree-16 (1 of 1) november2014-christmastree-14 (1 of 1)november2014-christmastree-24 (1 of 1)november2014-christmastree-13 (1 of 1)november2014-christmastree-04 (1 of 1)november2014-christmastree-05 (1 of 1)“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
― Mother Teresa