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Welcome to my blog. I love building blanket forts and finding other ways to celebrate ordinary moments of life.  

There is something about that shade of green.

There is something about that shade of green.

There is something about that shade of green that caught my eye.  When did I first notice it?  And when did I first give it the name "fluorescent green"?  Was it the first year we lived in that house the woods?  It appears in early May, heralding the arrival of spring.  It is a completely different shade than that which appears only days, weeks, and months later.  It is the color of arrival, an awakening after a long winter's nap.  It not only tells of the trees opening to the new season but is also like confetti thrown in the air when the guest of honor arrives at a party.  It is a celebration, a vibrant call to alertness from the grey and brown of winter.  It excitedly whispers, "look!"  "It's time!"  The fluorescent green only lasts for a few days, soon replaced by the beautiful deep green of summer.  But, the celebration has begun, the trees have arrived and all of the guests are watching in awe.  

Do you hear the whisper, the call to alertness from the grey and brown of winter?  If so, join me over on instagram where we are in week 2 of the #14daysofastonishment challenge.  You can scroll back to find the beginning and pick it up any time.  What might you notice if you were paying attention?  

Tea with Grandma

Tea with Grandma

While I'm on the Topic of Monasticism:  A Book Review

While I'm on the Topic of Monasticism: A Book Review