Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcoming whole-heartedness

For several days now I've been out walking the dog in the evening, and have seen this charming vignette peeking out at me from behind my neighbor's woodpile.  I just love the fuchsia chair with the bright red nasturtiums, but there was never enough light to take the picture.

But yesterday morning we had fog, so I slipped over in my bathrobe (no one's out at our end of the street at 7 am) and snapped a couple of quick ones.  It's not great photography -- just a record shot -- but like just about everything else to do with these neighbors it makes me feel good.

I think it has something to do with the whole-heartedness with which they approach the world: almost everything they do, they do with gusto, with joy, with light hearts and playfulness and yet thoughtfully, with consideration and, well -- courage.  And I really appreciate the spirit of that. 

Here's another perspective on those same nasturtiums: see what I mean?  Doesn't this adorable garden just brighten your day?

I hope so -- have a great day!


Maureen said...

People in the NW have the loveliest gardens. Our heat here just destroys this kind of loveliness at this time of year. So thank you for a brightner.

Louise Gallagher said...

How whimsical and light and lovely!

And yes, you've brightened my day in your sharing as I wait to leave for the airport to pick up my youngest daughter who is arriving back from north Dakota via Denver shortly after midnight!

karen gerstenberger said...

Your neighborhood is FULL of fabulous photo opportunities. I see charm all around me when I visit...gardens, decorating whimsy, cottages that have survived the mega-building boom as well as the weathering effects of living on a sandspit. I love it when you share images of what's right around you!