Monday, February 24, 2014

A very, very, very fine house

I've been stringing more beads and birds. To keep the horses company.
Green goodness. Don't start your day without it. Green apples, oranges, carrots, kale or spinach, coconut, honey and mint leaves. Blend. Pour into ball jar. Smile.
He-ay-hee-ee
This. Owl.
The ram's head, a hand forged fireplace set.
I never get tired of reading visitor guides. We have copies and copies of these from every state in the west, more than you can imagine. I'm especially fond of guides from New Mexico and Arizona and there are a few North Carolina and Florida Key information packets. I'm a big fan of the Chamber of Commerce!
Skye, the sleeping beauty. She sleeps eighteen hours a day. And she's only five.
Books. Hundreds of books. And bookends of horse heads, marble Indian heads and wooden elephants. And the patron saint of animals, watching over the books, too.
This house does not lack for gee-tars.
After going completely bonkers over watching Bonnie Paine play the washboard, and my nonstop blather about it, C found me one of my own. Since then, I've been scrubbing and tapping and beating on that thing, like I'm my own jug band.
I must have cactus.
And roadrunners.
My favorite piece of art. A good friend of mine, Sandra Dunn, who lives on her own prairie, is an encaustic wax artist. I spend hours admiring this roadrunner she gave to me.
Prayer flags flying at the back door

Sweet Sherpa

 

26 comments:

  1. A beautiful little glimpse into your world with you curled up by the fire, dreaming of wonderful and warm places! Books and beads, sleepy cats and home-grown music. Life is soooo good!
    xoxo

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    1. Jules, I've been feeling really good about my place in this world and enjoying my home and remembering all the good stuff, ya know?
      I changed my mind on snow, cold and winter and just went with it. A temporary epiphany, if you will!
      Your comment made me happy. So genuine. Thanks very much.
      xoxo

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    2. Glad to hear you've embraced your place, so to say. Ya know what's sooo weird? There's times I feel I'm coming to terms with this crazy desert!
      xoxo

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    3. Wha??? That IS weird!
      We must be sprinkling the same magic dust on our Cheerios!
      Yay for us!

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  2. Gosh! what a glimpse into your fine house! horses, saints, gee-tars, feathers, the beep! beep! ;), and cats and books! Super cozy. Did that majestic owl drop down that feather for you? Lynn - We are thinking of going to Santa Fe for spring break! I've missed it so!! And you reminded me that I should pick up a St. Francis there! They are better looking than in his birthplace, Assisi - I kid you not.

    I see your cats are enjoying some sunlight - hope it shines brightly on your household dear friend!

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    1. San! I got that saint Francis in Santa Fe!!! The shop has nothing but hand carved saints!
      Spring break in SFe. The perfect getaway.
      xx

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  3. everything.
    especially the cat hanging out in that chair.
    and your washboard.
    and the ponies.
    everything.

    x+o+oooo

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  4. heerlijk om zo het leven van alledag te beleven,geweldig.

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    1. ja, zijn de kleine dingen die zoveel betekenen. dank u voor uw aanwezigheid hier.

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  5. That roadrunner that Sandra gave you is amazing!! And Skye is absolutely adorable :) I love you owl picture. Have a great Tuesday my friend!

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  6. I think so too. All her art is amazing. You should check it out sometime.
    That owl is going to keep me busy for the next couple of months. Then I'll get to share owlets with you again!

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  7. Love all these snippets!
    The bookends are wonderful, I have a couple brass owls my sister gave me last year. Love them! Also, did I mention that I have been to the monastery where St. Francis lived and worked when I was in Italy? It was truly magical!
    xo
    p.s. thank you for your sweet post card! I had a good long celebration!

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    1. That must have been a wonderful and interesting visit to Frankie's home!

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  8. Oh what a delightful post...you are in a heavenly spot my friend...love the kitties and your cacti and the green concoction...xx

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    1. Kitties make a house a 'home'.
      I love it when you stop by. :)
      x

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  9. i feel like i just came over for a visit!! what a warm and cozy environment you are nestled in-- all the things that make a house a home! books, music, cats, art, plants, and dreams... when the snow and the wind howl at the windows at least you have a lovely place to retreat, right?!
    xoxo

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    1. You got that right, Janet! I spend many days listening to my windows rattle from inside my cozy abode.
      The fireplace is my friend. ;)

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  10. A lovely glimpse into a world that is in tune with nature. Gave me a glimpse of peace and tranquility x

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  11. Thank you Audrey. Your description is just how I'm feeling these days.
    Despite the never ending winter, I am content. Go figure!
    Maybe someday you will visit my little hacienda on the prairie.
    Skye & Sherpa would love to meet their Liverpudlian cousin! xx

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  12. Hai Lynn,
    I've replied this via email, but i'm not sure if you get it or not. I live in Bali. Have you been to Bali? Thank you so much! i'm really glad to meet you too. i haven't been to US, but some day in the near future ;p

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  13. WASHBOARD! Actually, all of it. You've been on my mind all week... I think it's time to find a card to fill...

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  14. love love love!!!!!
    thank you for initing us into your lovely, yummy home!
    love you friend

    love and light

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  15. beautiful post & home ~ skye is adorable ♥

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  16. oh & Sherpa too ... such sweet cats ♥

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  17. Washboard! That owl! Kitties! I want to slip into your life through the screen. Magic, magic...

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