August 15, 2013

An Open Book

When I have a few moments to mosey around and see what people are making or doing or saying in their corner of the blog world, my interest is often stirred by those that offer up details of their life, spilling their feelings and stories like the pages of an open book.

I find myself drawn into their daily happenings through the funny things their kids did, the places they visited, the happy moments that they share and the sad ones too.

Oftentimes, I wish that I was the kind of person who could talk about similar things here, but I know that that's not really who I am. I'm more inclined to show you little things that I love melded with snippets of my life. In the life that I share here, I'm probably more like a short story than a novel...or perhaps I'm more like a paragraph :)

I might talk about a recipe that I made or a place that I visited or tell you how I grew cosmos this year and then go on to say that this is the first year I planted them and probably not the last since they did so well...spouting tall, looking all pretty and wispy and such.

And of course, I would show you some pictures, because that's what we do, but for me, that's the best part. It's how I tell my story. 

Perhaps my life here is just a picture book...and a few rambling captions :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


August 02, 2013


Hello! Oh, how I've missed you all.

I must admit that I've been home from vacation for awhile, but have had such a hard time putting together a post...I've been busy enjoying the summer and whatnot while it's still here.

Anyway, my getaway was wonderful! I'm in love with the South, I tell ya. We spent four days or so in Asheville, North Carolina before we traveled on to Charleston. Both were such beautiful places!

I didn't really come home with as many pictures as I had hoped. My family would probably find this hard to believe since my camera was basically velcroed to my side, but it's hard to do much photography when you're traveling with other people.  I'm sure they all were sighing inside every time I stopped to take a picture of something :)

While we were in Charleston, we stayed on one of the islands and took trips into downtown on a few occasions. I loved that set up. It was pretty and peaceful at our hotel, as well as being the perfect place for children, yet it took only a few minutes to get into the heart of the city.

Charleston is such great town! Like any city, I suppose, there are areas that are a little iffy, but for the most part it's absolutely charming, brimming with history and beautiful architecture. The streets are lined with gorgeous old homes and buildings, with pretty little walkways nestled amongst them. There's lush flower-filled gardens and huge trees draped in spanish moss and, of course, there are all the wonderful restaurants and shops too. And to top it all off, everything is within steps of the ocean! I don't think I could ever tire of it.

All of these photos were taken in the city. Yes, even the ones of the cemetery. It might seem kind of odd, but I loved it there too. Look at the flowers on that hydrangea bush!

I have a few more photos to show you of a couple of other places I visited, but I think I'll craft those into a post for a different day. Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend! See you soon.

Oh one last thing, thanks so much for your thoughts and comments on my last post. Happily, everything seems to be going well.