Sunday, February 27, 2011

green is my valley 02.27.11

no matter how gray things get

plants emerge

grass greens up

and the sunshine returns

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

sleepy sunny saturday 02.26.11

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

friend 02.23.11

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, 
and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. - unknown

thank you for the lovely gift - just the lift I needed

. _ . . _ _ _ . . . _ .

(morse for love)


Monday, February 21, 2011

caught red headed!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

upcycle 02.15.11

Gapetto and I noticed a dumpster in front of the largest house 
in our neighborhood the other morning

it definitely was worthy of a second look

I didn't remember until 5 pm so I hopped in the car and went back

what a find - a Bernhardt dining room table 
with a double pedestal base

the top had water damage (and I don't need a dining room table)

but the bases were beautiful and connected 
by an unfinished top that the main top attached to

the entire piece weighed about nine million fifty four pounds 
so I went back and recruited Gapetto to help me load it up

isn't the wood beautiful?

they are now cut apart and make lovely bedside tables
so grown up

I haven't decided how I will top them yet
there are round holes for the hardware that attach 
the legs to the top

don't you love them?

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Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day 02.14.11

the Bunny Rabbit went to a sleep-over birthday party last night
so the Dolly invited her Bestie for a sleep-over

valentine waffles

for breakfast

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Friday, February 11, 2011

preparing 02.11.11

last night we made valentines 
for all of the twinkies classmates

while they were at school today I made theirs

with love

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

wishes 02.10.11

it snowed some overnight
compared to the total shutdown of the Deep South
this snow elicited no response

forgotten sled

 when I posted this
this is not what I had in mind

Gapetto with the flu


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

doors 02.09.11

working on the original doors 
of our 1925 bungalow

these doors have witnessed much
no paint has touched them
there is beauty in the nicks and gouges
reminders of those who have passed through them
lightly sand and varnish coat

the brass and crystal I do not polish
the patina much more beautiful
than anything new


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

empty guest room 02.08.11

* * * sigh * * *


Monday, February 7, 2011

antsy pants 02.07.11


Sunday, February 6, 2011


need I say anything?

creative pursuits 03.05.11

Saturday, February 5, 2011

light and shadow 03.05.11

met with all my girlfriends this morning

coffee after
of course we brought our own cups

wonder who stanley is
and how I got his cup

and we saw our shadows

hope springs eternal


Friday, February 4, 2011

the natives are restless 03.04.11

another rainy day


wanna wrestle?


it's on!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Solvitur ambulando 03.03.11

we went on our Oakurst walk a little while ago
we talk about plans - plot the future

(as if we can...)

an unplanned pit stop
where is he?

there he is!

the first house going up on your old lot

the only constant is change


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The little things 02.02.11

a chance of sunshine
through the bamboo shades of my room

guaranteed sunshine when she wakes up a little more

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sunshine in my kitchen 02.1.11

another rainy morning
today it's okay because there are moments 
when I actually SEE what I have

a sunny kitchen (even on a rainy day)

coffee already made
Gapetto working at home the rest of the week
nice to have him here

another pot to make
the pretty glass container you gave me for the beans

it's going to be a good day...

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