flowers gathered, and home again

I left you in the morning, 
And in the morning glow 
You walked a way beside me
To make me sad to go.
Do you know me in the gloaming,
Gaunt and dusty gray with roaming?
Are you dumb because you know me not,
Or dumb because you know?
All for me? And not a question
For the faded flowers gay
That could take me from beside you
For the ages of a day?
They are yours, and be the measure
Of their worth for you to treasure, 
The measure of the little while
That I've been long away.

.................................Robert Frost

And so I'm home. My little brick and sea-washed world is full of rain. Quiet wraps around the cottage and in my heart. I have been in a place of high winds, old trees, daisy fields, and there was much goodness to be found there, but ultimately there's nothing quite like the snugness of your own place in the world, even if you aren't always fond of it.

I must confess that I haven't missed blogging. All my words have been gentled this past year, and finding enough, with enough strength, to share on my weblog has been difficult. But I shall persist, whether it ends up being in this place or through my e-letter.

First, though, I will settle into being close again to the ground, to the ocean and the smell of ocean, the smell of hearthfire smoke, the quiet.


  1. Sarah, sending you gentle hugs over the ether and love across the oceans...
    I've just posted about our new home. I haven't forgotten my promise to find you a special tree (or six) - we are indeed surrounded by them (in our back garden there is a eucalyptus, a silver birch, and several others I can't identify) xx

    1. You are so very lovely Claire, you warm my heart. Many blessings upon your threshold and your hearth. ❤

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    1. Thank you dear friend ❤

  3. You were gone not long
    still I missed you
    and would
    if you should ever disappear ♥

    1. Thank you :) it felt like a long time! I don't intend to disappear :)

  4. Welcome back Sarah - you have been missed :)

  5. Lovely to read you here again. May your home and hearth bring you warmth and blessings. xx

  6. it's good to be in your comfort zone, at least, that's what I call home or really any place where I don't have to pretend I like being...

    have a lovely day.

  7. It warms my heart to find you here again.

  8. Their bouquets are thoughtful and elegant. Truly a neighborhood gem. The prices are very reasonable. Definitely recommend paying a visit if you need Same Day Delivery Flowers.