Writing Nook

Who wouldn’t want to write in this gorgeous little nook?!

There are several other lovely, rustic photos of this little writing-bird watching-napping-lunching shed. A little getaway in your own yard, maybe.

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Pied Beauty

By: Gerard Manly Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things –
   For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
      For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
   Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;

      And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
   Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
      With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

The Top Eight Books I Could Reread Forever…

I don’t often have time to re-read books these days. There are so many books in my TBR pile still and I feel like I am discovering new things to read everyday! But, every once in a while I love to pick up one of my old favorites and peruse the pages again. There is comfort in knowing how the story ends. And re-reading books always reminds me of the first time I read it and why I fell in love with it in the first place.

But, do you know how hard it is to pick some of your favorite books?! It’s like picking your favorite ice cream or your favorite animal or your favorite pillow! Can’t I just love them all? Choosing is too hard. 🙂

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England Inspired

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from my two week trip across the pond to visit a country I have always dreamed of seeing. England!

British flag

It was definitely winter while I was there! Most of the time, the houses and streets looked like this –

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A Prayer in Spring

spring

By: Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

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Woods in Winter

Woods in Winter
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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When winter winds are piercing chill,
And through the hawthorn blows the gale,
With solemn feet I tread the hill,
That overbrows the lonely vale.

O’er the bare upland, and away
Through the long reach of desert woods,
The embracing sunbeams chastely play,
And gladden these deep solitudes.

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How Traveling Can Improve Your Writing

Lavender fields in Provence, France

(This post was suppose to go out last week, but life happens! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!)

When I was younger,  I would love to sit and watch people and wonder where they were going and what their stories were. Because everyone has a story. As I got older, that interest in stories grew and inspired a desire to travel and see new places. Both in my own country and abroad.

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