Thursday, February 25, 2010

R & R

breathing in the sunshine
happily communing
with my childhood home.

Friday, February 12, 2010

rich blue skies and bright white snow

I wanted to share these photos from yesterday's
morning walk with my dog.
It was so nice to have the sun shining.
Have a good day today, Laura

Sunday, February 7, 2010


the stillness when it is falling.
the fresh smell.
the powdery fluff.
hunkering down with snacks.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Helping the People of Haiti

When the earthquake devastated Port~au~Prince Haiti I wanted to contribute in some way. Seeing all of the destruction and pain in peoples faces on the news was scary. I wasn't sure what I could do to help. I watched the "Hope for Haiti" Telethon on TV and called in about 100 times only to hear a busy signal on the other end. As I was watching, I took note of the causes George Clooney chose to support with the money he raised. Oxfam International was one of them that I was familiar with, so I decided to help the people of Haiti through this organization, knowing their humanitarian relief track record was stellar.

I woke up the next morning I searched Etsy and found the site "Hearts for Haiti" which inspired me to sell some of my jewlery at
Modern Bird for Haiti relief. I am proud to let you all know that I have raised and donated $426 so far! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful people who chose to purchase jewelry from my shop because they knew that 100% of the proceeds would go to assist the people of Haiti. Your support does make a difference.

My Mom brought up a very good point to me when she said that giving in this way opens up more awareness to the cause. Instead of just privately giving, I hope that I have introduced people to Oxfam International and given someone an opportunity to contribute when they may not have known how they could help.

Peace to you all, thank you :)