Monday, October 27, 2014

Beauty is all around.

Story time in Lincoln Square.

Strollers lined up outside a book store in Lincoln Square.
Story time.


I am reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  Many of the QL readers recommended it.
Emma has finished it is impatient with me to finish it.

Emma loves this quote;

“Fair is whatever God wants to do.”   

Here is another favorite;

“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” 

Beautiful words.
Beautiful images.

Raking up our piles of good.

Encourage one another,


  1. Hi!

    I adore this book, I have read it twice :-)

    Perfect read for fall.

    Right now I am slowly reading Pride and Prejudice (for the first time!) Between Bible Study homework and travel research. SO good.

    1. Have you read any other Jane Austen, Susan? I love P&P.


    2. Hi! No, this is my first. But I'm very accomplished in watching Austen in Film and Mini-Series ;-) hehe

      I'm lovin it

  2. P.S. gorgeous photos!! You spoil us with your art!

  3. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Good morning! I love the story time photo. It looks like a picture out of a movie to me. It's a different world than what I live in...not in a bad's just that I live in a small town.
    Lovely bokeh. Oh man, that first quote is good.

    Happy Monday all!
    Sarah P. from Iowa

  4. Love the Bokeh!!!
    Fair is truly whatever God sees fit! And I do think He's always more than Fair!

  5. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Beautiful images and quotes. I just love the stroller photo!! Blessings to all here at QL!

    Krista in Missouri

  6. Anonymous12:32 PM

    I just quiver with excitement when someone tells me they are reading Peace Like a River. It is one of those books that made such an impact on me...there just aren't words to explain.

    Lovely images as have the eye for finding the light and the beauty in the every day. We are blessed to see what you find beautiful.
    love and prayers, jep

  7. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Donna, you are so special. You just go through a hard life event with your daughter and then bless us with these beautiful photos and quotes today. God has blessed you with so much strength and uses you in ways you don't even know.

    Debbie Z.

  8. What a beautiful post. Thanks, Donna.

    Love and hugs to you and yours,

  9. Love that quote! I always say "Fair is in August", but yours above is great too! :)

  10. Cyndi K G2:53 PM

    Beautiful photos! My oldest daughter lived in Lincoln Sq for a few years and it was a delightful place to visit.

    God bless you and your family!

  11. Oh Donna, the beauty and richness and economy of your words and images leaves me gobsmacked. L.Y.M.I.

  12. Anonymous9:37 AM

    ^^I'm gobsmacked with Carol! Love.

    Mary Z

  13. The first pictures is super cool. I love what it means....families, babies, togetherness. <3

    The first quote is a great one....I'm proud of Emma. It is sometimes a hard truth but also one we can REST in. :) xxoo

  14. Thank you all for the wonderful comments.


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