flowers, cats & courage

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oliver in my studio windowsill / 3.97 pink gerbera daisy from Walmart, I need one in every colour / BleetNessie / Virgil / LOVE from the Fresh Exchange / warm enough yesterday to open a window, Bonjour Spring / dried hydrangea blossom / the truth - me trying to sort through my most recent library, bedside, book pig haul - avec cats of course / my comfort, my 3rd dog, my Oliver / dog & cat upstairs hallway chair with seeds / & oh my, geranium ;-)

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.  It's about the choice to show up and be real.  The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.  Brene Brown from The Gifts of Imperfection

Listening to BrenĂ© Brown interviewed on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on repeat. Holding hands with courage, trying to let myself be authentic & feeling a whole lotta vulnerable. Happy to report that Miss Dixon, my Winnie girl is hanging in there, huge appetite (always a good sign) and lovely wanderings with me and Samuel several times each day in our big yard - hooray ! 

& here's to lots more daring greatly !


  1. With spring here and warmer days ahead, we all will be feeling better soon including Miss Winnie! Today is the first day the sun has shined here in 4 days!! Blue Carolina skies again. Yay! Lovely photos!!

  2. I am so pleased that Miss Winnie is doing well and you must all be welcoming the warmer weather. It is always delightful to visit 29 Black Street, inspiring words from you dear Susan and the quotes you include. Also a visual feast, I love your kitty photos, the geranium is beautiful, so too the gerbera daisy, one of my favourite flowers, your retro sheets and pillowcases. The covering on the chair in the hallway is gorgeous, it reminds me of a Tudor tapestry or an early botanical drawing.
    Love to all and a kiss for lil Miss Betty.
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. The elusive and rare Black Velvet Chiclet in #3...

  4. Love that first shadow shot.

    Glad Miss Winnie is still with you and you are treasuring this time together.


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