I've been thinking about favorite places lately. They seem particularly treasured during this time, particularly if we can visit them often. Here is a collection. The top row is my friend Betty's special spot - the buddha across the street from 950 Rockdale. The middle row is my neighbor Jane's dreamy back yard garden. And the bottom row is the cactus garden at Stanford where I had the chance to walk last Sunday. If you send me your favorites, I'll add them to the collection! Happy Saturday...
I've been so struck by roses this week.....Here are some photos of roses in my neighborhood, as well as some sent to me. So lovely.....
Happy Sunday, everyone - on the cusp of week 8. (But who's counting, well I guess I am....) Friends and neighbors have continued to send me beautiful photos - here is a collection for your Sunday viewing pleasure on this bright sunny day in SF. Most of these are from SF, the middle vista is Monterey... Also the photos in the top row feature the wonder of bees!
As shelter in place is beginning to feel like "forever and ever amen" - here are some photos of the beauty right in my tiny front yard. I have such gratitude that I only need to peer out of the front window to see such evidence of glory in the world. Be well, everyone.
Normally I would pick a photo of a dramatic sunset or awesome vista for Earth Day...But this year, as we shelter in place I'm kind of focused on the little bits of beauty in my life. This is one - a photo of the light well in my dining room - a few plants, including a hardy bright red geranium and some little orchids that are providing me cheer and hope every day. Happy Earth Day 2020 everyone...
A few photos for a sunny Sunday in SF. From my neighbor Jane, and also a few taken from my house. Creation is so very beautiful..... Happy April 19th, all.....
This fun series is from my friend Fabienne (thank you!) from her world for your viewing pleasure, as you make your way through week 5 of shelter in place...I particularly love how great her handmade flowers look - they make me happy!
While Easter certainly doesn't seem the same this year (understatement...), there are Easter flowers and Easter joy all around us. Just a few from my neighborhood, from walks pre and early COVID-19 days. Alleluia to us all.
Today we are mid-way into week 4 of shelter in place, in the midst of Holy Week, and at the start of Passover. It's a lot - a lot to process, a lot of change, a lot of grief and worry. And yet, our faith grounding is firmly around us. I'm leaning on that grounding, and remembering to be thankful for the smallest of things. My friend Nicole sent me the photos below with a note saying "no need to post these, they are ordinary, even weeds....." I thought that was such a great reminder of the beauty of the ordinary.....which is not so ordinary at all.....
A small tour through Golden Gate park for Palm Sunday - with thanks to Ellen and Marilyn for their photos. May our virtual processions be joyous today, as we begin Holy Week.
Deacon at St. Aidan's