Monday, February 23, 2015

hello

15th century, from Faenza, Italy

I seem to have hit the bloggers wall. I drafted a post
about the ceramics museum in Faenza,
but it seemed too impersonal.

With four feet of snow in my yard, I've carved out a little haven
for birds and squirrels by day, and rabbits by night.

I drafted a post on overcoming my fear of flying,
but it seemed too personal.

Masa and Aji
I am engulfed in winter, but all is well and
I just wanted to say hello.

xo, Jen

30 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Personally or formally, it is always fun to hear from you!

    Glad that all is well. Keep warm!

    We should, incidentally, love to hear about the ceramics museum.........and the flying.......and the snow.......and your art.......and the cats.......and all things Italian........the birds, bees and rabbits......

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    1. Thank you so much for your support, friendship, and vote of confidence, Jane and Lance. It means a lot to me.

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  2. Jen,
    wow! The last couple of weeks have been crazy with the weather! My side of Nashville didn't get much snow but we were iced in all of last week! It finally started melting this past weekend. Sometimes we just don't know what we want to say or even have nothing we think is all that interesting to say but hello is good!
    Rebecca

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    1. I was thinking about you when I heard about Nashville! Ice is the worst. And I know even a little snow can shut down places that don't usually get it--because you just aren't equipped or prepared for it. Hope all is well with you and your dear little ones.

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  3. Hello Jen, You don't have to worry about your readers--it is your personal take on things that attracts us here. The Hattatts expressed my feelings so well that all that remains is to second their comment.
    --Jim

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    1. That is so nice of you to say, Jim. I truly appreciate it.

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  4. Hello back Jen :-) Stay warm there!

    Have a lovely week!

    Madelief x

    * wish we such beautiful birds overhere!

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    1. There is a group of four five cardinals always around these days--such a treat, especially while waiting for spring.

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  5. Would simply echo the sentiments above. It's your ability to share your heart that makes us feel at home here. Hello to you and hope you have a pleasant week. Smiles...Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Hope you keep posting your flower pictures, here and on instagram-they always make me smile.

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  6. I'm with them! And I love seeing the cardinals, who sadly do not grace us here.
    Can you please use your influence to make sure all your white stuff there is gone by the time I arrive, three weeks from tonight. Mille grazie,
    Diane in snowy but sunny
    Denver

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    1. No cardinals in Denver? How strange. Though I confess I know little about bird regions. I know we had red-winged blackbirds in California, but not in the east.

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  7. P.s., Too funny. Your captcha thingie challenged me with photos of nine cakes and I got it wrong on the first try.

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    1. I'm surprised you got that. I have my comment settings to not require word verification. Hmmm.

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  8. It happens, all of a sudden nothing sounds right. That's OK, no need to write much, this wonderful hello will do since it's always so nice to see you, and the mess of cats :)

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    1. I'm volunteering at the cat shelter now, so there will be even more pictures of cats. Apparently I'm turning into a crazy cat lady.

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  9. Hello to you! I would love to hear about the ceramic museum and your fear of flying. I just love to hear from you. ♥ Sometimes when we think we have nothing to say, that's when the best conversations happen.

    Love that dish!

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    1. Sarah,
      I will work on them some more. Thanks for your encouragement. I love the idea of an infinite global conversation about the small but oh so important things. The little bird on that dish caught my heart.

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  10. Look at all your friends who were waiting to hear from you. We don't have cardinals in Idaho, either. Lots of chickadees and red tail hawks soaring in circles over the valley.

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    1. It means the world to me Karen. I meant red tail hawk when I wrote red wing blackbird above. Did you ever hear the song Red Tail Hawk by Kate Wolf?

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    2. Hi Jen, actually we do have red-wing blackbirds here, although I think COZ birders might call them something else? We heard the owls hooting up on the Canal Trail the other night; a very good sign of things to come. There are Hawks flying over our area all the time; a joyous sight. Love to see them soaring with the air currents. Cheers,
      Diane in frigid today
      Denver

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    3. CO birders, "doh."

      Diane

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  11. it's getting awfully quiet everywhere. I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come. I'd miss this little blogging world of ours.

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    1. Me too! I can't imagine stopping this blog. I haven't kept up the second one I started though. Better to try and integrate some of what I wanted to do there, here.

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  12. Hey you, I must know immediately how you resolved your fear of flying issue.

    I too am always happy to connect with you whether on a blog , email or IG.

    We gotta make it thru this winter....keep posting. Bird by bird.

    xo J

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  13. Ah the familiar blogger's wall. You'll get through it eventually, perhaps after the snow melts and the flowers bloom. Meanwhile I can still enjoy you on Instagram. mnapoli

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  14. glad you stopped in to say hello, always nice to hear from you :)

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  15. Hello Jen! Love the little dish you show. And of course I'm always happy to hear that birds and other critters are being cared for. Hang in there, spring is coming (and i'm not making this up...)

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