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26 February

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I have inherited a new desk 
from my landlord who died this past autumn
He was what we affectionately refer to as
"a Character"
and I am absolutely enamored of sitting at this beautiful desk at the window  and watching the world go by

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Hyacinths are in at the local market.
I have one sitting on the new desk and it smells like heaven

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I went to lunch with my daughter Bonnie yesterday

at the Peddler's Daughter

it's sort of an Irish Pub in Haverhill, MA

we listened to Irish music 

and ate fish n chips wrapped in newspaper

mine was in the obituaries

which reminded me of my papa

who read the obits daily and called them the Irish funnies.


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spring comes foggy and wet to our rather tiny island

nothing  but grey skies



~ My sister got engaged to a great guy!!



Friday fave fives
Floral Friday fotos
skywatch friday
Friday my town shoot out
soulfood friday


25 February

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on my desk
there is a frog
a poor relation of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
whose name, so far as I can make out,

is William He's quite content to sit where he is and has told me he has no desire whatsoever to do any hopping about in the garden Which is rather rather convenient for both of us as I find a sweet comfort in his company and he is a fairly sedentary fellow 
no amount of kissing will bring it out of him

I don't know if that means he is not a prince

or I am not a princess
but  neither one of us can bear the disappointment of discovery so..... we are happy to leave things lie

as they are



Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

24 February

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We walked the shore along Canoe beach
on one of those teasing days  toward the end of February
the younger ones are happy that spring is here
but we who are older hang back at the edges
we know that the water is far from warm yet
and there is probably snow on the horizon



Watery songlines 
Women with intention

the desk

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I have a new desk.

It belonged to the old gentleman who used to be my landlord.

The woman who inherited the house gave it to me.

I'm sitting at it now looking out the window and listening to

David Bowie.


won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon Your post can be about anything  that feeds your spirit and the family friendly nature of  a spirit of simplicity  Please link to your post and not your entire blog Please comment on at least, the post before you Please post a link back to A Spirit of Simplicity so that others may join   If you choose to follow me I will follow you back I always return comments Peace and Love  Kara



An InLinkz Link-up

22 february

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the good

One of my very favorite lines from any movie ever....

WE ARE GROOT

Which loosely means, for those who have not seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy

what happens to one of us happens to all of us
~ the random

I think I will be getting a new (to me) desk/table today.

It's beautiful and I can't wait.

I'll post pictures later.
the fun

I will be getting together with my daughter on Thursday and it will be fun.









The good, the random, the fun









21 February

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spring starts
 sipping in slowly
like the turn of a phrase
but there is no truth to her
she's like a teasing girl
who leaves you yearning

she is two, three, four, volumes
and when your two feet are planted firmly 
in the warmth of an afternoon careless and free

she hides coyly from the rage of old-man winter's sudden attack
and leaves you alone 
still freezing in a crisp breeze
nothing is free
winter and spring
sun and shade

the sunday whirl

21 February

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cold
This is from last year...other than a week or two it really hasn't been that cold this year.
Which we completely and totally deserve after last year
in which all kinds of lifetime records were broken
and every one pretty much screamed uncle 


helper

coffee...ahhhh



sillies


staged

so, I'm not big on staging pictures...not even landscapes and especially not people.

This is the shot I took before all the grandchildren got "staged" for the

thanksgiving photo this year.




just because

spring is coming



scavenger hunt sunday

wooden cairns on the water

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It has been warming up here on this rather tiny island
We feel the slightest hint of spring in the air. 
So much so that we walked canoe beach of an evening.
climbed on some rocks
stumbled across a smallish cairn 


watched the moon rising up over the the trees  and the ebbing tide 

before turning back toward home in the advancing twilight

soul food friday

an acorn is a tiny home

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an acorn is a tiny home
in which the tallest oak trees live



won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon Your post can be about anything  that feeds your spirit and the family friendly nature of  a spirit of simplicity  Please link to your post and not your entire blog Please comment on at least, the post before you Please post a link back to A Spirit of Simplicity so that others may join   If you choose to follow me I will follow you back I always return comments Peace and Love


An InLinkz Link-up

starfish and snowfall

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of a morning after a snowfall
 it is enough of an adventure
to gaze out of the window
sunlight glistening off the blue ocean
tea kettle whistles its morning tune
singing of starfish and snow flakes
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I have been doing some serious job hunting and I have a few things in the works
Yay!!!
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I am going to visit my sister with my mum for the weekend. 
She lives the next state over and my mum just can't do the drive anymore
Honestly, I'd rather stay home but I think I will enjoy myself when I get there.
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We are a wee bit more than half-way through winter!
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We have a full tank of oil and will be cozy warm through this next cold spell


Friday fave fives

skywatch friday

soulfood friday

6 word Friday

so much

so the oil man came early this morning
like at the crack of dawn
knocking at the door
looking for a check
let me write two and post date them

it's going down below zero tonight
that's Fahrenheit folks
and we have a full tank to keep us cozy -
so there was no cream for the coffee
tiny island store didn't open for another half hour
and when i finally got in line
the owner let me cut...took my crinkled 2 dollars
before the guy with 18 lottery tickets to cash in
maybe he recognized the look of desperation on my face



so much depends upon.....

that first sip of coffee in your warm kitchen

on a sunny morning

so much depends upon...

how you see the world

so much depends upon...

how we treat each other

the poetry lies in a conversation with the oil man
 pajamas, morning breath, tousled hair slight scent of diesel in the air 
the poetry lies with
a purple box of half and half
morning sunlight shining on the white circle in my coffee cup
so much depends upon
a random connection

im…

where you are

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a merry heart doeth good like a medicine
and you are my merry heart
all good gifts come from above
and you are my above
mangata is a moon lit path upon the night time ocean
and you are where it leads  around the glistening blue-green sea toward home
and you are my home dversepoets
imaginary gardens with real toads (55 words)

cuppan tae

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in the grey morning there is tea
and perhaps a spot of porridge
but mostly, there's the tea



Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

Tuesday Afternoon

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Today would have been the 88th birthday of my father. He died in 1981.

When I was a little girl and this song came on the radio my father would declare it "Kara's song"






won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon Your post can be about anything  that feeds your spirit and the family friendly nature of  a spirit of simplicity  Please link to your post and not your entire blog Please comment on at least, the post before you Please post a link back to A Spirit of Simplicity so that others may join   If you choose to follow me I will follow you back I always return comments Peace and Love  Kara

how do you do

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All the politicians singing how do you do
they all want to be my friend
they all want a piece o' me
on and on and on they drone....

you believe that shit??
we might be able to hike through the city
but  we ain't gonna be able to cross the ramp
they got the law on their side....
that's why they make the big bucks

see...I figure 1% of 100 may not seem like much....
but 99% of nothin's still nothin'
I got wolves baying  in close and chopping at my heels....
 only one match left to light the darkness




The Sunday Whirl

1 February

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the good
today is Imbolc
or St. Bridget's Day
this means that it is the Celtic first day of spring.
Today we mark the half way point between spring and winter.
This means nothing here in New England...we are just getting started here.
But it's good to know that it's half-way over somewhere.
The fun
Joe and I have made plans for a movie date this week.  We haven't been out in a while so it should be fun!

The random
It's been a little stormy lately.

The good, the random, the fun