faith & finches
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I live by the sea and I hope I always will / daffodils in our front garden / how Betty tells us she'd like to come in (or go out) a zillion x a day / my wheat, grain nearly sugar free version of Dorie's apple cake / early morning sky / those boys in Virg's bachelor pad - the pillow topped drying rack in the upstairs hall / lichenography in the back yard / lunch - do you remember that vintage recipe - curried chicken salad with grapes & almonds / a tea break with my journal / those sweet boys again, Oliver & Virgil having a wee grooming fest my office windowsill / phlox - a new favourite perennial / itty bitty wild cat
The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith for to have faith is to have wings
Our big yard & wee backyard forest is alive with the sounds of birds. I love having all the upstairs windows open, while I work away in my very own treehouse. I love the distinct call of the red-winged blackbirds, the chattering of the cheery robins & the squawking blue-jays but it's the happy sound of the finches that I love the best - goldfinches & purple finches busily flitting around a new black oil sunflower seed bird feeder I've placed in a spot I can easily see from my studio windows.
& checking in lots with my one little word for this year - Faith. Oh, dear Faith - what a perfect word I've chosen to guide me through this year. Faith & Trust & Belief in myself ... it feels so good, it feels so right. And from another of my favourite inspirational people - Annie Lamott
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort and letting it be there until some light returns.
Posted by Susan