Tuesday’s Inspiration: Mary Oliver

Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York,1957 Once, in summer, in the blueberries, I fell asleep, and woke when a deer stumbled against me. I guess she was so busy with her own happiness she had grown careless and was just wandering along listening to the wind as she leaned down to lip up the sweetness. So,…

So Long, Sweet Summer

Did summer go by fast or what? (And this post is really really late!! Because fall flew by as well!)  I think it's because we didn't have much of a spring time transition this year. All of a sudden, it was summer. Though it feels like it slipped away so quickly, looking back on the…

Tuesday’s Inspiration: Dulac

Edmund Dulac, Illustrator   The Snow Queen and Other Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1911. Isn't this illustration just marvelous! I'm so happy I saw it on This Ivy House this snowy and icy morning. It's been a rough weekend and I haven't felt well, but it's amazing what a bit…

Hancock Through the Seasons

Here are some photographs of Hancock, a gorgeous little New England Village tucked away in Southwestern New Hampshire. I was fortunate enough to work as the Children's Librarian there for one year, so I enjoyed Hancock through each season. Spring: Flowers sprouting up around town. Budding trees in front of the Hancock Inn. Apple trees with…

Welcome Spring

Who is ready for spring? *raises hand* I love yard work, gardening and just seeing the earth come back to life after a long winter. I love the return of the birds; hearing the different songs each morning. I love when the flowers start to come out, each one in due time: first the delicate…

Winter Scenes

Ahh winter. The most quiet, beautiful, and relaxing of seasons. I love the home time, the hot tea, and the earlier nights. I like to catch up on books and movies I've wanted to read and see all year. Though there are not as many adventures or exploration as the other seasons, I've still taken my fair…