Thanksgiving at dawn. House full of sleepers.


Quiet has many moods. When our sons are home, their energy is palpable. Even when they’re upstairs sleeping I can sense them, can feel the house filling with their presence, expanding like a sail billowed with air. I love the dawn stillness of a house full of sleepers, love knowing that within these walls our entire family is contained and safe, reunited, our stable four-sided shape resurrected.

~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment 


Breakfast. Eat Your Rothko.



Source: Mark Rothko‘s “Number 14, 1960” & Cafe Rothko (via San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) via mennyfox55


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Get up!


The swans on the River Alster in Hamburg, Germany were caught and moved to their ice-free winter quarters on the Eppendorf Muehlenteich millpond. They will remain there until spring. (Bodo Marks/


Saturday Morning



All the candles
burning down to the metal,

the radiator singing its dumb water song.


The dust
in my lungs.
Knock it
out of me.


did it get so cold?

~ Marty McConnell, Elegy

Credits: Poem – VerseDaily. Photo: Exercice de Style

Lightly child, lightly



And I have dreamed
of the morning coming in
like a bird through the window
not burdened by a thought.

the light a singing,
as I had hoped.


Wendell Berry, from “The Design of The House: Ideal and Hard Time” from New Collected Poems

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Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Source: Mennyfox55

Your morning coffee (90 sec)

Your morning coffee. In autumn, on the Seki River in Myoko Japan. Music is Holocene by Bon Iver.

And just like that


This morning the redbirds’ eggs
have hatched and already the chicks
are chirping for food.
They don’t know where it’s coming from,
they just keep shouting, “More! More!”
As to anything else, they haven’t
had a single thought. Their eyes
haven’t yet opened, they know nothing
about the sky that’s waiting. Or
the thousands, the millions of trees.
The don’t even know they have wings.

And just like that, like a simple
neighborhood event, a miracle is
taking place.

~ Mary Oliver, This Morning. Felicity: Poems

Photo: Mr. Greenjeans

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call


Photo by Lex Molenaar via

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

E.T. (Walrus) shows off his range. (Volume up)

Thank you Jean Ann.