G o o d m o r n i n g!
This morning was so incredibly special – Henry and I went out for a walk as the sun was rising in the hopes of walking on still frozen ground rather than sinking in the mud! There was a dusting of snow and the sun actually rose, higher and higher still! I was walking with the sun filtering through the trees, illuminating the fluffy blanket of snow and reflecting off of the ever growing river. The geese honking, spiralling down to rest on the river.
I wish I brought my phone with me! I was just wishing I could bring you along on that special walk, share how beautiful it was. I kept telling myself *I’m meant to experience this not through a screen.* Especially because at present – it’s snowing and there is very little visibility. Weather is so changeable on islands.
A flock of cedar waxwings greeted us in the Pine by the front door, so beautiful. When I got inside, I had a missed call from the library to work today. By the time I called them back, they had found someone else so now I am happy to be sitting with a smoothie, espresso and a full denim outfit with wool socks. No one judges here 😉
I wanted to share with you some very exciting packages that I received this week. I am just amazed at the absolute happiness and joy that comes in the form of a brown envelope and full of thoughtful musings from a distant kindred. It brightens a day and really just stirs a sense of love and appreciation! Renewing stagnant energy – thank you, thank you!
A certain Fairy soul named Jen from Rhode Island sent me this very unexpected package. A definite kindred with a love for the natural world and disconnecting from the sway of the screen. It was so lovely, I thought I’d share little pieces from it…
How sweet are all of these things?? I feel very blessed and happy to receive such gifts! I am so hopeful that over the years I can really build up my gardens so to give seeds as gifts.
From the West of Ireland, the very talented Floriane Blancke sent to me her CD, Kaleidoscope. Floriane is a Celtic Musician who we *met* through Etsy – she has 2 of our original Icelandic sweaters! I absolutely love traditional inspired Celtic music, so I can’t even really describe how amazing this is for me to receive. There was a time I would shut myself in my room learning to play guitar because I desperately wanted to play The Butterfly and the Kesh Jig – among so many other tunes. I’m now adding Floriane’s album to my love for the ever changing world of traditional Celtic Music.
I wanted to share a video of her playing the first song off of her album “Trip to Achill/Dooagh Bay” just casually in a pub! Do check out her music, she is on Spotify and she has a website at Floriane Blancke
** And the sun is out again – the river is a deep blue and I can actually see the land on the other side!
I have some Etsy work to do and knitting, packages to put together! I am so inspired right now by these souls that have shared with you above, I hope you are too!