Autumn Leaves


Two months until my Talking Heads session at Newtown Library and there are now only 24 seats remaining. Thanks very much to all who have secured seats. If you are keen to come along please don’t dally – reserve your seat to avoid missing out. A group of my friends are organising a dinner in Newtown afterwards; if you’d like to join us please contact me either through my Blog  or via Facebook or Twitter. We haven’t decided on the location yet but it will be near the library.

And the link again if you would like to reserve a seat is HERE.

I’ve been in bed all day and only managed to drag myself out to collect my daughter from school, walking the city streets filled with golden autumn leaves. I’ve ripped my shoulder on the computer and so had to rest after a night of pain. It was a good opportunity for me to listen to Jack Canfield’s Momentum talk which was very inspiring and motivating. We’re now halfway through the year and so a welcome moment of reflection today on what I want to achieve in the second half of 2012.

from the blog Advanced Style

I spent years working in nursing homes and psych/geriatric units and I’ve always had a penchant for older people. I  felt very close to the character of Birdie Pinkerton in her later years in Poet’s Cottage. You can learn so much from the elderly and that’s why I’m a big fan of the blog Advanced Style. Look look at the character, wisdom and beauty in this woman’s face.

You just know she would be the coolest person ever and have an amazing life. At the other end of the spectrum you have this beautiful image that I swiped from Glow


Just a few pretty images to go into the weekend with. Faces as individual and beautiful as the leaves in my street. ‘Where does your inspiration come from?’ A mother asked me at the school pick-up. I smiled because there isn’t a space, a leaf, a face from which I don’t receive some inspiration bounty.

There’s a storm brewing in Sydney. A heavy dark sky is pressing down as I write. I hope you have a beautiful and productive weekend, wherever you are. Thank you for visiting me. And look at Larry King’s beautiful purple braces.

Thank you to my friend Liz for supplying me with the link to Johnny being interviewed by Larry in his office. I do love a man in braces. xx

6 Responses

  1. jen storer June 1, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    And thank you for your beautiful words TP you are always so gentle and inspiring. I love the redhead too! i have found that as i get older I am increasingly fascinated and captivated by older woman. Like you I have a nursing background so have been at the coalface with many brave souls. Have a lovely weekend and I do hope your shoulder recovers quickly. best wishes for a happy, productive cozy winter! xx

    • josephinetalepeddler June 1, 2012 / 12:41 pm

      Jen, what a beautiful and rich way to describe nursing the elderly ‘have been at the coalface’. I love it. You know how much I love winter! I’m like Martha Bunny Rabbit getting the little brick as cosy as I can. Wishing you a lovely weekend and I shall visit you soon at Baxter Street. Thank you for your flattering words, dear Jen. xx

  2. Vanna June 1, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing your inspirations Josephine. I am always inspired by the beautiful face and hands of my 93 year old Oma, and wish there were more images of our precious elders around us. We collected gorgeous Autumn leaves at preschool today – lovely little ones from our young trees. Happy days, Vanna xx

    • josephinetalepeddler June 1, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      Dear Vanna, I feel I have not seen you for ages but always give your house a wave when I go past. The autumn leaves are beautiful, aren’t they? We are so fortunate in this area to have so many trees and so much wildlife. It is true that a person’s spirit really shows on their face as they age as well. I love Mirka Mora’s face. I just want to shower her with kisses. I hope when I’m old I have a smiley face but I’m sure I will always have red lipstick. I really love this redhead for her false eyelashes! Take Care my lovely Vanna and hope to see you soon. xx

  3. pinry June 3, 2012 / 4:33 am

    oh i love advanced style too – so reassuring to see such fabulous beautiful individual women. i’m already planning my advanced wardrobe, and looking forward to not giving a damn about what others think! enjoy the autumn leaves. jxxx

    • josephinetalepeddler June 3, 2012 / 9:36 am

      Dear Jennifer, I can see your Advanced Style now with pompoms! No, you will always be chic and wonderful with your bob and divine elegance. Nothing will change in that department. I want to wear gold sneakers, bright lipstick, false eyelashes and die in the writing shed at 110 whilst I’m still working. xx

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