Imagine the world without anger, without greed. We have the power, the tools, the skills and the resources right now to build a peaceful world, where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other. This blog explores ways we are doing just that, one post, one change, one day at a time. Join me. Tell your stories. Ask for help. Spread your ideas for making the vision real and, well, ordinary.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Good news Friday: New Village post, a fabulous photographer and one very talented boy

Village of Ordinary screen shot

After seven long months, I've finally published a new entry to Rose's journal, Autumn. It's not that the entry is such a big deal, but that I finally managed to finish one. I promise to do better going forward, with three more in the works at this moment. You may also notice a new skin on the blog. Not sure if I like it. What do you think?

Red Hill Farm
Down in the Creek
Image courtesy Photohiker

In hunting down just the right image of California mule deer to illustrate the Autumn post, I ran across a fabulous photographer, Steve, who goes by the cyber handle, Photohiker. When I asked permission to use the photograph of the California mule deer, Steve kindly gave me permission to use his images at any time in either of my Ordinary blogs. He said, "Seems your two blogs are of the same spirit that inspires me to photograph nature." Expect to enjoy more of his work here from time to time. Better yet, I encourage you to visit his site and peruse his galleries.

Another point of inspiration for the Autumn blog post is this video of a twelve year old boy playing John Parry's Sonata in D Major on the grand harp. The joy and ease in this young man's body as he plays is thrilling to behold. I hope his music delights your soul as it does mine.

Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.

We make peace in a million small ways every day.
All text and images, unless otherwise noted, copyright L. Kathryn Grace. All rights reserved.


Pojoam said...

Incredible art and music and writing to fill my morning peaceful moments. The harp video is so amazing. And the art... makes me want to learn how to paint and draw. The skin color... sometimes I like it, sometimes it's overwhelming. Today, it's good! I love both your recent posts. Thank you!

Dutchbaby said...

I enjoyed reading your "Autumn" story and seeing Photohiker's beautiful wildlife photos. I like the skin of your Village blog, but I would want a little more contrast between the shades of red. Maybe deepening the darkest shade into a burgundy - have a glass while you're at it :)

I love your clip of this talented young harpist. What a joy it must be to be able to produce music like this.

Wanda said...

I always love new posts from either place.

Hayden said...

harpist is wonderful!

Kathryn Grace said...

Pojoam and Dutchbaby, thank you both for stopping by, reading, watching and for weighing in, especially on the new Village skin.

Wanda, you made my day. Gratitude.

Hayden, yes, he's delightful, isn't he?

Deb Shucka said...

I couldn't take my eyes of that boy's hands. I always feel richer and happier to be alive after I read one of your posts.

Kathryn Grace said...

Deb, I had the same response. His hands and his face: Sublime. Thank you for your kindly encouragement--a blessing.

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