Tuesday, September 30, 2014

be the soul


wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
{rumi}

(beautiful unknown hoop dancer at this year's floyd yoga jam)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

sunday grace


this is my grace space.  the anne spencer house and garden in lynchburg.  the air is infused with color, spirit, courage, poetry, art, love and light.  you can feel her here.




















"let me know now where beauty is.  i was born to know her mysteries."
{anne spencer}

Thursday, September 25, 2014

a few words for autumn



find that flame,
that existence,
that wonderful woman
who can burn beneath the water.

{hafiz}

Sunday, September 14, 2014

some days are not my favorite color


some days are rust.

on rusty days you just can't conjure the positive spin.

on rusty days the people you count on to be present and loving are exhausted by you.

on rusty days the people you count on to be present and loving are just not.  they are having their own rusty day.

on rusty days words sting stingier than usual.

on rusty days words seep into your bloodstream and sting every time they circulate through your heart.

on rusty days you want to blog about grace and forgiveness but you can't seem to pull them out of the air.

and your heart is too busy filtering the stingy words to help out.

some rusty days it's just about the planets.

some rusty days it's more about choices.

on rusty days it helps to have a wire fox terrier who is pretty much the kindest human on earth.

who sits with you in all the rusty emotions.

and reminds you of turquoise.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

happy things at floyd yoga jam


yoga jazz hands in cyndi lee's saturday class.


windy country roads and summer sunshine.


posture details.


and more posture details.


tents in blissland overflowing with yogi color.


hoop dancers.


lounge-y gypsy tents.


and even more posture details.


prayer flags handmade by tiny yogis.


wee one nestled inside her mama's bow pose (omgoodness, that little belly!).


happy hoop colors.


om in the air.


watermelon paletas.  (and an amazing salad of quinoa, arugula, avocado, black beans, apple, corn, gouda and mango dressing from goatocado, which i am totally going to be recreating and putting on regular rotation at home.)


the giggles coming out of this tiny dancer.


(not pictured) a hug from jen waine.  hugs from gentle warrior reiki goddesses are the BEST.


people living lives they love.


see you next year.

(see previous yoga jam love here.)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

a week in color {№12}


in this pretty gloomy week, there was so much local color to be found.   i am so grateful for this little city and the beauty it keeps serving up.

on saturday, TOOLRY, our creative coworking space, hosted a lovely flower workshop.  when you add buckets of flowers, lemon scones and loads of flower-happy girls to TOOLRY's already stunning interior and good vibes, the vibrant joy kind of blows you away.








our lovely teacher, sarah-louise, flower goddess from irvington spring farm, posing for our brilliant official photographers of the day foster addington.




earlier in the week, i took a stroll in the urban zen that is anne spencer's historic garden.  we are so lucky to have this home and garden to enjoy.  anne spencer, the harlem renaissance poet, lived in lynchburg.  i can't wait to share the inside of her home with you in the future.  the colors are breathtaking.  she is a kindred spirit.  but on this summer day: the garden.






at the pond, you can push a button and listen to mrs. spencer's poetry about her garden.  bliss.


lucky local us.