Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hammock time

unable to read pages without interruption, i was not bothered. it was the laughter of my boys that caused me to lift my eyes from the pages. i watched, i smiled. i would read a few sentences more before my gaze returned to the yard where the sounds were being made.

what a blessing a 70 degree day in early november has become.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mysteries, Yes

Gran and L race to the water, originally uploaded by annamaren.

Mysteries, Yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
"Look!" and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.

- Mary Oliver

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Joh and Flo Bjelke-Petersen

I just wanted to share with you Justyn, and 'Becca.... check out the smile on her face! I love this photo. The original is in her bedroom I think.
This photo came up on my flickr contact mix..... from the library of Qld.