Sunday, April 24, 2011

things that matter

another glorious day in the garden.

my heart is strangely full.

and a little tearful.

maybe because a friend came for dinner.

and we walked the property.

and she said, "i so get it."

why does it matter that someone gets it?

when all that should really matter is that we get it?

but it does matter.

and we do get it.

a leisurely dinner in the garden.

at the grill table.

grilling veggies and a bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.

that matters.

and a treehouse for a ten-year-old.

built by her father.

to catch the best afternoon light in the garden.

that matters.

and a hedgehog.

that calls our garden home.

and lets us pick it up.

that matters.

it's what life is really about.

and it matters.


Pia K said...

i wish life had more days like this!! lovely post, lovely thoughts (but i'd skip that pork bit though;)

and i am so envious of your hedgehog that lets you pick him/her up... i mean, i am the proud proprietor of a hedgehog drop inn since several years and no darn cutie hedgehog has yet let me picked them up despite all the fantastic food they get here...hmf.

mrs mediocrity said...

yes, that is truly what matters.

and oh my, i have never seen anyone hold a hedgehog before. that is so cool.

Dean said...

Wonderful mix of poetry and photos. It worked for me.

A shoestring of moments captured completely. With nothing left out. I get it.

Jody Pearl said...

You're creating a very beautiful space with your family and any comment will naturally effect you. I find those that feel the need to comment are still looking themselves and those that don't are there already.
I love that you share - thankyou.

celkalee said...

its the connections that matter, be it person, food or hedgehog. the connections are comforting, we are not alone. (remember the x-riles:))

Cindy said...

It is beautiful there, I would so get it with you. I understand what you mean about getting it. My yard is a lot of wild flowers which I love, some people get it and some don't I love sharing in my joy of the garden.
have a great week.I always love visiting here. hugs.

kristina - no penny for them said...

glad you are having such a good time - it looks truly wonderful in your magical garden.

Anonymous said...


Very beautiful blog, that matters!!


I've started to meet people that hears the same music i do, and the first one in my groups are De-Phazz, so here i am.

And i found your blog specially beautiful!!

Added to follow you, cheers!!

Greetings from Barcelona!



¡¡I like the puppies very much!!

Also the fotografies and the speaking, good work.

Elizabeth said...

Your farm is situated just perfectly and you together with husband make it a haven for yourself and all the others you share your life with.

Enjoy another sunday with blue skies and sunshine.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

I had tears in my eyes after reading this post. Going through a hard time right now and your words touched me.

Have a great week!

Tracy :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. I like your photos and your point of view about what matters the most. So beautiful.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Just beautiful....the photos and your lovely words....thanks so much! --Patti

Char said...

i'm reading a book much like the adventure you are having. but yes, to be understood i think is one of the most basic human desires

Sammi said...

i really love how awesome that tree house is!

kristina said...

as always, nikon rocks the color!!