Saturday, September 5, 2009

impatience in a pot on our front porch - or when blur is good

the heart is forever inexperienced

Henry David Thoreau

Phew ... well that's a relief and something to continually remind myself of.

Things are busy here at 29 Black Street. Thursday I had to hold myself back from falling at the feet of the new, young, enthusiastic, Liberal/Left - cut from a similar cloth, pas de good ol' boy (which is a gigantic relief), eco-green lovin', nice, takes his dog with him everywhere kinda guy (10,000 instant bonus points), willing to barter some (design for handy-ness) handy man – who I met with for the first time. Garden, yard, inside outside, carpentry, odd jobs, you-name-it guy Ben, is arriving this coming Tuesday to remove the vine from our roof. A very large section of the roof is completely covered with a very happy and content vine that's been threatening to swallow our old brick house whole (much like The Vine in this creepy book). We love vine on brick, just not on shingles. I have a whole list of little projects (inside and out) and I'm confident he's the one - he's the guy, the one I've, somewhat patiently, been waiting for, for what seems like forever ... Merci M. Universe !

I'm reminded that ... good things do indeed come

And lots and lots of design work here at the teak topped desk. I just glanced out the window and it's a Gorgeous early morning. A big nearly full moon sits low in the sky, everything is lit by warm orange dawn light and I can see that the harbour is still - like glass. I'll grab my camera and say Let's getta goin' Missy D.


  1. Nice! We need more guys like him in the universe. :) You sound like you are in a good place, with lots to do, and your trusty Miss D there to do it with you! And that photo is just glorious. Have a great weekend! xox Pam

  2. i see a parallel in the title of your photo "blur is good" and your words today. you ARE one busy girl. life is good, eh?

  3. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

  4. Happy holiday weekend (here in the US) my lovely Novia Scotia family!
    Congrats on the handyman!!! Yahooie! More change is coming!

    Hugs to your entire household from mine!

  5. The hubby must be rubbin' off on you Julie ... eh ???

    B Shamu she's a female Nova Scotia duck toller cross and Missy D has plans to teach her some about crab tollin' (they may be hangin' together while stuff is being done).

    and merci Elise ! thanks for stopping by.

  6. Hey Vicki H (angel from Dallas). Happy weekend to you & your Gang too !!

  7. Most excellent. Watch out MUSKRATS!!

  8. yay...what a find, what a nice busy desk, what a lovely blur

  9. Nothing like a little handy man to get your heart back into its lively rhythm. Beautiful colors...intense and soft. <3


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