A few weeks ago I mentioned that our new place has a sunporch. What a joy it is! I step up into it from my study, and it is the perfect place to take photographs with its two walls of windows, two windowed doors, and one wall of white-painted bricks. Plus, my herbs and houseplants love it there.
I bought a huge bouquet of cosmos at the farmers' market early in the morning yesterday and placed them in vases and bottles all over the house. Out on the sunporch they fairly sing.
Next week I'll begin a new series here on The Magpie's Fancy called "Legacy." The series will focus on the people, things, and ideals that we value. In my little Blogger profile I state that I am a seeker of things that shine from within. That's not just a pretty thing to say. I truly mean it. While a bit of surface flash does catch my magpie eye, what I really cherish is a deep, burnished inner glow in people and stories and places. Several talented friends will be joining me in the coming weeks to share their thoughts. Each one of them definitely shines from within. I can't wait to read their thoughts and study their pictures.
Meanwhile, the leaves have started to turn here in New England. Time for cider and apple crisp. I will be gathering up the last blossoms of the season and treasuring them until the first hard frost.