Saturday, October 19, 2013

from earth and sky

Butterflies seem like heavenly creatures as they drift by.

Their tumbling through my garden makes me remember those who have passed off earth and sea, as William wrote in his beautiful cursive  in this autograph book from 1882.
Sometimes when I see one, I feel a presence; my mother close by
or my dog running in the sky
It makes me happy to be reminded of them.

of my friend flying through the wildflowers like a bird
To know as long as I am here and remember them, they are here too.  Loved.
 
October with its glorious color and changing light is the perfect time for these musings don't you think? 
Wishing you a wild and happy Halloween~
xx
julie

34 comments:

Flutterby Patch said...

Beautiful post Julie. It brought a tear to my eye. Such memories we all have! Greetings flying to you from my home in England to yours so many miles away. Eli x

littlemancat said...

A beautiful and poignant post - the feeling of the presence of those who have left us is very real. My thoughts today have echoed these musings, maybe it is indeed the time of year.
The photos are all amazing, but the one of the butterfly - or moth? - in the goldenrod is just stunning.
Love your pottery, your blog -
Mary

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Thank you Eli and Mary.
Very special ladies!
xx

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wonderful post julie!!! i was at a fair today and saw another farmhouse kitchen sign and it stopped me in my tracks. i miss her so much. we are expecting our first snowfall this coming week!

jone hallmark said...

your beautiful fairy plate leaves me breathless........
...wow.........
your words........sigh..........

someday we will meet, for sure.....
I look forward to it...

xoxo

lynne h said...

oh julie, always such beauty and whimsy in what you create. always sigh making...

xoxo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Such a heartfelt and lovely post, it brought tears to my eyes. I miss our mutual friend very much & I love your image, it was very touching.

Amy said...

I am speechless .... what beauiful sentiments and simply lovely works of art!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Julie
I will be in Cayucos tomorrow for the antique flea market on Sunday.
Looks like the weather is going to be perfect!
Your pottery is so sweet. I adore the one with the angel on it.
XO
Teresa in Visalia, CA
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Librarian said...

The 4th anniversary of my husband's death is coming up in a fortnight, and naturally, I am thinking of him a lot these days.
The butterfly lady in the flower dress is so beautiful!

NanaBeast said...

Julie,
Butterflies are indeed sparks to the memory. Six years ago I got news that the husband and son of a dear friend had just died in a plane crash. I was paralysed with anguish. I went outside and wandered in a daze only to be brought to a sense of perspective and hope when pestered by the most beautiful butterfly. It was only when I could really focus on this tiny being that I was able to connect with the world again. Thanks for a great post - again!

Betty said...

I enjoyed your post, your latest pottery is really delightful. Betty

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Love your header angel and flying dog.....fabulous!

Season's greetings to you too,
Ruby

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Thanks, ;your posts always thoughtful and calming. Brilliant pieces with the angel and butterfly spirits. happy fall to you!

Robin Larkspur said...

Gentle words and glorious pottery. Thank you.

Lori ann said...

i second what robin larkspur has said. beautiful.

Katey said...

What lovely thoughts especially thinking as they rest upon my shoulder or arm as I am outside. If I'm lucky.

kathyd said...

julie
wonderful post and as always beautiful pottery .
kathyd

Katherine Dunn said...

This is a perfect post for me- and you know why. Thank you. xo from Apifera and all The Misfits

Aprilgirl said...

A beautiful post...very timely. Thanks for sharing, Julie.

mary ellen mckenzie said...

Julie, your heart is truly lovely ... this post is glorious ... words, pictures and pottery!!!

The Sea Garden said...

Your beautiful art reflects your beautiful soul,love your blog so much!

Sarah said...

Just beautiful. Lovely pictures.
Sarah

Jorgelina said...

Wonderful post !
Lovely pictures.
Hugs

Vicki Boster said...

Beautiful words dear Julie-- so comforting to those of us who have lost beloved family, friends, and pets. The newest creations are so very unique and lovely-- I'd love to just hold them in my hands---

Vicki

Jo Oakley said...

Hi Julie, I love this post...Thankyou. Iwould love to have a piece of your work, the plates are my favourite. Perhaps we can arrange a swap! xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Jo
That would be fabulous~

Jenny Woolf said...

Hello, I came across your blog via an old post of Meike's - I love your work. Reminds me a bit of Chagall in some ways. And this was a beautiful post.

Claire said...

Beautiful pieces Julie......I love watching the butterflies in the garden as they flit here and there.......

CLaire X

dulcy said...

Lovely post as always Julie! I have to share with you that I wore my most favorite Julie W. story bracelet yesterday, and much later in the day I realized it wasn't on my wrist. Well, I just was horrified and ready to cry. I checked the obvious places like my car and around my house. I called a couple of places I had been, no luck. I felt so so sad to lose it. Then, a sweet little girl from the restaurant I had been to hours before called and she had found it. YIPPEE!! Happy ending for Little Red Riding Hood and me. I just LOVE that little bracelet!
xo
dulcy

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dulcy,
Just like LRRH was almost lost to the wolf! (Happy endings rule)
xx

Plushpussycat said...

Oh wow! Everything is so sweet and whimsical! What a breath of fresh air to brighten my day! xo Jennifer

Kathryn Glover said...

Julie. your work is so beautiful and inspiring. Memories must be mixed in your glazes, for they shine through everywhere. Kathryn

Catharina Maria said...

Your art is so sweet ,I love it so much .
Love from ♥RINI♥

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