I’ve always felt a bit frayed at the edges. Not that I’m on the brink of falling apart, but more that I’m not so refined. As a kid I much preferred my big sisters’ worn out hand-me-downs over new clothes.

truck overgrown with flowers There’s poetic beauty in the used up. The old holds stories. If you stop chasing your tail you will hear them, for the old love to chant their tales.

old vw beetleAnybody with money can go out and buy something new. Anybody with money can go out and buy something old. Anybody with money can buy the stories. But it takes a special kind of love to hold on to something long enough to create your own magic.

hanging teddy bearIt takes creativity to dress up your beaten down stuff.  It takes love to jazz up the disheveled.

PeyrepertuseIt takes a special dedication to transform ruins into museums without adding the kitsch of lights and Ferris wheels.

«It takes love. And dedication to care for the frayed.»

wordpress-logo watercovered smallThis week’s photo challenge is FRAY. According to Vastly Curious’ post, I totally missed my mark on the real meaning of fray – pay her a visit, she’s awesome. As for me, I don’t care, I went with the feeling of frayed. See more additions to this week’s prompt here!

the sun will always rise

Shit to Look Forward To

Because there will always be…

  1. The smell of fresh cut grass;
  2. The sounds of kids playing in a park;
  3. The excitement of an unexpected postcard in the mail;
  4. Freshly popped popcorn;
  5. A book that keeps you up late at night;
  6. Laughter with friends;
  7. A phone call to make your belly smile;
  8. Two-for-one sales;
  9. Girl Scout Cookies;
  10. A sunrise;
  11. A challenge you will meet, and surpass…

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Silhouette: Sunrise vs Sunset

Can you tell just by looking at an image if it’s a sunrise or a sunset? Do you need to see the setting to know, and judge by the activity, or can you just sense it by the color?

I wonder. Personally I know I much prefer to witness a sunrise than a sunset. Maybe it’s because I’m a glass half-full kind of person, and a sunrise screams new beginnings. Continue reading

thawing a boat fridge

Boat Life: Mysteries Uncovered

“You can cook on your boat?” People are always shocked when they realize I have a full kitchen, and make my own meals on the boat. Even more shocked that I actually bake bread when in an anchorage or when they find out we have 2 fridges! One serves more as an ice chest, it’s actually a freezer within an isolated box. It’s in the counter, with a lid we pull off. The other one is a small trailer style fridge in the wall. Continue reading

When I grow up I will run away and join the circus…


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