Sunday, March 29, 2009

Grace in Small Things 2

And today, because I needed a reminder of what beauty there is in the world, I'll share with you what I made myself see, inside and outside

An appreciative goldfinch

A nesting Hummingbird who's built her baby house in the Chinese Elm right
outside the kitchen door. Low to the ground. So trusting.

Model of a roman head that I bought in Conimbriga , nr. Coimbra, Portugal
Magical ruins

A beautiful heart-shaped, ceramic bowl that the Malones gave us filled with mint-shaped pieces of marble I found on the beach in Nerja, Spain at least 15 years ago.

Our house in Milwaukee, under a typical winter's snow. I loved the house and miss my friends but I am grateful to be living in a different climate...a different state.

My Tiffany paperweight heart. Thank you, Elissa. xox

A Ceanothus Silk Moth hanging on my front porch light fixture

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Thinking Seven Year Old

My granddaughter Charlotte thinks...a lot. And when she gets to thinking, she normally puts pen to paper, as you'll see in this letter she wrote to her best friend, Violet. Marriage, exploding sun, angint (ancient) times...lots of stuff. She wrote this letter before going off to sleep the other night.

God I love this kid.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March at the Huntington

I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong with Flickr, but clicking on this pic will take you somewhere.

Originally uploaded by lililsley

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

2. Grace in Small Things at Home in Topanga

Sweet Olive Blossom
(each blossom is no bigger than an infant's fingernail)

Brand New Fig Leaf

The Sweetest Little Climbing Yellow Roses

Solitary Almond Blossom

Sunset Outside my Front Door