"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pocketful of Moments

Joining Monica with Joy Pockets...

What I found this week was a sense that I had more time. Everything seemed to slow down just a little, giving me permission to saunter and stroll, not race or rush.

I found time for art and journaling...

time to listen, watch, and feel the sudden-ness of stormy weather... 

time to bake chocolate banana bread and blueberry muffins...

time to finish the Help(wonderful!) and start the Book Thief...

time to work on our bowling style...

time to wish for a secret secondhand bookshop of my own...

and time for This Moment with Amanda

I hope your weekend is slow, steady, and oh so full :).

xx oo

"But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day."  ~Benjamin Disraeli


  1. That first photo is fantastic - I see your butterfly inspiration carried through beyond this space alone. So glad you had a slow and easy week. Believe it or not, I baked chocolate (and coconut) banana bread, too ;)

    That quote is just perfect. I think it's about to written down and placed someplace special here...

  2. Wonderful pockets, MJ. I've been wanting to read The Help. It looks so good. Chocolate banana bread is my ABSOLUTE favorite! I wish I had some right now. :) If you every open up that second hand bookshop you've got a partner or your first employee right here, you just let me know. Have an awesome weekend!

  3. The Help is so good and absorbing!

    I love the treatment of the bowling image - super!

    have a great week!

    here we are at the theatre...


  4. I am so glad you had a little more time this week! I am praying my time is a little more free soon. Your baking sounds wonderful and now I'm hungry! Have fun this weekend and enjoy! xx

  5. How lovely! What sort of photo editor do you use to get those awesome tin-type-y images? So cool :-) Here's to hoping the ease you felt all week continues thru the weekend!

  6. Butterfly love this month :). I really adore the color in your photos, they really just *pop*.

    Here is my moment: http://www.mental-chew.com/2011/08/this-moment-octopuss-path.html

  7. Lovely moments. I also loved The Help. The movie is out now, so I hear; I'd love to see it.

    Here is my moment from the week:

    Happy weekend!

  8. Happy weekend MJ. As always lots of beautiful photographs for me to oooh and ahhhh at...

  9. love that Disraeli quote!

    i'm so glad your week was full of slowness, and slow with fullness. this week i shall live vicariously through you friend :)

  10. I just downloaded The Help this morning and look forward to starting it. Glad you had a week of peace.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Ah things are so much better when you just are in the moment-not driven by clock or calendar. Love that you found so much time this week? Can you tell us what led to that abundance?
    I am hoping that the somewhat slowed down pace of summer can be felt at least a little when school starts!
    Much love,

  12. Wonderful jot pockets MJ - I love stormy weather and wish we could have some here please...the banana chocolate bread sounds yummy and I love The Help...and I`ve heard The Book Thief is just as good. Have a wonderful weekend...

  13. Great pictures. Have a great weekend.

  14. oh, chocolate banana bread sounds great. how do you make it?

    have a great weekend!

  15. What lovely pockets!
    The grasshoopper picture is incredible.
    Glad you had time to savour this week :)
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  16. What a wonderfully "slow" week with fantastic ways of filling the time. I LOVE blueberry muffins!! The art journal is beautiful. I just read an article yesterday about the author of The Help - I thought it was very inspiring.


    Have a beautiful weekend, MJ!

  17. love your 5 min. cards too! they really POP- and make me smile- also diggin that big ole grasshopper! the boys would LOVE it- your secret bookstore dream is lovely!

  18. btw- we've been bowling too! that is an amazing pic-

  19. Hi Sweet Pea! I just ordered "The Help." Cause you said you cried a few pages in, I thought I should go for it. (You did say that didn't you?)
    I love all the cool insects you see around your place.

  20. Wow ... love your journal pages!
    The bowling photo has some cool lines and colors.
    I've never been lucky enough to see a grasshopper with all those colors.
    Hope time stays slow for your weekend:)

  21. Lovely to think of you having Time, MJ, and to think of you strolling, creating, thinking, dreaming… ah. I'm so glad.

    Love all these pics—that grasshopper is stunning!

    And I adored The Book Thief. It's one of my favourite books, ever, Of All Time. (Did you know Markus Zusak is Australian? He came here for a talk once, and is the sweetest man. And a genius, for writing this wonderful book!)

  22. Oh, to savor the moments! I loved The Help - planning on a ladies night out with women from my church to see the movie.

    Wishing you more and more moments to come!

  23. Those are some fun, beautiful moments.

    Here's our moment: http://whoknewidgothisfar.blogspot.com/2011/08/this-moment_12.html

  24. Hooray for savoring those summer moments. Love your most recent index cards

  25. I love weeks like yours - slow and meaningful. I also love summer storms, as long as they are not the destructive kind.

    Have a great week!

  26. I knew that you had to be in Florida when I saw the photo of the lubber - aren't they a pain??

  27. That grasshopper is crazy looking! So glad you had a pleasant week and found time to enjoy it. I could go for some chocolate banana bread right about now. :)

  28. Wonderful photos ~ wonderful joy pockets ~ Delightful life! thanks, Carol ^_^

    Come by and visit Share the Creative Journey for my Joy Pockets ~ thanks,C

  29. Wow, I want to visit that secret bookshop. There is something so wonderfully romantic about used bookstores.
    Happy weekend, MJ!

  30. wonderful joys! hooray for bowling and blueberry muffins. i am totally digging your grasshopper photo - awesome! :)

  31. How lovely to find some time and space to slow down and enjoy some beautiful moments, good for you :-) That quote is great, I wish I remembered that a bit more often... xo


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