August 14, 2010


Have you noticed I haven't been writing much about gardening lately?  It's just way too hot and discouraging to garden now, or even think about gardening for that  matter, practically or metaphorically.  But I have to fill that gray matter upstairs with something, and my unhappy August garden has made me circumspect about many things, so I've been.....ruminating about this blog......blogs in general for that matter.  Sometimes I wonder if these things are just too narcissistic and self-indulgent.......creative and, hopefully, informative narcissism and indulgence I'll grant you, but still.....blogs are just so self-life-centric, you know? 

I have my own motivations for reading blogs, not least amongst them that I am a hopeless domestic voyeur. I am curious about those things, both large and small, that might be lovely or classy or calming.....things that help us make it through the day and keep the gremlins away.....or at least distract us from them for just a bit. Something to make me say aahhhhhh.

What has been so nice though, about doing this blog I mean, is that by giving you a little glimpse into my world, you have given me glimpses into yours.  I've been getting wonderful emails from people all over who share with me delicious little tidbits of their lives and homes----happy nuggets of little practices and     possessions, little things and thoughts, that constitute their day and make it brighter.

So while I'm not saving lives here (unlike my friend Color Girl who really does), and I'm not saying anything new or covering any unchartered territory, it does seem that a little something is resonating out there.  I am receiving such kind comments from you......saying that they look forward to reading my entries, that they are sending it on to someone who needs a laugh or a smile......that it inspired them in some small way.  

So, thank you, thank you, dear Reader, for spending some time with me.

Continue to share your comments and truly makes my day.  :)

Some more beautiful New Mexico images, anyone?

Tomorrow, sad as it is to leave Santa Fe, vacation's over.  Weekly prunings on the agenda....


  1. Sounds like you are getting that " Am I preaching to empty pews?" feeling. You aren't.

    In fact, your blog reminds me of one of the great Mary Tyler Moore episodes. Mary is in a rut. Ted asks why. She explains, in the most dour of tones, that every day is the same. She gets up, eats breakfast, goes to work, works all morning, has lunch, works all afternoon, comes home, has dinner and goes to bed. Ted gives her the following advice in an exuberant tone:

    Tomorrow, WAKE UP TO A NEW DAY! Have a GREAT breakfast! Go off to work and see your friends! Work all morning on something that makes you proud and satisfied! Grab a few friends and have a fun lunch! Do work in the afternoon that makes you feel great about your accomplishment! Come home, relax and have a nice dinner. Then go to bed knowing you've had a wonderful day.

    Ted was right - it's not what you do, its how you do it. Your blog is fine instruction on how we can all do it better. suzanne

  2. the colors are unbelievable. My sister and I are planning another to Santa Fe, it is so gorgeous!

  3. I think that the process of paying attention (being in the moment) is heighten when we have to put in down in writing. Even if you are preaching to the choir you enrich your experience and the choir's. Today I am paying close attention to the fact that is is much cooler inside and out!


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