It is time to float on the waters of the night.

“It is time to float on the waters of the night. 
Time to wrap my arms around this book 
and press it to my chest, life preserver 
in a sea of unremarkable men and women, 
anonymous faces on the street, 
a hundred thousand unalphabetized things, 
a million forgotten hours.”

― Billy Collins, Picnic.

Art Jacek Yerka.
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased.


“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift.
It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of
our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.
What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green
and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?” 

― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

Art Andrea Kowch
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#FridayFantasy . . . . As the dance began…..

“As the dance began a multitude of birds broke into song…”

~ John Bauer, “Lena och riddaren dansa” (Lena Dances with the Knight),

Watercolour, heightening white, Indian ink and graphite on paper, 1915, private collection.
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac

Thank God For Dirty Dishes!


Thank God for dirty dishes;
They have a tale to tell.
While others may go hungry,
We’re eating very well
With home, health, and happiness,
I shouldn’t want to fuss;
By the stack of evidence,
God’s been very good to us.

Author: Mary Stuber

Art Gwendolyn Babbitt
Text 7 image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

A boy is Truth with dirt on its face,


Boys are found everywhere – on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on,
swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls
hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and
Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut
on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future
with a frog in its pocket.

– Alan Beck

Text & image source: Irene Statz

Happy Lunar New Year!


Happy Lunar New Year! According to Chinese Zodiac, it is a Year of the Earth Pig.
So, it is a good year for all activities related to the Earth. Go outside, enjoy hiking
and mountaineering; travel to a special places; work on a farm, start an urban garden,
plant the trees, gather mushrooms, learn working with clay and always remember
to care for the Earth. Wishing you Health, Abundance, Stability and Joy! 🐷

Text & image credit:  Rivers in the Ocean

Celebrating Mother Earth . . . .Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day!


Happy Imbolc and Brigid’s Day! 

Imbolc is a Gaelic tradition that celebrates the Mother Earth in preparation for returning spring. It reminds us that Sun gets brighter, the day gets longer, and frozen world has just a few more weeks left before the soil starts to awaken and stir a new life. It is a time of promise for renewal and hidden potential, time to let go of the past and focus on the future by clearing the mind & heart for new inspirations and beginnings.

Text & image credit: Rivers in the Ocean