Monday, April 14, 2014

spring dreams



Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done.
Matthew Arnold   Empedocles on Etna










Everything is in full bloom around here, the most wonderful time of the year! We had a huge pear tree in our front yard growing up, I miss those fluttery petals that covered the ground. Magnolia's are my very favorite, the best part about spring. They always remind me of grandma Nola, she told me that her full name was Esther Mag-Nola, just like that. Magnolia? I'm still not sure. She was quite the character.






We've been taking nightly walks around our historic town, so much 1800's charm. Belleville is a fitting name, it's really a beautiful city. Gustav Goelitz Candy was created here in 1869, he sold his handmade confections in a horse-drawn cart. It's the company we now know as Jelly Belly! Radio host Delilah..you know, De-li-lah, sponsored a paint the town where everyone added some life to main street. I love her. My dream diner is on the corner still waiting for me, it's going to be called Nola's. That bow detail on the door is adorable, and you should see the original antique bar! The little brick row houses on the cobblestone street leading up to it would be the b&b cottages...
 a girl can dream!


blossom



I'm waiting to see the total lunar eclipse/blood moon. I totally dreamt of an adult summer camp in space last night, I was all set to go when I remembered that I'm terrified of flying and ended up staying home ha! It's the residuals from never getting to go away to camp or school trips. Except that one time I went with grandma to an inner city camp and learned how to do the butterfly and make a tooled leather cuff. It was the most fun.

I hope it's all sunshine wherever you are!


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