Thursday, July 17, 2008


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,

If a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,

If the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
REJOICE, for your soul is alive...Eleonora Duse

A gentle breeze is fluttering outside the window. I stepped out to go to the bank and felt the sun on my face and the breeze blowing wisps of hair around my head. I am craving a walk in the woods by a stream. Some ice cold water to drink and some fresh berries or an apple for sustenance. Sigh...

Note on 50 books:
I am on the last couple of chapters of The Witch of Portabello by Paul Coelho - fiction, but has some meaningful messages throughout the story as told by the different characters who knew "the witch".
Maryjane's Outpost, Unleashing Your Inner Wild by Maryjane Butters - this is a delightful feast for the eyes and the soul. A practical guide to surviving the outdoors from your porch to the "real" outdoors and making it a truly beautiful experience. A vast array of topics is covered such as cleaning fish, decorating your porch, edible wild plants and making aprons. The photographs take you to a wonderful place. One you may remember...I will have to read this one a few times.


Anonymous said...

A quick update. I decided that I would be better off crotcheing, crocthe..slgnsljh

(There is no way it's "crotching"!)

The one with the one stick with the curvy thing at the end.

I am so thrilled that you are rocking the books!

connie said...

LOL I think it is crocheting! Alot of people love using a hook as opposed to two mom taught me to knit when I was 5 and I didn't knit for many,many years...I am learning again. It is awesome that you are doing this! I LOVE books, they are my friends!

Hayden Tompkins said...

Well, you know I am sending any hats to you to include in yours. That way I have some decent quality control, lol.

Anonymous said...

Could one of you please come teach me to knit. Or crochet. I am not picky. I cannot do either and I think I would like them, But I need Help. Serious help.

I also would like to ask Connie that you send me that amazing sounding outdoorsy book when you are through. I can trade you for a good mystery. Any luck?

connie said...

Dishy, next time I am in Philly I will be glad to teach you to knit. I have not forgotten your scarf. It may be a wait on the book, it is so fabulous I have already looked at it many times. I may have to order one for you!