Thursday, August 19, 2010
Whether rustic or refined, a combination to appreciate.
Ivy-clad houses and walls, overflowing, layered pots, and garden beds in full bloom... dreamy! The combination of stone and flowers is just meant to be... like salt and pepper, each with their own purpose, look and feel... but together? Amazing. It's all in the contrast of old and new, and natural.
I often wonder... do you recall the sweet old man in "Under the Tuscan sun" who would leave flowers for an unresponsive receiver at Frances' property line? He would walk there periodically, tuck in his bouquet of pretty fresh blooms, and go about his day... and she wonders... did he love someone there, did he loose someone there? I often wonder about those whose lives touched the stone of the house, the walls, what have you. And so the saying goes, "if walls could talk..." can you just imagine their stories?
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