Friday, July 29, 2011

Borrowed Words

From the brilliant and observant mind of 

"We write to taste life twice...

in the moment

and in retrospect."

"The role of the writer is not to say what  

we can all say

but what 

we are unable to say."

Each friend represents a world in us 

a world possibly not born 

until they arrive

and it is only by this meeting that a new world it born."

I am off to savor the new worlds that

YOU my friends 

have opened up to me.

I will be back soon.


And please visit Tuesdai Noelle's post here to see an interview she gave me last week. Merci, Tuesdai Noelle!

Photo Credits:



Anonymous said...

Love this. I feel like the blog world and the wonderful relationships developed here are eye opening on so many levels. xoxo

Stephanie said...

Love this! I am sure that when you are finished exploring, there will be another lovely, dreamy post for us!

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank you for gathering the beauty for us.


The Dutchess said...

You fly my dear high as you possible can...See me standing there..waving...xoxo

Seawashed said...

I just painted a Beatles quote on a subway sign this week. You fly my friend. ox

It's me said...

Come and fly to are mord than are such a great friend to me......just now i need it the love and more

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

As mentioned above the blog world has opened for many worlds they have never seen and may never get a chance, it also allows people, myself included to meet and experience so many virtual adventures in art, travel , the written word, images and the spirit of friendship. Your blog is such an inspiration to me! I love visiting her. Where ever you are off to, enjoy, savor and live.

Have a wonderful weekend. I am so happy that you found me again!

Simplement ... said...

Hello mon amie Anita ...
Tu es en vacances ?
Je te souhaite de jolies journées et de douces nuits ...
A Bientôt
Bisous du coeur

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Anita,

Those eyes of the child are a world in itself... Lovely photos.

Lots of love,


Palomasea said...

Anita Dear One,
This is perfect. Beautiful images, beautiful children, beautiful thoughts to ponder. Thank you for taking us along on your journey. We are very privileged.

Much love,
- I

Christel said...

nowhere else, can I enjoy the beauty of nature, the relevence of spoken words, the clarity that can only come from experience, The meaning of grace, and goodness. Anita your world, through your blog, is a wonderful place we all love to visit. Your soul reaches out to us, extending the hand of friendship. you are so dear, to so many xoxox Christel

Martina said...

This is so beautiful Anita! I'm a big fan of Anaiis Nin, when i was about 16 i discovered her diaries and read them all. She was such a poetic writer and observer of beauty, life and the himan mind and i feel, like i'm related to her. The quote about friendship is one of my favorites as well. So precious the friends we have - i'm grateful to know you! Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

I raise my glass to you in friendship and for the joy you bring in your posts. May the angels fly with you
Helen xx

A Tale of Two Cities said...

So many thought-provoking statements in your blog this time. I'm headed back to read it again and stew on each one.

You are a friend to so many!

The enchanted home said...
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The enchanted home said...

Your posts always inspire me to think and ponder life, friendships and my relationships, and make me do some self reflection. Your pictures are so beautifull, those of the children to me, the most powerful. Anyone who calls you a friend is blessed and I consider myself one of the lucky ones, for though I have never met you, you are a kindred spirit whose kindness and warmth transcend the computer screens and miles that separate us.
Thanks Anita, for being who you are, because you are a gift.

GwendolynKay said...

Your blog is always visually, spiritually and positively inspiring, creative and beautiful!
Hurry back!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Precisely why I write.

Deana Sidney said...

May you have a lovely break... there is such beauty in your parting words... like a perfume that remains when the wearer leaves the room.

In a way all perception is interpretation, isn't it? What we allow through out filters is our vision of our lives. May yours be bright and shining and full of love and the excitement of exploration and discovery.

Gorgeous Glam said...

What a great inspiring post! Makes one ponder and linger a moment on special thoughts. Hope you have a great wknd dear! xo
p.s. yes I am in L.A. ;)

Gem said...

Hi Anita
I've given you an award over at mine. Come and get!
Lovely blog post as always. A visual feast!
Have a great weekend
Gem x x

Kathysue said...

Wherever life is taking you I wish you a wonderful safe and exciting journey. I love my visits here I always feel like just woke up from a lovely dream, Kathysue

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Anita,
I love the little girl with the crown. She already has the confidence of the world. Your torquoise post is lovely, and one of my favotite colors. The children photos are priceless. It would be a sweeter place if we all saw the world through the eyes of a child.
Have a beautiful weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Sarah said...

Have a delightful adventure. I always leave your blog feeling as if I've been on a magically ride. ~ sarah

Sandra van Doorn said...

Anita you are amazing. that's all.

Rattus Scribus said...

A writer's role is "to say what we are unable to say." This is an audacious goal. Let's go for it.


Createology said...

Be safe my dear. We shall be right here waiting for your return. Your words and gentle kind soul will be very welcome when you are ready. Blessings...

hi-d said...

LOVE it! And, I'm so glad that you are off to savor and explore. Just be...'s another little jem that has REALLY been a big help to me. I can get so caught up in the stuff of life...but, "God did not create us to be human 'doings' but human 'beings'." (Donnie Moore)...That's where the whole, "just be" thing comes into play.

Lovely post as usual, Anita!


lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Lovely, as always, Anita.
Stepping into your blog is like experiencing the stately refinement of a bygone era...
I hope wherever your travels take you, it is a wonderful escape...
"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
~H. W. Longfellow

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
Beautiful and so peaceful... Write, ponder and enjoy the quiet moments. I will be here when you return.
Bless you...

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour dearest,
I absolutely love Anaïs Nin, her journals and quotes! The friendship quote is one of my favourites... isn't it so true?
I'm finished my finals and looking forward to a few weeks of no deadlines. Wherever you are flying of to, I hope it's beautiful and inspiring! Be safe.

xoxo, B

Suz said...

Absolutely beautiful post!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I read your comments today and I am so happy that you went out today and enjoyed a nice drive. There is nothing that quiets the mind like a solitary drive. I think that your dedication to your craft is so admirable. I am in awe of your writing, and your drawing and the photos and your harp playing, you are a Renaissance woman. Your talent to convey such heartfelt words has clearly touched so many people, as evidenced in the comments people leave, and I have to tell you that that is powerful thing. To have the ability to write such wonderful poetry that touches and moves people on a daily basis, what a gift!

You keep doing whatever you are doing because clearly you are doing it well!

On a lighter note, Sarlat is one of my most favorite places in the world! I have spent over 24 years going back and forth to France, visiting friends, seeing the sights, going to school and eating many pastries, unfortunately my French never progressed beyond a high school level, partly from laziness and also insecurities. Not to mention the fact that all of my friends either spoke English or wanted to learn English. In fact I am headed back this winter, it is my favorite time to go.

Your dedication to your writing has inspired me to stop being lazy and make a commitment to improve my French for my upcoming trip.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the waning days of summer, take it all in and savor it.


koralee said...

Oh I love this post of yours...such joy and beauty you alway bring to us my sweet this quote!

You enjoy your adventure...can't wait to hear about it.

All is well here...just lots of work..lots of boxes to still unpack and lots of furniture to be painted.

Hugs and happy happy weekend. xoxoxxo

Tuesdai Noelle said...

I LOVE the sticky notes on the wall. It's random, loving, thoughtful and artsy. On repeat 200 times, my wall would have sticky notes saying: Bye, Freedom, Discert, humours, 75% insane, Creative, loveable, huggable, intentive, Rhinestone chick, Simple fun, Adventure and Where the Wild Things Are....

Burlap Luxe said...

A place where one can make dreams come true, frindships, and learning to believe in ones self.

See my dear friend soon, time is soon enough.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooo Anita,
I am excited to see what you shall
savor to bring to us!:-D


Many Many Blessings, Linnie

Victoria Sayer said...

Dear Anita.
This post of yours is short but oh so sweet. Yes, writers and poets have my admiration. I am constantly amazed as I read novels, that there is ALWAYS some cleverness that I have not read before. I find myself just stopping mid story...and re-reading what I have just read, to fully savour the words that I wish I had thought of.

Catch you next time, sweet Lady.

Unknown said...

You lead, I will Nowhere and to any castle or cottage, I will follow your words, your dreams, your heart and your imagination. Never letting go...never.

I love's odd, I know why on some level, and I don't know why on other levels. Thanking God he sent Anita to me.

YONKS said...

Hello dearest!
I will have to look at the work of Anais Nin - magical. And there are those bottles- you have done it again Anita - inspiring your readers.
Take good care!

highheeledlife said...

Mon ami .. I can't wait to see what adventures you have sailed on! The friendships and wonderful discoveries that BlogLand offers ... is beyond anything I could have ever imagined.. xo Blessings, HHL

Tuesdai Noelle said...

It's ok, I'm just glad you enjoyed! Have nice weekend ;-)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Anita, I hope all is well. I hope not too much damage was done from that umbrella blowing over onto your house. Enjoy the free time you are going to have. Hopefully a less humid end of summer. I am off to celebrate my birthday with my family today...Have a wonderful weekend my friend!~Hugs, Patti

Burlap Luxe said...

C'est formidable d'avoir un ami comme vous.

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Happy Saturday Anita Love!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend filled with all the things and people you love!
Oh, I love that you and other writers say what we are unable! What a glorious gift and so glad to be a witness to it :)
Oh the lil red curlz is precious! Such a stunning picture!

ps, I did have a modeling contract out of Chicago about 10 years ago!
I found I would rather be behind the camera :)
It was a really neat experience tho'.

And many thanks for your sweet sugar! Your just so so good to me :)
Lots of love
gi gi

Denise said...

Oh yes ser re! New journey's from our Lord--What Fun --what mystery!

Tiff said...

Gorgeous Anita, your taste for life enlightens us all! You provide the sweet decorative touches to finsh our thoughts and inspirations with a flourish!
Enjoy the journey that life is bringing you! Happy adventures! X

June said...

Anita I am always grateful to you for bringing me the beauty I crave. No one can gather as much beauty as you do and then write to give it soul.
thank you sweet friend...

"Create Beauty" said...

Okay so I just started to leave a commnent and the DEAR ONE walks in and says, "Let's go....." Isn't that just the way it goes?!?!?!

I'm comin' back when I can!!!!


"Create Beauty" said...

I am back! The quotes you have shared and the images are so beautiful. Isn't it so true that a friend opens the door to a new world.

You have opened an AQUA door for me into a world of heartfelt words and handmade treasures, but most importantly a world where we are friends!!!

Now if we were neighbors, then the fun would never stop!

Your poetry causes me to ponder,
reflect, and see with new eyes...

I am so thankful for your gracious and giving heart.

Blessings to you......

~ Violet

Stacey said...

Savor and soak it all up my friend. Such a thought provoking post and quite inspiring too! See you soon ma belle:-). XX

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Off you go Dearest and enjoy exploring New Worlds...oh what fun you will have...enjoy every step you take there...Cheers, Dzintra

koralee said...

OH sweet friend...I am soooo happy your back is feeling better! Surprisingly during this move my back has not gotten is still not 100% but I am happy I am able to do the things I stretching exercises are a blessing.

Our Summer is going fast my friend...remember to enjoy each day. xoxoxoox

Can't WAIT to see you in September....I can't believe I am going to meet you!!!!!! I think I may CRY! Hugs.

I am painting my church pew....turquoise...I love it! You would too. I have turquoise paint all over me!

Happy Sunday.

follow your own way said...

i LOVE anais nin. such a brilliant mind.

Barbara said...

I'm so happy for you, Anita! Can't wait to hear about your new will make the most of them, I know. I've never known anyone as inspirational and open to new experiences as you.
Have a wonderful August! Refresh and renew!

Unknown said...

Good Sunday morning! Rain drops fall, but who cares when you've got a sweet playmate with the name Anita?

Pippit took a ride on a shooting star this morning. Ha...even Len got involved! Background colors from the good old T.V. Were two of a pair I'll tell ya! Working on getting Gretta on the moon next!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Anita...funny how it's hard to take a break from blogging isn't it...I've tried but can't seem to to it!!! Dzintra

fee @ chipper nelly said...

beautiful as pick the most meanigful words.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for leaving a comment for Geordie boy...he is delighted and has reread the ones there today three times over (modesty abounds!)
Have a happy week...fee ♥

Martina said...

Hi there gorgeous! So good to hear you're discovering Anaiis Nin - she is very inspiring, i want to write and write when i read here, because she shows ways how to perceive and to describe in a better way! Hope your sunday is lovely. Mine is - but in an autumnal kind of way ... hope summer will come back!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Such a lot of beauty and wonderful words you have shared here today.
Thank you for the beautiful friendship, you share with us all.
Hope that you have some wonderful adventures dear friend and I look forward, to when you will be back.
Happy August

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ha ha Anita...I can imagine it..."Anita in Feltland' would be all magical...Have a wonderful week and thank you as always for calling in...Dzintra

Unknown said...

i smile every time i come to blog! i love it. i want to cuddle up and just read every post!!! And, if you don't mind, I wanted to share a recent food blog post that I think you'd love! ::

and of course in addition to my fashion blog! Espero que ayas pasado un bonito fin de semana, amiga! :)

Bonnie said...

I love the quote Anita. Enjoying the summer?

xo, Bonnie

hi-d said...

I hope you had a restful weekend. Can't wait to see what you're up to next! No pressure though. :)

Champagne Macarons said...

Oh, I cannot wait to see what you are coming up with!! I am so excited I can hardly wait.

Yes, finals are over and I have a few weeks to indulge in lazy days, pool side afternoons.. whatever the kids and I come up with... I think I will begin with a few lazy days ;)

Wishing you a most lovely week! xoxo, B

Privet and Holly said...

I hope you
are off on a
xx Suzanne

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour ma belle!

Spread your wings and fly! That's what I have been doing... and loving it!

I've missed you mon amie!!
mille bises, Sherry

Ann said...

What a lovely quote...

I love all the friends I've found in the blogworld... they so much fun, fashionable, and very encouraging.

Have a lovely week ahead ♥

Kerri said...

So glad I found your blog and you as my new blogger friend! Lovely post you have written here. We both are thinking birds, stop by when you get a minute and see my new birdie painting :)

Hope you have a blessed week!


YONKS said...

Morning dearest,
Love stopping by and reading the comments - just look at what you do to people. You must never doubt your abilities, you have been given a wonderful gift and have found the avenue by which to share this gift. I am always so excited when I see you have updated in my blogroll. What has she written, whatmusic will be playing, what wonderful pictures will she have chosen - It's like receiving a gift!

Thanks for coming into my life.

Unknown said...

Hi Anita,
I hope that you are feeling better, and that your back pain is gone.

What a great song, I don't believe I remember this one. Words, they are so powerful. I was feeling so down about my husband's condition, and my daughter Ashley came into the family room. She started telling me such wonderful compliments and the way she felt about me as a mother. It was like someone had pumped oxygen into my spirit. I have felt wonderful ever since.

Words, they can set us free or hurt our soul. They can encourage us to climb mountains or hide from the world.

Happy Monday.


Stacey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!
Thanks for stopping by even though you're on a break:-). I am going to send you an e-mail re returning to work and when the hubby is coming home. Hugs to you my sweet friend! XX

George The Lad said...

Hi Antia
Its me George ;) I've just been and seen your interview, an intresting read, but what a shock to see you picked one of my blog posts :0 I'm blushing under my fuzz face. You are a dear friend and I always enjoy visiting, even if mom has to help me understand some of you posts, she is quite helpful at times.
Have a good week
Love and Hugs to you, Ruben and of course Balzac my fur friend
See You Soon George xxxx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post with just as lovely images to pair. Have a wonderful week ~ Alexandra

michelle said...

Good Morning beautiful friend!!! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and you are feeling well. This post is so perfect for you have opened up so many worlds for so many of us with your images, quotes and words from your beautiful heart. I know that my world is a brighter place knowing you.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the simple things.
much love!

koralee said...

Happy day to you my friend! The sun is shinning here will be a lovely day to get out into the garden...we have oooodles of boxwoods that need clipping.
I will send you an invite to Pinterest...just need your email to find it...hugs.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

love all the gorgeous photos :) dreamy with a dash of glitz and glamor. said...

I like that, reaching to 'say what we are unable to say'... isn't that what we do? And when we hit on a new way to say it... it's a thrill!

I'd say your score is way out there in front with this ability, so keep going for it Anita. You are touching so many hearts.


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello! Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I am sure that with this being the first of August you are counting each precious day off until school starts. I hope that you make them each as special as you are!

I have explored your writing, and your other work and I am fascinated by your imagination and writing. It is so beautiful, and I love your little puppet theater with the little pixie/fairy. Have you been published? Have you looked into that? This week in LA is an industry conference for the publishing world, perhaps soon you will find yourself there with your wonderful work.

I myself always wanted to write historical fiction, I use to dream about it and talk with a friend that I was in my Master's classes with. In order to alleviate some of the stress of studying International Relations, and Political Science we would read historical romances and we were sure that one day we would write some. In fact when I went on to study at the University of Chicago I attended classes at the "Little Red School House" which is their writing program. I learned a wealth of things there. But those are tales for another day.

As for Sarlat, yes I have been and enjoyed it, and to Rocamadour, although I did not climb to the top on my knees.

I have been very fortunate to visit many areas of France and am grateful for the experience.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I have already been practicing my French, thank you for the encouragement.

Have a wonderful day! Elizabeth

DolceDreams said...

And what beauty we can find in the placement of words...or stopping by here to visit! Enjoy your visits, and thank you for a lovely start to the week!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Beautiful Anita, how exciting is to SEE others response to YOU, my Nita! As much as I love YOUR posts I love to read how your lovely friends are happy in viisting you... I am too.
Sorry for been late.... I am so busy taking care of..... Chickens!!LOL..... yeap! Some days I sit and paint, sculpt create... others I work work and WORK!!! But is all very GOOD!

I will be writing to you soon!

Jacqueline said...

Glad to be back! I have missed your beautiful posts. I had to pin that gorgeous couch! Everything you do is so inspiring. Have a wonderful break.

Rosie said...

Greetings dear one,
Oh sweet friend, this is ever so creative...and only YOU could come up with this little morsel "while suffering from writer's block"...this is only one of the reasons I adore you so :)
Am still under the weather, but will stop in for some of your famous "chicken noodle soup" after I come home from shopping.
Have a perfect day dear R

Rosie said...

Greetings dear one,
Oh sweet friend, this is ever so creative...and only YOU could come up with this little morsel "while suffering from writer's block"...this is only one of the reasons I adore you so :)
Am still under the weather, but will stop in for some of your famous "chicken noodle soup" after I come home from shopping.
Have a perfect day dear R

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Hello Anita!
I absolutely love the concept how each friend is a world in us. That is SO true! And I love the worlds that have been opened up to me through dear friendships, like yours! I love to hear about your progress in your writing and hearing about your creative processes!
I hope you had a beautiful weekend! My weekend went very well. My new niece was born and she is soo adorable (and has the same hair color as me)!
Have a wonderful week! Sending lots of love to you!

Kirsten Steen said...

Yes, I'm back! I've been overwhelmed lately with being on the planning committee for my 30th reunion coming up THIS weekend! Who knew it would take soooo much time to find a few people!?! Almost there. Love your turquoise theme of late, Anita! And now you have me wondering just where you've gone. A bientot, Kirsten

Bohemian said...

What inspiring photographs these are!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Unknown said...

love the bottles with the photographs in what a wonderful idea & a great alternative to frames I love it

Mapi said...

Hello dear Anita
Happy sunny day today.
Love your lovely comment on my blog.
I made the little paperdoll for my mum a few years ago, it was actually a decoration for the Christmas tree.
Heel veel kusjes .

Martina said...

Yes, August has started dear friend, can you believe it? The last summer month ... Let's make the most of it! Today was warm and even hot here, and after work i visited a friend to have homebaked cake and coffee in her lovely garden - so nice! For the kids here, school starts the next monday already, so, be happy for 4 more weeks of summer freedom - free as a bird! Hugs for a sweet evening!

Judith said...

Dear Anita, thank you for inspiring me with your divine words and pictures...Happy August. Ida xx

La Petite Gallery said...

I fell in love with that child, What a beautiful post Anita.
I am always so inspired coming to visit you. Have a great day//


La Petite Gallery said...

I fell in love with that child, What a beautiful post Anita.
I am always so inspired coming to visit you. Have a great day//


GwendolynKay said...

Dear Anita,
You know how much I ADORE your blog. You inspire me so much. I was having problems making desicions about my own. I finally decided to delete it and start a new one. I hope you will come visit me there. You can follow my comment to it.
Blessings and hugs!

GwendolynKay said...

p.s. formaly went by Gwenny :)

d e l i g h t said...

Love this colorful and thoughtful post! It's always an uplift to read your blog! Also enjoyed reading the interview. Thanks for visiting.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Dear Anita, hoe gaat het met jou?
So sorry I didn't visit you since a while, but as you know we have our holidays and I try to not spend too much time at the computer!!
Always so nice to come here!! Lovely images my friend!
Een dikke zoen,

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Dear Anita, hoe gaat het met jou?
So sorry I didn't visit you since a while, but as you know we have our holidays and I try to not spend too much time at the computer!!
Always so nice to come here!! Lovely images my friend!
Een dikke zoen,

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour mon ami! Thank you for the early morning visit. Everything in that photo is fabulous, isn't it? There most definitely is a psychology to dressing up rooms and that room is perfection. I absoloutely love my mirrored vanity. Mine is paired with an tri-fold venetion mirror that I fell in love with (Georgina Chapman's) and I was fortunate to find the exact one.
I hope you are staying cool.. my car thermometer read 108 degrees on our way to see Bella's favourite boy band yesterday evening!!
xoxo, B

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita...thanks for calling by this evening...enjoy your summer vacation, this must be the best time of the year...and we have spring just around the corner...the days are starting to warm up and it is just glorious...I will be getting ready to hit that beach as soon as it is hot...have a beautiful Thursday dearest, Dzintra

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...Yes..I am thinking blue is the blue blue...but then I look at the BIG white ones and think how lovely they would be..and pink! But blue it will be....thanks for helping me with my choice.
Today my list is much to glad you had a creative day yesterday..what JOY! A whole day of creating with glitter and friends. Then to top it off with a neighbour get-together! Pure joy and what Summer is all about. Hope your day brings you more special joys and nice surprises. xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
Thank you so much for your most welcome visits!! You like Eloise? teehee...
Yes, I think my old computer IS on it's last leg.
Cross your fingers dear one..
Love to you this beautiful day

Holly Loves Art said...

How is it that I always get the chills when I visit here? Your posts are so meaningful! Thank for always sharing.

jerilanders said...

" Savor" away my friend! Who knows where it will take you...just take the first step out the door and anything can happen.
(Sorry I have been so negligent in commenting, our lives have been a whirlwind of busy-ness with a few trials thrown in, just to make things interesting.)

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I hope that you are having a great week! I am anxiously awaiting your post this week!

Thank you for the information on the little mouse/rat. I googles him and unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but there are many great photos. The one in the santa hat had me cracking up! I beleive there is even an article in the Guardian or some such paper with the photographer, she was 17 when most fot eh photos were taken and used this little animal as her model to practice for her dream job of photographing children.

What did we do before the internet?

Have a great night!

francis said...

oh my friend Anita so far away and yet so close !
My house was so filled with all of my children AND MY LITTLE EVA ....for Anna was here She lives in France ! Her brothers and her sister and of course her sister-in-law and little Eva ...they all met here at MOM"S !
and stayed for coffee/tea/dinner and the rest !
Of course you were on my mind .....
lots of love !

Anonymous said...

Anita, Mon Ami
your blog makes
me so happy...
i'm so glad i
found you...
these words &
pictures calm
the soul...
i wish you a
lovely week...

Mapi said...

Hello Dear Anita.
I saw and read your interview.
You are such a pretty lady with a heart of gold !
Have a wonderful sunny Thursday and feel free as a bird !
Liefs uit Nederland

jade said...

Hello, my sweet friend......nobody could say it better than you.......loooooooooove this wonderful post!!! In- and outside you are full of beauty and love!!! To visit you, makes me always feel like i´m in heaven!!! Thank you for all, my dearest Anita and have a wonderful summers day!!!!

Hugs Jade & Sheila sends you a lot of kisses :))

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

What a beautiful post, Anita! I, too love Anais Nin, and love how you have illustrated her quotes, puntuated by your own lovely words. And that first image!!! Oh, you have exquisite taste! Come and see some pix of the petit chateau we just visited in France. It will remind you of your own home!

hi-d said...

Hello Anita!!

So sweet of you to stop by this morning. Maximus & I are going to go for a little walk, so I shall write more to you later. Can't wait for your next blogpost!!! :)

Have a sweet afternoon.

scrapbookertink said...

Enchanting, love this blog, thank you x

A Magical Whimsy said...

Thank you for visiting me on my blog, Anita.
Well, today was a good day to come to your relaxing, thought provoking post. The colors always refresh my inner being. I love your whimsical theater!
Other than the fact that the stock market is at another all time low since October 2008, and my husbands 95 year old mother is in a coma state waiting to leave this life in a very short time, it's one of those kinds of days where the only thing that is eternal and unchanging is God's comfort to our hearts in times like these.
May you have a very blessed day!
Teresa in CA

chateaudelille said...

Once again you woo me with words. I shall have to show my students!Have a great weekend, Fiona

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Lovely, lovely words. Leaves me pondering. I like that. Mona

Kellie Collis said...

Those bottles are lovely! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

jade said...

Hello, my sweet Anita, thank you so much, for your lovely words!!! Hope, my English is good enough to answer some of your questions ;))! All pictures from inside are made in my house. And the house outside and the garden, that´s where my son and his familiy are living - we have been there last weekend. That house has been a very old abbey!! And on the last 3 pictures of my post you can see, what my son has made at the church, where he is working......don´t know the words in English!!!! And about Sheila i told, that i only use untoxic colours for painting the walls ;)!!! Hope, i could tell a little bit!!!

Big Hugs, Jade

jade said...

PS: The word for my sons job is "stone carver" - hope it is the right word?!! And the thing (you can see on the last 3 pictures) that he built is named tracery???

jade said...

Oh no, stone carver is not the right word ;)) - i don´t now sorry!!!!!

Hugs Jade

Red Rose Alley said...

Sweet Anita,
I left a comment earlier about your beautiful torquoise post, but I wanted to let you know about the "Pink Post" I did today. Pink sings to my heart. You always have posts about different COLORS (which I love), and I think you might enjoy this one. Have a beautiful weekend, my dear, and I hope you spend special time with the ones you love. That is what life is all about, isnt' it?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anne Marie said...

Hi Anita! so true, and you have (as I have said before) always had a special way to put the words with the best pictures....

have a very happy weekend-
Anne Marie

designchic said...

Blogging has certainly opened up a whole new world to me, like these inspiring posts from you, Anita!! Happy Friday ~

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
Oh it's been a long week! I left last Friday and just returned Wednesday night from my father's. He is such a sweetie and I couldn't leave him with a failing refrigerator in this summer weather. So much to do ~ unpack the old, {thank God he had a spare little freezer that we filled in the interim} shop for a new fridge and then wait for delivery.
I helped him around the house and we enjoyed lots of little meals together.
I don't like saying goodbye to him these days and wish I could kidnap him and make him stay here with us.

Your post is so poignant, Anita. I love the quotes of Anaïs Nin ~ what a talented writer and so deeply thoughtful. She touches the soul with her words.
You have also found a way into our hearts with your words and beautiful images.
Thank you for being out here, Anita
~happy weekend to you~
♥ Maria
ps. I hope you are enjoying cooler weather... and lots of lovely summer moments ~

Rae said...

I've missed so much! Your blog makes me so happy, you too friend!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Dearest Friend, I'm still jet lagged from my trip home from Canada. Pics still unedited to my hearts dismay. Slowly regaining my footing and my workload at the bank piled sky high unfortunately. I couldn't sleep and so got up to enjoy some blog visits ~ and you were one of the first on my list to seek after.

As always, your words are like a soothing balm to my heart and soul..and the pics you selected to share fit perfectly with the message. God is so GOOD "All" the time; ALL the time GOD is Good~

Hugs from GA today my friend! Hoping to post soon about my Summer Breeze adventure...posting my Top Ten Summer Breeze Moments.

Have a beautiful day! ;)

Unknown said...

Your poetry takes my breath away! You have such a talent for putting words and pictures together Anita. You inspire and encourage, I should have known you were a teacher. I'm grateful to know that you've used your God given talents as God had intended with children. Now we get to reap those benefits too.

Isn't it amazing where I lives take us. Where we came from when we look back down the path traveled over a lifetime. I don't know your past but it looks like your time to shine is definately here!

I happy to get to know you and look forward to following you and becoming friends.

Your blog made my day a little better. Hugs...Tracy :)

Angela said...

Love this! What a great blog!