"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Amber days

"The foliage has been losing it's freshness, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first grey hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Autumn's luminosity is re-grouping and re-assembling. The sun is getting ready to go on holiday and while it's still quite warm there's a touch of "something" in the early morning breeze.

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I, too, have been re-grouping and re-assembling. I have stood still and listened to our home's new sounds. Less footsteps, shorter showers, a pantry door that's not opened every half hour...small, subtle changes with such big impact...

Stormy days filled with wind and rain, a frantic rush to hold and capture a dying Summer.

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Long walks, meeting with friends, the glorious feel of holding a cold glass of wine and watch the sunset.

Going shopping, curling up with a good book. Meditating, eyes closed, slow breaths, wondrous walks deep within, opening doors and discovering new chambers that shimmer with a light that's startling new.

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I've been sort of quiet, moving about softly, afraid to disturb an inner ripple that came as a result of outer and inevitable changes. I've felt cushioned, enveloped in an aura that has made my senses sharper, keener.  In my heart, tiny fairies play songs only I can hear...

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  The end of Summer at the Caravan has been spent

choosing curtains and dressing up the makeshift sofa...

watching Abby enjoy the sunshine, mesmerized by the love and loyalty I find in those amazing brown eyes...

Enjoying afternoons in which the dying sun made every special thing even more special...

Summer is gone. Gone too, is the tinkling song of the ice cream truck. Autumn is here. As the light changes, so does the mood of the house... sounds are muffled.  Everything seems to be getting ready for the coming colder days...

Beds look more inviting...

Gorgeous leaves everywhere...

Cooler nights spent in my craft room ("studio" sounds a bit pretentious to me :0) creating a birthday gift for a dear friend

A stylish little witch to celebrate the season...

I love altered art. Mixing paper with fabrics, sequins, ribbons and discarded items. Altered art reminds me of ordinary days. A mixture of sounds, feelings, colors and textures. New experiences laying the background for new ones...

Time marches on. Plans are made, birds and  squirrels run about busy. Searching. Building warmer nests. All around, the cycle of life is asking to be heard, to be seen. Let us stop and listen!


  1. Lovely. And I'd love to spend some time on your pretty purple porch right now. It looks so inviting and serene.

  2. You paint a delightful picture with your words my friend!
    Big hugs!
    xo Catherine

  3. Beautiful! I love your purple room with all the windows...so inviting! Your friend will love the gift, it's lovely! I would love to see more of your work.

  4. Welcome back lovely girl. I just love what you are doing with your cute cabin.I wish I had your eye for colour and decoration.
    If only you could fly to England on your fairy wings, we could have such fun here in Glastonbury, with it's mystic vibes.

  5. A joy to see an update from you.
    I love autumn. Changing from the haze of summer to the misty mornings in a field carpeted with golden leaves. Makes me feel alive. xx

  6. Yay!! My Kindred Sister...I am so happy to read this mega-beautiful post from you..wow..there is such a beautiful poetic vibe weaving through all your words..you are a super-good writer my friend!!your photos are stunning..your caravan is divine..how i would love to sit there and read poetry or have a tea with you! Or hmm..a glass of red would do too!Your space is so enchanting and beautiful..i also love the other rooms and the art hanging on the wall.that dazzling little lamp...wow! I also LOVE your gorgeous witchy spirit..you are so talented! Beautiful!

    Abby is so sweet! thankyou for such an awesome inspirational post..hugs and sparkles

  7. Such lovely pictures. Thank you for a minute away and time to reflect.

  8. We need gentle beauty to soothe our souls rattled by the worlds false advertising.

    Thank you.

  9. Hello Alina,

    What a beautiful space you have created in your Purple Caravan! And I love the witch charm! With your words and pictures, I can really feel the magic of the season's change... Blessings to you and your dear ones!

  10. Lovely to see you back Alina. A beautiful post to welcome the change of season.

    The gift for your friend is both stylish and unique. She will adore it!


  11. Dearest Alina, I am only now getting around to visiting my friends...it has been a mad few weeks, but your post today completely resonated with me, for I feel the same. I have spent a lot of time 'going within' and like a butterfly, I feel ready to spread my wings now. Your little witchy charm is beautiful - and as for your gorgeous purple caravan, it is so cosy and inviting. I'm with Kiki, I'd love to sit on that couch with you both and share a wine...I am sure we would have much to talk about xxx

  12. Hello Alina,
    I have been away too long from blogging and I feel you may have forgotten me!
    I have been living my life like a gypsy for many years now and moving around has been very tiring.

    It is comforting and lovely to see your posts again, with your beautiful words and photos of your home. I hope I will be able to settle in one place one day like you.
    Abby is all grown up and is looking amazing!
    The magic charm is special too and I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Autumn is my very favourite time of year when the leaves turn a golden colour.

    Halloween and Autumn blessings to you!

    Jo May. xx

  13. ~You have a beautiful way with words. I'd love to visit the Purple Caravan. ♥~ Mandy


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!