August 20, 2013

Morning in the Village


This morning I had to run an errand after my carpool run which meant Millie didn't get to go for her morning car ride. I couldn't forget her sad face so when I got home I decided to take her with me and do my morning walk in the Village instead of in the green space where I often walk.



Walking through the Village is one of my absolute favorite things. I thought you might like to come along. I love to look at the beautiful gardens and get inspired with ideas for my own.


 There is beauty to be seen everywhere. Even in a decaying fence. I have one of those myself!


This weekend I told my Sweet Man that there is nobody else I would rather be and no other life I would rather have. He told me I must be doing something right then. Indeed. I think I must.


It wasn't really a new feeling for me, just the first time it had formed itself into words. I'm embracing life these days. Loving the good, appreciating the every day, striving to keep a positive outlook. 


We have a little produce stand on Main St. now. I can hardly stand how much I love it. I can hardly stand how much I love this town.


Life is not perfect but the imperfections make us appreciate the rest of life that much more.


And then we are home. There really is no place like it. My favorite place. The place where my heart is even when I'm not. The place where I love on my family, bake, make, tend, snuggle, garden, dream, do and create. The place where contentment lives.

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect day to me Jen. Just doing what you like, when you like. Nothing better. :)

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    1. What do you mean when you say ...'do my morning walk in the Village instead of in the greenspace'??? what is the greenspace??

      Your Village looks very picturesque.

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  2. What a beautiful town!! I always love my visits to your blog.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. What a wonderful walk around the village. thank you xx

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  4. I enjoyed my walk through the village.

    I was following you long before you moved to The Village and I remember your hunt for the perfect house.

    We live in a small cottage at the beach and many people think we are crazy to live in such a little house. But, this little piece of paradise is what makes us happy.

    I am so happy for you that you too found your happy place because I really do think (unfortunately) that the percentage of people who find that place is small.

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  5. Well, you KNOW I love your village. I could live there- I seriously could. It is just such a wonderful, dear town and the atmosphere says home and family. Blessings as you go through your village day! xo Diana

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  6. i love the peeks into your village :) all those gorgeous flowers! i'm not giving up the hope of one day enjoying a cup of tea of your porch over sweet conversation!

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  7. Remember when we walked to school to pick up Emma?
    Me too.
    Sigh.
    Love your village.

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    1. I was thinking the SAME thing about walking to school!
      Double Sigh.

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  8. Love this one Jen. Perfection is unattainable but contentment...that is another story. So happy to hear you have learned it!

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  9. thank you for this walk through your sweet town. I can see why you love it so much ♥

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  10. I am so happy for you Jen. Your town is lovely, and to have a farmers market within walking distance is wonderful!

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  11. As always, Jen, you have a way of sharing that conveys pure joy about one of life's every day little pleasures. I enjoyed our walk through your delight village. Have a great one!

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  12. beautiful pictures of a beautiful life!

    p.s. i have an atlas garden ornament almost identical to the one you posted. my brother scavenged it for me from an old, alabama home he was renovating years ago. what are the chances? :)

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  13. You are so right. Home is where the heart is.

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  14. Loved this morning walk! Best kind of exercise...LOL What a great attitude you have, me too. My home is indeed my castle, tho it looks more like the care takers cottage. Which I prefer. :) Have a great weekend! Kit

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  15. I loved this walk through your village. We moved from a small town to a larger one into a newly-built neighborhood, and as much as I love our new place, I do miss the neighborhoods with mature trees and delightfully-aged homes. I loved reading about your contentment; it says it all.

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