The is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.

You feel it, don’t you?


I took this photo at 7 am today. It was pitch-dark outdoors. I could feel the stillness in the air. I lit a few candles and journaled. This last week of October is special to me in same way. I’m not sure why, maybe the darkness and changes outdoors, the need to focus inwards … It’s OK! I don’t need to understand, I need to be present and to be kind to myself.

Have a great and Nurturing Thursday.

October Squares – Kind


Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.


I took this photos a few weeks ago when we still had plenty of sunshine. It’s cloudy and raining all this week long. It makes me wonder if we can really reach the start and the end of a rainbow or if it’s better to be content just appreciating it at distance.

October Squares – kind

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from my garden

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.


I say: When your garden gives you green tomatoes, be patient, they will ripe, or make green tomato sauce if you can’t wait. Never give up, so don’t throw away your lemons or green tomatoes. I know it’s easier to say than to do it, but we need to try.

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October Squares

October’s Delights

my windowsill

Happy October! A month of pumpkins and candles, hot chocolate and pies, sweaters and boots. A perfect month for self-care and kindness.

There are many wonderful quotes about October, here are few of my favourites.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

L. M. Montgomery

October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.

Henry Ward Beecher

My favorite color is October.


October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.

John Sinor

October is a symphony of permanence and change

Bonaro W. Overstreet

Sharing with Nurturing Thursday and October Squares, that it’s all about kindness this month.


Dog, Wolf, Yelp, Moon, Tree, Night, Starry Sky
pixabay image
Owls wisely hooting
Grounding and discovering
Wolves magically howling
Full moon lights the field
Each step is an encounter

I wrote this tanka last night listening to the owls hooting at the distance. It was a warm autumn night, I kept the windows open giving permission to the crisp air and the sounds of the night enter my home and clear my thoughts.

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.

Shannon L. Alder

Sharing with Tanka Tuesday, this week theme prompt – The night sky.

Sharing with Nurturing Thursday.

a special welcoming

view from my basement

my front yard garden is blooming with pink english roses. these ones are a later bloomer, they start now and goes until the end of october, autumn roses! Their fragrance is wonderful, a welcoming sign for any visitor who rings the doorbell.

“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.”

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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on my way today

the sun is getting lower and lower each day. the earth is turning gold, and the air is crisp. a new season is coming. i love each moment of it.

I went very early for a walk today, I met many people on the way, we exchanged smiles and said good morning. I could feel their positive energy for the new day ahead, hope they felt mine too! And you can feel it too!

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

Henry David Thoreau

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books. i’ve many, my bookshelves are overflowing! i read a lot, and i really like to feel the weight of the book in my hands. most of the time i order the hardcopy, or the real book as i like to say. i’ve my kindle that i use mostly when travelling, and now in COVID times i’m using it more, i’m not comfortable in getting books by mail.

i don’t keep all the books i’ve read, only the ones that really touched me and i’m sure i’ll go back to them, so i donate most of my books during the spring, but this year the donation centres around here have stopped receiving books donations. i’ve sorted out the books i want to keep and made this pile for donation. these books are waiting for new hands to hold them.

And you? do you prefer hardcopy or electronic version? do you keep all your books?

A room without books is like a body without a soul. 

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