Tuesday, August 11, 2015


“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” 
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

The last days of summer, the first days of school. The days are gradually getting shorter, every now and then I sense a small far away fall breeze, my thoughts are on stews and breads and roasted potatoes - yet I'm still enjoying the bounty and the goodness of summer. 

- fresh mint from my little bitty garden

- some of it already going to seed, some of it starting to flower
- light behind leaves, the best kind of green

- the last of the purple flowers
- soft velvet
- if I were a bee, that's where I would sleep

- loving our new Story of the World history lessons
- comfortable school
- No shoes, no shirt, no problem

- sticky and sweet watermelon
- sticky and sweet little bug
- soon he'll be head to toe in clothing
- enjoying "carefree" living

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

William Shakespeare


  1. Love, love, love everywhere! In fact since all your kids have nicknames, YOU should have one as well...I think Mama Love suits you wonderfully!

  2. One of my favourite quotes from Thích Nhất Hạnh :) Looks like you are enjoying these August days.

  3. Loving seeing August on the other side of the world. You all look so splendidly warm and carefree! I enjoyed Story of the World in our homeschooling days as well. Love your new dining room. To die for, and all the more wonderful because you made it yourselves.