Waldorf In The Home

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature ~ Chicken Tails

                             Philadelphia in July  26/52  Chicken Tails

What are these pretty white flowers in my garden? I've named them "chicken tails" and I just love them.   

I've committed to 52 weeks of Nature and I plan to stay committed I am just a little behind. 

I took these photos at week #26, it was early in the morning before the Tiger Lilies woke up,…those sleepy heads! They put on a beautiful display but are sadly gone (it is actually week #28 as I write this post) and now the glory goes to our Crape Myrtle. Perhaps she will make her debut in week #29. 

When we bought this house we fell in love with the garden even though it was completely overgrown.  We had no idea what was hiding beneath all the weeds and rubbish. We were happily surprised to discover the beauty once it was cleared. The woman who owned the house previously, we were told, was a professional gardener and her hard work and love is flourishing.  

It has been four years now since we bought the property , and every Spring and Summer we find something new and beautiful. It is our hard work and love now, and it brings us so much joy. 

Happy Anniversary House and Garden! We love you. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

{this moment} - Morning Commute

A Friday ritual. Photos - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Have a great weekend! Nicole

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Goddess Wednesday ~ First Aid Kit

I love these sisters from Sweden. Their indie-folk music is a band-aid for my soul. They have amazing voices that mesmerize me.Their lyrics are deep and get me inside myself. Singing along with them heals me and stokes my inner light.  They are Goddesses in my book.   I discovered them a few years back and they are making it big.  I was excited to hear them play on my favorite radio station WXPN Philadelphia. I also discovered Evan Murdock and The Imperfect Strangers on my local PBS station. Check them out here.   These guys get me outside of myself and make me want to dance and strum on my mandolin. Good times. 

Music is definitely in my First Aid kit, what is in yours? 


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Corner of My Home ~ Blueberry Picking

We planted two blueberry bushes and this is our biggest harvest yet. Vivian tells her Dad all the time what a good job he is doing. She just loves our new food garden.  Our farmer's market has been supplying us with delicious New Jersey blueberries and we are putting them in everything!

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Happy July!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature : Independence Day

 Summer here in Philly is in full bloom, even my crape myrtle started to flower. The weather has been  cool and windy like an ice conditioner on high. It feels refreshing. My sister in law from Norway came to visit us and some good friends came to help us celebrate Independence Day.

 From the garden. 
Table set. 
 Final touches. 
    Philadelphia in July     25/52   ~ Red, White and a Smidge of Blue  
 Red, white and a smidge of blue. 
 Summer Girls
 Hula Hooping.
Creating memories. 
 A peculiar sun dance. 
 Waiting for friends. 
 The Philadelphia Mummers. 
The ending to a perfect day. 

Enjoying my freedom, Nicole 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Goddess Wednesday ~ Affirmations

 Each Wednesday I always take time out for myself,  connect with the divine and celebrate my femininity.  I've started to include the girls to do the same.  Today, we wrote up affirmation cards to remind ourselves of our passions and our self worth. The girls choose from a list that I had read. 

My affirmation was "I Am Loved".  I never felt truly loved until I met my husband. I am finally getting used to the feeling and I am learning to love myself.  I lived for a long time not feeling any self worth or love, sometimes I can forget that I am loved. These gentle reminders will help us remember to live in the Today. Today, I am loved. I matter. I believe in Me. I will focus on the Positive. And although my song was sad in my beginning, it has turned out to be beautiful. I AM loved. 

Namaste, Nicole

Friday, June 27, 2014

52 Weeks of Nature - Summer In Philly

    Summer in Philadelphia ~ Make A Wish     25/52

    Summer in Philadelphia ~ Potatoes  24/52

You will find us in the garden or at the pool. 

Feeling very blessed, Nicole