Friday, July 15, 2011

scenes from the cottage: soybean fields, offices and an appearance by pablo


 
 
 

i pulled into the gravel drive around dusk last night, after supper with my family. and as i turned the key into the old lock, the one that's turned to the right for entire generations passed, i looked to my left.

and the sun was setting just to the right of the shed. and i noticed the house for the first time. really noticed it. the clean lines of the brick and the way they align so beautifully. the old apple tree in the back curving under the weight of storms, sun and age. the old shed, with its whitewashed wood and new roof.

and as i crossed the threshold into the office, i put my bags down. pablo sprinted in from the living room, followed by robert close on his heels. and i thought to myself, if i wasn't home before, if the feel of gravel under my tires and the squeal of the key wasn't enough to convince me, i am home now.

16 comments:

HazelandMare said...

I just love when Pablo makes an appearance! :)

You live in such a lovely world :) And I absolutely adore your van- have I told you that before? You must have so many adventures in that thing!

I hope you have a really wonderful weekend!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

lovely- what great photos- that VW van is amazing- and what a cute puppy!

Ana* said...

for me, that realization of I am home now starts when I drive from the main road to my street. The park is right in front of the main row, seeing the view from always gives me that feeling of I am home now.

Have a nice weekend

Gentri said...

So fun! I love your home and the vintage feel to it! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

The sounds and the smell of my home greet me and I smile. There is no place I'd rather be. It is one of the things I truly appreciate.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Courtney!

XO,
Jane

P.S. Pablo is just so darn cute!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

when I walk through my front door and hear my pup's feet running on the floor towards me I truly feel home and happy

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Courtney, this is such a beautiful spot! i love this share inside your home base and Pablo is always a sight for sore eyes. awe, he's such a darling! happy weekend lades, hope it's filled with loads of time spent in those glorious fields. ♥

chambanachik said...

So sweet. I was looking hard at your books to see what might inspire such amazing writing. I saw you have Blue Like Jazz! Loved that book.

DaisyGirl said...

Don't you love those moments when you really see things for the first time...REALLY see them? And as always, you put it all into words so wonderfully!

Hope y'all have a good weekend!

Laura said...

I always pull up to our little place with the girls shouting 'We're here, we're here!'.. then they bicker about who said it first... one concedes and says 'We're home, we're home'... so, there's never any doubt that I am home! Lx

Thisisme. said...

Gosh,your writing just takes my breath away! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! (I'm sure I've said that before!!). Your cottage looks delightful and I love your office. Enjoy your weekend in that lovely place and with those that you love most of all.

Kristina said...

Like Thisisme said, BREATHTAKING! :) Love the scenes! ;) Have a great weekend!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

beautiful as always and your writing is amazing. i love your blog it makes my day xxx

cara said...

looks so lovely. and that embroidered pillowcase is so sweet!

Shay said...

I LOVE posts about where you live! And equally love when Pablo makes appearances:-)

jennifer blair said...

Ah, there is nothing better than coming home...absolutely nothing.

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