Wednesday, February 29, 2012


"When you are not trying to become anybody else, then you simply relax, and a grace arises. Then you are full of grandeur, splendor, harmony." ~Osho

Sounds good to me! S.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the Grandeur of God's World

"Go beyond your little world, and find the grandeur of God's world." ~ Rumi

Monday, February 27, 2012

Inward Music

"We rarely hear our inward music, but we are all dancing to it nevertheless." ~Rumi

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Breathing Room

"If you have a breathing room, you have a sanctuary, a place where you can return to yourself and restore your sense of peace."~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Fifth Agreement

The Fifth Agreement by D. Ruiz.

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to when you are sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

5. Be Skeptical, But Learn to Listen – Don’t believe yourself or anybody else. Use the power of doubt to question everything you hear: Is it really the truth? Listen to the intent behind the words, and you will understand the real message.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hats Off to Walt Whitman

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.” 

~Walt Whitman

Helen Keller quote

"Her Mind & Heart Knew" 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Navajo Way Blessing

Closing Prayer from the Navajo Way Blessing Ceremony

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again

Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.

In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.

With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.

My words will be beautiful…

The Dance of Life

Sharpie Art #1
                                                       "Energy moves in Waves 
                                                        Waves move in patterns 
                                                      Patterns move in Rhythms 
                                                      A human being is just that
                                               Energy, waves, patterns, rhythms
                                Nothing more, nothing less, A dance called life."
                                                                     ~Gabrielle Roth

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wisteria Print Zafu Meditation Cushion

Wisteria Zafu Meditation Cushion w. Buckwheat Hulls
New today!

Cathedral Windows Pillows and Lily of the Valley Birthday Greetings

 Carribbean Breeze!
Times Two!
 Frame and Birthday Postcard - (both) Vintage 

Garden Notes

Re-Growth of Celery and Brussels Sprouts(?)
Yesterday, I potted my little celery plant that is growing from the cut-off celery stalk. For another example see: 
I also noticed  brussel sprouts  leaves growing in the area where I throw garden waste, and saw  roots growing from the side of the trunk, so decided to plant that too - just out of curiosity! We are moving towards the summer months already & since it's a cold weather plant I don't have unrealistic expectations. 
Cat Water Dish & Comfrey Plant
The comfrey plant has been experiencing a growth spurt this spring! I may begin harvesting a leaf here and there to dry soon.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."  ~William Morris

"If one had taken what is necessary to cover one’s needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need." ~ Saint Basil

"If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements." ~The Dalai Lama

"The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things." ~Elise Boulding

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Moth in the Garden

Moth in the Garden
Click on the photo for a full screen view.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vintage Nine Patch Quilt Blocks

A mere 3.75" square these blocks are adorable!
I wonder where the individual fabrics came from?
More in the pastel range.
The back is as intriguing as the front!
Vintage mint-green blocks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Morning Walk Today

Wild Pig Family-they sure do run fast!!!
Otter Family Swimming Hole & Heron Fishing Spot 
Acres and Acres of Oranges