The snow came down for hours yesterday - silent, soft flakes. I'm tired of the snow, but it still works it's magic. You can't help but feel the world is enchanted for those few, quiet hours when everything's covered in a pillow of pristine powder.
This fall is the best fall. Today is the best day. I went on a meandering walk through my neighborhood this afternoon and discovered the loveliest views. It's 65 and sunny. Neighbors are raking leaves, listening to music, and taking walks. The roads are quiet and the squirrels are out in crowds stocking up for … Continue reading a beautiful day in the neighborhood
I spent Saturday in the mountains with my church's college group. You may remember that I went on the same hike last year and really enjoyed it. We read Psalms, closed our eyes and listened to the gentle shhh of wind through leaves, and had Eucharist on the mountaintop. Focused breathing up steep paths is a … Continue reading 2nd annual Canterbury hike
Mary and I have been friends for nearly 10 years. We met our junior year of high school, attended college together, and were roommates for a year and a half. She came up to visit last month, so naturally we went to Skyline Drive. It's one of the most impressive parts of this state and … Continue reading skyline drive with mary
Daniel had to stop by the library to pick up a few books for a research paper last weekend, so I parked nearby and took a self-guided tour around UVa. UVa's campus is nearly always referred to as "The Grounds." It's a funny, sort of pretentious little quirk. I like to say it in my … Continue reading around Grounds
This journal has turned into a place for photos and little else. I talk plenty in everyday life, but I haven't felt the need to reiterate here. I've always journaled in some form or the other, but with access to various social media platforms, I have so many ways to have my voice heard or … Continue reading april flowers
I think spring is really here this time around. The tree in the backyard is in bloom and the bees are happily feasting. I spent yesterday afternoon outside reading and dozing in the sun. I'm happy, energetic, hopeful. The Florida sun spoiled me and it's hard to endure long, dark winters, but it looks like … Continue reading trees, bees
First snow, then spring. It was a weird (and beautiful) week in Charlottesville. Looking forward to a warm weekend spent catching up with out-of-town friends.