• Archive for September 2012

    Depth of Splendour

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    In unison nature Inhales the depth of splendour
    Holding these last full notes
     A suspension of Glory
    High and full every bough breaths beauty



    Friday, September 14, 2012



    Ingredients sat hopefully in wait

    For courage to build.

    A lesson was given in my Mother’s kitchen

    A quite home with a visiting sister

    Lended the opportunity for some heritage crafting

    Lavender scented silky smooth

    The joy of accomplishment.


    Monday, September 10, 2012




    I linger longer when the moment is hushed in an embrace.

    I kiss more readily the smooth of his infancy.

    I listen intently to the rhythm of his dreams.

    Not because I love him more, because I have learnt the lesson of loss

    Nine months it took untill I held him,


    And I knew he was here to be with us forever.

    And now another nine months has been given.

    This life that leaves my heart hanging precarious,

    Fully fallen so vulnerable deep with


    My heart so delicately wrapped into this precious life.


    To be this babe’s


    The First Days

    Friday, September 7, 2012




    There are thousand heralds’ of change, gold’s and reds and the brilliant goodbye of long free days.
    Maybe it’s the chill or the way the leaves are curling amber that instinct leads back to learning
    Here in these eves my learners are gathered with the eagerness of youth
    I tremble a little
    I wonder if Tennyson and his poetic trail can be taught above the drone of toddler toys, tears and triumphs.
    I fumble for the lines spoken sweet into my soul on the dawn I drew my brood back to the books
    Ancient words to steady my aspirations
    ‘Providing circles of quite within the clamor of evil’
     The books are pulled in stacks on floors dotted with splats of yesterday’s science and this scene  
    thins the line between quite and clamor, and I’m not always sure on which end I live.
    If my leery soul were to decide I might fail in fright.
    Fallowing my faith further my Father hushes a promise
    ‘Your Love, God, took hold and held me fast.’
    On the last lesson of this first week I smile a weak apology
    She, the first, in third, “but this week was grand”
    I look straight and square right into those beautiful browns and there is not a hint of doubt.
    I tremble a little
    These four gathered in the delicate warmth of autumn’s wonder, I hear notes of holiness in the noise and nurturing.
    My faith is lifted and leads me on.

    For the Love of Projects

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012


    A few weeks ago I had the joy of spending a Saturday morning going to some garage sales with my sister in-law. I saw a beautiful frame that with a little paint would have all the details I love, but I passed it by thinking as to when I would have time to work on another project. My sister in-law mentioned it and encouraged me to buy it, she knew there was a perfect project there. This week I went to make it into a chalk board to hang above my master bed, though I searched high and low my chalk board paint was no-where to be found! I have my suspicions that Roger saw a beat up can of black paint and “took care of my garbage”! Well I was in the mood for change and so I revamped my ideas and made a ‘places we’ve been together’ art. I gave the frame a fresh spray of white paint. I have had the map for years and cannot remember where I bought it, most likely I got it at a garage sale. I glued the hearts on twine and strung it across the frame. I like it, Roger loves it.  I can still see myself making it into a chalk board but for now it updates our room and adds a splash of uniqueness to our master room.

    Cost was in the all-time lows

    Frame $1.00

    Half can of white spray paint $1.50

    Map (I cannot remember the price so let me say ) $5.00

    Twine $.50 cents

    Eight bucks was well worth the fun!