Wednesday, December 19

it's been awhile


In the past two weeks, the dogs' second 'big' walk of the day has happened well after dark. Truth be told, it has been less of a wonderful, wild roaming through open fields and more of a two mutts on leads walking the streetlight lit sidewalks of Providence late, late at night.

Today, we broke out of that pattern and arrived at the farm just as the sun was dropping fast. The light was hard, the wind stiff, but sometimes pushing through cold air and dramatic light can be just the tonic for a tired spirit.



That is my answer of late when people ask how I am. Ungrounded. Untethered. Unmoored.

In a word, drifty, floaty -- wait, in how many words?


I like December. It is swift, cold and brief. It can also be filled with light, magic, sugarplums and also, grief.

Friday is my favorite, the solstice.

A time to go deep, quiet and soft -- a hibernation into white lights, white sage and an excess of candles burning all through the day and into the night.

Right now, I am thinking a long winter's nap is about the best thing ever, but before I go -- how about this lady of the lake*, hmm?

bisous, e

*okay, so not a lake but a pond -- slide me a bit of poetic license here, okay?

P.S. given that my word for 2013 is HOME, I am feeling good (and truly flattered) that Apartment Therapy would list my little space in their round-up of Best of 2012 tours.


  1. Love this post! And the Lady of the Lake! :) You are a kindred spirit! I wish you many blessings (and deep rest) for the coming year! Peace to you.

  2. Loving those dramatic, wintry skies. I'm so glad to have spent time with you over the summer in your cozy home - and yes... it's gorgeous and totally deserves that spot in the best of.
    Rest, dear friend. You will find your center again. Love you. xo

  3. oh, i'm loving that your word for 2013 is home. wishing you rest and quiet light in the days ahead.
    and i hope {and can only imagine} you found some meditative peace in the time spent with pups and camera.

  4. I still have the workbook to do-- hope to look at it today. :) I love the feel of your home and enjoyed the Apartment Therapy piece! Not surprised at all to hear it is a top pick of 2012. Gorgeous lake on a brisk day can suit just fine. Happy Solstice which I believe will bring something new and wonderful. xo

  5. Your photographs are so lovely and make me feel like I'm there with the dogs and the ducks (hooded mergansers?). I too am feeling ungrounded, scattered. Enjoy the Solstice and may the coming year bring you much light and many blessings. AmitiƩ--T.

  6. I am finally caught up with you. What a wonderful word for 2013. Home. Perfect. I loved the home tour, congratulations on the "Best Of" status. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I have missed your words and wisdom so much! Sending you LOVE.


thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e