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Yesterday’s fog has become this morning’s rain.
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The front steps my husband built himself (over months and left halfway finished for one whole winter 😆) have become my favorite place for pumpkins.
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We still have a long list of needed repairs and hoped-for projects, but eight years in, so much of the hardest work is behind us.
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I still can’t quite believe that. It often felt as if we were stuck—like those half-built steps—and making no progress at all. But maybe what I chafed against was only ever stillness and the peace of the moment?
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#weareplacemakers
This house is a compass. It is a vessel filled from sunrise to sunset with luxuriant Autumn light; light so loud it muffles the noise of chaotic family life. Light like this reminds me that we are, each of us, standing on the still point of a turning world.
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“Except for the point, the still point, / There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.” - TS Eliot
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#homeisaplaceofwonder #autumnatmaplehurst
A bouquet for my youngest on her birthday (a bouquet for the world).
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#fromdaffodilstodahlias
Saturday afternoon: ignoring the messy piles, admiring the new wallpaper.
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#weareplacemakers #williammorris #maplehurstkitchen

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