Beautiful Summer Day

June 30, 2010


oakville, indiana

blue skies 

sunshine 

birdsong 

weeding meditation 

yoga 

tofu scramble 

blackberry jam 

open windows 

cool breeze 

clothes drying on the line 

children 

laughter 

friends; human + animal  

flowers 

vegan ice cream sandwich 

music 

tolstoy 

peace 

love 

what makes up your beautiful summer day? 

 

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peace,

julayne

Radish Harvest

June 25, 2010


henry county, indiana

hi there,

the radishes are ready! these were quite mild and made  a very nice evening dinner. considering the abundance, we could be eating these for a while :).

please take a few minutes to look up into your night sky and gaze at the full strawberry moon. it’s lovely.

summer evenings are the best.

peace,

julayne

Union Pacific

June 24, 2010


oakville, indiana

good morning!

cool and windy here on the prairie this morning. it’s expected to heat up, so the kids and me are packing our lunch and heading to summit lake to picnic, swim, and sun ourselves.

i live right next to the railroad tracks and snapped this photo earlier today on my way to the post office which i also live right next to.

i like to tell folks the kids and i live in the business district ;).

happy summer day!

peace,

julayne

ps does anyone else see a strange face in the window, or is it just me?

Welcome Summer

June 23, 2010


la salle county, illinois

 hello!

summer has arrived! i’ve had some wonderful adventures to begin one of my most favorite seasons; seeing new places and making new friends. the garden is planted and even though it’s been difficult to tend to it (due to an abundance of rain), things are going well.

i’ve read a wonderful story that i think would appeal to all ages: The Curious Snowflake  by james struck. it’s available in the amazon kindle store for an extremely reasonable price. the good news is that you don’t have to own a kindle to purchase it. there is also a link to The Curious Snowflake blog listed in my blogroll. take a look for instant inspiration.

a change of scenery is just what i needed to revive and inspire me.

what revives and inspires you?

peace,

julayne

ps happy birthday dad

Clouds

June 6, 2010


henry county, indiana

hello!

lots of stormy clouds to look at around here lately. it was also hot and muggy too. i’m happy to report that today even though the clouds are still here, it’s much cooler. actually, it’s downright chilly! this is indiana after all.

now that school is out, i’m thinking about summer activities and one of those is a summer reading list. i think i will start with some short works by tolstoy. last summer i read knut hamsun and dostoyevsky and enjoyed them very much. jumping ahead a century and continents, i think anything by jack kerouac is a good summer read. i came across on the road; the original scroll at the library. kerouac typed the original manuscript single spaced and in one long sentence  and taped the ends of the pages together; all rolled up into one awesome, holy scroll. the beats bible.  i’ve read parts of it and i think it would be a great summer read; even better than the originally published version. classic american.

what is on your summer reading list?

peace & books,

julayne