late last night the moon was a lemon slice hanging on the horizon on it's way to rising. it seemed a fitting logo to my day of domestic doings and babysitting. the girls were beautiful as always even as ms. ga was a sassafras girl full of vinegar water. all i can do is laugh at those moments and smile as she lays sleeping beside me in her tiger sleeping bag she's already outgrowning. the little one has found her 'no' phase and is in deep command of the word - two girls, such different personalities. i love the smell of curly baby hair doused with a good dose of coppertone to protect her scalp (they had been at the pool all day).
today was a bigger adventure as i was semi-thrown out of jasmine hill gardens. my sister and i drove the 15-ish mile trip to wetumpka to see this private garden that is generally open weekends only during the spring. i can remember going there as a child and it has been approximately 20ish years since i've been there. there was no sign at the gate saying it's closed. so we drove through, as we approached the visitor center it was deserted and we peeked through the back door. walking into the gardens, we noticed a big production being staged and decided a private party must be about.
as we were getting ready to leave, i spied a barn and decided to snap a few shots. as i did, an elderly couple were quite rude and informed me the gardens were closed. (duh - leaving anyway - the jeep was cranked) now looking at the barn, i wasn't really as crazy as i was about this poppy pod.
or this magnolia.
okay - so not an adventure but a decent way to spend the afternoon. plus, there was ice cream at dq as a reward.
I love the magnolia shot!ReplyDelete
gorgeous magnolia shot - love the processing. worth the drive for that shot alone.ReplyDelete
the green pod jumped out at me...sounds as if you are a rebel...love it!ReplyDelete
OH! Did you get a Dilly Bar? Or a Peanut Buster Parfait?ReplyDelete
I'm liking the ice-cream part. We ended our day with ice-cream too, Baskins Robbins for us, slow churned chocolate with hot fudge. Nice way to start the week, don't you think?ReplyDelete
what a marvelous garden!ReplyDelete
i liked how the magnolia came out - i've been looking for a flat one that i could capture. at dq i got the sandwich since i was driving but my sister got the chocolate dipped cone. i wish we still had baskin robbins here.ReplyDelete
totally cool poppy pod!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful images, and a lovely sounding time! Faved your Etsy shop. :)ReplyDelete
So... I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner, and I APOLOGIZE for that, but I noticed the sweet comment you left on Bliss (*thank you!*) and thought you might want to know that I'm holding a "photo of your choice giveaway" of my blog! The thing is, it ends tonight at midnight (Pac time). So if you'd like to enter and get this message in time, swing by and leave a comment to enter. Again, sorry I didn't think to tell you sooner!!
Lovely pictures and cute song :-) Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
tres bien! C'est une belle chanson!ReplyDelete
Sometimes reading your blog is like listening to a Lorena McKennitt album and that is a good thing! :-)
I love the magnolia. I took a few pictures of them last week myself. The light was too bright in most of them though.ReplyDelete
Your description of the moon as a lemon slice hanging in the horizon is a great visual.
Oh, Wow, the photograph of the magnolia turned out absolutely beautiful!!! Certainly worthy of a few rude remarks. :)ReplyDelete
Isn't it odd how some people can get so officious and snobby? A gentle "oh, we're getting ready for a private party here,... so you won't be able to visit the gardens today" would have been so much better. Gotta look at it as your entertainment factor for the day, right? Keep smiling!ReplyDelete
The poppy pod was probably worth getting reprimanded by the elderly couple, I'm thinking, lol. I love the colors in that, and the magnolia is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
late last night the moon was a lemon slice hanging on the horizonReplyDelete
Char, I swear, that is one of the most gorgeous, dreamy lines I have ever read. Loved it.
I love you...you're a rebel just like me !!!ReplyDelete
and the photos....fab as always...why is it that we are so loving the layered look these days....I can't get enough and I'm going to try some on the baby pics I took yesterday just for fun !!
I love that magnolia!!! Lucky duck! I hope you frame it!ReplyDelete
"late last night the moon was a lemon slice hanging on the horizon on it's way to rising" Oh girl, you just cut right to my heart with your words and images and images in words. This could be the first line of an amazing short story, novel, or poem. Think about it...ReplyDelete
boy, that poppy pod shot is divine! so is the magnolia. so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Let the ice cream season begin!ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a busy and pleasant weekend between flea markets, farmer's markets, and gardens...
Ah well, you have to say to yourself! Ice cream is a good way to end the day anyway!ReplyDelete
C'est la vie my darlin'. What a great song and an even better song to start off the week. Your photography as always is magical. Thanx Char xoxoReplyDelete
love the poppy seed too! but even better was "sassafras girl full of vinegar water." i've got to use that on sabin one of these days...ReplyDelete
What a lovely adventure...remembering past times and creating a new memory. Your photographs are fabulous...and the people who can't see the beauty to be shared are sorry souls. You win:).ReplyDelete
OMG, that magnolia is magnificent!!! (sorry about the internal rhyme -- it just sort of happened)ReplyDelete
it was a good weekend - hope you all had something just as fun.ReplyDelete
You tresspasser, you! Sounds like it was worth the rudeness anyway. BTW - I love Coralie Clement. Perfect for relaxing summer evenings. : )ReplyDelete