This tulip was given to me from a co-worker that continues to brighten my day. I love watching the beautiful change it takes on... a metamorphosis in a way. Each week I have taken a photo and find myself wondering when the petals will drop. Perhaps in week 4? It's amazing what the little things can do.
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.
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?