Time to Stop and Stare

by - Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some happy things I did today:

Baked orange creamsicle and strawberry cupcakes

Made a teeny paper home sweet home and quilty little notecards

Read a  cute, delightful, inspiring little book- Christmas Ornaments by Del Pozzo and High

What's on your  "To-Enjoy List"?

I was inspired by this William Henry Davies poem from one of the episodes of  the cookery  show The Delicious Miss Dahl to get into this stopping and staring frame and mind (while the world whirls away):

What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep, or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies

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  1. they look absolutely yummy! love the colours.
    i love the sweet paper home, reminds me of gingerbread houses.

    happy sweet weekend to you ♥

  2. What a lovely, colourful post, I so enjoyed the sherbert colours and the quilt image, thank you!
    I am looking forward to making this roasted lemon chutney, then enjoying it, and to rereading this Edith Wharton article.

  3. Your website it always so beautiful to look at. Every time I come it makes me feel like I need to stop by for a visit more often. Such a lovely place :) The cupcakes look so yummy. And thank you so much for the poem. I am going to copy it on a post-it and place it on my board with all the other post-its, so I frequently look at it and remember its okay to take time to stare. Have a lovely weekend :)

  4. those are prettty cupcakes~
    hopefully the ones i bake today turn out pretty too :]


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