Sunday, September 09, 2012

A Day in the Country

It's beautiful where I live: five nearby colleges make it an urban cultural center but mostly there is farm land and country roads.

Would I slow things down enough to have time to hang dry my laundry? And if I did would the scent and feel slow things down even further?

Lots of butterflies today. JB and I visited the gardens of four local artists, a local fundraiser for the center for the arts.

It's not summer anymore. In this part of the world, the transition from summer to fall is a most beautiful time of year. Today was a most beautiful day. So much is wrong in the world these days, but not the sky.

I want Mr. Ryan and Drew and Baby Logan to have a tree house like this. It didn't look hard to build, not that I'd be building it. But the idea will now percolate in my head.

"Grow and live across the land
Remember the scent roses make
Never forget the magic of a garden ?"

i love this idea

I love this sweet house

 And finally, it was a day when the country outsmarted the GPS. JB and I drove down a road to nowhere and then turned right to nowhere before we backed up and turned around to somewhere.
I don't get authentically lost often enough. It was good.

I wish you a good sky butterfly labyrinth laundry line kind of week.



  1. Authentically lost. DAMN! I'm gonna cross stitch me a t-shirt. Sure as hell I am. :)


  2. This looks like a lovely part of the world - thanks for sharing your day!

  3. An enchanted, secluded sort of place, where all manner of wonders can be found.

    Thanks for the story and pictures, kj.

  4. I was just thinking of all the two track roads I have been down, how I'd find an animal run and use it to go deeper into the woods and then find a good spot and stay for awhile. Beautiful weeks of solitude. It was those times I finally figured out that as long as you're not losing your mind you're never lost.

  5. Again, I greatly enjoyed this post! Thank you for the little trip. I like weaving back and forth and getting lost in a wild forest of green. **blows kisses** Deb

  6. It's such a beautiful time of year. My favorite. And our hills and farms look green like this. We are having some of the most beautiful blue skies complete with fluffy clouds, too.
    I love the treehouse! I want one!

  7. How charming, and how unlike where I live. LOL.

  8. outsmarted the GPS eh? I bet someone turned it off - maybe Emily. SO pretty out there!! and it's such a perfect time of the year.

  9. OMG what a glorious post! Love that stone and that spiral path!!!!!! I want them both!
    How great to get lost there.....
    Hope Chase is doing ok!!!
    Can't wait to see and hear more about him!!
    Love from Tanzania