Friday, March 5, 2010

SMALL CONTENTMENTS

Wallpaper, 24 years old & still adored.The urge, energy & creativity to bring flowers inside, below, was absent for years. Blooms outside these windows every day, all year, no effort. Of course I must tolerate birds, butterflies or honeybees everyday too. Camellias, blooming outside, below. The brown? Dormant hydrangeas. The green? Azaleas. (Tara's Trinity of the Southern Garden: Azaleas, Camellias & Hydrangeas.)
Old wicker from an estate sale around the corner 3 years ago.

The cloche had been in the garden over 5 years, until hellebores were cut last week.

After 20 years, my house was painted. A decorator, Susanne Hudson, hired to help with colors & interior design.
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I'm basking in the joy, serenity & energy my new spaces are giving me.
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Above, When stamens drop, I'm taken out of time. (Lucky me, I think some people need cocaine to feel like this. As the Sea Witch in Little Mermaid says, "...Poor unfortunate souls........")
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What mentors have shared with me the most? Small contentments.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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That fabulous cloche? TJMaxx, $9.99!

4 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Beautiful and serene.

Magpie said...

Love your beautiful photos! your spring is coming sooner than mine. I'm jealous!

Found your blog through Dragonfly Design Studios.

Landscape Designer said...

I am so happy to hear you are again inspired to bring flowers indoors!
Sandra

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

and spring has sprung! What color did you paint your home?