Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a blue twilight

there is something magical about the twilight hour, and it becomes even more so when there is snow on the trees. after a fresh snowfall, the hour between light and dark becomes an enchanting blue twilight.

the sky reflects onto the snow, and the remaining light makes it glow somehow. in some unknown way, this causes everything to be covered with a blue misty color. it cannot be described, only seen; only then can one truly understand it. it is similar to when the world takes on a rosy hue when the sun is rising except that when the sun is setting, the blue sky gives the world an indigo tincture. the clouds are tinged with the remaining pieces of golden light in the sky.

as the light recedes and the sky becomes dark and star-filled, the snow shines white and sparkling while everything else is clothed in darkness.

as wonderful as starlight is, it cannot compare to the magic of a blue twilight.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

poetry // hold fast your dreams

hold fast your dreams
by louise driscoll

hold fast your dreams
within your heart
keep one still, secret spot
where dreams may go,
and sheltered so,
may thrive and grow - 
where doubt and fear are not.
oh, keep a place apart
within your heart,
for little dreams to go.

poems i love
the highwayman - alfred noyes
the glove and the lions - leigh hunt
lady clare - alfred lloyd tennyson
lord ullin's daughter - thomas campbell
casabianca - felicia dorothea hemans
curfew must not ring tonight - rosa hartwick thorpe
the wreck of the hesperus - henry wadsworth longfellow
     (p.s. not only have i been to the reef of norman's woe mentioned in the above poem, but i am also related 
            to h.w. longfellow)

what are some of your favorite poems?

Monday, January 14, 2013

lists on a cloudy january day

lost by michael buble
invention no. 8 in f major by bach
one good song by the gaither vocal band
who am i from les mis
everything by michael buble
my little girl by tim mcgraw

canada mints
milk chocolate chips
lindt truffles

royal purple
forest green
cloudy gray

knitted things
cabled anything
lacy hats
lap blankets
fingerless gloves

running water
football fans
crunching snow
clicking knitting needles
piano music
the oven timer
a purring cat
opening doors
chattering little girls

Friday, January 11, 2013

winter // quotes

"the beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring."
the story girl

"welcome, new year," said captain jim, bowing low as the last stroke died away. "i wish you all the best year of your lives, mates. i reckon that whatever the new year brings us will be the best the great captain has for us - and some how or other we'll all make port in a good harbor."
anne's house of dreams

"it feels like snow tnoight. i like an evening when it feels like snow. the wind is blowing 'in turret and tree' and making my cozy room seem even cozier. the last golden leaf will be blown from the aspens tonight."
anne of windy poplars

the white flakes were beginning to flutter down over the fields and woods, russet and gray in their dreamless sleep. soon the far-away slopes and hills were dim and wraith-like through their gauzy scarfing, as if pale autumn had flung a misty bridal veil over her hair and was waiting for her wintry bridegroom.
anne of the island

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

what i wore // blue cardigan

cardigan // gap
plaid shirt // jc penney
black pants // goodwill
socks // Christmas gift

"the night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed firs stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind whistling through them."
-anne of green gables

Monday, January 7, 2013

weekly wrap-up // new year

this week i have been...

listening to // the les mis soundtrack //

watching // downton abbey season 3 premiere // wives and daughters //

enjoying // tea thanks to this lovely lady // snow // cute socks // bbc shows // playing street hockey // surprise parties // chips and salsa // singing all the time // 

on Christmas day, we went to see les mis. it was spectacular. i don't care what anyone says: all the singers were amazing and i definitely did not think there was too much singing.

on saturday night...i got to see beauty and the beast broadway tour. they actually came up here to maine!! it was amazing. the roles were played so well, and the beast could sing so well! belle was beautiful. the scenery and costuming were perfect. it was pretty much a dream come true. *smile*

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 in hindsight

it was a good year, one full of events and quiet, loud and calm.

pictures will do a better job at showing what this year was like than my inadequate words would.


i joined a revolution.

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posted my first outfit post of the year.

found a new spot to read and write.

wore high-heeled boots and flip-flops in the snow...in the same week.


Gift Tags Shabby Chic Roses on Vintage Blue

hosted my first giveaways.

went for a walk.


went to all-state.

had fun with this guy.

got a haircut.


posted my first tutorial.

finished the school year.


went to camp.

celebrated the fourth of july.


camped out in lancaster county, pennsylvania before dropping my older sister off at college.

worked at day camp.

started school.


went to boston.

enjoyed fall.


went on a field trip and played in the leaves.

made pumpkin whoopie pies.


admired some beautiful creation.

turned 17.


watched Christmas movies.

had a very merry Christmas.