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Friday, August 17, 2012

Comptine d'un Autre Été


I want it all.

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No...

not
the perfect dwelling

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the unattainable 

perfection


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nor the most enchanting vessel

upon which to sail

the firmament

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but rather

a clear vision of 

the human destiny.

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This is a
Comptine d'un Autre été

A Nursery Rhyme

of 

Another Summer


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that has visited 

my doorstep once again



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to whisper in my ear


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  for it is in plunging

 into our 

most treasured colors


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with 

eyes wide open
 
wherein


hues unappreciated

reflect back in 

unimaginable glory.
 
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It is time to be escorted

down a haunting path


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with light in hand


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to keep vigilant watch


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for 

Another Summer.

131 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

I always find myself looking ahead to the next season that is ending to do things better than I did during it

Catherine Robinson said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Anita your tender words and accompanying images are simply perfect...I love the quote by Marcel Proust; so true...I hope you had a wonderful Summer.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, I so appreciate it...a very BIG thank you.
Have a great weekend.
Catherine
xx

Ruben Rivera said...

Anita,
I know I have said this many times with regard to your posts, but WOW. I especially like the worded image of looking "with eyes wide open wherein hues unappreciated reflect back in unimaginable glory." Talk about the life that gains perspective. I also love your picture choices. The multicolored wave curl, and the magical entrance to the verdant path. You lift me up.
Love
Ruben

Peeters Liliane said...

Hello sweet friend,
This post is so lovely, love your pictures choises. I hope you have an enchanted summer with lots of inspirations for your art!!!
How is the weather at your place? We finally have summer here but it's to hot!
Hugs,
Liliane

YONKS said...

Anita,
You have given me a perfect end to a perfect afternoon. An Italian lunch with my best girlfriends, celebrating birthdays with a glass of champagne and then, to home to catch up on online friends and I find this. How much better can it get?
Much love
Di
xxxx

Renae said...

a a w h h . . . .

lovely, simply, lovely ~~

• music - superb
• poem - simple yet sublime
• emotion - shared

love to you
your site is you and you're unique

Renae said...

a w h .......

upon second viewing, love the turquoise
the
yellow

the colors of the season for sure

thank you

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

At the sentiment,
at the beauty.
Sigh.

Cheryl said...

I just arrived home from a beautiful day at the beach. No schedule, just the sound of the waves reaching the shore. The breeze was perfect.
Your post, the music, the words, the images, continued my lovely afternoon.
Thank you.
Cheryl

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

Beautiful Anita.
I love the opening of 'not becoming what we want by remaining what we are'....how profoundly simple....yet so difficult for many to undertand.

Change comes...either by choice or by force.

Have a beautiful late summer weekend!
Simone

Lady of the Woods said...

oh my...I needed this...that haunting path! and the vigilant watch on horses...no words....sigh

It's me said...

What a beautiful post...please no end of the summer now the weather is beautiful here right now......i love sitting outsite till late in the evening drinking a glass of wine with my husbunny....summer love is in the air darling....xxxlove love love .......i feel love...xxx..

Denise said...

Beautiful!We all need to be reminded what/who to keep our eyes on.Hugs Denise P.S. You might have received a strange e-mail that looked like it was from Paul and I,it wasn't,it was a hacker, criminal,mean person :(

EdenClare said...

yes it is dear...
time!

The enchanted home said...

Love it Anita as I love each and every one of your brilliant posts!! I have not been around much this week, been super busy but I am glad I stopped in here, love the idea of holding the light down the path as we venture forth to new things.

Have a wonderful light filled weekend!

The Dutchess said...

Yes...another summer..what more could we wish for..

xoxo
Your Sister..

chateaudelille said...

Arent Summers wonderful. Looking forward to our next one too. Still, warm days are just so pretty. Fiona

Rhonda said...

Well, that was gorgeous in every way. That last image is amazing beyond words. Merci.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear Anita,
Another day, another summer with love and laughter.. Yes, always looking forward with eyes wide open.
This post is one of my favorites.. Your heartfelt words, breathtaking images and sweet music.. I love it.
Bisous!
Penny

Mary said...

That is so sweet...beautiful colors, sound, message...our next beautiful summer to come. and hang on to this one for all it has.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I believe I could read your work from an unknown source, publication... anywhere in the entire world... and be able to pick out an Anita Rivera original every single time. Do you know why? Because it is pure MAGIC. No one writes like you, no one thinks like you, no one has the"gift" you possess.
One only discovers "magic" like you once in a lifetime.
Miss you... xo

Createology said...

Enchanting and very thought-provoking. Not to waste another nano second of our precious time we have. Breathtaking my dear...

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a lovely kick-off to my summer weekend. May I continue to find this kind of beauty in the things that surround my path this weekend.

hi-d said...

Hello Dear,

It sounds like you have discovered a lot of new things this summer and have been blessed with doors, as well as your eyes wide open for new adventures. I don't really want summer to end just yet. Looking forward to another one too! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Heidi

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful and Enchanting

your post...

and you!



{Oh sweet summer}


sigh....
~ Violet

helen tilston said...

Dear Anita

This is beautiful and I love the painting of the sunset.
Again you have woven a beautiful short story.

Have a glorious weekend

Helen xx

Sarah said...

Anita, you weave together the most beautiful images and words. It's always a treat to visit CCC.
Hope you are relishing the thought of liberation as a new school year begins. I'm happy for you that you will be creating in your studio. Enjoy the pleasures.....Sarah

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Your posts are always a feast for the eyes and poetry for the ears Anita.

That striped dress on the top is just heaven!

hugs
Sue

marielle said...

La douceur de la musique de Yann Tiersen et ces images qui font glisser vers la fin de l'été... Your world and your imagination are beautiful. I would like to know where is the place I can find the statues in a garden? It's incredible !
Thanks for the dream.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Perfect.
Thank you.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello dearest Anita...It's Saturday morning again and I have come to visit you!...You never disappoint with your beautiful images and words...such a beautiful post today!
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Susan x

Molly The Wally said...

Fantastic Anita. The horse is beautiful and we so loved the clear boat but the best are the statues coming out of the rocks, absolutely brilliant. Stunning images in this post. Have a wonderful Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Magia da Inês said...

♡¸.°.¸♫♫♪
Belo post.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♡彡♫♪°.¸.•°`

lostpastremembered said...

Never was a truer thing said. A clear eye and an open heart makes everything new and beautiful.
Oh how I covet those bearded sentries on the path. Reminds me of one of my favorite places on earth... the garden of Bomarzo -- Bosco dei Mostri... magic surprises at every turn.

Here's to a life full of such wonder for us all!

Ann said...

A change of season should be welcomed with great anticipation especially the Summer... Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy the weekend.

Denise said...

Thank you Anita,that photo was taken last year way before My surgery.How sweet of you.Denise

Ivy Clad said...

Anita, your poetry is so awesome. You should really make a book-- I would buy it for my library! I hope your summer's end is marvelous!

Keri

desde my ventana said...

Hello Anita,
Here in Spain we still can enjoy a sunny and warm summertime.Thank you for your words and message for the new season.

Hugs

Cecilia

Palomasea said...

How exquisite and profound, most beautiful Anita...
May the moments between sweet summers bring just as much magic and joy, my dear friend....
These images are so beautiful.
Your poetry induces goosebumps, as always! :))
Love you so!
- Irina

Palomasea said...

You came to dance with me, dear sister!! WOOHOO!
No other art stirs my soul quite like this...merci chere amie...and keep dancing!!
BISOUS

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

So beautiful Anita...and so much wisdom.

Having chased after the things mentioned in your poetry for many years, it was nice to finally learn how to celebrate each season, each day, and now, at last, each hour.

I loved the image,(especially the path)and the quotes. Is that a picture of the Rivera doorstep?

I hope you find time to read my replies to YOUR visits since it is my only way to visit with YOU. Wishes for a beautiful week!! Lisa

SizzleandZoom said...

Spectacular images on this post. Love the chandelier and the orange horizon over the ocean.

Red Rose Alley said...

How lovely this post is today, Anita. And it really hit home for me today, as I have been dreaming of the future. The unknown can be quite scary, you know? I love this little girl with the book. She looks so curious. It sounds like you are enjoying the summer. It is too hot here in California, and as I get older, I don't do well with the heat. Can I borrow some of your weather? Oh, that haunting path, I love it.
And love you,
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

wendy said...

so many beautiful things here to see and THINK/PONDER upon.
It might be astounding if we looked at our surroundings with "new eyes"
seeing what we have missed because our opinions and frustrations of life in general cast a shadow on the beauty that is there....for us to find.
If we are willing.

Oh how I hate to see summer end. Anita, I truly will have to find a way of looking at winter with NEW EYES and a whooooole new perspective.
It is hard.

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, wow, such a lovely post - strikes a note in me! I also love the quote you put above - yes, life is change and transformation, we musn't be afrais of that, for how should we get those butterfly wings? Colorful greetings for a magnificent weekend of summer! xox

Deborah said...

And oh it has been a wonderful summer..I don't want to say goodbye yet..
As laways Anita..gorgeous images here and such lovely words.
hugs & kisses!

Deborah xoxoxoox

Vintage Home said...

ah...yes with new eyes...that is a great inspiration....thank you for motivating & inspiring!

Teacup Mosaics said...

So very lovely!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dear friend for coming over to visit today..
Oh I just love this post..
Bisous!

Angele Style said...

Oh how I treasure summer....I just want to hold onto it forever yet knowing the changing of the seasons probably make me appreciate summer more. It is just so hard to say goodbye.....even for awhile.

Your posts are lovely and a gift to us all.

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,
I hope you had a lovely day. We had much cooler temps today. Yahoo!!! I am not a fan of 100 degree days. I cannot believe that school starts next week. I bet you are giddy with excitement to think that you don't have to go back.
Take care my friend...
Heidi

Mapi said...

Beautiful as ever Anita !
At the moment we have a heatwave, bit to much for me.
Love and a big summerhug
Mapi

Palomasea said...

Good morning my dearest! Thank you so much for coming by this morning...yes, our sweet girl took about half of those pics...she is teaching ME! Just as it should be.:)
Enjoy your day, dear one, we are running off...but when I come back I will e-mail...
Love you!

Chatelaine said...

As always, stunning visuals and heartfelt prose. Each post is a work of art.

Another summer can wait. I can't wait for Autumn in New England.

wendy said...

Anita, your comment on my blog was so sweet. Thanks girly.
I guess you could say I am pretty much a country girl...but I DO LOVE ME a little dress up time and the mall.
Too bad you can't get out here and ride my horses with me. It is a fun thing to do.
And...I LOVE the fairs, they are full of such fun things to see, smell and taste.

Jeri Landers said...

Another season, another journey, what a life! I want to walk down that haunting path, my eyes will, indeed, be wide open. The music is rather haunting too, and beautiful.

I am glad you enjoyed our quilt trail, it really was wonderful to see the spirit of camaraderie that went into the whole idea. So many saw the blocks and wanted one for their barn or business too. The local artists, schools and women's groups painted them. I painted 2 of them, it was all I could handle, they are HUGE!

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George The Lad said...

Hi Anita, George here :) This is deep but I think I understand. Moms been at a friends all weekend miles away, it has been raining here but she says it was sunny where she was. I hope its not the end of the summer, the time goes so fast. Two weeks and Mom will be back at work :( and winter will be on its way. I'll be keeping watch.

Fancy you seeing a dog like Tess, I can't believe there is another one like her!!
Have a Good Week
See Yea George xxx

Burlap Luxe said...

This post is a MOVING post Anita, I am not sure how you do it, all the creating, all the remodeling, all the beautiful posting and it all comes together as if no thought was put into it than what comes natural to you, and that is the beauty within you. :)

I am so blessed to have a friend who lightens and brightens our world.

Keep inspiring your beauty within and all around you.

Anita, I am so happy you are inspired by your Nina win at my place, and go figure that you would be one of the winning draws. The universe works in many ways, and God is in control.

Thank you for encouraging my art in all that I create.
A bit of Union Jack for a short while, I had to try my hand at one, this is what an artist does, you know this to be true :)

It's not what we see in front of us, it's what we see behind us.
~Dore Callaway

xoxo
Dore

Tiny Tess said...

Hello Anita
Thank You for the visit, I am indeed feeling better, I still have a limp but I don't think that will ever go. I so pleased Ruben is moving around better and pain free, does that mean he chases you around! I've told Mom it would do her good to go on the same thing.
Love you Tess xxx

wendy said...

Hey Anita...I just updated my blog with part two of my visit with the kids.

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

Another beautiful post, so enchanting. Sally x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Beautiful and enchanting post and such a lovely way to start my new week, thank you for everything you share.
Also for the kind visit to me, I appreciate your kindness.
Have fun creating and hope your renovations are going well.

Have a wonderful week
Hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Many thanks for coming to visit me, you are so very sweet.
The time here is 12.07 pm Monday and I am just going to go and have lunch with my husband, so had better fly.

Have a wonderful new week
Hugs
Carolyn

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

This is such a pretty post! I am so excited that you get to have a fun week, not having to go back to school! You're going to feel like a kid locked inside a candy store left alone in your studio, I bet. heehee...

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing my Mama a Happy B-day! You are so sweet what you said. I love that we look alike. Thank you! In fact, I edited my post and put a different picture up of her and I today. It was last night when I was writing the post and I realized that I didn't really have many recent pictures of her...as well as the two of us together. So, I made sure to have one of my brothers take our photo today. :)

Okay, my dear. It's been a busy weekend. I hope you had a good one as well!

Love to you!
Heidi

vicki archer said...

Another beautiful post Anita... I do so love your words and images... Big sigh... xv

Karena said...

Dear Anita I could not not wake this morning to a more poignant and inspiring post! The thoughts, the images, magical!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series Featuring Harrison Howard

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Anita....another beautiful post...Enjoy these last few weeks of Summer as they are simply the best I think! Now I know that Summer is on her way I can hardly wait for those sun drenched days. Have a lovely creative week...Love Dzintra xo

La Petite Gallery said...

As ever, a beautiful post. Can't wait till fall, my favorite time of year. This was a real treat,
Thanks.
yvonne

Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita I hope that you and your company (family) had a nice time the last week or so. And like one of your readers I'm really looking for Falls refreshing cool air myself. Richard

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...


Dearest Anita,

Such a sweet post! As always :) Summer... my favorite season. I can't wait for it to be summer here(yes, spring will start next month here) So I do love your words! Hope you had a great weekend!

Hugs <3

EdenClare said...

Anita dear...
almost everything in my
house is vintage or antique
with the exception of my
ikea bookcases...maybe...
and some glasses...i am
in the process of giving
away stuff...as i call it
but i am feeling good about
it...because in doing this
i am seeing space and light
which has been missing....
happy creating!

Debby Steele said...

LOVE that quote so much!! I am going to have to ponder it for a bit. Perhaps I should not be looking for new landscapes but trying to see things with new eyes. xo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much my dear friend for coming over and leaving such kind words about my kitchen.. It is appreciated more than you know.
Wishing you a creative and beautiful day!
Bisous!

Renae said...

Ms. Anita!

hi, good morning and happy days!

You get to stay home!!!! me too!!! My blog is having success so all those job offers to be a sub or a tutor are falling on my deaf ears. and I am loving it!!!!

We both get to retire as an educator and have our own schedules, emotions and such for educating our spirits to the fullest and sharing in our BLOGS!!!!!!!!!!!
(i inherited major rows of exclamation marks from you)

hahahaha.

Have a marvelous day!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!
Your posts are always so inspiring & full of gorgeous, enchanting images!!!! I love the shot of model Helena Christenson!!!! She was in one of Chris Isaac's music videos....
How is the end of summer going? I can hardly believe August is nearing the end!!!! The good news is we no longer are enduring 107 degree weather- it was the hottest summer on record for 110 years.
My mom is coming for a visit next week and then my dad flies down at the end of the week to join us. We're taking my parents out to a nice dinner one night.
My mom & I always go shopping and get manicures & pedicures.
I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!! :-)
Shannon

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Mary said...

I came back to see your post again...it is so artistic and it is a nice place to refresh in blog land. I will enjoy the rest of this summer..In fact I love September almost as much as summer. Your post reminds me to love love love summer. XOXOXO To you. Mary

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello beautiful Anita...oh yes how we can share the seasons! Today we are having a glorious warmish day...the first sign that Spring is definitely on her way! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday and many thanks for popping over...Dzintra xo

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I PROMISE we will talk this week.
Okay...now that I've said this there is no turning back!!! :) :) No if's ands or buts!
Miss you sooooooo....
I'm sorry life is so incredibly CRAZY BUSY right now and I'm all over the place.
We have a lot of catching up to do.
I think you and Irina should make plans to come out here for a longgggggggg weekend (!!!!!!). :)
Had to come by and soak in all this fabulous inspiration.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Nella said...

Dear Anita, I am always left quite speechless by you...beautiful post in every way, the words,images, thoughts behind every word written...I love the verdant path of course! Summer is my most favorite season too!
Enjoy every last minute of it!!!! N.xo

It's me said...

Yes the daughter from our niece....so sweet.....we are a sort of grandpa and grandma right now...it feeels so good !!...love Ria...xxx..

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Thank you for visiting, my friend. You're like a ray of sunshine making its way to our little virtual shop.
Now, what do you think sunshine would be looking for among the shelves of a children's bookstore? Hmmm...I think giggles and a bit of imagination, don't you think?
Imaginative sunshine...the sky's the limit.

Sunshine right back at ya', my dear.

XOXO's,
Marcia

deb famularo said...

i know, i know...I have been a horrible amie! It's been almost one year since being on blogger!! But today I made a venture out here and had to stop by and say hello and see your still very inspiring blog! I hope you have been doing well this summer and staying busy making beautiful creations! We need to catch up soon. Kids go back to school next week, so finally....some time to myself! yay!!! Miss you! xoxoxo

Sonja said...

That end of summer feeling is in the air, even in Texas! It is both nostalgic and hopeful... just as life and it's chapters, end end of summer always signals a fresh start with fall. I pray for eyes that will see and be involved with the everyday world in which I live, and the people on my pathway.
It's for sure my eyes will keep watching this page sweet friend! :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Where oh where did my comment go this morning.. I was sure I brought you some blueberry scones to go with our tea! Thank you my dear friend for wandering over this morning.
BISOUS!
Penny

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, dearest Anita
Your posts are always so uplifting.
I think sometimes I take the burden of the world upon my shoulders. I feel for every human being on the planet no matter their station in life or circumstance. There is always HOPE for the most despondent of humankind. Jesus paid it all.
love,
Teresa
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

HI ANITA!!!!!
Your post is so touching....the words so clear...they speak to many of us....And for those who do not see it clearly...walk with out a light in their hands. I PRAY that I always have my light on...to go where life is at it's fullest waiting for us...people who want and seek JOY and PEACE we find it!!!
Hugs and love sweet friend,
jamie--mimi

Kristin said...

Dear Anita, how beautiful!!!!!!! It is always so uplifting to come here. You give us a little piece of your heart and I really like what's inside your heart!! AND lovely photos. Aahhh! I love that beautiful horse and the feeling in that photo - it's absolutely stunning!!!! And I want to be there! And the girl who blows the glitter off the book, wow...wish I could take photos like that! Thank you for sharing and have a LOVELY and blessed day!!!

Kristin :)

Mitha Komala said...

omg these pictures are so enchanting, your post makes me happy! <3

Letters To Juliet

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming to visit this morning dear friend.
Wishing you a very creative day!
Bisous!
Penny

ivana said...

Dear Anita,

I love M. Proust quote. Very nice post, you speak poetry.

EdenClare said...

that piece was
actually from a
mural i did years
ago in my house...
i thought it might
be fun to snap a
picture and play
in photo shop...
came out kind of
sweet...off to
practice some
drawing...happy
creating girlie!!!1

EdenClare said...

are those your dogs...
on the sidelines here
on you blog...darling.

do you use charcoal..
i find it is very
forgiving...and easy
to blend and make
shadows for depth...
when i use a pencil
it seems to come out
more controlled, my
drawings.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dearest for wandering over for a visit this morning.
I am so happy you enjoyed your day yesterday!
I have my thinking cap on today.
BISOUS!
Penny

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

My son asked if he could have a Count Sealyham to give to his girl friend for her birthday. I reluctantly let him have one ;)
Just thought you'd like to know :)
I so appreciate your aesthetic and your beautiful talent.
xo

Silvia C said...

I think we tend to enjoy each season more as we grow older, don't you think? We appreciate the differences and we hope they will linger just a tad more...instead of wishing for the next one to come soon.
Beautiful words, Anita. As always, your choice of images coupled with your marvelous poetry, touch my heart and lift up my spirits (it's not possible not to feel happy after visiting your blog!) Have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend.
Besos.
Silvia

Rhissanna said...

Such delights you always find! The little blonde boy on the crescent moon boat? I had that as a card, when I was much, much smaller. (But not so young as I am now) I treasured it for years. Thank you for letting me visit it again.

francis said...

Looking forward to AUTUMN to come ...
It's my most favorite season .
Maybe it's because I was born in november I feel so connected to this season .
But hey ..... the colors are awesome and the fragrance is so delightful
and all the most beautiful surprises are laying on the ground to show us the magic of all SUMMER HAS BEEN WORKING ON .....
We are allowed to taste the fruit
to pick the berries..... to bake and taste and above all
TO BE SO SURPRISED by all of it
and the season brings us in the house ( in ourselves ) again and all can be at ease .....
we have little lights all around and we are counting our blessings
I love all of that !
I hope you can enjoy the next season too !

Martina said...

Hey sweet Anuta, thanks for your lovely visit! You're always so thoughtful and kind! Yes, i too have the impression, that many bloggers are away - that's the energy of summer! Must be a great feeling for you, not having to return to school soon, no? I think if you have the energy to yourself, you'll work wonders with it! Have a blissful sunday with lots of fun!

Michelle May said...

As always, my visit here is enchanted and wonderful. Oh how I do love to visit with you and wish you lived close so we could chat and pet the rabbits together. Just placed an order in your Etsy shop for some lovely and magical tags. I can't wait to get them.
xx

francis said...

You ...for sure.....are an ANGEL to me . Anita what you wrote to me .
How you took the time to write to me
I took in al your words into my heart and with tears in my eyes I was so thankful-greatful you are here , you were there .....just when I needed ..
Thank you so so so much .
I will continue ...of course I will .
We are IN together !
Happy new week my friend .

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Anita I am having fun at the theatre AND this is my first time singing as part of a chorus...am learning heaps!!! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and that you are now perhaps cooling down a little...Much love to you, Dzintra xo

Ann Nichols said...

Wonderful as usual!! So good to stop back by here after an absence from blogging land and read your lovely poems!
Thanks and Blessings!
Ann

Lady of the Woods said...

such a pleasure to be here, this post is stunning, I may say that alot!
Responding to your comment:
Hi Anita <3
I agree, there is nothing more profound, more alive and timeless as the heart....to live from it, is exquisite! Your new post will knock me out as always! I must get myself strong to see it....lol

Kerri said...

Such beautiful pictures and post as always. My son would love to catch that wave! I was just thinking today that this is the last of summer. I am looking forward to autumn decorating. My busiest time of the year starts soon!

Have a happy week :)

xoxo
Kerri

BookingAlong said...

I do not remember how I came here but I love this site, blog, train of thought space.

koralee said...

Hi dear one....I am home!!! Bags all unpacked and ready to hit the road to school tomorrow! YES...tomorrow. How can that be? No students just teacher week.
Yes another summer bites the dust...but you make it sound so much more magical in your words and images.
My holiday was just what I needed and yes..now I am READY!!!!
Hugs and love to you dear one. xoxo

~CC Catherine said...

Bonjour precious Blogger friend! :) I am back from MIA...summer has been hectic, but I'm still breathing... ;) Tonight I decided to plunge back on board and post and visit my friends. I've been keeping in touch with many bloggers by Facebook this summer, which has made it easier with my facepaced schedule. But even some weeks I've been absent from that as well. I have a lot to catch up on your blog, I am sure. I hope to enjoy joining some of your Paris themed Linkies later this year if you're still doing them. I visited Margaret from The French Bear; another blogger buddette I love visiting and noticed she had joined you in June. How fun... Must definitely reconnect soon, I think of you often friend! Hugs...and blessings abundantly! xoxo ~CC

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita ... I am here finally and once again I am speechless at your command of the language! The language that brings us all together! You are now ending your summer as we begin our spring and the mystery and majesty of life and the world we live in goes on! Thank-you Anita for your inspiration as always .... you are such a dear friend! I will be in New York in December from the 4th for one week ... if you happen to be there visiting I would love to meet you! I am thinking of arranging a blog lunch with whomever could come!
my best wishes always
Frances xxxxx


~CC Catherine said...

Oh dear...I think I deleted my last comment. :( ANITA........it was so great to see your note this morning on my blog post. YES ~ let's do catch soon on Skype! I just got a new little laptop that has a camera WITHIN it...no more external problems. HOPEFULLY.... ;) I'm SO THRILLED & Ecstatic to hear about your new status; and know without a shadow of a doubt that God is going to give you great direction into the art you'll create and books you will write. I cannot WAIT to buy one of your first autographed books friend! Hugs all the way from your GA Peach friend! xoxo ~CC

Amish Stories said...

The start of a new week Anita, has the hints of Fall traveled to your town at all? I am starting to feel its foot in the door at my own neck of the woods! Richard

Joy Tilton said...

Your posts take me to different lands or to lovely places of my past, and I leave with a smile always!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are such a dear friend.. Thank you Anita for your praise and encouragement. I am so pleased that you like it, and yes, I am proud of my accomplishment.
Your words this morning put joy in my heart.
BISOUS,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for visiting my sweet friend! Oh yes, I LOVE your new design you just added to your beautiful shop.
BISOUS!

Cobalt Violet said...

wow ... just gorgeous. It's like a little escape to a beautiful world visiting you!
Grazie mille! :)

Das Hohe Haus said...

This is wonderful!! Your pictures are amazing. Thank you for this great post!
Have a sunny week.
Hugs, Stefanie vom Hohen Haus

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Monday dearest Anita!!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!!
My mom arrives tomorrow afternoon for a visit.
We plan to have a spa day, shopping, & going to a few antique shops.
It was stormy here yesterday but today is sunny!!!!
Have you done any shopping lately? I just bought some vintage coats- there's photos in my newest blog post....
Hope you had a fabulous Monday!!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!!! Shannon

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
Oh yes... Summer days are winding down... I go into work tomorrow for a seminar entitled Evidence Based Evaluation Training... So that we have all the information we are supposed to for our lessons on days when we are observed... F u n !
I am going to try my very best to pray through this year... And bring peace to this lion's den...
My summer memories, love of family and friends ... God's amazing beauty and grace will always be near ...
I know you had lovely visits this summer that will be part of what warns you this winter!
Blessings to you always, Anita!
Enjoy these sweet days of August as summer days continue just a bit more!
* Maria

vicki archer said...

Just to say... you are 'MY DAILY CLICK' today... Thank you for the constant beauty you post... xv

Renae said...

hi sweet Anita!

things are better now. I sure hope you are doing well. just glad life if full of colors, experiences and great friends.

have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Absolutely beautiful as always! I always like to take a moment to stop and think and ponder over your posts Anita - a testament to what a fabulous and magical power they have. Always a pleasure.
Best wishes,
Paula xxx
p.s. I love your header, and thank you SO much for your gorgeous comments - Mr Sutton absolutely ADORED the dresser - I am fortunate enough that he has 'acquired' the same tastes during our 22 years together - I've taught him well - lol!

Silvia C said...

Hello dearest! I am loving the new header!!! It's beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for coming to visit me. Besos.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Always great to have you visit, Anita. I added to the post, and changed the wording a bit from earlier. teehee ;) Made it into a missing ticket mystery.
Glad you liked it.

Have a lovely evening, my friend.
XOXO's,
Marcia

~CC Catherine said...

Got your message on my post dear friend! If you need some help on the fonts, I think I can help you. Call me if you want and I can walk you through it! :) xoxo Do you still have my phone #? Hugs from GA!

L'Elégante said...

Hello ma chère Anita,
Bientôt je serais dans ma maison que je vais décorer en blanc et gris comme sur tes photos.
J'adore la musique du film et le film Amélie Poulain, c'est un vrai bonheur de voir et revoir ce film.
J'espère que tout va bien que la rentrée n'est pas trop dure.
Je t'embrasse et à très bientôt.
Fine.

francis said...

Here I am ..... visiting your work in progress .....
Looks amazing ......already
I am in the middle of writing you a long letter which will leave my house this afternoon on its way to you
I hope it will be in your mailbox soon
Happy weekend Anita

Amish Stories said...

Good morning Anita and I hope you have slowed down a little to enjoy this labor day weekend, and if you should have just a few extra mins please drop by my blog for a classic ad from 1971 of actor Paul Newman and another chili recipe to boot for the upcoming fall weather! Richard

therelishedroost said...

Wow, how truly beautiful.. and thought provoking! Endings are bittersweet and you have somehow made the end of this summer a sweet thing!
Karolyn

The Relished Roost

Gem said...

Like Reuben said, you lift us up.
That rainbow wave photo is amazing!!!! What do you do, do you write your words and then google amazing images?
It is such a treat for the mind and soul and vision, when I visit your blog.
Oh, these photos are wonderful!
x x

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