Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Three Beautiful Things

1. Our evening spot.  This outdoor space is a work in progress, but we have been loving it this summer. There is nothing like good conversation and soft lights on a warm evening.

2. Our son is home. That's his car; he is sleeping yet this morning (and probably will be for several hours). He's been at my brother Stephen's orchard in upstate New York for the past month. We get him for 10 days before he heads up to Minnesota for two weeks of canoeing. Oh, and he got his first speeding ticket on the way home. He gets that from his father.

3. Tabula rasa. The tree that blocked our house from the busy road came down in a storm a couple fo weeks ago. We are left with a scraggly looking front yard. It's time for some serious curbside appeal. I'm looking at this as a great opportunity to create something beautiful on this very blank (and very visible) slate.

"We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes." 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

What beautiful things are in your world today? 


  1. I love the hanging candle in your evening space. We are moving to a tiny house in a tiny town with a tiny yard. It does have a great back porch, though, and I have visions of those candles hanging for ambience.

  2. We've been taking out lots of scraggly things in our front yard as well. Definitely beautiful to have a tabula rasa.

  3. Your outdoor space looks like the perfect place to hang out! Sorry you lost the tree - but love that you look at the space as a canvas. ;)

    Through a Lens and a Windshield


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