another beautiful outdoor adventure day
“in this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania,
quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked.”
-margaret wise brown, american children’s book author
“Tonight! A big forest concert under the direction of Musical Director Woodpecker!”
*(just because we all need a fluffy forest concert break about now)
“i’m afraid concerts spoil people for everyday life.”
-l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables
image credit: Peter Gray’s Delightful vintage art, from an old German children’s book
nothing like a slow and easy saturday morning
“saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”
art credit: franco matticcio, squirrel in tree
“let your children see you slow down.
read a book, walk in the woods,
sip coffee in the early hours of the morning.
because when they grow up,
they’ll know how to slow down, too.”
floating down the river
ready for however long as it takes.
“rivers know this: there is no hurry.
we shall get there someday.”
-a. a. milne
argo park, huron river, ann arbor, mi – summer 2019
a true believer in the idea
that it is always important to take a break from your summer break job.
“there is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.
use both and overlook neither.”
got together at a friend’s house
for a night of catching up and relaxing
the cat seemed to be taking the mission very seriously
and is my idol.
‘life is one long process of getting tired.”
a lovely ladies’ weekend spent with friends at the lake house
with a long hike through the winter woods
wonderful comfort foods and wine to share
warm blankets, pajamas, slippers
on one thing leading to another
our favorite cutlery (i prefer small pieces)
to our grown children (we do the best we can)
to humor (what’s funny to one…)
to politics, the state of the world, and more
(each with our own perspectives, experiences, and ideas)
no subject off limits
then spoiling ourselves with magic spa treatments
so relaxing and so powerful in so many ways.
“i feel like i’m a super hero diva and my power is glitter.”
friends take a break from recess
in the empty water table
while still waiting for some snow.
recess can be so exhausting.
“you never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.”
spending the day off
with a couple of grandies and their neighborhood friends
staying in pajamas
watching ‘the dark crystal’ ( 80s sci-fi movie)
just enjoying life.
“it is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.”