One of these days, I want to own this home. I've picked this one over many of the places I've posted for several reasons, not least of which is the fact that this one looks slightly more doable. It's a little less pretentious than some of the others, yet large enough to encompass all the sorts of activities I and my family would be sure to pursue, and still lovely enough to appease my thirst for beauty. The building is obviously not new construction, which lends character and an intriguing sense of history to the place. There are the shutters that I love, and elegant window-doors (not strictly French) that invite easy passage between indoors and out. The yard appears to be on the larger side, which means there is room for games of tag, games of croquet, and garden parties. The pool is a very large selling point of course, but I like the fact that it too, bears a sense of age with it. It isn't your typical plastic pool put in last year by the local pool company. I especially like the whimsy of the frog sentinels at the corners. Yes, I could definitely see myself spending the rest of my days in a place like this.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Well, it's raining outside today, and in a way I'm glad, despite the fact that I'm a sun-worshipper. Every once in a while, it's good to silence the loudness of the sun, and clear the air of its buzzing heat. Besides which, when the air is full of moisture, and the green of the trees colors the atmosphere, a certain mystique settles over the world and fills your head with thoughts of fairytales and mysteries. The imagination is released and left free to wander where it will--a happy thought, indeed. :)
Monday, July 21, 2008
At this time of year, if I'm not thinking of pools and ocean waves, I'm thinking of soft colors, long lines, and lack of clutter. A room like this provides that peace and refuge one needs from a sun that burns and heat that scorches. In a room like this, there is enough space for recollection, a rejuvenating stillness that energizes the spirit, and soul-satisfying order. It would be nice to have.