Monday, January 14, 2013

scenes from this weekend: the haze and the days

 
 
 
  
this weekend was actually quite foggy. and muggy. but when the blanket of haze wasn't covering the space outside our windows, it was breezy and pretty enough for two long walks through the country. we passed a sweet neighbor who, upon seeing us, quickly ran inside and brought out a gift bag filled with homemade chow-chow and a kind note that mentioned, "we need more young folks on this road." another neighbor, sweet crazy ol' jerry, walked to greet us, among his used tires and puppy dogs and piles of split logs, and declared that he was carrying the best flu medicine available in his little silver mug. we smiled and kept on down the road. bless his country-blastin, western-watchin, kind-as-can-possibly-be old heart.

it was a weekend spent indoors, behind gas log fireplaces and dark rooms filled with only the television glow. inside church fellowship halls. at one point, i had my entire family around our farm table, with the lamplight illuminating their pretty faces and i felt my heart swell with gratitude. for this time. for this place. for this season.

but when the sun did peek her pretty head out and cover the back yard with enough glow to take some pictures, i ventured out with some new treasures ready to be added to my shop. and how good it felt to pose again. to slip on the beautifully preserved pieces and think about the women who wore them first.  who thought and dreamed and wished and yearned and worried and loved just as i have.

hope your weekend was equally blessed and beautiful.

10 comments:

Jessica Wray said...

that rug! I love that rug

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Kira said...

Sounds like you have great neighbors. Our neighborhood is very similar. I love that people stop and talk with us while we are out for a walk.

Tiffany said...

Sounds like you have great neighbors! That's one thing I love about small towns--knowing your neighbors and being friendly!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Shay said...

Oh, how I have missed your beautiful writing! You paint the most perfect pictures and you look GORGEOUS in those photos!

the southern hostess said...

That pink dress is a gem! Sounds like a lovely weekend.

Dorcas said...

Oh Courtney, you are so gorgeous!

Jennifer Rod said...

I love these photos of you. Cant wait to see the new items in the shop.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hey Courtney! what a sweet surprise to get your message, thank you :) we're definitely compadres in shunning the negative energy away. agreed 100% girl! and what better way to start than with the fun and furry scenes from your weekend. so cute!! the gathering around you farm table sounded like a beautiful time. i'm gladdened to know you are well, cheers + charms to a wondrous 20XIII too. xo ♥

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

a beautiful post xxxx

Becca said...

glad you had such a lovely weekend. Your hair looks mega pretty!

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