Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, November 19, 2011

the best week on the calendar

there is quite the domestic hustle and bustle
here at our bit of earth.

airing blankets, making beds, planning menus,
sweeping, hauling firewood...

oh, corporate america,
you have yet to get your greedy claws into this one.
the simplicity of gratitude is beyond your reach!


  1. OH MY that photo!
    would make a wonderful painting

    ah this week of gatherings...!!

  2. Great pic Marm, I'm really not looking forward to leaving Australia, but the Bit of Earth is starting to call me back... Had a dream I was sledding on the hill the other night and then woke up to see on facebook that it has snowed a lil bit in VT! It's like I KNEW! xo

  3. Is that a bluebird? or a blue jay? I do hope it's the former. Reminds me of a morning many decades ago when my father and I were out bird-watching at dawn, and came upon a flock of bluebirds feasting on the seeds of some dried-up sunflowers poking their heads above a light covering of early-winter snow. It has brought back to me memories of my dear sweet father, long gone but never forgotten.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful gathering that will take place at a bit of earth!
    Hope it is as heartwarming as possible!!

  5. Beautiful post. I can just imagine the simple nourishing goodness of your day of thanks. And I love your new header. Just perfect.