“I’m not running away, I’m moving on.”
― Irvine Welsh
“Leisure is a form of that stillness that is necessary preparation for accepting reality.”
— Josef Pieper
Illustration by Mary Royt
Song Quicksand by David Bowie
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library
Breathe, breathe, breathe deeply
And I was seething, breathing deeply
Spitting sentry, horned and tailed
Waiting for you
Width Of A Circle song by David Bowie
One of my favorite DB songs
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
I can’t believe I am posting a quote from Winnie-the-Pooh.
“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.”
Relieve stress by taking pictures, coloring, painting, drawing, writing, reading, writing haiku, taking walks, exercising…
My husband photographed these deer in our back yard. He was especially thrilled to get a shot of the whitetail buck deer with bloody antlers. A fuzzy velvet covers the whitetail’s antlers. The deer removes the velvet by rubbing his crown on saplings and shrubs, thus the blood. Ick.
I had to look up the whole bloody velvet antler process on the Internet. I did not just automatically know this. I’m a city girl. Don’t you forget it.
“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.” –Carl Sagan
Additional info: A Pale Blue Dot
Let the wealthy & great roll in splendor & state. I envy them not, I declare it.
I eat my own lamb, my own chickens & ham. I sheer my own sheep & I wear it.
I have lawns. I have bowers. I have fruit. I have flowers.
The lark is my morning alarmer.
So you jolly boys now, here’s God Bless the plough.
Long life & success to the farmer.
– From a 15th century song
Public domain illustration from the Library of Congress
The Luna Moth is one of the largest moths in North America.
Although rarely seen due to their very brief (1 week) adult lives, Luna Moths are considered common.
The adults do not eat or have mouths.
They emerge as adults solely to mate, and as such, only live approximately one week.
They are more commonly seen at night.
My son and I came home late one night to find this Luna on our kitchen window screen. It was beautiful!
I really love my country scene Garnet Hill flannel sheets. I bought these sheets over 10 years ago and use them sparingly. All of my guests love them. I made the deer pillowcases – appropriate for New Jersey and Wisconsin – they are 100% cotton and cozy too.
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Would we have done this when we lived in New Jersey? NO! Anyway, we “faux” hunt. The gun and jacket are borrowed. The first and last time we will do this. We like being in nature.
We are not fond of deer – they are very dangerous. Have you ever hit one with your car? And they are full of tics. Have you ever gotten lyme disease? They are very pretty and everything, but add extra stress to our lives.
p.s. Jasmine, this is my backyard. See how good that green picnic table would look?