Thank you for all your lovely comments in the previous post. I enjoy hearing from you so much.

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Today, I'm dusting off this space. It's nice to say hello and check in. The photograph above was taken last Saturday while meandering through the Ballard neighborhood. This winter has been a time of reflection, making a good idea turn into a reality, and lots of reading. My bookshelves always seem to have books I mean to get to, but haven't yet. To remedy that, I finally read the Chocolat trilogy (Chocolat, The Girl with No Shadow, and Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure) by Joanne Harris. If you have a village in Europe and quirky characters, then I'm in! Last week, I began The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, another that has sat a long time on the shelf. It's a beautiful read and hasn't disappointed. I like to think we sometimes read certain books when the time is right. These past few months have been just that.

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Labor by Small Sur
Finn Beales photographs
Sometimes We Surprise Ourselves by Denise of Chez Danisse

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One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" ~Rachel Carson

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Loch Ness by Jamie Stoker

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Some moments are nice,
some are nicer,
some are even worth writing about.
~Charles Bukowski

The light that filters through my kitchen in the afternoons makes writing in my idea book and browsing a photography one (above: Actual Life by Toby Glanville) an enjoyable pleasure lately.

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october days

The hush comes with the deepening of Autumn; but it comes gradually. Our ears are attuned to it, day by quieter day. ~Hal Borland

It is no secret that Autumn is my favourite season, although others run a close second. The buying of pumpkins has begun, cozy scarves are used daily, and the leaves bring a smile to my face. Lately, I've been reading essays by Nora Ephron which are endearing, funny, and highly satisfying. What have you been reading these days?

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Visiting the ocean is something I always look forward to. On this particular day the waves made reassuring sounds back and forth, back and forth. Each one was unique like a snowflake.

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The Life Aquatic by Chris & Sarah Rhoads

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p.s. A few more photographs from the same day: one, two, three.

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We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. ~J.K. Rowling

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walking into autumn

A few more from the Japanese Garden. It was a wonderful surprise to see the beginnings of Autumn here.

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The Serengeti Lion, National Geographic

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