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Monday, May 31, 2010


Welcome to my blog.  We are a God-lovin', tree-huggin' family living in the heart of Lancaster County, PA.  Here you will see my efforts to guide my children to the simple joys of life in our daily rhythm with a few adventures thrown in for fun. 

The title of my blog comes from a lovely poem by Emily Dickinson that describes the waking and passing of a new day:

I'll tell you how the sun rose,-- 
A ribbon at a time. 
The steeples swam in amethyst, 
The news like squirrels ran. 
The hills untied their bonnets, 
The bobolinks begun. 
Then I said softly to myself, 
"That must have been the sun!"

But how he set, I know not. 
There seemed a purple stile 
Which little yellow boys and girls 
Were climbing all the while 
Till when they reached the other side, 
A dominie in gray 
Put gently up the evening bars, 
And led the flock away.

May each new day bring you such simple beauty.

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