An accidental find, the edge between the Begonia leaf and the window shutter makes me shiver. I’m in my first week of my sabbatical and relishing the months of uninterrupted studio time ahead of me. Being able to sleep late is such pleasure. Having my mind de-cluttered of everything but my work and my life on the homestead. Almost too good to be real. I imagined painting the house pale pink yesterday with cream shutters and trim. My fancies are tickling me now even in close to the darkest day of the year.