Sunday, February 23, 2014

Moravian Bookshop

my weekend mantra

This weekend the weather turned very mild
and the soft air offered a much welcomed relief.

I wandered around Downtown Bethlehem and visited
a favorite old store, the Moravian Book Shop.
As I walked back to my car I stopped for a while and sat
upon a set of dry steps, turning my face to the sun...

Recently my days have been full of books
and only this afternoon did I pick up my knitting again,
my hands rested and ready to finish waiting projects.

Dinner of roasted vegetables over brown rice
with a dash of sesame ginger sauce awaits.
I feel relaxed and rejuvenated,
ready to begin the upcoming work week.

My thoughts are with friends far away...

xo, j

Saturday, February 15, 2014

more snow...

downy woodpecker

Yes, today we received about 5" of snow.

The roads and sidewalks are messy and difficult to clear,
there is no where to put all the white stuff!

I went into work and then stopped by 
my local library to pay off an over due fine.
Their computers were down so I couldn't check out any books.

The Downy Woodpecker is a very shy bird 
so this was the one photo I could take before it flew back to the trees.

Today I registered with Cornell University to be a bird counter.
It's late in the season to start but I will automatically be set up for next year.

xo, j

Thursday, February 13, 2014


mocking bird
tufted titmouse

next one!

Early this morning a strong storm dropped
about 10" of snow at a rate of 2-3" an hour.

An afternoon lull brought some cold rain and now
another 3-6"of snow is expected this evening.

My work was closed today and
other than the necessary task of shoveling out my car
I've stayed inside, painted and watched a movie.
Sadly, my hands hurt too much to knit right now.

The birds were taking turns at my feeder all day.
Poor little ones still found the courage to sing at my window.
I can't wait to see the ground again…!

xo, j

Sunday, February 09, 2014

the spinnery

I'm back from a long week of meetings in Chicago.
It was exhausting and I'm glad to be home.

To combat the bit of cabin fever I felt creeping in I went for a ride along
 the Delaware River to one of my favorite places, Frenchtown, NJ.
I dropped by a shop called The Spinnery that specializes
in spinning, weaving and dyeing supplies.

Despite the cold it was good to get out and walk around
 and I made it home just as the snow started up again.

Thank you to those who left encouraging comments on my previous post.

xo, j

Sunday, February 02, 2014

There's a grey drizzle of rain outside and it's warmer than it
has been in many months…but snow is again on the way.

I've been rushing about all weekend preparing for 
a business trip to Chicago next week.

Dear Em, I will try to mail your package by Monday
and Patrice your mittens will accompany me on my journey.

Hope all are well.
xo, j