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Sunset on the patio

Sunset on the patio

This is last night’s sunset on my sisters patio. We head home this afternoon to cooler weather. Sure have enjoyed the family time.

“If someone does not smile at you be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” Dalai Lama

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Morning Frost on Leaves

Morning Frost on Leaves

My sister and I are leaving for Phoenix today. Going to spend thanksgiving with our parents and our sister and favorite brother-in-law. Hopefully there will not be any frost down there. We should be coming back next weekend unless we somehow loose our return tickets. 🙂

“The more we practice nonviolence in our words, thoughts and actions the more peaceful will be our inner state.”

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Need to make more mistakes

Last of the season

Last of the season

“If you’re not making mistakes, you might as well hang the camera up.” Joe McNally

Probably one the last flowers we will see this year as the weather changes and fall approaches. Mornings are cooler as we had 43 degrees at 6:30 am. The temperature swing can be large this time of the year as we are expecting a high of 83 degrees this afternoon. Jacket in the morning and short sleeves by afternoon. Probably need to make more mistakes. 

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Tiny Little Bee

Tiny little bee

Blue flax and a Hover Fly

“It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.” Wendell Berry

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The Stella and Legno

Pilot fountain pens

Pilot fountain pens

“You write because there’s fire in your bones. You’ve got to do this whether anybody ever reads it or not.” Eugene Peterson 

These are two of my sisters fountain pens. The front pen is her new Pilot Legno 89s fountain pen in deep red, and features a rhodium-plated 14K nib.  It is an open-grain (as opposed to sealed/varnished) “wood” finish – which is actually a resin-impregnated compressed laminated wood product. Both barrel and cap are lathe-turned from this solid yet light-weight material. One website stated the body was made from “Kabanoki” is Cherry tree called the “Queen of broad leaf tree” in Japan. Kabanoki Wood is used to make furniture, so the grain pattern is relatively bold and tough. Believe what you want.

The white pen is a Pilot Stella 90s in pearl/white. It has a pearly painted lacquered brass body and is heavier than the Legno. It also features the rhodium-plated 14K nib. This pen, appropriately named Stella, is one of her favorite pens. Both pens look and feel similar to the Pilot Prera pens.

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Patterns

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses gratitude, humility and understanding.” A Walker

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Yes, new growth

Yes, new growth

“Outdoors we are confronted everywhere with wonders; we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary but the common mode of existence.” Wendell Barry

I hope your week is filled with wonder, love, peace, happiness and signs of Spring.!

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