The month of August has come to a close and it's time for a round-up of my favorite images I posted on Instagram, my favorite social media sharing place. I share photos of everyday beauty, sacred spaces, delightful moments, things that catch my eye.
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This is the community herd in Brill in Buckinghamshire. Isn't this scene so English?
The lady chapel in Christ Church Cathedral. This is where we had Wednesday morning Mass the week we were in college. It was simple, beautiful, and deeply moving.
Theology school closing night dinner in the dining hall at Christ Church.
An icon corner in St. Mary the Virgin Church in Iffly, which is a short walk up the canal from Oxford.
An abundance of apples in the walled garden at Hughenden Manor and small painted wheelbarrows in which to gather them.
I made it back to Kentucky in time for the eclipse. We made viewing boxes, then got a pair of glasses from our neighbor, which we shared.
"All people have access to their True Self from their very first inhalation and exhalation, which is the very sound of the sacred. It is the literally unspeakable Jewish name for God, YHWH. It cannot be spoken but only breathed: inhaling and exhaling with open lips. It is the first and last 'word' you will ever utter - most likely without knowing it." Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation, True Self and False Self, Week 1
I had a studio visitor, so I made some jasmine tea and vegan cookies and zucchini bread. It was a lovely and loving creative visit.
Paintings for Peace lined up on the mantel as they're completed. You can grab one of these for $25 and know that you're also making a donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Tracy's band Dr. Don rocking it at Cosmic Charlie's. He played even though he had a cold - because nothing gets in the way of Rock-n-Roll.
I snapped this in the studio just prior to (my new) evening yoga practice. I've actually rearranged a bit since this was taken, but it captures the night time studio vibe pretty well.
Listening to her. I'm working on a commission and grateful to be back on a larger canvas. I've been working so small lately, I'd forgotten how good it feels to have the larger field.
Well, August, that's a wrap.
Here's looking forward to what September will bring.