A classic hill country house if there ever was one! This is my friend Barbara's home. I intend to do a full post on it as soon as I sit for more than 5 minutes! Several very kind people have emailed or commented and asked where I have been. I am flattered to have been missed!
I am not sure who I am yet in the blogging world. I think I want to be a writer and post long informative stories with great photos, spending hours at my computer putting together interesting design and art related articles. However, the time factor seems to be my downfall. I love the occasional quick blurbs of other design bloggers who sometimes pen great, detailed posts and other times just a fast, fun photo and fact or two. I guess I am an "all or nothing" girl, and that applies to everything I do - so..... I have been distracted by life and here are a few of the places I have been!
I spent the last two weeks of May in Florence, Italy. I went with three friends to take an art class . We spent mornings in class and afternoons exploring Florence. We toured so many fabulous museums and galleries - too many to mention here. I intend to post more photos and information, again, when time allows. We saw incredible art like the fresco above.............
and beautiful ancient paintings on buildings every where we looked.
We took a walk across the Ponte Vecchio and a lovely look down the Arno River......
to the piazza and buildings surrounding the Duomo........
to quaint little side streets.......... We took a quick train trip to Rome for the weekend and had the world's best tour of the city. I think we saw a week's worth of sights in one day!
We made an unexpected stop on our whirlwind tour of Rome at an outdoor market............beautiful flowers and vegetables of all sorts!
We saw most of the incredible historical places, including............
a visit to the catacombes where Christians were buried............I have lots more to show and tell about Rome at a later date!
............and back to our favorite little grocery market in Florence. The owner is uncovering her goods after an afternoon shower.
June was filled with end of school year activities and preparation for my daughters to go to camp in North Carolina. One is working as a counselor all summer and the other attends for the month of July.
This is a great country house under construction outside of Cashiers, North Carolina. I love the air and the mountains here - it was glorious!
Today I am off to visit my brother and his wife who just had twins last week! I will definitely not be anywhere close to a computer for a few days. I plan to hold babies, change diapers, wash dishes, grocery shop, do laundry....whatever I can to help.
Thanks again to those of you who noticed my absence!