when our girls started playing soccer, it was initially every bit the overload we expected from the youth sport. fields teeming with kids, families, dogs, strollers, coaches + referees. year two, covid was still having its effect on the day to day + our two girls either had practice simultaneously or an occasional same match […]
when i met my first dahlia, it was a massive, decorative bloom with milky pink petals like flames pointing out from the center. it was the size of my head, no exaggeration. after learning these are called dinnerplate dahlias, i began to dream of seeing more of these whimsical beauties, + eventually of growing my […]
there are genuinely few things i love more than sharing time + a meal with people in my life.
consider taking a look at the outdoor gathering spaces in your life; are they comfortable? what do they have to offer you? do they feel inviting?
where is the last place you felt warm? not only physical warmth, but even more, that general sense of wellbeing + ease. close your eyes for a moment to recall the place + particulars that last made you feel aglow with a sense of being cozy, comfortable, cared for, known + safe.
the board which graces many a piazza in charleston, has made our porch here feel warm, welcoming + oh, so light-hearted + fun.
as the girls + i sat there on the joggling board in our jammies for a small time admiring the punchy wildflowers, i was reminded of the many times beautiful blooms have found their way onto our porch …
…between their curling, repetitious petals + their vivid colors, it’s easy to see the way they reflect the cheery nature the sun is known for.
after i return home from a little time away, i really look forward to taking a moment to savor that first breakfast back at home on the porch— here everything seems brighter, a bit fresher + somehow…different.