The feast of Dormition is next Monday and I am already thinking ahead to the pretty flowers that I will bring to Liturgy to get blessed. One year I bought some succulents and they are not only alive and thriving in the garden, they spread from one pot to several others!
On My Bedside Table
When I finally got my hands on Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl yesterday, I nearly devoured half of it in one sitting. It is the retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and is so, so very funny!
I spotted this little video for the NYC Ballet's 2016/2017 season and really enjoyed watching it. The Balanchine style of ballet costumes is just so lovely.
Beauty and Inspiration
Have you seen photographs Andrew Gould's house yet? Gould is an in demand designer of Orthodox Churches (we visited one of his churches in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of July) and I didn't realize that he has also designed and decorated many homes as well. The home that he shares with his family is styled after Anglo-Dutch colonial homes and the interior is simply amazing. Click the photograph to see more interior shots.
In My Closet
I finally cracked and ordered a bathing suit that I hope will fit. I have a serious case of farmer's tan and will try to make these last few weeks of summer count!