“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Henry David Thoreau
Earlier in the week as I was getting ready for a bike ride I noticed a beautiful rose peering through an opening in the fence. as if calling out to me It was such a simple lovely moment, and yet it made feel abundantly rich. I decided to capture it.
The two of us stood holding hands for a long moment. clickityclickityclickclickclick
That magical moment reminded me of yet another memorable life experience which had occurred years before while visiting the Musee d’Orsay art museum in Paris, France and experienced the beautiful impressionist paintings by Monet.
It was a fabulous experience. Viewing art can be similar to how we view our lives. A painting might look dull or boring in a book, but when viewed close up and you are able to see the fine brush strokes, different textures, along with its varied dimensions…
It is a masterpiece. just like our own life At times it is helpful to step back a bit to get a different and new perspective. ditto on life
And as you very well know by now (unless this is your first visit here)
Home is where I thrive and have been fortunate to find my truer self. it’s my art canvas
It’s where I enjoy creating comfort and charm in simplicity of form, or a casual atmosphere.
During my ride I kept thinking of that rose. The unique way it shined through the fence.
It was it’s own piece of art.
I thought about how each of us are an artist, we are free to create from the heart.
We can share what we’ve experienced and where we’ve been.
But most importantly we can reflect what we want our home lives to feel like when we are close up and safe inside and what we hope the bigger picture will look like…
as we step back and see how our efforts inspire our lives and the lives of others.
Wishing you a fabulous weekend.
Muffin Cherry Pie (original recipe from delish) I changed a few things. What I really liked about this recipe (besides being super easy & delicious) was that I was able to make 6 mini pies & save the remainder of pie crust along with the cherry filling for another time.
1 Jar cherry pie filling
1 packaged ritz pie shell
Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.
Use the rim of a glass to cut large circles into pie crust (they should be big enough to line the whole muffin cup). Press crust into muffin tins and & the sides. Spoon over filling until each is full.
Roll out remaining scraps of pie crust and slice into lattice strips with a pizza cutter or knife. Make a crosshatch crust/trim excess. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar
Bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes. Let cool slightly,then remove from muffin tin & serve
Below is a video of a wonderful spot I often ride my bike to.