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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ebb and Flow of Life.

Yesterday, I kept pondering the quote, "Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should".  It helped, I also unglued myself from the news and spent some time with my son, potting up some new plants we recently purchased.  I bought my first Meyer Lemon tree and have had it in my home for the past few days, the fragrance from the blossoms is magnificent.  I cooked chicken and broccoli, a recipe I found over at Annie's Eats and it was delish.  So what I am trying to say is, "Keep calm and carry on".  I made a donation, said many prayers, added a link on my blog for Japan.  Now, I just need to be the best me I can be and do what I do, because that is what makes the world go round.  I spent some time (5 to 10 minuets) at the home of Sting and his wife, Trudie while I was pondering the Universe.  A beautiful Tuscan farm near Florence, that over looks the Valdarno Superiore valley.  Breath taking.  Enjoy, Heidi

 Wisteria vining up the arbors, star jasmine growing on the walls and agapanthus blooming all around, these plants are easy and beautiful.
 Italian cypress tress, box woods and lavender were everywhere. (easy plants for Texas as well)


                                                     List of things to do: Learn to play chess.
                                Check out the old olive trees in the back.  Olive trees grow very well in Texas too
and..... several hundreds perhaps thousands have been planted on the farms around Burton. (where I live)
                                        This view reminds me of the Claire Valley in South Australia. 
Oh yeah, this is Italy.
                                                        Dining Al Fresco.
The perfect pool, the perfect view.  I think all I need is a Sangria.
All images via Architectural Digest.

7 comments:

A-M said...

How could you not "live in the now" in that beautiful place. You and I are on the same page Heidi. "Trust life"
is what gets me through every day. A-M xx

bjdhausdesign said...

Beautiful! I wish I lived in a climated that could grow olive and lemon trees - luck you! I would love to sit at that outdoor table and dine alfresco every day of the year too!!! I agree...the universe is unfolding as it should but it is hard not to worry right now. Sounds like you set the right priorities, which is the only thing we have control over - good reminder! Great post.
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Millie said...

Gosh Gordon & Trude's shack ain't too bad at all - a great place for our next Blogger's Retreat. It's not wrong to feel the way you do given all the events in Japan Heides. We are all in this together, although I think a certain despot in Libya is currently residing on 'another planet'!
Millie x

designchic said...

So gorgeous...to dine outdoors with that view every night would be heavenly!

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

WOW, I would love to just sit in the garden and have a nice dinner and glass of wine! Beautiful pics..

abangxxx said...

abangxxx said:
Wow. Those images are indeed lovely.

24 Corners said...

These gardens floored me when I first saw them...I'd be out in them everyday if they were mine, although I'd probably step into that beuatiul home once in a while just for fun.
Keeping Japan in our thoughts and prayers and helping where we can is the best that we can do Heidi, and you've most definitely done your best!
xo J~