Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Friday, March 30, 2012

A Little Bit of Heaven

It's a beautiful spring day here in the Sonoran Desert. I'm sitting outside Starbucks with a large green tea; iced and sweetened. The sky is a beautiful blue without a single cloud, the palm fronds are dancing lightly in the breeze and the temperature is near to perfect. I like to call this weather "no-feel" weather because it is so perfect it doesn't feel too warm or too cold.


I love spring. The desert is coming to life and bright colors are everywhere. My favorites are the giant saguaro and their crown of flowers: the Arizona state flower.
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I tend to go in spurts with things I'm involved in and using. For example, I love my Remains of the Day journals (Mary Ann Moss class) but sometime I forget about them.
I brought mine along today and am loving looking through it and even writing on a sky blue envelope:
The page also had a picture of a saguaro. How cool is that?


Here's the outside of the journal.  The inside pages have tabs and pockets and places for all the bits and pieces of paper and writings that I come across.

Before I left the house I stuck a partial pad of stationary in the back to write ideas and some writings. While in the process it occurred to me that I have lots of these stationery pads that don't get used anymore . . . because sadly I don't write letters like I used to.
So that colorful pad is now in my purse, lighter than a book
and the individual sheets can be put where they belong:
shopping lists
poetry folder
short story ideas
essay ideas
art ideas
I'm excited about this because when I work in journals these things tend to get "lost" and now not  only am I saving my shoulder some weight but those ideas will stay in front of me.

From simple things come great ideas and some organization.

I hope.

Happy Spring.



6 comments:

  1. Did you take the photo of the Saguaro--the flowers are just wonderful! When I lived in Arizona, I just loved the Saguaro's--there is a place around Black Canyon City when you are driving to Phoenix from Prescott--and that's when you start to see the Saguaros with their welcoming arms!

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    1. No I found it on the internet and then I couldn't find it again to credit it. Black Canyon City, home of the greatest pie in the state, or so I'm told.

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  2. Glad to see all of the ideas that are 'springing' forth from you all the time!

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  3. i carry mine (the purple you made) to work and the blue one is in my garden table
    you do a great job with thm and i love them a lot!
    hugs Rita!
    i will but another one for the summer but i can't wait i may do it sooner :-)

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    1. You make me happy. To know that somebody enjoys something I made is wonderful. I'm working on a new batch with different colors.

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