Wednesday, July 18, 2012

scenes from a country cottage: summer sheds its light


 
 
 
i'm getting spoiled by these late afternoons. where the sun shines dimly until past nine. i'm getting too used to it, stretching my days past their limit. staying up late on the couch with no lamplight, just the comfortable blue buzz of the television. to the late risings, just getting out the door in time. to the delving into covers soft from the wash. to lying on my side and giving belly rubs to a dog who turns nine this friday. to gazing out my window at work. the sunshine can make even a parking lot seem pretty.

to allowing myself to dream, and to move past just the dream. to really, truly believe it could happen. that's the powerful push of summer. it makes me just drowsy and delrious enough that i'm not scared to move into that unfamiliar, but achingly beautiful space called hope.

but such is summer, and such is a home. and such are these blessed dog days.

7 comments:

Kendra said...

loving all the greenery in the cabin!

Jennifer Rod said...

such a lovely place... i would want to be there all day. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I feel the same way you do! Happy Birthday to Pablo!

XO,
Jane

Amber said...

I'm very much enjoying the extended days as well. I feel like I get so much more done. Happy early birthday to Mr. Pablo.

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Thisisme. said...

Delightful photos for us to look at today, Courtney. I love all the plants on the window sill and, of course, the cute photo of Pablo. It's his soulful eyes that do it for me!!

kate said...

ahh simply perfect. there is so much hope and beauty that lies in summer evening and warm mornings. p.s. that picture of pablo is SO cute <3

jorjiapeach said...

that stove! that window sill! gah.

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