Q & A



berries
sitting


where does a broken kitchen chair belong ?

nestled in year round ivy and berries outside my window


chair tree


what is a sure sign of spring in the wild yard?

tender growth cling to oaks reaching for light and warmth


ivy
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this day . may you find space to nestle if broken . a place to cling if reaching



34 comments:

kelly@thebluemuse said...

oh, that just made me so happy. finally, just today, almost all the snow has melted. just a few patches left, but we are starting to see green.

S. Etole said...

what an inviting sight ...

Becca said...

I just love the way that ivy looks growing up that tree! Sending light and warmth from Las Vegas. :-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think I did a little of both today. I love the shots. Makes me want to visit your garden.

Tracy said...

Such comfort here...I'd like to sink down among that ivy and let it climb all over me. :o) Anything green delights these days as we are still covered in snow. The birds are singing their love songs though, so perhaps spring may visit us yet??!! Happy week, Elk ((HUGS))

Jennifer Richardson said...

nesting and clinging
with more peace
after letting my spirit
nuzzle here.
Thanks:)
-Jennifer

Clare B said...

lovely little corner of your garden. I removed all the wrapping and put our potted trees out on the balcony today - a sure sign that Spring it its way. Yippee.

LauraX said...

thank you for your beautiful blessing...I love your garden chair...it will only grow more beautiful with time and weather, vines and creatures resting upon it.

antlersgray said...

Glad to see y'all moved the chair outside, like all retired objects in our house. : ) I really like the close focus of the last two pictures. In my mind's eye I can see the full context of our backyard, and your attention to beauty just picks out these great little details within it, like an I Spy or Where's Waldo book. Hugs from Mo!
~Laura

Leslie said...

love these thoughts... recognize the english ivy and jasmine (they are creeping about my garden, too) but what are the berries?

ELK said...

leslie the berries are from a bush called Nandina .. a form of bamboo that keeps berries year round...

antlersgray ..love to you .. you know this yard so well ..and the chair :))

spread your wings said...

this might just be my favorite post yet.

Jill said...

On the unpoetic side...our broken chair has been tossed around the garage and barn but the bottom remains as a "stool" in our kitchen. In fact our broken top looks very much like yours!

margie said...

nestled somewhere, for sure.

Jamie said...

Your garden and photos make me believe spring is coming. Beautiful.

sperlygirl said...

pure perfection, my friend. makes me wish to join you for a cup of tea in your lovely garden. :)

suzyQ said...

what a perfect little nook in your backyard! i could sit out there for hours enjoying this perfect spring weather. hope you are doing well!

xoxo

lotta said...

i love the chair and the ivy, ready to go. thank you.

Country Girl said...

glad to see that spring has sprung.

Oliag said...

These photos are beyond charming! Love each and every one...Love those signs of spring for sure...

Jeanne Klaver said...

I want to sit in that lovely space and just...BE!

neva gagliano said...

and, a place to SPROUT!! thank you for the good wishes and perfect placement of the photos...love the horizontal slices ... and yes, to the chair!

emily wierenga said...

oh elk... and you, sitting amongst the broken chair and ivy, praying... such beauty, such love in you...

FourDaysAWeek said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you. ㄥ◯Vモ the power of your simplicity. ㄥ◯Vモ the new banner, too.

-Mia

Judy said...

I'd say that is the perfect spot for a broken chair. The sure sign of spring in our wild yard is the sap running :)

Kimmie said...

I love the reflecting puddle in the chair .... It looks like you have a friend in the garden .... The weathering chair.

Marcie said...

Love how you've discovered lessons-to-be-learned in a simple broken chair!

Anna said...

Little do you know how wonderful and comforting these green captures are! We still sit among grayness and snow. Thanks!

patty said...

love the last line, especially... and i've always loved vines growing like this. the berries are pretty pretty, too.

june at noon said...

It's as good a place as any! Loving the new blog header.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Seems nature is on the same page in our lifes...and that chair how on earth did it get there. Guess it just wanted to be with it's old wooden friend the tree.
Wonderful shots.
Hugs D.

maccandace said...

That chair looks so pretty nestled back there. Repurposed.

deb colarossi said...

I'm just in awe of the spring images...
the lush abundance you find.

How very whimsical and yet solid the chair is.

Char said...

wonderful repurposing