~rainbow mondays~ the whole spectrum

i am a summer girl at heart, but early spring is a very happy time of year for me, because of all the hopeful new beginnings, new growth, and flowers! the first flowers after the longest period of going without flowers are some of the sweetest. part of the changing of seasons for me . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ the whole spectrum

a valentine’s day in the life

rich came into the kitchen to put something in the sink over the weekend, and quinn was at the table watching us and when we comically both turned the opposite way and missed each other, i said to quinn, “i could have sworn someone came in here.” rich was now behind me in the kitchen . . . → Read More: a valentine’s day in the life

simmering a rew part 4 ~ salt and pepper to taste

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then i drew some cards about me (focusing on my work, friendships, and family)…

“soul knows the way,” a seabird soaring just outside a city tells the story of tuning in to the intuitive whispers even when there is a lot . . . → Read More: simmering a rew part 4 ~ salt and pepper to taste

simmering a rew part 3 ~ stir in wild ingredients

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with quinn in mind, and with thoughts of his life in general, his schooling, and his karate practice (at the time i pulled the cards, his dojo was undergoing a leadership transition), i pulled two cards with “wild” in the title. . . . → Read More: simmering a rew part 3 ~ stir in wild ingredients

simmering a rew part 2 ~ heat thoroughly

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the demise of summer/fall seems to be what prompts me to traditionally pull some cards from the two decks full of magic and bioluminescence that i keep on hand for inspiration and affirmation, and once again i pulled some for my . . . → Read More: simmering a rew part 2 ~ heat thoroughly

simmering a rew part 1 ~ soup starter

sifting through post drafts, i decided to simmer a bunch of separate ingredients in one soup pot, hoping they will complement one anothers’ flavors. one is too tangy alone, one is much too sappy, and still another one has an overpowering kick. it’ll either turn into a pleasingly balanced, wholesome chowder of words, or it . . . → Read More: simmering a rew part 1 ~ soup starter

~rainbow mondays~ heart-shaped holidays

this week in rainbows: raining rainbow hearts on his sweet face.

remembering to see my world through my heart-shaped lens over the holidays…

seeing the world through heart-shaped glasses

he says it looks like hearts are coming out of his mouth!

red: generation x, raise your hand. several of my . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ heart-shaped holidays

~rainbow mondays~ lichen and lovin’

i’ve got a fun new app that makes it easy to partially colorize a black and white version of a photo. i played around with the heart bokeh in the last days of having our christmas tree up. rainbow hearts!

red: anna’s hummingbird; apparently the females get a fuschia color around . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ lichen and lovin’