09 May 2013

flower legs

in a perfect world, i'd skip right from a house enveloped by a garden to living in the greenhouse itself. my neighbor friend had one, and sometimes we'd go out there just to nap in the tight, humid, virginia air. & in her backyard we'd sometimes find petrified wood & arrowheads in the heat of summer, when the fireflies swarmed & the trees grew heavy with white, cottony caterpillar cocoons; it was good living for a kid. and, out in the illinois countryside, where i'd spend a week each summer visiting, my grammy had a sunroom with a wicker chair so deep, it swallowed you up. i napped there too, in a patchwork quilt with her one-eyed, black & white cat, while crickets buzzed in the cornfields surrounding her little house. green lawns on hot days make me a somnambulist -- walking, it would seem, in a half-conscious dream. i still get sleepy just thinking about those rooms that brought the outside in. 

17 comments:

  1. You describe everything I miss about the Midwest and the south. I wish I could spend this summer in some new terrain!

    Xo, brittan

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  2. i always wanted our wedding pictures to be taken in a greenhouse... someday i'll do my own photo shoot in one ;)

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  3. once i outgrew the mandatory afternoon naps of babyhood, i never slept until it was bedtime. there were too many adventures to be had, too many books to be read. i still don't like naps - they make me more grumpy than rested. however, ideally, i'd love a little attached sunroom to sit in and read and defy the cold of winterttime.

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  4. Ugh with weather like we've had all I ever want to do is be outside, be with plants. A Greenhouse sounds so perfect right about now.

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  5. @stephanie: haha! you know, as sleepy as i may get on an afternoon…and boy can i get sleepy, i completely agree. i think the last time i actually took a proper nap was sometime in elementary school. so instead i daydream about what napping *might* be like, instead. i sometimes make very little sense. : )

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  6. What beautifully written recollections! I'd love to live in a greenhouse too.

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  7. Love this outfit, skirt is such a pretty length!

    Harri

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  8. That's a pretty skirt. Do you have to hem your skirts to get them that length? You don't seem too terribly tall and neither am I. Skirts are ALWAYS too long!.

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  9. @myvanillawardrobe: i know! such a bother. i'm about 5'5, so that is sometimes an issue for me. i definitely have a hard time finding skirts this length brand-new…what i find in stores tends to be floor-length. the trick, i've found, is to thrift 'em! that's really the only place i find them this length -- otherwise, yes, i usually have to hem them. : )

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  10. Is your hair darker? I LOVE IT!!!

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  11. You have a beautiful way with words. And a beautiful skirt.

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  12. This is so lovely! You are gorgeous.

    xo http://glorious-inheritance.blogspot.com/

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  13. this sounds exactly like the lovely summers i used to spend at home in pennsylvania :) as much as i like florida, it's that blissful countryside that brings back the sweetest memories and makes me long for acres of pastures and wildflowers!

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