Wednesday, April 25, 2012

scenes from a country cottage: meet the cast

gray clouds have shrouded our corner of carolina this week. but yesterday afternoon was different. there's a sweet sip of time before dusk when the sun dances across the back field. when my prayer tree stretches to meet the setting sun and the blades of green lean and fall, only to rise back up and sigh into the ground with each whisper of a breeze. meet the cast of characters that inhabit this little place!
1. Miss Geranium has been exceptionally lovely this week. she spent a few days in the laundry room for fear of frost, but the return of warm winds means she can display her blooms for all roadside onlookers.

2. late afternoon sun splayed across the shed.

3. muscadine vines and a dirt path. two of my favorite things.

4. ivy twisting itself around the back of the shed like no one's watching.

5. tools of the trade.

6. poor Mr. Clothesline lost one of his lines after a downpour last autumn. one day we'll replace them. nothing smells better than laundry from the line, and nothing makes me feel sweeter than hanging it up there.

7. one of my favorite little apple trees. all bony and bare.

8. oh hi Mr. Strawberry Plant! too bad your berries are really small and odd looking. you're still fun though.

9. Miss Azalea fights for her last breath of spring.

10. Mr. and Mrs. Myers ham it up before a symphony concert.

it's not a huge cast, but we're a pretty tight bunch. living out our days and evenings on this little plot of land. between the church and my childhood home. building a life where the green grass grows.


Suz said...

Wow... Just wow. Heaven keeps on sending me little love notes today. I ADORE the pictures and your words. You are right where you are meant to be. Thank you!!! For everything, I just thank you.:)

Cara-Mia said...

Love it! It's so charming.

bird and tree said...

so beautiful....very much reminds me of where I grew up...not so very far from there at all...oh, the North Carolina air... I do miss it...even though I was there not even a week heart never really leaves. I'm so glad you shared this

Blondie's Journal said...

On my visit to North Carolina last year, I just couldn't get over how lush everything was! Your pictures remind me of that. We will be visiting Asheville again next month. A favorite place for us Chicagoans! :)


ash said...

i love this. hoping we'll have sweet plants & trees one day, too. :)

Tiffany said...

Adorable! Love your little cottage!


Amber said...

your home looks like a lovely place filled with so much love.

Daydream Living said...

Hi Courtney,
your home and outside of it is huge! Here in Europe you would pay big buck for a house like yours. Also, I loved the post where you are typing at the desk, great post, thanks for sharing!

Meghan said...

Courtney, your home reminds me so much of my aunt and uncles property. My aunt is 91 and the property has so many memories for our family. It reminds me of the simpler things in life, the ones that count. Oh, to experience that everyday!

chambanachik said...

So lovely. :) What a beautiful place.

Megan T said...

props on the awesome catch of sunlight pouring over the "tools of the trade" shed. Kudos my friend!

Jenny said...

beautiful photos :D

cara said...

such a dream! beautiful photos and you look lovely as well.

cara | fanciness vintage

gothic lolita dresses said...

WOW!Looks like an amazing place!Great shoots!so lovely!

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