thankful thursday ~ more light

on my way to my first day back at work after the recent government shutdown, i mused that i was thinking a month of gratitude posts might be in order for february. my bff challenged me to go for it, and here we are! 28 days of gratitude it is!


28 days of . . . → Read More: thankful thursday ~ more light

~rainbow mondays~ wild and precious




~rainbow mondays~

a splash of color on monday

a photo study documenting the colors of the spectrum: the balance points between light reflected and light absorbed

other posts you may enjoy:letting goquinn’s thirty-sixth month ~ . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ wild and precious

~rainbow mondays~ comfort and joy

rainbow heart lisa kitty!

loving our sparkly rainbow christmas tree this year…

love it even more with a beautiful boy sleeping in the room with it on christmas eve!

and of course, full of joy on christmas morning!

red: my husband beckoned me outside on christmas day to see this . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ comfort and joy

~rainbow mondays~ droplets of moonlight

a quaint little rainbow slice of life…

rainbow: even now, some rainbow flowers are still adorning my windowsill, though the last of the dahlias are finally succumbing to frost. (these were from a few weeks ago.)

red: this one is slightly anachronistic as well, from early september, the end of melon season. found . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ droplets of moonlight

~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ anthropomorphization of vegetables

lifelong holidays learning!


one saturday rich was working so i brought quinn to farmer’s market with me. i parked him in front of my display that i was building and had him put bundles of broccoli raab into a rainbow arch around the basket where the bell peppers would be going, and he . . . → Read More: ~two months in the life of a lifelong learner~ anthropomorphization of vegetables

~thankful thursday~ the slightly belated conclusion


~30 days of gratitude~ day 24

i am thankful for being able to spend this past week with my boy!


~30 days of gratitude~ day 25

i am thankful for babies, new blessings to shower love upon.


~30 days of gratitude~ day 26

i am thankful for john denver and . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ the slightly belated conclusion

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ screens as tools

one of this month’s learning highlights was following the world series. we took a special interest this year, as grammy’s team was in the series, and quinn had recent, fond memories of sitting on the porch with grammy and grampy and watching mets games. we had a lot of fun, even though they . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ screens as tools

~rainbow mondays~ celestial bodies


pink: i admittedly do not count myself among the people who celebrate the arrival of fall, because usually i am too busy grieving the passing of summer. rather than be the grinch who stole equinox, however, i am trying to be a good sport this year and one of the things i am . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ celestial bodies

all the world’s a boat

i’ve already gone on and on here about how my son will take a piece of rope and a beach-combed crab pot buoy and play “boat” for hours in a laundry basket… but it’s not just his imaginitive play world. his entire world centers around boats….

last night we finally “carved” our green pumpkin (heheheh. . . . → Read More: all the world’s a boat