Wednesday, June 29, 2011


We are packing up the car getting ready to make our annual July 4th trip to our lake cabin. We will celebrate the long weekend as we always do: sipping steaming coffee on the pier in the early mornings, taking long, leisurely boat rides in the afternoons (and/or playing in the frigid water)...and, as we dance around the campfire every evening, twirling our sparklers and singing 'God Bless America', we will think about our servicemen and women who have made such extraordinary sacrifices so that we might have blissful weekends such as this.
Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Monday, June 13, 2011


In honor of the upcoming Summer Solstice/Midsummer Celebration, Kristin and I have created 'The Maiden'-a beautiful Goddess who celebrates auspicious beginnings, birth, growth, hope and joy.

What is one to say about June,
The time of perfect young summer,
The fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months,
And with as yet no sign to remind one
That its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
~Gertrude Jekyll