Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Solitude and Serenity

In this sometimes obligatory world in which we dwell it is an indulgence to seek solitude and serenity...

As I come upon the stillness of a country cemetery, blessed with tranquil surroundings and soul stirring statues I find the moments I treasure...

Sometimes slumbering on the caressing folds of a much loved eiderdown quilt, good book or glossy magazine in hand... the time passes at an easy and gentle pace...

Even strolling amongst the pathways of the garden where bright candyfloss pink hydrangea beckon a passing butterfly ...

the fragile petals of the mop-cap variety appear like tiny elfin parasols and the first petite florets
begin to unfold on the gooseneck flowers I drink in the beauty that abounds...

Hope you're enjoying your Summertime splendor too!


Pomona said...

What beautiful peaceful images - unfortunately it is a bit cold, grey and hectic here, but your post was a lovely interlude!

Pomona x

Larkrise garden girl said...

What beautiful photos, They remind me of poetry. Cheri

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am SO HAPPY to see you...i have been looking for you...seem to have lost you on my reader...me and these computers...sometimes i wonder...anyway..i found you again !!! i LOVE your blog and i LOVE the music

always my pleasure to visit

kary and teddy

Nella Miller said...

Dear Susan, your posts are so lovely and tranquil. This one made me feel so peaceful, what a beautiful,weathered angel of God.You are a dear, sharing with us. Nella xo

Pondside said...

You were missed!
Thank you for this little bit of serenity. Sometimes there's so much to do in summer that we forget to stop to enjoy the gardens in which we're working so furiously.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely post and gorgeous photographs!!!

Catherine said...

I wish we could capture some of our summer and save it for the winter. Wouldn't that be a wonderful thing!

Hope you are enjoying your summer as well friend!
xo Catherine

Carole said...

I feel the peace thru your words and photos.
Hope you're enjoying your summer,

Miss Gracie's House said...

sounds perfectly lovely...all of it.
Have a great week!

victorian parlor II said...

What a beautiful post! I really like the pictures from the cemetary:). BTW, love the latest banner!



Evi said...

my computer is fixed, I can comment again.
Just gathered goosenecks for a bouquet with Annabell hydrangeas.
So, your post was spot-on.
It seems to be a hydrangea year in my neck of the woods.
Hugs, Evi

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Gorgeous images Susan. Together with your descriptive prose they convey calm and tranquility.


Beehive Needleworks said...

Such gentle tranquility...thank you for sharing a bit of peace and gentleness. It is always a delight to visit with you.

Most warmly,

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