Sunday, March 27, 2011

Morning respite…



These mornings…when windows and doors are thrown open


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to catch the nighttime breezes


we awaken to the gentle sound of burbling water


coming from a bamboo pot fountain…it has been gently pouring water for years…


through every season.


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right outside our living room window in a small courtyard that is mostly ignored


allowed to wander.


There is no pretense…no pretty…just working away. Growing at will.


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The ceiling is the untrimmed fuchsia of bougainvillea


in this little unkempt corner of our home.


But on mornings like this…with a cup of coffee…and some birds singing


and the quiet of a family sleeping in…


it is a teensy slice of heaven


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Gently trickling.


A glorious Sunday to you.


37 comments:

mermaid gallery said...

I could feel that gentle place....I love the early morning quiet when the house is quiet...but to have the sun shine down too....that's what I'm waiting for ....two months before it feels like that...loved it!

Sunny said...

I have been looking at home/design blogs for years and years...

Yours is one of my absolute favorites. Look forward to your posts, and I adore your home and personal style.

Thank you.

Susan said...

Lovely and the air looks so clear! In my neck of the woods we have the singing birds too and everything is blooming BUT also heavy yellow oak pollen on EVERYTHING including inside our lungs. If you are coming to Austin, Texas this time of year a must are tissues and antihistamines!! Ah- Choo!

anon Susan

Karena said...

Linda that yellow is so wonderful and the lush setting...oh and I love your art!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

An Urban Cottage said...

I'd almost forgotten that windows open.

I'm totally enamored with that mosaic if that's what it is. And does it have different colors of grout, or is the grout stained in different colors? It's very striking.

Jane said...

Beautifully peaceful...I could almost feel it through the photos. The mosaic is gorgeous!!!

Have a restful day...
Jane (artfully graced)

red ticking said...

i can feel the air... and it feels heavenly... thank you for this .... enjoy your day... xx

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes...it IS a mosaic. Actually it is a table our kids made one year...different colored tile AND painted grout. I decided to hang it as art.

Thanks all!

The Polished Pebble said...

Linda, Your courtyard is wonderful!

I love the little fountain and can't think of a better spot for that first cup of joe!

xo kelley

becky said...

What a lovely piece of serenity you have there, Linda...looks divine and I can easily imagine being there.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

What a beautiful blog! I love that mosaic and the fact that your children made it. Fabulous! Such a lush, colorful, fertile place. I can smell the air.

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

oh so beautiful!! i love love love

Karen Deborah said...

I love it, and would love to be sitting out there in my nightie and sipping good coffee with you dear friend. Sometimes those natural habitats turn out to be the best of all.

Renae Moore said...

Linda,
I love 'your space'. I can see why you would enjoy the serenity of a quiet morning enjoying God's creation!
The wild but tamed...beautiful.
xx

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How beautiful... I love the idea of throwing open windows & the sound of trickling water. All the warmth & color of your Sunday afternoon patio are what I think of as paradise. Your beautiful photos make it a reality.

Renée Finberg said...

linda

it's more than a slice of heaven.
the place looks dreamy.

xx

Mc Allen said...

my gosh your home is just beautiful. I am nearly covetous. ;) Thank you for sharing these.. I can smell spring in the air. xo LA

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Bursting with character!!!!

Ann said...

What a lovely place you have there...

I'm lovin' the mosaic on the wall ♥

Acanthus and Acorn said...

When can I come? I could smell and hear all the sounds you described and feel the warmth of the sun...this is a truly divine start to any day!

Leah Moss said...

Oh Linda! I was just thinking how content I was with a little bit of sunshine even though it's still freezing here! I'm glad you're soaking up some warmth for the rest of us!

You're pictures are so beautiful!!!!

Melissa said...

Sigh. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning!

anita said...

yep..windows open to heaven!!!

so fleeting here in florida. yesterday i was like a roasting luau pork on beach. way, way too hot for me!

Desert Dreaming said...

Two days ago, I would have been right there with you, having the windows open and enjoying spring time in Florida, but now it's too humid, and the oak pollen here is horrible! Your home and photos are just beautiful, and enjoy them any time you post some. I love nature and all the beautiful tropical foliage we have here, and I have 15 years of growth, but I could never let mine get like yours, so beautiful, natural and enchanting around each corner...I am extremely afraid of snakes, and I have to see if there are any out in my yard before I go out in the summer - so we do a lot of trimming. You are so very fortunate, and talented.

Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures of your home...love the bamboo fountain.

Joni

Lila said...

I'm so jealous. I just wish I'd have an hour of sun to open my shutters to!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

It's so lush and pretty!

Dawn Elliott said...

I feel like I went on a delightful mini-vacation just looking at your post! Your surroundings are colorful, calming, and incredibly inspiratonal...thanks for the peek!

vicki archer said...

Gorgeous and even more gorgeous Linda.....xv

Love Where You LIve said...

Just lovely!! Very serene. And tell me about the mosiac piece in the garden....very cool!

somepinkflowers said...

aaahhhh...
heaven!


:-)

me?
i am doing this
with my back yard, as well...

letting it
'''work away & grow at will.'''

oh happy day!

Ivy Lane said...

today is Thursday...and so glad I stopped by... yes...a tad late..but .. worth it to come and "visit" your BEAUTIFUL "slice of heaven".... Have a wonderful day!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you love these open windows?!
Your house seems to suited to Spring.

Splendid Willow said...

Linda,

A little piece of heaven! I have always felt that all your rooms - your entire home - come with such positive energy.

Happy weekend too you.

ox, Mon

Zelda said...

What a therapy to come here .

My Castle in Spain said...

I totally agree with Zelda above...sitting in your verandah must be the best therapy ever! i envy your gorgeous bougainvillea...mine has died on the roof terrace...sigh..
Thank you for this slice of beauty! xo
Lala

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

oh goodness...how dreamy and relaxing. Your words and photos took me a away for a few minutes....ahhhh...

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