What matters most
On his blog Matthew Mead writes that these are words to live by:
What matters most.....
How well you lived
How well you loved
How well you let go
I thought of the things we have to let go. Our children. Our spouse. The past. It does seem that the quality of the life we lead depends on how well we have let things go and dealt with the past. In my own case I have some wonderful memories and some not so wonderful, but the main thing is to appreciate the present and look forward to the future. Collect up the memories, tuck them away to be brought out on special occasions. Let go and move on.
Around my house
This is a photo taken outside the front of my house looking up towards Mt Ousely
|Looking up towards Mt Ousely|
Below is the view looking up towards Mount Ousely from my back yard.
|Looking towards Mt Ousely|
The water droplets look like pieces of glass or crystal caught between the leaves.
Art and craft
I bought a pattern for this flying pig by Laura Wilson a few weeks ago.
|Stuffed flying pig|
|Black paper bats|
These are quite simple. They are made from two pieces of black cartridge paper, attached to clothes pegs. For some reason, most of the students at our school don't like cutting out, so most students will only make 2 each. But they look very effective massed together.
Click here to view a video about an air purifier that uses technology as well as plants.
Click here to read more about it and see its beautiful interior.
Click here to view the restoration of this turreted Queen Anne house in Newburgh, New York