“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Listen / Thank You / Apple Pie


The wind is still outside, no leaves are falling.
All is calm, all is quiet.

There is the purr of a cat standing here staring at my fingers moving across this keyboard - I'm sure you can hear her - there is the sound of yellow and gold as the sun begins to light the treetops, of flames flickering in the heater behind me, beginning to warm the day, there is the song of a lone bird giving thanks for clear skies, blue behind those glowing treetops.

And that's all.
All I need right now.
These moments.
This silence before the day really begins.

A quiet time to say thank you
to all of you
for coming here and coming back.
For your kind words and support and generosity
and for the beautiful places you lead me, link by link.

And now, on to apple pie.
Nothing says thank you like homemade apple pie.


  1. Listening and apple pie...sounds like bliss to me! xo

  2. I'm sending you some English custard to go with your pie!!

    This and your previous post have given me goosebumps! I can feel so much possibility here right now!! You are making magic!

  3. happy thanksgiving beautiful! xo

  4. Thank YOU for listening to me and for sharing your thoughts and life with all of us.

  5. i am filled by your words and that sweet ear thanksgiving blessings~

  6. It's the tail end of Thanksgiving Day and I had to stop by and wish you the happiest. And tell you that when I counted my blessings today, I named you and Emma Tree. Happy day, my friend.

  7. Is it warm? The pie? With vanilla ice cream on the side? All gooey and melting, and swirling into the apples?
    Save me a bite?

  8. I lost track of your blog for a while, and now I'm back savouring every word. I have so much to catch up on, you have a way of writing that comes straight from the heart. I will settle in soon, with a steaming cup of soup or coffee,and relish the experience of your many posts of wonder and delight.You are indeed a blessing to the blogging community.


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