June 24, 2008

Firefly Dreams

If you've read my sidebar, you would know that seeing fireflies is something I've always longed to do. In my youth, I'd often stare up at the stars, mesmerized by the multitude of those fixed points of light that illuminated the night sky. How much more enchanting would it be to witness the magical dance of fireflies on a warm summer night! To be honest, I don't know if I'll ever have the chance in this lifetime to witness such a spectacular sight. At least there are pictures like the one below to satisfy somewhat.

Then, there is this faux firefly jar! I think I may have to purchase this and place it in my son's bedroom. Then, both he and I can dream of fireflies together.

June 22, 2008

I've Been Sucked In!

I blame my sister for catapulting me into a world of vampires and werewolves by introducing me to this series! Thanks to you, I am now absurdly aware of shiny silver Volvos and have officially added the name Emmett to my baby names list.

Check out: Twilighters Anonymous

June 20, 2008

Summer Solstice

A something in a summer’s Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer’s noon —
A depth — an Azure — a perfume —
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer’s night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see —

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle — shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me —

The wizard fingers never rest —
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes it narrow bed —

Still rears the East her amber Flag —
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red —

So looking on — the night — the morn
Conclude the wonder gay —
And I meet, coming thro’ the dews
Another summer’s Day!

~Emily Dickinson~

June 17, 2008

Pretty Palettes

I'm back. For how long, I really cannot say. Will I return tomorrow? The day after? Next week? Who knows? I don't mean to be noncommittal, but California blue skies and warm weather beckon too invitingly, and sitting in front of a computer is the last thing I desire to do when those twin sirens call. I must be out--enjoying the sun, breathing deep of the fresh, clean air, walking briskly alongside green vineyards and relishing the lovely sight and scent of fragrant blooms. If you're wondering where I've been, that is exactly what I have been doing! I hope that you, too, are enjoying the late spring-early summer days, wherever you are. . . .

I found these lovely palettes to be so dreamy and nostalgic that I just had to share. . . .

images courtesy of Decor Amor