Celebrate HOME Magazine read about living using less energy

Published quarterly, Celebrate HOME Magazine focuses on family, food, entertaining, gardening, art, crafts, hobbies, personal expression,…

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras copyright Cindy Dyer

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras copyright Cindy Dyer

Published March 2013 atathttp://cindydyer.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/celebrate-home-winter-2013.pdf I contributed a short article on What home means to me.

Home means sacred space

to me, a place where I can

tune into my inner self and fill

space around me with beauty

and love. I have always been

intrigued by small habitats.

As a child, I wanted to live in

a tree house; I still do. I marvel

at small spaces and am attracted to Japanese small apartment designs. Home means

I am sustainably living a

greener life. A smaller space—

360 sq. ft.—requires less

energy. My building is

located in a park.

The park has a community

garden for residents. This year

I will have my very own raised

bed to maintain. Gardens testify

to green living. I will be raising

pollinator flowers for butterfly

and native bees and culinary

herbs. Home means that I will

make the world around me a

better place for pollinators

and health. The medicine is

in the herbs.

Home means having

adequate workspace for a

computer, printer and copier for

my home office. Home means

having abundant natural light

and open space for Tai chi and

Yoga practice. There is a small

area for resting/sleeping and

viewing TV. I don’t do well

with lounging. I chose a small

woman’s wing back chair and

accompanying oak straight

back chair, with room enough

to practice floor exercises.

My ninth floor suite has

large eight-foot windows,

facing west. The windows

provide a spectacular changing four season landscape.

Home means I can touch the

sky and stars, even though

I am inside. Outside the

window, mighty oaks keep

me company with their

seasonal foliage changes.

At long last, I am free. I am

home and finally living in

my tree house.

—Mary Ellen Ryall

Winter sunset Fitchburg
Winter sunset Fitchburg
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Gladys Roldan-de-Moras copyright Cindy Dyer

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras copyright Cindy Dyer

Celebrate HOME Magazine is edited by Barbara Kelly, Editor-In-Chief,  Design and photography is by Cindy Dyer, Graphic Designer. Recently,  I had the pleasure of writing a small article on what home means to me, which was recently published in the winter 2013 issue. Enjoy the articles and photography featuring The Artist Gladys Roldan-de-Mores,.articles and photographs on home interior decorating, cooking, gardens, recipes,pets, collecting and more.

I have been asked to write a gardening article on a native Wild Butterfly Habitat in the next issue for spring. I am implementing the new habitat on familyImage land in Fitchburg, MA.

Keep checking back for more to come.  .