Saturday, August 29, 2009

Looking for beauty

Well I am finally back! I missed you lovelies and reading about what has been going on in your lives. I must confess I am terribly behind on your blogs and emails, but I promise to get back on track this week! It was so nice to get away for a few days and head home to see my family. Louisiana was even having a "cold" front while I was there! The temps were in the 80's and low 90's, which was just heavenly. I was able to run as late as 9:00 in the morning, which I have not been able to do since March.

I typically share with you pictures of the fabulous foods I enjoyed while in Louisiana, but I thought I would do something a little different this time. I was outside one afternoon watering the plants when several beautiful butterflies came up and started drinking water off one of the rocks. I ran inside and got my camera and started noticing all of the beautiful little things in our backyard. I used to take for granted the beauty and serenity of traditional Southern life. Now that I live in a major city (that is pretty void of Southern influence), I desperately miss the small things, like sitting on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.

Where do you look for beauty?

4 confessions:

Sommer said...

ah! i recognize some of that! my mom has completed turned their backyard into a little "garden of eden." whenever i'm home, we always have to sit out on the patio with some wine...she has tons of jasmine growing out there and it smells so good. crap, now i wanna go home!

Anonymous said...

Great pics!!! Love the one of the watering can! Hope you have a great week! = )

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

lovely! i am headed home friday and i cannot wait!

Jules said...

Beautiful photos. I love the butterfly pic and watering can. It reminds me of my grandparents vacation home in the country by the river. There is so much beauty there.