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i am glad to have you here at a spirit of simplicity

my name is Kara

We live near Boston, Massachusetts on a rather tiny island (1 square mile)

which is joined to the mainland

by a two mile causeway

i am an amateur photographer 

and writer of poems 

a bard

i am an island-dweller

i am a daily walker

i am a beach comber

and a wood-sprite elvish girl

i am a gardener

and a gleaner in fields

i am a part of the nature that surrounds me

 a singer of songs
and a lover of life
i am a farmhouse cook
i am a gatherer of sea shells and heart shaped rocks


  and people to love
and driftwood sticks

I am a bicycle rider

I am a help-meet

and a reader of books

i am a needle worker

i am a leading lady to the man that i walk beside

i am a birther of daughters

and a mama to many

i am a sister

a daughter

a lover

a playful child

a lady of light

 i am a friend to all

i am part of the great tribe

on this one planet

i am stardust

scroll down the bottom of my page for the follow link

if you are interested

I always return all comments

and I always follow back


  1. Love this! I've been following you for a long time but it's lovely to hear these things about you, Kara. And of course, I always {{ heart }} your photos.

  2. Lovely to meet you. I can only imagine the joy of living on an island. What beautiful pictures you have created. I enjoyed your post very much.............

  3. Good morning, I am a new follower-I love your blog-especially your beautiful photography-and to live on an island-how special
    thanks for visiting me-enjoy the party

  4. Hi thanks for stopping by my Summerhouse as part of the blog party, I really enjoyed reading you're post it's just beautiful. Sound like you live in a wonderful corner of the world.
    Clare x

  5. Hello Kara, I'm visiting from vicki's GYOB party and am so glad that you left a comment on my blog so that I could come straight here to visit you. What a beautiful blog you have and such a lovely way with words. Is that your beautiful artwork in your post? I wish I could paint like that - perhaps one day ;)

  6. Good morning, and so good to meet you, Kara. Thank you for stopping in to my blog today, too.

    I love the beautiful way you've organized your post. I can see that it really reflects youu!

  7. Dear Kara

    Wonderful post! I enjoy your writing and your pictures!
    Specially the seed-pods!


  8. Hello Kara, I always am happy to stop by your blog. I first discovered it, I believe with Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Happy to meet you, and always fascinating seeing and hearing about where you live!

  9. Hi Kara,

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today -- so very much appreciated! :)

    You know what got me hooked in your description -- "wood-sprite elvish girl." That's so sweet!

    By the way, I also love to read books -- do you ever blog about your favorite ones?

    Lots of greetings from Munich, Germany,

  10. Hi Kara! It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog from your Grow Your Blog party tour and for becoming a follower! We love sisters in art and one can never have too many in my opinion. Your post is so lovely and my all the things you are interested in! I'm feeling a kindred spirit thing happening :D I went to graduate school in Boston (Simmons College). I'm actually a native New Yorker but I am loving my country life here in New Hampshire, although I do miss the ocean! I am now following your blog as well and shall look forward to many more visits in the future. I am one of Vicki's helpers for this party so for now I must hop over to other blogs but I will be back.
    Beth P
    The Whimsical Dowager

  11. hi Kara, thanks for stopping by my blog this morning and giving me the bonus pleasure of finding your lovely blog! Your post left a smile on my face and a desire to read more of your comforting blog... and what wonderful photographs and paintings! I look forward to visiting again!

  12. I wish I lived near the's so tranquil and calming!

  13. Such a pretty post..I am glad that I live near the water too, even though our climate isn't very cold..Have a wonderful week!

  14. Hi Kara. Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like your pictures and paintings, so I'm a follower now. I hope you are enjoy the blog party!

  15. Hello Kara - I'm delighted to meet you and thank you for the lovely comment on mine earlier. I'll be back to read more of your work in the coming days.
    Best wishes
    Fil at Fil’s Place - Old songs and Memories

  16. I am so glad I found your blog! I just love it. I love the beach as well... my favorite place in the world is Cape Cod (Sandwich to be exact)... and I also love photography and writing. Thank you for joining the party and sharing your blog! Amanda from

  17. ... And you're a great photographer and photo editor :) You take beautiful photos and your editing makes everything so poetic. Whatever it is, how simple the things are, it's all poetry seeing it through your lens. Which I love! Mmm, which makes me realize that I haven't shared a poem on my blog for a long time. I did share poems that I love, but haven't done so for a while. Great to hear you're inspired to take up needle work again! Will you be sharing some of it here on your blog too? Wishing you a beautiful day, hugs, Wendy (of AppleApricot) (By the way, I'm following you now through bloglovin.)

  18. Hi there! I used to read your blog! Then for some reason I don't remember I left! Now I am coming back and see that you live in Boston! I was there this summer!I went to Spectacle island too! Glad to have found you again! I love the way you describe yourself!AriadnefromGreece!

  19. I really enjoyed reading about you. Thanks for such a well thought out post :)

  20. Hello, stopping by from the GYB event!
    Loved your introduction, wonderful way to get to know you! Your photographs are amazing and I look forward to reading your blog in the future.

  21. HI Kara! My name is Kelly and it's so nice to meet you and your lovely blog!

  22. What a lovely intro to you and your blog - so glad I stopped by!

  23. So happy to meet you, thank you for visiting Normandy Life - now we can get to know each other much better.

  24. A lovely post and such a refreshing blog!! I am now a follower - Kerrie B at Channelbank Creations!!

  25. Hi, wonderful inspiring blog! I'm now your new follower and look forward to your posts.

  26. Hi , your blog is beautiful, I love the photos you have on your blog. Stay warm and safe, we are due snow later this week

  27. Oh this is a beautiful post! I've really enjoyed reading and will pop back and read others from your archives when I have time. I am now following along and look forward to seeing more of your photographs and reading more of your posts. J9 x

  28. Hello Kara. I'm a new follower of your beautiful blog. Your words are eloquent (so calming and peaceful- the world needs more of that!) and your photography is exceptional. I can't wait to come back and explore further. I live in New Brunswick, next door to Maine, and we are getting pummeled with the same storm. I hope you are keeping safe and warm. Hope you'll find the time to drop by and visit me at Stitch Lines.

  29. What a beautiful blog! Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I will plan to put your blog in my Bloglovin feed.

  30. You take such beautiful photographs and I'm glad I'm a few days late to the party and was able to see more photos as I looked for your hop post. So nice to meet you!

  31. What a lovely blog post, such thoughtful prose. Did you do all the wonderful watercolors too? So talented!! Visiting from GYB.

  32. Such lovely photos and such a lovely blog!

  33. I am so glad I stopped by, your blog is beautiful...the words, the images, your spirit. I am a new follower. Susan


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