Sunday, September 28, 2014

Iconic October

recycles images of comfort







But silhouettes of fear


hover over our


So what if 

in spite of

the crow's image

he was really a

song bird


a gentle friend



simply had 

the intense and irresistible desire

 to reveal his true self?

via pinterest

from other peoples' perception of you

is like

slicing through


where every ray of the spectrum


on glimmering wing tips


every doubting shadow to 



under cracking fallen leaves


while you

bat your wings 


show 'em 

who you really are.


Little Miss Titch said...

Lovely....Just lovely as always Anita,no more improvement with speedy,he's not worse but not any better,sigh,xx Rachel

Pilar Abalorios said...

Automne est à venir, le temps de la finesse et de calme.

Autumn is coming, time to finesse and calm.

Simplement ... said...

Je n'ai pas vu passer septembre, chez moi c'est encore l'été ...
J'attends octobre et ses couleurs, ses jours tempérés et ses matins brumeux.
J'aime l'automne et les feuilles de platanes qui tourbillonnent.
Gros bisous chère Anita.
Je m'habille et je vais marcher avec mon mari au bord de la mer.

Unknown said...

Your posts is allways truely beautiful. Lots of fall insoiration here.
From Marit with the blog

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, i am for once early, and your fall post shares a bit of inspiration in finding ones wings, and taking flight in how ever it moves you to share, love, dance and beautiful self expression.
I love that fear never holds you back, you find inspiration in almost anything.

I love the tattered chair, and that room of rustic beauty moves me in so many ways.
I am looking forward to seeing the fold side table you mentioned in your email to me, I am so inspired as we talked about loving the idea of adding some aged gold pieces to our French homes. I so need to find a thrift, or yard sale side table so I can create some fold right along with you.

See you soon, and the beauty you so lovingly inspire us with.




Burlap Luxe said...
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Burlap Luxe said...

*** Ooops , everytime you read fold its suppose to be Gold, that darn SPELL-CHECK on iPads... It décides to correct your word making it a word that doesn't fit the sentence.

I am looking forward to,seeing your Gold side table.




Beautiful October post! I loved the Beatle song too. Love the colors, they're amazing in reds and yellows. I'm an October girl, so Fall is my fav time of year even though we don't have 4 seasons, but weather is like Autumn here right now.
Happy Sunday to you.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh lovely again and the message is so timely, yes, finding our wings again. I adore the picture of the crow with tied fairy wings, lol! his eyes are like ''whatever'' :D
I am onto dreaming again....feels good. love, Lady

nélinha said...

quelle belle présentation de l'Automne tout en délicatesse les couleurs qui s'étalent au fur et à mesure et une petite frayeur en voyant ce corbeau...Mais que j'aime te lire ma chère Amie, et l'automne chez toi est de toute beauté
Merci pour ce beau partage automnal
Bisous tout plein ma douce Amie et à bientôt
PS tu m'as manqué

Méa Strauß said...

Yess, the last picture is MINE! Perfect black swann, ohhhhhhhhhh yesss. Maybe one day I will create a BLACK Crown. :))
A wonderful Sunday, my great Anita, Méa

Denise said...

Such words put together with perfection.I loved all of it of course but "slicing through heaven where every ray..........." I could read that whole part over and over again.You are blessed in so many ways dear Anita.You are a true gem and gift to everyone that knows You. Hugs across the miles-Denise

Deborah said...

Your words and photos are a always!
Big hugs from here!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo P.S. We must have been mistaken about puppies :(

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

Ahhhhh.......deep happy sigh....this gave me that warm happy relaxing sigh! :-)
Blessings and Love, Linnie

I love crows and their sound :-D

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

That last image is amazing. And your words invite us to take a closer look. Lovely.

Karena said...

Anita I love the shadow thrown by the ballerina. We all have many, many layers, some we show, some we do not, some to only one or a few dear friends or a love. The people I admire so much in life seem to be those who live it on their own terms and take the freedom to be themselves, all of the many layers!

The Arts by Karena

Constance said...

Happy October to you, dear Anita! The changes in leaf colors, the beauty of the songbirds, the crisp air of fall and the freedom of experiencing all that nature has to offer:)

Unknown said...

We have so missed your posts. It has been way too long. Spectacular images and so right for Fall and the coming season of Shocktober. As always when it comes to the theme you nailed it. Please don't be a stranger here we so miss the uplifting feeling and so many other positive moods your blog inspires. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Barbara said...

I loved the music but oh that bird is scary staring at me like that! Still he was soon forgotten when I came to the sweet little song bird and the crow with angel wings. Delicious images and wonderful words, thank you Anita, your posts always make me sing a happy song. How beautiful the autumn is this year. Happy October dear friend. xxxx

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

Oh yes! I do play the music :-D! It matches perfectly and I am so happy that my kindle can play videos and other things.
I only wish that it could load photos!
( then I would be able to post)
Many Blessings, and love, Linnie xxoo

Mary Hone said...

Love, simply love. October and fall are always wonderful. The coolness, the coziness, the colors.

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

The music most definitely sets the mood! :-D

Rhonda said...

Ah, perception, the great mystery of life. So true, so true. Your words touch my heart because know the real "you" is sometimes a real challenge. Much love to you Anita! You do create though provoking posts that linger for days in my head and heart. xo Rhonda

"Create Beauty" said...

Other peoples perceptions of us.... oh to be free of caring about that! Yet we do... too much.

FREEDOM! I love how the bird broke off from the top of the m.

Of course, the ballerina shadow captured my heart. I am always intrigued by interesting shadows as you know....

Beautiful post, inviting me into engaging with Fall, which I will do once October is here!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to create beauty to share with the world!!!!!!
~ Violet

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

Ahhhhh.......deep happy sigh....this gave me that warm happy relaxing sigh! :-)
Blessings and Love, Linnie

I love crows and their sound :-D

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Love this post, love your prim bowl filled with Fall's harvest. Nice to see one of your photos used on this thought provoking post. Other people's perceptions, seems artists are often judged and studied. Most my life I was aware of perceptions, but when I turned 50 something magical occurred ... I just didn't care anymore, I was who I was and decided to live in truth of myself. Hey must be true ... with my blogs I reveal of myself and leave everyone reading my thoughts in my poetry. So Anita this is a thought provoking post and one that will linger in your followers minds.
You always post leaving us pondering a question it's what I love most about your blogging style. Happy Fall and I know you will see all its beauty.
Sending love

Jeanie said...

Anita, you always find the most perfect combinations of music, image and words in your posts. I especially love the moody birds by the castle! October is nearly here!

Christelle said...

C'est la magie de l'automne, des couleurs chaleureuses et ces images choisies sont pleines de charme...

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

Unknown said...

Beautiful words, as always, just be...without judgements...happy in your own skin and self accepting...a gracious lesson for us all...stunning images; I love the songbird ;)
Have a good week...hope school is going well. xx

donna baker said...

Anita, so beautiful. Wish you could post every day. Pray tell, where do you find the moving pictures? I just love them.

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful music and such beautiful pictures.

Robyn said...

I loved this post, Anita. It leaves us with a lot to think about. Perception is an interesting topic because it defines each person's reality and sometimes it's startling to realize how different our realities can be. The images are so special! Thanks for such a special treat today! Lots of love to you. xoxo

Jen Beaudet Z said...

So glad I stopped by! This is so beautiful! I don't know how you do it, Anita! Thank you for sharing your gift!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, wow, these images are totally awesome - and along with your words and wisdom it's just a magical fall post! Will sure come and look at it again many more times. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I hope you're having a relaxed and cozy sunday - i do! i was planning to work today but didn't really. Instead i baked blueberry muffins, did some Yoga and worked in the garden - which did me good! Until soon, xox

Madelief said...

Dearest Anita,

Popping over to read your beautiful words and wonder at the magical photo's you always find to accompany your story! It's like taking a plunge in a storybook :-)

Wishing you a lovely new week Anita! It's still bright and sunny in our little country.

Madelief x

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful words and imagery as always. If we could only see each other for who we truly are, the world would be a better place.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear friend,
What a magical fall post you have created for this fall season. Your words are true, and so inspirational... I love the images... You have once again inspired me!

The enchanted home said...

Wonderful and captiavting as you always are able to make it.....October is one of my favorite months, there is something decidedly unexpected and magical int he air....I love when fall rushes in! I love the pictures you chose along with your poetic words Anita.

Kim said...

I love October, it's a true mix of dark and light. You represented it all so well with your photo choices and your beautiful words...poetry!

Cathy said...

"Show them who you really are" says it all! Beautiful post, as always!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

You never stop amazing me with these incredible posts! Light, love and hugs to you dear one. :)

Createology said...

This is such a lovely way for me to close out September and also my Sunday evening with your beautiful and amazing tale of October. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

I can feel the leaves crunching beneath my feet and how beautiful you have portrayed the simple crow, who deserves it.
Have a wonderful week
Helen zz

Pétales de fée said...

Comme elles sont belles ces photos d'automne : paysages hors du temps, baignés de lumière dans l'incendie des feuilles : une splendeur Merci pour toute cette beauté époustouflante et très belle journée d'automne à toi ma chère nouvelle amie !

Ann said...

Anita this is a wonderful post
a perfect way to bring in all the good vibes
for October. Now I'm ready to welcome this fabulous month.
Your images are so dreamy
they take me far far away.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dearest Anita!:)))*

HOW enchanting and very special again is you post here.....
What is FREEDOM?....
To be happy with yourself and how you are and being happy with all smallest things which do you meet through your way:)*

LOVE so much of those moving pictures,they makes me dream.....

Wish you absultely stunning new week ahead,dear friend!


Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning, Anita! I'm late coming here, as I'm still unpacking boxes here and there, but almost finished. These pictures on here today are incredible! I can totally relate to this post, because I am such a free spirit and being free means so much to me. Do I see a bit of Spanish in that beautiful fan? You know, many people think the crow is scary looking, but maybe he is a gentle bird, as you said, just waiting to be understood. Oh my gosh, that pink song bird is soooooo sweet. I am entranced with all the Autumn colors on these pictures, they are beautiful. They are getting me in the mood for Fall. It's already starting to get cooler here and I'm noticing the changes all around me.

Thank you for reminding me that freedom is such a precious gift. Your post also makes me think about our perception towards others, and that we must look deeper to understand who our fellow man really is. All the goodness comes out through your words, and I feel so blessed to call you my friend.


It's me said...

Anita !!!! my best friend so far away !!...lovely autumn Ria....x !

Greeker than the Greeks said...

Eleutheromania....Greek word!
Exquisite pictures as always Anita.
We all need our freedom.

deb famularo said...

Hello Anita! Powerful message in a beautiful delivery. Those first images, are those your photographs? If so, they are amazing! Hope all is well up there. I need to write, I know. I went from 0-100 in my daily life. ughhh Miss you lots and sending love. xoxo

June said...

I've missed some beautiful posts here dear Anita! Fall is a busy time for us, but I must take the time to visit the friends whose posts share so much beauty and help fill me up. I knew you would have posted something lovely--so here I am---BEAUTIFUL! And so glad I visited!
hugs from here...

Ivy Clad said...

Oh I love what you've said, Anita. It resonates with me yet again. In October, I do feel a little dread. Everything is so beautiful, but I know it is only a matter of weeks before everything appears dead, and it becomes miserably cold. Then how beautifully you tied that perception in with being free from other's perception of us! It is truly a waste of time to wonder about what other people think, BUT WE DO IT ANYWAY! Freedom is truly precious. I think I'll have a different "perception" of October from now on. Thank you for the beautiful message!

I Dream Of said...

What a gorgeous ad beautiful post. All of the wings and feathers make me think of being soft and strong at the same time. October is a beautiful transition into the depths of fall. You've captured it perfectly. XO

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Anita, WOW~ I did not receive this post either. So glad I came to visit rather then reply to your comment.
What a lovely post for fall and the start of a new season. Your words touch the heart of autumn with hope for new joys to follow.
Thank you for sharing beauty with us all and always inspiration.

Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great week and enjoy the pretty weather.
Love and Blessings

Anonymous said...

October revelations, Ever wonder how death can look so stunning? Hypnotic really.
Thanks for stopping by, Anita.
Love! said...

Anita, my witty, hard working creative ar-teest...the first time I perused through this post, I couldn't leave a message. I welled up in tears. not even going to explain, except that you put things together so BEAUTIFULLY and DEEP on many levels. to want to return more than once to "re'see" speaks volumes.and I adore the spooky pics and appreciate your "via" so we can peruse even more. Thank you for your exceptional gifts you share!! oxox

hi-d said...

Hi Anita!

Wow...this is REALLY a profound post! It has such a deep, spiritual meaning to me. I read it as...oftentimes, I care too much what others think of me...but true freedom comes when I can be the person who God created me to be and fly on His wings. Thank you for this reminder! I love the Beautiful images of the sweet birdies too.

Hoping your weekend was relaxing. Here's to a new week!!!


Pura Vida said...

lessons for the children and grown ups too! Love the images and the Beatles? CRAZY about them!

BRASWELL said...

ok + you had me with the first bird picture + birds fascinate me + the music I adored + loved the entire post.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hi,beautiful friend Anita!!!
Oh,SO glad to see your sweet and very kind comment:)))
There is my daughter in law on the picture....( I want to look so young! as my daughter in law!:)))

Hugs to you,dear friend!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Love seeing the birds, except for the crow...scary looking...perfect for Halloween. Loving the gorgeous fall color. Again, a beautiful delivery of a meaningful post. Happy Fall dear Anita.

Karen said...

Such a lovely send off to that season of freedom, fall. I love it. You always say it so well with your images and words. Happy Autumn!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Thank you for welcoming October in such a beautiful way, Anita!! Your eye for beauty never ceases to amaze me! xoxo

Willow said...

Once again you have moved me beyond the words,
beyond the images
and into the depth of "feeling" the meaning behind them .
I love the way you do this Anita , I truly do.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello Beautiful Anita!!!!!
Hope you're having a awesome week so far!!!! Love this post on the month of October. It's one of my favorites months of the year!!!!! I have always loved autumn.
My wedding anniversary was this past weekend (17th). The weather was beautiful!!!! It's amazing how the years seem to fly by!!!!!
How is school going?
Sending love & hugs,

A Magical Whimsy said...

I adore the month of October! I love the feel of the fall season, the leaves, the cooler weather (of course we don't get nearly as cold here in California as you do!). We have Canadian Geese which fly over our house two times a day. In the morning and in the evening. I love their honks to one another. Their voices resound with that energy to be free. It is a sound of solitude yet companionship as well with their 'V' formation flight. The lone leader in front, and when he is weary, he falls back and another one takes his place. Always someone to be there for that change in position. We never have to 'go it alone' as there is always Someone larger than the overall picture who will always be our guide, which is true freedom in every sense of the word.
thank you for your magnitude of perception.
always love and Light to you my dear friend,

Jacqueline said...

Oh, the poor maligned crow! They do scare me too. And the poor maligned black cat - now those I just love.
October is the month of so many, many birthdays for us and a season of celebration and a little magic for the
kids to enjoy. Somehow people are confused that Halloween is my favorite holiday - NOT!! Christmas is, but
I do enjoy the theater of Halloween.
Have a wonderful month as the colors deepen and the air chills and all things warm and cozy come back into fashion.

Bring Pretty Back said...

What a great way to start the month of October & begin fall!!!
Have a pretty Day!!

Deana Sidney said...

Always such a pleasure to visit... especially after being away for so long. I DO love crows. They are brilliant and amazing creatures who have gotten a bad rap. Shows you shouldn't always take things for granted, right?

hi-d said...

Hello Sweet Sister,

Thanks so much for stopping by...with your lovely comment yesterday. It's nice to know that we can truly be ourselves, huh? You are a gem and are always a bright spot to me. Keep on being who you are, because that's who you were created to be. :)

Have a blessed day!

Marfi-topia said...

Beautiful post...
I love the lesson.
Thank you Anita,

Carol Dekle said...

Beautiful and powerful words Anita! It is a great thing to be true to ourselves and even greater be recognized for who we truly are. I get giddy with excitement when your posts show up in my feed! Thank you Anita!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Beautiful, magical and inspiring Anita!...You choose such prefect images to match your words...x
Hope you're having a wonderful and creative week!
Susan x

miss b said...

Your post is a wonderful welcome to this new month and all that October brings. Those images of the rich golden shades of autumn are stunning and make me excited for the leaves to change colour here in England. The photo of the pointe shoes instantly brings back so many happy memories of ballet classes as a teenager. Of course I'm forgetting how they often hurt in spite of all the padding!! Just remembering the positives!

La Contessa said...

Yes, GO for THE PIN!So, happy you found me as I did not get your POST announcement.Guess we just need to check in every few days to see.I cannot play the music yet as the hubby is still asleep!I awaken today at 3:30 will be a long day!But worth it!Your city still sparkles and shines with BEAUTY.SO much does feed the soul.I will be posting more frequently until the photos are no to you GORGEOUS Anita!XX

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Anita, once again you have written a magical and beautiful post! I LOVE when I come to visit and I see a new post! Thank you for sharing your beaty and the lesson.

I hope that you are having a great week!

P.S Have you seen this post?

Violise Lunn's work reminds me of yours!

xoxo Elizabeth

renae said...

Sweet Anita! I am back in Blogland! hi!

I just love the music to this word and visual post of yours. Amazing doesn't seem enough. Fabulous and magnificent seem more appropriate. ...but that DANG crow stared me and made me jump {you and your 'every emotion' theory'} But I am ok. {sometimes your element of least expected is Awhk, right in your face and you can't escape it.}

I loved all of the other winged images and animals, though.

Yup, I am back and feeling fine. I had a weird transition from chemo to radiation and I had to step back and get a hold of my life for a while and hold of my blog in suspense for a while. I was considering letting it go, but I just couldn't once I was feeling well.

Thank Goodness!!! ♥, Renae

Woodside Park said...

Happy October, Anita! What a lovely post to welcome this glorious month. I just came home from Sweden and Denmark. So good to be home :) Have you decorated your house for autumn? xoxo

CraveCute said...

Magical October! Lovely images!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Contessa, thank you so much for allowing me to "pin" that photo! So good to see you and yes, the email notifications don't work well these days! Have a splendid October! Anita

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love this post, speaks volumes.
Thank you for your kind visit this evening, Anita. Always wonderful to share tea time with you.
I made sure to save some pink sugar cubes just for you. ;)

hi-d said...

Hello Anita!!!
What a treat to get a visit from you twice in one day! Oh you are in a perfect profession...your students are blessed to have you as their teacher! I bet sometimes you shake your head and laugh at all their antics.

Tomorrow is Friday! Yay! I am ready for the weekend. I bet you amaze too. Hope you enjoy the beautiful colors I'd this season.


La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, the leaves this season are so beautiful in Maine. I drive everyday and gasp at the beauty. I have Ravens here and they
make a hollering sound if I don't feed them. Thanks for the comment. I paid the house off and now the taxes
are killing me. Going to the Ballet in Boston before the year is up. Enjoy the Fall.

The Dutchess said...


How are you dearest...its so good to be back and visit you again xoxo

Anonymous said...

A beautiful description of the season ahead. October holds a special place in my heart and so looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

You are our songbird, Anita! Such a gentle, encouraging friend to so many of us! Anticipation is the perfect word for October… so poetic! Here we are waiting for the brilliant Autumn colors to emerge over the coming weeks. Each daily walk becomes more and more beautiful! Wishing you a lovely Autumn weekend, Anita! ♡Dawn

renae said...

hahahahaha, well I know you love to include the "unexpected" which is so artistic and fun of you. I love the love birds ultra pink feather details, the soft fluffy green on the parrots and I love the bowl of gourds, they are awesome. Have an ULTIMATE WEEKEND. ♥, Renae

Anonymous said...

Hello, lovely Anita, just stopping by to test my comment link. I changed it back to my Blogger profile vs Google + to see if it makes things simpler. Any excuse to scroll through this perfect post again. ;)

Marie in AZ said...

Hello, Anita...this is such a lovely post...thank you. I need some help, however, because I have not been receiving your posts via email...I tried to re-subscribe, but I received a pop-up indicating that I am already signed up. Would you please look into this and correct the issue, or let me know If there is something I should be doing? I don't want to miss a thing! Many thanks, Marie in AZ

Sarah said...

Finding one's wings and taking flight……a lovely thought. I'm huddled close to a dear friend whose angle wings will soon take flight. It a sad time for me, but she is ready for her flight.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Marie! Hello there! I tried to go to your blog, but I see you don't have one?

As far as the email subscriptions, I also have been having trouble receiving other peoples' blog posts via email. I think it is a bigger problem than I can attempt to solve. I do know that I have long ago activated my subscription function, so I have no idea what else to do. Thank you kindly for wanting to follow me! I will ask around about what I can possibly do. Have a great weekend!

La Petite Gallery said...

I am heading out to pick up Renee's wedding cake and white roses. It's cloudy today but the colors are still with us. Leaves everywhere. Enjoy the fall, lots of hugs to you beautiful.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Happy October to you dear friend. You have shared such a beautiful post and words again.
The pretty ballerina and the golden leaves and sweet birds, everything is gorgeous here.
Hope you are having a happy weekend and many thanks for the kind visit to my place.
Sending hugs

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear friend,
Your comment today just left me bursting with joy! Thank you so much Anita
Love you

Rosa said...

coucou Anita je viens vers ton blog et je découvre un joli article a l'honneur de ce joli mois d'octobre et aussi a cette saison l'automne (ma préférée).
Tes images son merveilleuses, pour moi balader sur tes articles est une vraie bonheur.
je te souhaite un bel aprés midi de dimanche et une bonne semaine
gros bisous

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear friend,
It was a joy to see you had popped in for a visit this morning.. I told White Bear to bring muffins if he wanders over to Wit's End.
Have a wonderful day!

Molly the Airedale said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning! We are so happy that we stopped by to say hi! Yes, we do know George the Lad and his sissy, Tess, and we miss them. We wish they were still blogging.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

CoziNest Antiques & Decor said...


Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love October. It is the beginning of my favorite season. Magnificent images. A true delight to look at.

Wishing you a wonderful week.


jerilanders said...

Anita! Fantastic images of a mysterious season. I actually love crows for who they are, despite their dubious reputation. They are they are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet, clever and resourceful AND they can remember your face!
PS thank you for the nice Birthday wishes! Jeri

Madelief said...

Dearest Anita,

I am popping over to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Beautiful words like yours help a bit to ease our heartache. Happy to have blogfriends like you.

Blowing you a kiss all the way from The Netherlands.

Love, Madelief x

Stacey said...

I have that gif with the crows on my tumblr. Love it! Beautiful post. Makes me want to snuggle next to a lit fire. I hope October has been good to you and Ruben so far. The weather here is just delightful.

P.S. Thank you for the birthday wishes re the hubby's birthday. Much love. xx

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

Hello Anita,
Stopping by to say hello!! Just came back from a refreshing week long vacation (wish I could post of it but no computer just the kindle ) but the Mousiekins got to meet Christie's Eliza mouse !! It was lots of fun hanging out with Christie in Vermont!
Hope school is treating you well and you are enjoying the fall! Hug the "TEA" and all his pals!!!
Xx oo LINNIE and the Mousiekins ;-D

LaPouyette said...

Beautiful, Beautiful images! Simply WONDERFUL!
Happy October!
Greetings from the Périgord, k

renae said...

Anita, my sweet!

That RED photo is stunning. I had to stare at it again. How ya doing friend? I am back today to make comments and such. I finished my Pink Gingham Dress with it's fourth option. Friday I'm doing a tribute to BC awareness. Have a nice evening and please see my post. It was fun to create it.

♥, Renae

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

J'ai lu et vu ton dernier message.
Le problème est que je n'aime pas me répeter, mais après quelques hésitations je le fais quand-même.
Merveilleuses tes images, émouvants tes mots...
Je me répète...
Je te souhaite des jours d'automne plein de couleurs et de beauté.

la paix ultime
la béatitude parfaite
Des millions de lotus
frémissant sur une seule tige
Monde après monde
de couleur et d'extase
Monter vers une apparition
lointaine et inaperçue...

Karena said...

Thank you for cheering me and making my day Anita! You have given me the glimpse of freedom I feel as I am walking with my new hip!!

The Arts by Karena

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!!
Autumn is officially here!!!! October is my favorite month.
Did you have a good weekend? We went to the Pearl Jam concert; it was awesome!!!! We got the tickets in June so we were excited to go!!!!
How is school?
I got some really cool Just Cavalli boots that are knee length and have this multi color pattern. The heel isn't high but it's a great length. I'll post a photo of them in a upcoming blog post. I also got a hat at Coach. I could totally see you in this hat- Coach collaborated with a British milliner and it's a black hat- basic round style with black leather feathers at the left side with the silver turn lock that's significant to Coach. It's really cool but it's a hat I can see being stylish in 25 years!!!
Sending love & hugs,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère amie de très loin, je cheris toutes tes "repetitions" car le poète doit avoir des lecteurs/lectrices, à mon avis....tes paroles de gentillesse me nourrissent chaque fois que tu partages tes propres poèmes, et celle-ci est exceptionnelle. MERCI de tout mon coeur! Anita

Anonymous said...

Spread your wings, it is Autumn - fly with the leaves. Be brave!

Celestina Marie said...

Good Evening Anita, So special to revisit this post once again. I see something more and am inspired by your words. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am trying to catch up after a long weekend with family quests who left yesterday. We had a blessed time.
Wishing you a great week and October Dreams!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Jess! Some of those pictures of her were funny and brought back pleasant memories for me. I am loving my new house and so glad to be in before the holidays. Moving is tiring though, and I feel like I have to be around nature right now to rejuvenate myself. That always does this girl good. I hope things are going well in your life. Are you taking any pictures lately? Even though I've been so busy with the move, you are always in my thoughts and I often think about my friend with the golden heart.


Ann said...

tHOSE bird images are lovely.
I love their colors and intensity in their eyes.
Ah yes, October is now nearing its half run
and I am feeling the cold air more and more each night
but am so glad that December is at hand.
Don't get me wrong,
I'm not fast-forwarding the days
but come to think of it
we are less than 80 days before Xmas.
I am revisiting this post
and it is still inspiring as it when I first came
to see it.


Martina said...

Thank you for your visit dear friend, especially sonce you're so busy! Sleeping in sometimes helps to cope with the days getting shorter and the mornings getting darker. We just need a little more resting time. Munich was great . we wnt to the mountains on sat. and had breathtaking views. And my niece and nephew are so sweet! Am working to trnslate your article into german - almost doen. Will send you the updated english ersion soon. Love for a happy day, M.

vicki archer said...

Fabulous word for a fabulous post, Anita.. and one I want in my vocabulary... :)
I am not receiving your posts by email anymore? xv

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, such a gorgeous autumn posts
so magically encouraging
my heart is smiling
lovely autumn to you!

marie paule faure said...

Bonjour Anita!

Merci beaucoup de ce message si élogieux.
Et bravo aussi pour ce post, toujours poétique, toujours représentatif de ton style si particulier, si à part. A la fois baroque, raffiné, sophistiqué.

Très bonne journée!


Anonymous said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for your visit. I'm so sorry about my current post, it breaks my heart to share something like that on a page I put so much love into. I cry just thinking about all this evil, but then I wipe my tears and rise (bat my wings), more determined than ever to overcome it all with Perfect Love, and show them Whose I am.
Oh, I'm so glad you liked seeing your illustration. ;) I always do, and I find new ways to use it. I think I'm sticking to whimsical illustrations on my header. They remind me to guard my heart, to believe as a child, and not lose hope for humanity...EVER.

Palomasea said...

Oh Anita...(sending a big hug to our dear Marcia!)....I am here in between "meal shifts"...ha... ;) (Trying to be myself, although I really can't for the time being.) Feels like coming home here!
Anita, chere amie...your art is breathtaking as always....and of course, we need your message right now, more than ever. Your poetry makes me want to leap and dance...(with you and the Swedish Inst.!)...I miss you!!!
That photo of the New England town landscape...woweeee! (I think that's where it is) The glittering fan, the sweet much beauty here...
Free as a bird...oh yes, oh yes.....those social and professional constraints are so tough. How I wish we could all be ourselves at all a soul"FULL" life every moment of the day....
Thank you, my precious friend, for the gentle nudge...your gift here was exactly the balm I needed.
Wishing you days of joy and authenticity, dear one...always!!!

Suz said...

What a beautiful post. Altho, I have signed up to get your posts by e-mail they don't come thru to me. I have had devastating news this week and your blog is such a comfort to me. Thank-you for being there for us with beauty and inspiration.

Barbara said...

Hi Anita! Thank you for always leaving such positive comments on my blog. Sending hugs to you dear friend. xx

La Petite Gallery said...

Hi, it's me again. I am dog sitting for 5 days. David's dog SINGS I laugh every time,
he loves to sing.
Wish you could see him. yvonne

Sylvia said...

Hello sweet friend! How are you?
It is a delight to be back and visit your stunning blog space! It seems to me we're on the same wavelength... again. Your posts are always like a big warm hug; your words are so beautiful and inspiring! So, this happened to me - in spite of the crow's image he was really a monarch butterfly...
Happy October to you, beautiful Anita!

Unknown said...

Fall has arrived on the wings of your ethereal post, dear Anita. It's still 90 degrees here but you have me longing for cooler temps, pretty white pumpkins and fall leaves in the air. I'm beating my wings in anticipation of the season. Your images are stunning, as always. Is that ballerina you my friend? Have a lovely weekend!

Leslie said...

Ha! YES ANITA .. feels so good to be ourselves! I was talking to a friend yesterday about this very topic. We all have several HATS that we rotate depending on the situation;) I'd like to say that at age 55 I have reached the butterfly stage. This individual I was speaking about the other day is still struggling to spread her wings.. and I hope she gets there! Love your poetry and it's fun to see what readers get out of it:) Hope you are well my friend and happy weekend!

Martina said...

Happy saturday dearest Anita! Just got home from shopping, having a cup of tea! Love the abundance of nature in fall - makes me want to bake and cook jam ;) Today, i'll just work a little more on the magazine - sometimes i enjoy the quietness on weekends for working - feeling so undisturbed and peaceful! Enjoy your day and all the lovely colors outside! xox

Intangible Hearts said...

Lovely poem and artwork. You're so right Anita! Even those who think they know us will never know everything about us. They live in their perceptions of us or perhaps are interacting with us based on the image we created. The image I created changed when I married and then changed again and again. For example, I'm not the same, freedom loving woman he married--I am tamer now--and my wings clutch his heart.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Anita dear, such beautiful artwork and poetry. There is some darkness to it. Change is good sometimes. We are all changing. Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the Autumn colors. xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy weekend my sweet Anita. Oh how inspiration flows and in this Fall there is a difference in it's energy ... The onset of deep rest of nature for the winter months. Really hoping, eyes, fingers and toes crossed that this 4th season will usher in a gentleness of blanketed white but of mildness in temps. Oh of course a girl can dream, thanks for posting things that inspire us.
Much love to you,

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Mi queridisima ANITA !!!
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siempre te admiro!!


Louisette said...

Wonderfull posts and fotos,
Greeting from Belgium.

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, so sorry to hear you're not well! Hope you can take a good rest …. fall time is tricky that way! Can you stay home for some days? I hope so! I have a friend over just now, so have to keep it short, but will bw back soon! Cheers to a relaxed and lovely evening, take care! Love, M.

Draffin Bears said...

dear Anita,

Many thanks for the kind visit to my blog and I always love having a visit from you.
Did I read that you had laryngitis? Do hope you are feeling better dear friend and able to take some time off to recuperate.
Happy new week

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Bonjour ma belle!

Enjoyed spreading my wings and feeling the freedom of flying with you this morning! How are you my darling? I think of you so often. I am home schooling my youngest granddaughter 2 days a week and it is quite an experience. Giving her mom a break since she home schools 2! We seem to be busy all the time on Golden Pond. Not sure how that happens but it does. We're enjoying the slow progression of the leaves changing and know it's a matter of time before Ohio is a patchwork of gorgeous color. I love the fall colors. Let me know what you've been up to my dear friend! Greetings to Rubin too!

Bisous, Edie Marie

La Petite Gallery said...

Told you I'd come back, this is such a great post. yvonne

Martina said...

Dear Anita, thanks for your lovely visit today! Am so glad my little post inspired you! And - you're right, the light pink and mustard combination can look great in an outfit too! I can see it work for you with your pretty black hair - gives you the glow! So hope you'll be better soon! Am sending you oodles of good energy, sunshine & LOVE!

Jerry OX said...

Bonsoir, je vous découvre et j'avoue que je suis séduit par la grace et la beauté simple et attractive de votre blog.

Pura Vida said...

Hope you are having a fine fall day Anita!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dearest Anita!
Popping over again to read your inspirational post....
I love october and Autumn,this season brings me always in a very special mood:)*

Wishing you blessed week ahead,dear friend!
Hugs to you,

renae said...

yup, you missed me cuz i posted late. i whipped out a polyvore and called it good. i have learned that posing while sick isn't worth it.
But I was thrilled to see you this morning! So now we are even. or.... something. I only have 6 more sessions of radiation and I am hoping it will just be similar to how it has been thus far. I have a tremendous sun torched looking boob on my left chest with a rash in my cleavage but there are highly recommended solutions available that I am using that bears the pain and heat and all is well. Hope you had a nice day and that you are feeling well. Our weather is nippy slightly but sunny and yellow trees abound. It is October! ♥

Vagabonde said...

What an artistic post. The photos are lovely. I don’t know how you post moving photos – that is too technical for me, but I am enchanted by them. La musique aussi va très bien avec ce billet.

Cobalt Violet said...

Love this post! Of course, I am a bird girl. Love crows and have a parrot of 14 years. (Beatrice)
Lovely as always Anita. Happy October to you!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for visiting. I see you and Luna are well acquainted. :)
Keep looking at those stars, my friend, and shine on.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!
How have you been? Are you having a good week?
I was late posting my blog this week because my poor husband is really sick. He has a vicious sinus infection mixed with a severe case of flu. We had him in the hospital on Monday.
He's back home and been sleeping since 6:30 last evening. He gets up for small meals & to take his medicine.
I have heard some really nasty viruses are going around.
So our week has consisted of keeping my husband comfortable and making sure he doesn't get any worse or it's back to the doctor.
The fall colors are beautiful here but it's been cool, damp, and rainy....
Sending love & hugs,

Kelly said...

Hello my sweet friend! Loved that you stopped by to see me today! Your encouragements and this LOVELY post here, do give me wings to soar. I am keeping my sights high! So many changes going on here daily. My son, my eldest child, has decided to take a break from college and go to work while living at home. The youngest is busy with her senior year in high school and working part time, while my middle child is enjoying her first year in college. I am enjoying the cooler Arizona fall weather. Enjoy October and blessings to you Anita! <3

Karena said...

Anita I came back over to look at some of your fall images. We are having cooler weather, the trees are changing color slowly though. This is my favorite walking weather definitely! See you soon!
The Arts by Karena

Unknown said...

Dear Anita, I know I always say this, but reading your posts is such a pleasure! Your words: freedom from other peoples' perception of you is like slicing through heaven...such perfection and the very thing I need to remind myself right now. So thank you for this and all those gorgeous images with that music! I know how much work goes into something like this and hope October has been good to you so far. I wanted to email you las month but couldn't seem to find your email in my very messy inbox...hope we can connect via email some time soon.

xoxo Mary Jo

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toves sammensurium said...

Visiting you is like walking in to a fairytale!!!! Everything is magic,and you are almost to good to be true :)))))
Beauty everywhere,makes me sigh with content!

Tovehugs :)

Unknown said...

Hello Anita! I'm so glad I had a reason to come back because somehow I had missed really seeing those images of those leaves's my first season around blazing yellow leaves and I'm so in love with them! Here is my contact looking forward to connecting soon!

xoxo Mary Jo

renae said...

Yes, my sweet Anita! Please make the appointment for your breast health examination and I'll be praying fervently that you are super healthy and well. I DO NOT want anyone to experience what I have over this past year. (and I'm not done til May -with the herceptin drip every 21 days) Radiation is not a picnic either but I have been blessed with the TOMO therapy. I am barely uncomfortable and I have been able to keep my schedule and every thing. Aloe Vera 100% Gel is a God-send and cortisone cream helps too, cuz it itches at times. But ya, so much more manageable than chemodemodragonfagon. I am gradually getting back to posting easily and then my 'puter or Blogger rather acts up. urgh. But I got my post in and it is a throw back. I wanted to post all four pics like I did last year but that was the Blogger culprit pic. It wouldn't cooperate and it was transferring posts to other posts and getting me very upset. I just have to be very careful. The friend told me it was a Blogger issue. urgh. Love to you, tho. ♥, Renae

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Good morning, Anita.
I have been unable to find your email address. Could you please email me @

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful, Anita. We are so often marked by the thoughts of others, when they don't even understand or know us.
Sometimes it takes a while to learn someone's truth. Fabulous post, your words and images cut to the heart. Amazing.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness! They're all beautiful images, but that second photo? I just want to crawl inside and spend the day there!!!

Anonymous said...

Anita! Thank you for stopping by, and for the kind birthday wishes. It has certainly been a busy week and now getting ready for Mr E's celebration too. I look forward to chatting soon, love.
Oh yes, instagram...I am in love. :) The simplicity is so attractive, I couldn't resist...and NOTHING like facebook...thank God!! ;)

Tristan Robin said...

intriguing and enchanting marriage of word, image and sound.

you truly make magic happen.

Kirsten Steen said...

Anita, your gift of breathtaking beauty and words is looking more and more like it comes easy. And I know writing is not easy. So kudos to you, lovely one! Have you seen any of the PBS shows on the intelligence of crows? Very interesting! Happy October!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love all of these images, Anita, but that Freedom one just stopped me in my tracks. Love it! Anyway, you asked about the harp. No, I don't play. My friend (who is holding the coffee cup for the dog) has a daughter who plays harp. It is a pedal harp that I think is the type you mentioned. They got it in Chicago where they make them.

Debbie said...

Anita, your poetry is so MAGICAL ... and the accompanying images literally take me away to another place. Beautiful.

Botanic Bleu said...

How have I missed so many of your posts? Yes, we bat our wings and show the world who we really are. Stunning imagery in all forms. 1000 words per image make all of us, your readers, ponder within ourselves, uniquely musing about the words that come to our minds which are different from the words that come to others.


Elaine said...

Such spectacular images. I love those ghost dancers! And your story about imagination, wonderful!

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Bring Pretty Back said...

The love you put onto your blog is so special. Thank you. I love taking time out of my day to enjoy it!
Have a pretty day!