A World With Octobers

As October winds down (and it has been a beautifully mild October!), and as we head into colder weather, I am reminded of this quote: I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Here are some photos I took...

Long Night of Struggle (my post at TCW)

“It is clear we must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance. We can be sure of very little, but the need to court...

Quotes About Reading and a Reading Life

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin   “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket   “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or...

Heard Melodies

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter.” ~ John Keats     This amaryllis bulb was a Christmas gift; it actually bloomed a few weeks ago. It’s amazing to me how it can grow, how one bulb supplies the nutrients needed to produce the...

quotes about winter and wind

  “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus   “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with...

Quotes about the New Year

  I’m living just as the century ends. A great leaf, that God and you and I have covered with writing turns now, overhead, in strange hands. We feel the sweep of it like a wind. We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen. — Rainer...

Quotes from Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte’s book, Jane Eyre, was first published on this day in 1847. I was introduced to this book in high school for class. Loved the book then, and still do. I reread it from time to time.  I had a wonderful email exchange on this book recently with a...