Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Along the Fence Line {52 Photos Project}

I have a thing for wrought iron- I love wrought iron fences, gates. It is delicate and beautiful, yet sturdy and strong.  

52 Photos Project

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

August Book Club - The Story of the Eye

 Hostess: Alyssa

Book: Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
Food:Leek and Jalapeno Salmon, french bread with goat cheese and pear (and jalapenos on half), cake
Wine of the Night: Lula B.
Month: August

Never let it be said that we are a timid and tame book club- we are bold and unafraid.  Alyssa told us that this was a book that could never be unread, and she was right- once this book is in your head, it is there forever.

This book is pretty controversial, and I don't recommend it to everyone.  Read about it first before picking it up.  It did spark a lively book club discussion though!  Everything in the book is memorable, and there is never a dull moment.  To me, I feel the book is about hedonism and freedom, even when that freedom borders and crosses into deviance - sexual and social.  The author explains in the back of the book some of his motivations for the book; I would love to know more, and plan to research even more deeply into the reasoning behind it.

We had a special book club this month- we were officially congratulating Mary on her pregnancy! I know that I am hoping she has a girl and names her Erin- what a great name. ;)  Alyssa bought a special cake for Mary, that we all got to enjoy. I should have skipped the cake, after the million pieces of bread with goat cheese and pear that I ate.  I could eat that everyday, it was so good!

Next month (September) is Mary's pick, and we are reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. 

Most Perfect Fruit {52 Photos Project}

"Whisky and apples go together. Fix me a drink, darling. Then you can read me a story yourself." 
(from Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958)

The photo prompt for this week was the color red.  For me, in autumn, red means two things- changing leaves and apples.  I personally love apples, I think they are the world's most perfect fruit.  Satisfyingly crunchy, healthy, filling, easy to eat with one hand while driving or reading.  Perfect.  Although I have never had apples and whisky. 

Part of the 52 Photos Project.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Joy Pockets

~ morning bike ride
~ bonfire with friends on a cool evening
~ early trip to the apple orchard
~ 7 adoptions in one night at the shelter!
~ surprise invitations to breakfast and dinner 
~ listening to the rain at night as I fall asleep
~ book club
~ goat cheese, pears and toasted bread
~ staying in pajamas late in the morning on the weekend

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some Peace and Quiet {52 Photos Prompt}

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;

~ William Wordsworth

This week's photo prompt was about where we go to find peace, quiet, solace in our lives.  My house is not that peaceful most of the time, too many intrusions that I can't figure out how to ignore or quell.  But I am working on it.  Sometimes I head to the library, and find a return to calm among the quiet stacks.  Most of the time, my husband and I take a walk in the woods. Our favorite is Oakwoods Metropark near our home; the staff there is so friendly, and we know the trails there by heart.  I find that just a short walk through these woods resets me, and I am ready to take on the world again.  I try to see in Nature what is ours, and not let the world be too much with us..

52 Photos Project

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Joy Pockets

joy pockets

                                           Joy Pockets is brought to us by Bohemian Twilight
to help us remember the joyful moments of our week.

~ Spending a little unexpected time with this red headed whirling dervish

~  making dinner with my husband

~ a day out with my mom, just the two of us

~ two long timers at the shelter getting adopted

~ going back to work and catching up with my work friends

~ morning coffee made with fresh ground beans

~ using butternut squash right from our garden

~ finding vacation photos I thought were gone

~ completing some projects that have long been on my list

~ a cat on my lap while I type