~tuesday tunes~ almost heaven

while summer swiftly swished away, one of the ways the emotional waves of wedding were felt by me, was music. i decided it would be fun to share music a bit more frequently in general, and thought i’d give music a day of the week in which to organize itself here in the cyber canning . . . → Read More: ~tuesday tunes~ almost heaven

~rainbow mondays~ butterfly butts and darth moths


red: the biggest one

red: seeing hearts

red: a dragon of dragon house 2.0

red: darth moth

orange: lilies of the lab

yellow: one of the best things about the bayou walks is the wafting aroma of honeysuckle lurking around various corners

yellow: i finally sat still . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ butterfly butts and darth moths

~rainbow mondays~ happy surprises and love everywhere i look

just 23 of my favorite images from the past few busy weeks.


red: seeing the vacation house spring blooms appearing is a happy side effect of living there 2 or 3 seasons longer than we originally anticipated. it has continued to be a haven of beautiful wonders to behold, you gotta love . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ happy surprises and love everywhere i look

~rainbow mondays~ lighthearted

i didn’t take enough pictures this week for a full rainbow monday post, but i also don’t want to skip posting today, because i am feeling so blessed and joyful. i attended a wonderful yoga and writing workshop on saturday that filled me with inspiration was just so invigorating. then yesterday (sunday) looked at . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ lighthearted

woodstove prayer

back on the home hunt, i am reminded of our peculiar set of non-negotiables in a house we might buy.

hers: bathtub

his: woodstove

i claim that he has more criteria than i do, including high ceilings, a garage and/or a basement he can use as a workshop, and generally, more space. i have some . . . → Read More: woodstove prayer

a fond farewell to dragon house 1.0

we have moved! we had to bid a fond farewell to dragon house 1.0, however, we are taking our dragons, and our memories, with us. dragon vacation house is a comfortable stopover on our way to dragon house 2.0!

a little photo stroll down memory lane…



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heroes in a half shell


a quick post to get some quinn photos out there to grammy. i realized my rainbow this week only covered the adults in my little family.

things are good. school is incredible, and quinn is thriving. he has discovered a love for the teenage mutant ninja turtles, his favorite being raphael, the . . . → Read More: heroes in a half shell

wake up monday morning and be mama

i remember saying a few years ago, back when i had a 40 hour lab job and was trying to figure out how to extract myself from an oppressive “daycare” situation, that “i want to wake up on monday morning and be mama.” i don’t even remember who i said it to- maybe my journal, . . . → Read More: wake up monday morning and be mama

where fedex fears to tread

i love our home. i love the laundry running on the super-dry cycle by the woodstove. i love the christmas lights twinkling all around the rooms. i love the enormous trees surrounding our home like they are the world’s tallest sentries standing guard. i love the moss on the roof. i love the long . . . → Read More: where fedex fears to tread

~this moment~ statue of “liverty”

~a friday ritual~

photos capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

other posts you may enjoy:~this moment~ back from the beach in mama’s shirtbumpy roadthe best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise