Wednesday, 14 December 2011

... and today we are Seven.

And a Little Pink Playhouse Arrives ~ Photography by me :)


Monday night there were storms.

As you can see, the mighty wind has temporarily gifted us with a little girl's pink playhouse. 

It actually belongs to 7 year old Ellie next door and sadly, must be returned ... but for the moment ... forgetting that I have turned 59 today ... I am lucky enough to be a 7 year old girl again. 

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.  ~Gaston Bachelard
Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm.  ~Terri Guillemets
“Close you eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there's no place like home.” ~ Quote from The Wizard of Oz

"Dorothy: [has just arrived in Oz, looking around and awed at the beauty and splendor] Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.
Dorothy: [after a pause] We must be over the rainbow!
[a bubble appears in the sky and gets closer and closer. It finally lands, then turns into Glinda the Good Witch wearing a spectacular white dress and crown, holding a wand]
Dorothy: [to Toto] Now I... I know we're not in Kansas!" ~ Quote from the Wizard of Oz


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Happy Birthday to Marla!

Lunch with Marla in The Victorian Tea Room, Guthrie, Oklahoma ~ photo by me


Twenty four years ago I walked into a shop called Starwind. I had just moved back to Oklahoma from Seattle and felt horribly adrift. I immediately headed for the book department. That was the day I met my very best friend in the whole wide world, Marla!! Luck was with me that day and all the other days I have spent with her.

Today is her birthday. I think the entire world should sto
p for a minute and wish her a happy birthday!!

Happy Birthday, my dear friend. You have rekindled my spirit more times than I can count. May all your dreams come true!! ♥ ♥ ♥


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer