Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migration, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

~George Eliot (letter to Miss Lewis, Oct. 1, 1841)


Monday, September 18, 2017


These Marguerite Davis illustrations are always so delightful. I'd like to say this one is my favourite because of the fall leaves, but really all of them are my favourite for their gentle simplicity. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.

~Nora Ephron

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness.
~Charles Baudelaire

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.
~Virginia Woolf

Friday, August 18, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Acting responsibly is not a matter of strengthening our reason but of deepening our feeling for the welfare of others.
~Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Reading Under the Pergola of Pomegranates 
by Llewelyn Loyd, 1930

Thursday, June 15, 2017