I’ve been “finding hearts” a lot this summer–when I look up, when I look down, when I’m simply enjoying my surroundings. Here’s a sampling of the hearts I “found” and photographed this summer. ❤ ❤ ❤ After seven years of faithful (and perhaps too much) shooting, my camera died on me late one April afternoon while … Continue reading Photography: Finding Love Notes, Naturally
Another round of Love Notes began last week, and as I await postcards, I thought it might be wise to share many of the dozens of love notes I received during and since Love Notes #19 (in April). It seems there will never be enough time to showcase all of them, so I’ve decided to share a bundle … Continue reading Love Notes Catchup: Time for New Friendships
Love Notes begins tomorrow! Love Notes is a postcard project coordinated by Jennifer Belthoff that “encourages slowing down, getting back to basics, and connecting through handwritten notes sent through the mail.” Participants sign up for the swap on Jennifer’s website and then she assigns partners–notified via email–who correspond with each other for three weeks based on a prompt … Continue reading Love Notes!
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. –Toni Morrison, Tar Baby How perfect is this image? The absolutely gorgeous photo postcard above came from my Love Notes friend, Eileen V. She embellished the postcard with extra sunflower love on front and back and sent it “just because.” Trees and sunflowers? Just the … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | Trees in a Field of Sunflowers
I found an adorable poem today when I went to play with Earth Stanzas. It was written by 11-year-old Fatou M’baye, a 5th grader in Kent Ohio. I am not only impressed with her poetic skills but I am also impressed with her mature relationship with trees. Thank You, Tree Fatou M’baye Tree, you put … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | “Thank You, Tree”
“Love” is likely the most difficult word to define. We talk about what it means, but definitions fail to hit the mark. Since it finds meaning in action and in character, we describe love more than we define it. “Love means” was the final prompt for Love Notes 27. Peggy, again, did not disappoint as … Continue reading Love Means…
The best kinds of friendships are fierce lady friendships, where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and believe the other deserves the world. My amazing bestie, Aleta, sent me an almost equally amazing “I AM WOMAN” package just in time for Women’s History Month (WHM), and I’m looking forward to sharing a … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Let’s Love Each Other Fiercely
Can you believe February is almost over? Didn’t 2019 begin just yesterday?! I’m not sure what the rest of the week will bring, so I thought I’d better share the love mail I found in my mailbox before the remaining days of the month slip away. From Christine B, my ever faithful penfriend, a heart-shaped … Continue reading Love Mail!
Love After Love by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your … Continue reading “You Will Love Again the Stranger Who Was Your Self”
Bears find themselves at the spot where two deep-seated but contradictory human impulses collide: the desire to feel protected from unforeseeable danger and the longing for unspoiled nature. —Bernd Brunner, Bears: A Brief History This lovely bear has been sitting in my “to be blogged” bin since February. Her name is Kaja. My Love Notes friend, … Continue reading Meet Kaja: The Lovely Bear