The house is quiet again with only the rumble of the washer and dryer beginning to make its way through the piles of dirty clothes and linens. Now I can hear the wind and the sound of the bird feeder hitting up against the kitchen window. Sarah has gone off with Elizabeth to do a food shop, the boys are in by the fire watching TV, and Anna is sick in bed with a cold. I took this photo right before Christmas in a small shop in Marblehead. I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone, but thankfully, the warm images that inspire me will remain.