Simply soaking……


In all of your tired places,

your wilted spaces,

feeling weary and parched and needing fresh graces…..

I sing your heart the sort of rest that feels like this:)

A good long healing soak.

“I drank the silence of God
from a spring in the woods.”
-Georg Trakl

(It gives me joy,  just so much joy,  to send a copy of my July Ripplesongs
to the beautiful Gwen Lily)


  1. Elephant's Child on July 11, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Here on the other side of the world I have just received your June Ripplesongs. I sits beside me. I pat it, I stroke it, I revel in its beauty and heart. Thank you so much.
    I hope that you find cool healing, rest and sustenance in your sweaty season. Love,laugher and beauty you have. And share.

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

      I’m so glad it reached you and is in good hands now:)
      Thanks for that beautiful blessing….holding it close
      to heart:)

  2. Julia on July 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the cool refreshing rest. It’s pure balm on my tired aching body.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your thoughtful comment.

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Pure balm:) I love that.
      Wishing you much pure balm in every way your living needs
      and in ways that make your heart sing out loud!

  3. Susan on July 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

    That cool, clear water looks heavenly and the blooms so lovely … thank you.

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Cool clear water. I remember my parent’s playing a song
      from an old album that had that line:) Makes me smile:)
      thanks for dropping by to visit,

  4. gotham girl on July 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I ALWAYS feel better when I come here. I can just feel that soothing creek/river…thank you so much.

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

      So glad for the better-feeling:)
      I appreciate your visits. So much:)

  5. susan troccolo on July 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I wanted you to know that after I absorbed all of your newsletter ’till I was full up, (and made notes all over my computer-:)…I sent it off to my Aunt who has—in the past two years—lost her husband (bone cancer), daughter (ovarian cancer), job and livelihood (due to retirement–she has loss of vision and couldn’t do her work anymore.) For every loss, there is someone who has a greater loss. You offer a place of peace and a cool drink of friendship and love. This is a sacred place.

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:37 am

      I’m so to hear it, Susan; my heart is soaking that in:)
      Your words are sizzle and balm, friend….thank you:)

  6. Suzanne on July 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    A soft, ever so gentle trickle flows the weariness away and soothes one’s soul with fresh graces… allowing ourselves to be lifted and transported by that gentle flow. <3

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

      You’re on my heart so big, Suzanne; thanks for coming by;
      know my prayers are dancing around you like fireflies:)

  7. CherryPie on July 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    A beautiful series of photographs 🙂

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

      thanks friend:)
      I appreciate your kindness,

  8. Kathryn on July 13, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Jennifer…I love this series of flower photographs..just beautiful!

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

      So glad you came over to see them, friend.
      I appreciate your presence:)

  9. Lady Fi on July 15, 2015 at 2:19 am

    How deliciously beautiful and refreshing!

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thanks, Fi:)
      I love your presence here:)

  10. jeanie on July 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    A long, healing soak. I could use that right now — I think a lot of us good. Just seeing your lovely flowers is so regenerating!

    • jennifer on July 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

      I need those long, healing soaks
      so much, too. I’m growing to love rest:)

  11. Donna on July 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Ahhhh the joy in this needed soak!

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