Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Habit is one of my daily reads. For the month of July, Emily and Molly, the blog's co-curators have started a flickr group. Anyone so inclined is invited to share a moment of their day with a photo and a few words. This pool is a magical collection of days; I encourage you to take a moment to browse and, if you'd like, join in. The images below are some that I've contributed.

1 July
I washed our third and fourth pints of the day to make the pie.

2 July
It dawned on me that yesterday I forgot it was the 13th anniversary. And what a sign of healing. And if things had gone differently, I wouldn't have them.

5 July
I had the feeling of life having come full circle as we hiked. That same trail Alexi and I climbed dozens times together during our courtship.

6 July
I realized it's easier for me to understand the perspective of his older brother, being a firstborn child myself.

7 July
It probably wasn't wise to turn on the oven today, but I wanted to make something special for breakfast. His oldest friend was here for his first sleepover.

10 July
I always think about my grandmother when I garden. I'm thankful for all the teaching, the modeling she did for me in her younger life. I wish she lived closer.

11 Jul
For a split second I wasn't sure how he was going to react; I saw on his face it could go either way.

12 July
He never stops making me laugh.

14 July
I was glad for the time alone; at the same time, the house felt so empty.

15 July
At dinner he said to me, "At times I wished this day was already over and at times I wished it would never end." Exactly how I felt.

16 July
I had unexpected tears when he came outside in the cape. He reminds me to channel my inner superhero.

17 July
The last time their grandfather came with us to the farmer's market A was two weeks old and in a stroller. Today, we held hands and talked while they shopped.

19 July
To say we were all surprised would be a major understatement.


Sammi said...

Beautiful picturesxxxxxxx

Purple Flowers said...

Great post - I love the photos and your comments!

Barbara said...

A charming post, Lecia. You made me smile and remember.

Is that sweet sparrow (?) trying to cool down on an air conditioning vent? :)

Jess said...

I am so loving habit. I hope they keep the flickr pool going and going. It's just a joy to see these little glimpses into everyone's lives.

Kwana said...

Congrats on the contribution and Wow on the bird!!

Deidra said...

This post made my day.
Thank you.

Dawn said...

I also love to read habit and have been participating this month. I've noticed your lovely pictures there and have really enjoyed them. That last one of the bird is so cute!

Becky said...

Beautiful, I love this format--little one line journals.

Simplegirl said...

Aww, that is the cutest thing, bird in the car. I love your blog, beautiful pictures.

KPiep said...

I love that idea! Such an interesting way to capture a bit of each day. Reminds me a bit of the Golden Notebook...only in a much happier, more positive way. It also makes me wonder what it would be like years from now looking back at those captured moments.

And the bird in the car suprised me, too. It was not at all what I expected for that last entry!

Francesca said...

You have an eye for details to photograph, and for details to write about. This series is wonderful, the time alone & empty house is so true!

Honeymoon registry said...

What a great day to spend your early morning with kids and breathtaking views and pictures that I've seen! its like I'm dreaming the beautiful dream.. your very amazing!