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July 30, 2008


where we were, canon 20 d (textured inspired by boho and thea)

whatever it is, i have room.

and wherever you may be, it's okay.

no matter what, im sticking around.

i have room.

because i know your heart.

and i can still see it, even with all that other stuff spinning around you.

i know we are all trying so very hard,

and that life gets messy,

and old stuff keeps trying to get in the way,

and all of that...

but ive still got room.

when it comes to you and
your heart,
messy or not,

ill always have room...

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July 29, 2008

longing. . . .


she longed for that kind of solitude so deeply,
it made her bones ache.

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July 25, 2008

whatever fits. . .

hill o' hats, canon xti

its okay that you want to a zillion different things.

i am the same way.

and that doesnt make us flighty.

that makes us curious and so totally not boring.

and besides, there are enough people walking down the same road,
wearing the same hat, and following the rules perfectly.

i say we try it all on and take what fits and toss what doesn't.

i think the way you are is absolutely brilliant.

have at it girly,
have at it.

this is YOUR life, not theirs.

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July 24, 2008

when i looked at this pig...

charlotte, canon xti

....i drifted off into a total day dream.

and i began to imagine we lived on three thousand acres of
pine woods and sweet grass fields and wildflower oceans
and the clearest full river.
and we would transform
the old barn to our home...
loads of windows, a massive fireplace,
and shelves stuffed our favorite books and our old vinyl records.

and hidden amongst the property would be the most sweetest and divine cottage, so our friends and family could come and stay anytime they ever needed to rest and retreat. (and they would feel so safe and sound there)

and we would have the most lushy organic garden and pretty
white honey bee hives
and we would share our produce so not a single thing would be wasted.

and we would rescue two pigs, two cows, two goats, and two chickens from that county fair and i would make certain they lived happily and free from
mean people and gross flies.

and you could play your guitar and i would make daisy chains and we would make the best tree house for your little girl, decorating it with the textures and the colors and the softness she so craves. (and an ample supply of mini chocolate bars)....

and we would discover every single bird,
every single critter, every single scent,
every single thing that grew on our land and decorated the night sky....

and you would never ever have to go to a single stuffy corporate meeting ever again. and i would never have to endure the suffocation of the mind set of suburbia and strip malls.

and we would be as happy as we are right now, but just a million times more

when i looked at this pig, that is where i went.

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July 23, 2008

easy. . . .

stef and alex, where we drank tea ~ canon xti

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July 21, 2008

simply the best. . . . .

me, andrea

with a million conversations going on at any moment
about accomplishments
and successes
and achievements
and all those things
that seem to define who is more important
or successful
or creative or more
brilliant than the next,

i admit i wouldnt have much to chat about....

but the one thing i have going for me,
the one thing that makes me the most
grateful and the most proud of,
is the beautiful friendships i have to share my life with.

and to me,
that is what makes me the luckiest gal around.

i know, no matter what, i have the most exquisite collection of
priceless and lovely hearts to connect with when this world gets
to be a little too rough.

my heart is so very full because of all of you.
thank you for showing up in my life.

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July 18, 2008

smitten. . . .

most beautiful, photo from auntie heather

a precious and beautiful 8 pound blossom named isabella
entered the world tonight, making me a very honored auntie.

feels like my entire heart has turned into a puddle of love. . .

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July 16, 2008

healing places. . .

puppy in the pea patch, canon 20d

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have
planted vines and orchard trees, and in
the heat of the day climbed up into the
healing shadow of the woods.
Wendell Berry

(i meant to write this first, but mr. berry beat me to it)

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July 14, 2008

farm living. . . . .

our boots, canon xti

it doesnt need to be anywhere especially exotic....
the wheat fields,
the speckled cows,
working in the garden,
suits me just fine.

as long as i can have those times of solitude
where the horizon brilliance steals the show
and the firefly's dance is like a psychedelic glow fest

and we can live uninterrupted from the static of all that other stuff
(even if it is only for a couple days)

i know i will be okay.

and to have your boots beside mine on the front porch at the end of the day
just makes my life that much more better.

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July 09, 2008

no apologies allowed.

ginger's farm, (texture effects inspired by thea and boho) ~ canon xti

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July 07, 2008

art picnic.





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July 01, 2008

summer gift.

the chickies, canon 20 d

one of my many jobs this summer is getting to hang out with these two little darlings. (i get to hang out with their brother too but he declined the photo shoot!)

today we cranked on the makeup (electric blue eyeliner of course)
sampled my ample supply of wigs,
blasted music and had a photo shoot.

being around their creative and beautiful spirits inspires me so. and i feel like I am the one who gets to benefit from having spent time with them.

I went home with an art piece from one of the girls that had this written on it:

"She's an Artist
A Painter actually.
See that smile on her face?
Well its her most famous piece...."

(see what i mean?)

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