in the trees

From the house of aquamarine to the house in the trees, it’s an exciting time for us, chapter 2018: Marvelous.   I think it’s a marvelous time for a posting hiatus.

mpilar.jan2018 iPhone pic unedited

‘til someday
in the trees


Peace, the cat. iPhone pic from my kitchen window

Peace, she likes to nap in our garden. I’m learning a lot from her but have so far to go. Her beautiful eyes reflect all that is lovely and fair.

I don’t believe she’s disturbed by ferals or strays here. No. She is queen of the garden, surrounded by love and beauty and genuine kindness.

Genuine kindness.

My potting bench has become a gentler place than my art table, and so I’ve lost interest in calligraphy.

And again.

If it’s not condusive to peace, it must go.

Peace, teach me to be just like you, to look away from ruthless elements

and sleep.

…true …noble …right …pure …lovely …admirable …excellent …praiseworthy

fix your thoughts on these.  phil 4;8

curious wanderings

a handful of make-believe flowers catching some rays in a dim corner of the garden


tiny imperfect beginnings of fresh flower pressing
little flower pressings, i like to call them


who knew such simple curiosities would lead to perfect delight

basking in the sun

Enjoy the little things in life
…for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.
Beatrix Potter

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

The Sunday Evening Post

mpilar.dec2017 Hope

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 6:22-23 KJV

The Sunday Evening Post is prescheduled to publish automatically Sundays 5PM ET.

a lovely deer, dear

Come closer.
Meet Beauty.
The deer.

mpilar.jan2018 Beauty

Arrived earlier this week.
Wrapped in loveliness.

Exquisite paper.
Click to take a closer look.

Oh I love to look at beauty, especially when wrapped in loveliness, don’t you?

Do visit dreamy Mulberry Muse. My pictures don’t do it justice.

“Wendy Paula works from her attic studio in a Victorian terrace house in Sydney Australia. Creating artwork with an old fashioned charm and a touch of whimsy. She works digitally with Photoshop using original watercolours, pencil and gouache illustrations together with vintage images. Creating a visual harmony with the past and present adding exquisite detail and charm.”

See the gorgeous phone cases.

Thank you again, Wendy.
Promise to share when framed.

of flowers and seasons

The wonder of winter, the splendor of spring, each has its own beauty. Neither ceases to be what they were created to be.


So the story goes for the daisy and the rose.

pardon me but i couldn’t help but dramatize this picture
sometimes i get a little dizzy
lost in color and light