Gratitude: Cozy Nests and Winning the Cake Walk

Cozy nests, Fine craftsmanship
Cozy nests, Fine craftsmanship
Blue, blue sky after a week of rain
Blue, blue sky after a week of rain
Savoring Summer down to the last drip
Savoring Summer down to the last drip
Starry-eyed hugs = a beter meme; A friend's reframing
Starry-eyed hugs = a beter meme; A friend’s reframing
The lovely flotsam and gypsum of Fall
The lovely flotsam and gypsum of Fall
Lunch at a table instead of a desk; Old-school veggie plate just a stroll away; Cheese on my broccoli
Lunch at a table instead of a desk; Old-school veggie plate just a stroll away; Cheese on my broccoli

Windows open; Smelling the sunshine
Windows open; Smelling the sunshine
Winning the cakewalk
Winning the cakewalk
Full-on-sassy
Full-on-sassy
Reclaiming a landmark from the past
Reclaiming a landmark from the past
The shapes things leave behind
The shapes things leave behind
Trying out the new place
Trying out “the new place”
Nature's protective streak
Nature’s protective streak
A Netflix buddy who's never gonna point out how late it is or how many times you've already seen that episode
A Netflix buddy who’s never gonna point out how late it is or how many times you’ve already seen that episode
A kiss at last; Our girl flying off into the sunset
A kiss at last; Our girl flying off into the sunset
Silver spray paint
Silver spray paint
An afternoon stroll, A belly full of fun
An afternoon stroll, A stollen afternoon with my honey
Food on a stick
Food on a stick
Veggies with faces
Veggies with faces
Art created with spuds and pipe cleaners
Art created with spuds and pipe cleaners
Heading light into the dark corners; Feel less hemmed in
Heading light into the dark corners; Feelingl less hemmed in
The last harvest before the frost
The last harvest before the frost
Red ants climbing the white carrot tops
Red ants climbing the white carrot tops
Overcoming sharpie stage-fright
Overcoming sharpie stage-fright
Ghost balloons, Vinegar + Baking Soda
Ghost balloons, Vinegar + Baking Soda
Art that makes you smile
Art that makes you smile
Orange + pale blue
Orange + pale blue
Ice cream sundaes; Giggling 'till you can't breathe; Movie night double feature
Ice cream sundaes; Giggling ’till you can’t breathe; Movie night double feature
spending lunch break in shambing chaos
Spending lunch break in shambling chaos
Meditation on gradation
Meditation on gradation
We're not done yet; Nothing's to sacred for a bit of fresh paint
We’re not done yet; Nothing’s too sacred for a bit of fresh paint
Making it spicy
Making it spicy
Lovely lines, Creative minds, Snail mail
Lovely lines, Creative minds, Snail mail
Birthday cards, Confirmation of life goals
Birthday cards, Confirmation of life goals
The backlit low, horizontal afternoon sun of seasons changing
The backlit low, horizontal afternoon sun of seasons changing
Mountain moonrise, Morning star views
Mountain moonrise, Morning star views
Life on the sunny side
Life on the sunny side; Cast iron reliability; Comfort food
Traveling with your fuzzy slippers and a pile of good books
Traveling with your fuzzy slippers and a pile of good books
Escape hatches are everywhere, just keep an eye out for them
Escape hatches are everywhere, just keep an eye out for them
Primary colors
Primary colors
The cheery of the cherry tomato
The cheery of the cherry tomato
Summer's bare ribs stacked; The bees buzzing on
Summer’s bare ribs stacked; The bees buzzing on
Cheering for the hangers on
Cheering for the hangers on
Dirty soap means clean hands
Dirty soap means clean hands
A girl and her cat
A girl and her cat; Black and white movies; Spooky stories
Backing away slowly
Backing away slowly
Classic combos; Head-down-reading till the sun sets and you realize you can't see the words anymore
Classic combos; Outside, head-down-reading till the sun sets and you realize you can’t see the words on the page anymore
Cooking in big batches
Cooking in big batches; Cooking for friends
Making it from scratch
Making it from scratch
Sunset castles
Sunset castles
Great art on cardboard
Great art on cardboard
The catch is what's locked in place–YOU are free to move.
The catch is what’s locked in place–YOU are free to move.
Swimming in a new light
Swimming in a new light
Muscadines at the market; The flavor of a southern Summer
Muscadines at the market; The flavor of a southern Summer
Giddy thrift shop finds
Giddy thrift shop scores
The perfect title, The quiet hush of museums just before closing time
The perfect title, The quiet hush of museums just before closing time
Rainbows in the carwash
Rainbows in the carwash
Rainbows on the walls
Rainbows on the walls; The art of “or”
A bubbling stock pot
A bubbling stock pot
A cat lap; Hot tea, A windy day and at least 5 more hours of a good book. A different kind of productivity plan.
A cat lap; Hot tea, A windy day and at least 5 more hours of a good book. A different kind of productivity plan.
Climbing in the trees; Music in the park
Climbing in the trees; Music in the park
Time machine recipes
Time machine recipes
A gracious plenty, Family and friends near and far
A gracious plenty, Family and friends near and far
Demanding respect
Demanding respect; Humans to look up to
Dancing in the aisles, Singing at the top of your lungs, An unobstructed view
Dancing in the aisles, Singing at the top of your lungs, An unobstructed view
Searching for the perfect “Haint Blue” for the front porch ceiling
Searching for the perfect “Haint Blue” for the front porch ceiling; Finding it
Sunny sheets; People who thrift for you
Sunny sheets; People who thrift for you; People who thrift with you
Discovering a new favorite shop
Discovering a new favorite shop
Making a big mess; Watching homemade cookies cool
Making a big mess; Watching homemade cookies cool enough to bite into
A chef who knows it's all about the presentation
A chef who knows it’s all about the presentation
Functional centerpieces
Functional centerpieces
Standing on top of the world; Making it back down again in one piece
Standing on top of the world; Making it back down again in one piece
Friendly faces
Friendly faces
Working with what you've got
Working with what you’ve got
Having your toes on the finish line
Having your toes on the finish line
Cheesy Hollywood sunsets
Cheesy Hollywood sunsets
Knowing where the candles are when the lights go out
Knowing where the candles are when the lights go out
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4 thoughts on “Gratitude: Cozy Nests and Winning the Cake Walk

  1. Phryne!! Love the leaf gradation photo. Backing away slowly = clown phobia? Haint blue, yes. My grandmother’s farm house had the haint blue ceiling; I thought they were saying that “it h’aint blue”… but it was! Lots of living going on in your photos, and your keen eye. Like, like.

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