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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thankful {things I love} Thursday

 Photos have uploaded in a different order than  expected :-) but then again ... 2020 has been like that!

When I tried to put them in the normal (is that even a word anymore?)  order that I usually do, they deleted... so will keep things the way they are.
for my soul

candle light ~ always , in all 4 seasons but especially lovely and soothing and comforting to my soul in the  Autumn &Winter .

From the moment I wake, I light candles. When it is still pitch black outside I sit with my tea and candle light and gently ease into my day. 

"The only people for me are the mad ones:
the ones who are mad to live, 
mad to talk,
mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who ... burn ,burn ,burn,
like fabulous yellow Roman candles.
Maybe that's what life is ... a wink of the eye
and winking stars"
~Jack Kerouac~

for my hands

I've been gathering up so many beautiful leaves from my garden and in absolute awe at the beauty and colour variations in each. Our maple tree leaves our front yard in a blanket of red/yellow/gold and green. In the back garden, it's filled with pussy willow, honeysuckle and trumpet vine leaves.

I picked up 2 of the biggest leaves I could find and painted an Owl on one and a Sparrow on the other.
People often ask me "What do you paint on?" and I always reply "anything ... if you stand still long enough, I will paint you!"

"Some people hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door,
mine says "Already Disturbed, proceed with caution"
... I stumbled across these words, not sure who wrote them, but I would love to meet them! ;-) 

for my feet

always grateful for the many walking paths/trails nearby. Each day brings a new walking adventure.

"She craves adventure in life,
but anyone that meets her knows
she is an adventure
all by herself"
~j.iron word~
for my mouth

a favourite and easy to prepare dinner , perfect when you have been out walking.
Couscous * fresh, raw vegetables (such as cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, tomatoes) * raisins * walnuts and a homemade dressing of oil/freshly squeezed lemon/ turmeric/ freshly ground pepper and a drizzle of honey. 

"Health in the body.
Peace in the spirit.
Love in the heart.
Clarity in the mind"

for my ears

it's been a very rainy week and most of our walks have been in the rain.
Even when we waited for the rain to stop, it usually started up again mid-walk.
Thankfully, Archer and I love the rain (and walking) and the sound of the rain trickling through the branches of the trees is music to our ears.

"The mountains are my bones.
The rivers my veins.
The forests are my thoughts
and the stars are my dreams.
The ocean is my heart
it's pounding is my pulse.
The songs of the earth
write the music of my soul"

for my soul

looking up - always-for this beauty which speaks to my soul

"I hope you're as smitten with the moon as I am.
The silence and serenity and wild mystery it demonstrates all at once.
We don't always have to talk or explain or do to be radiant.
There is power in the subtleties"
~Victoria Erickson~

happy thursday
d xx


Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is one of my favorite posts. It all resonates within me. I am so happy you share your thoughts. Have a great weekend.

Deb said...

hello Lisa ~ thank you so much for your visit and kind words ~ I am so happy they resonate with you too.
Have a wonderful weekend.