Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weathered Wonders

Monday was a rainy, summer day!


I headed out to meet 
a woman selling 
furniture from her home.


When I arrived,
I was greeted by the most 
adorable flower garden.


A heavy rain had just
cleared and the sun was 
peaking out
between the clouds!


Her home was surrounded 
by green grass and flowers
and a multitude of
wet, weathered wonders.






 Everywhere I looked, I found a surprise!






 Beautiful, bright colored flowers,
long and tall,
or hanging and trailing from baskets,
all glistening with rain drops.







 All sorts of places to sit
and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!






Dainty blooms and Turtles ~






 whimsy and a profusion of color ~






 made me a believer!






 Everywhere I looked,
there was something to see!






I got permission first 
before I snooped around her yard!





I didn't want to wear out my welcome,
 but it was like a secret garden!






 I even found surprises up in the trees!






 So in the damp yard, as the wind chimes clanged
and the rain dripped from the trees ~






I felt a sense of peaceful joy!



Live your Authentic Life ~ Be the Real You!
Blessings,
Martha







5 comments:

Sister Patty said...

Just thoroughly enjoying your photos... drifting into la-la land until I came upon the pair of motel chairs. Be still my heart...

What great photographs, Martha! You've certainly found another niche!

Thank you for sharing...

Martha at Authentica said...

Thank you Patty! I thought of you when I saw her chairs! She invited me back when other plants start blooming...flowers seem to draw me in! Hugs! M

Word in the Hand said...

Lovely images - great way to pay attention to the world around us x

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

What lovely, lovely pictures! Such a treat :) Thank you!!

Martha at Authentica said...

Thank you so much Shannon and MG - I'm glad you liked the photos. I was the neatest little garden...all dripping with rain drops....really very peaceful! Hugs!