Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart

3.17.2012

lazy afternoon


this is where i spent the afternoon.


i had a journaling workshop this morning. i love doing them, but i am pooped when i get home.
Ansley Denihan at Two Cities Two Girls (who is an amazing artist) was at my workshop.
check out her beautiful pages.


so i headed for the porch for a little nap and ended up spending the afternoon there.


love the view from the couch.  that's the original smokehouse. that tangle of branches in the background will soon be covered with beautiful roses.


the sky was beautiful


all the bushes and trees are in bloom around the house.


i took these through the screen... 


the pollen has begun, there are days you look out through a thick haze of yellow.  


hope you all are having a lovely weekend.

20 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful! Sounds so nice: napping under an afgan beneath these spring colors. Aaah.

Vicki @ Light for the Creative Soul said...

Glad you had a good day! If I had a porch like yours, I'd never leave. ♥ I've been home all day with Sophia...

jgr said...

Such a great view!! I saw the first haze of pollen on my car today--welcome to Spring!

Must Have Chocolate said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today and am so happy that you have a beautiful place to live! Enjoy nature and all it's lovliness, God Bless,
Robin

Sharon Tomlinson said...

What gorgeous place you live in. I would be napping there every day.

espe said...

Es un sitio adorable para echar la siesta un sábado. Me encanta todo es tan hogareño, tan de vivir...
besos

Martha Lever said...

I love to come visit you and just for a short while live vicariously through you on your porch. How peaceful it all is. I know you feel blessed. Love your hair, Mar!!!

Bren said...

Would I love to be curled up in that porch today as I recover from a full day yesterday. So beautiful, so inviting..

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Brilliant blooms, comfy couches and exhaustion from having so much fun working, what more could you ask for? xox

Nancy said...

There you go again teasing me with the wonderful screen porch.......So glad you were able to relax after your workshop and enjoy the beautiful weather and views on your porch.....I am going to get there one day....

Love you girlfriend,
Nanie

S. Etole said...

This is so enchanting ... a perfect place for rest and creativity.

Jennifer Richardson said...

yes, what Susan said....enchanting.
stirs my heart
energized
and peaceful
at once.
-Jennifer

Bevie said...

I see you are really enjoying that awesome porch..how wouldn't with all the beauty that can be seen inside and out...love your blooming trees and bushes Mar. Like Nancy said, I'm gonna get there one day soon...(((hugs)))
So happy you are feeling better, and it will take time to recover from the Yucky Junk you had..lol

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Oh MARY! How do you ever leave that gorgeous porch? I don't think I'd ever get a thing done--or if I did, it would be wrapped in such beauty from this inspiration of a place. Wow.

Karen said...

Mary, your porch is where I'm longing to get away too!! Beautiful & so restful~I am just beginning to dive into art journaling. I am going to the weekend retreat at Nancy's (Footprints to the Potter's House) next month. All the way to NC from MS. Looking so forward to it and I saw where you had taught a class last year. Excited about what the Lord has in store for me through this new adventure.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I am seriously in like with your porch--I could do some top-notch sleeping, I mean reading out there :)

Terra said...

You are surrounded by beauty.

Poetic Artist said...

I just love looking around in your home and all around outside..It is an adventure.
Love you,
Katelen

Carlene Taylor Simmons said...

I just found your blog recently and I have to say what a lovely home you have. It's was like walking into my idea of a dream. I look forward to reading more.

Janet said...

Your porch looks so inviting. What a wonderful place to curl up with a book.