….I am writing this as I gaze out onto a little
porch, at a table with the remains of a very delicious
room service supper upon it, and beyond it, palm trees
and the smooth green grass of a golf course and
a man in a straw hat getting ready to make
a shot….he is whistling.
I am in Florida, accompanying my mom who
is attending her 61st high school reunion. The last
few days have been spent in travel and in getting to
know her dear friends from long ago. And tonight
she felt comfortable enough to go out to dinner with
the group on her own.
So here I am, camera-less, enjoying a few hours
alone in very odd-to-me surroundings…but thoroughly
enjoying the solitude and the strangeness. Did you know
that golf balls sound like ping-pong balls when they are
hit? This is news to me. Best of all, I am enjoying
the lack of any distraction at all while I savor the last
half of my latest Mary Russell mystery. Which is what
sent me here a few minutes ago when I read this:
“I mean, I’m sure it’s a very nice house, and I know
a lot of people have summer places or hunting lodges
or things…but it’s just, well, I’m not really a
briars-and-brambles kind of a girl.”
“…a briars-and-brambles kind of a girl”
…is what I most certainly am.
How about you?
P.S. The photo is from late summer, when I had a quick
TTV session with my dear old Argus.
I will come back here to leave something in the
hedgerow when I return from Southern climes
paper roads October 9, 2010 at 5:23 am
Oh yes, I also most definitely am a briar and brambles kind of girl! And what a very beautiful expression. Enjoy your Southern jaunt.
Dori October 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm
Oh! I am a briars and brambles sort of girl, and a forest and moss one, as well. 🙂 I hope there is more quiet time for you in the next few day! Enjoy!
kerrie October 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm
I too am a briars and brambles sort of girl. Reminds me of the line in Titanic (the movie) when he says ‘Oh, I’m sorry, you just look like an indoor girl’…my entire family loves that line. But I am definetly an ‘outdoor girl’. Lovely photo in this post. Your writing is so gentle.
Rosamund October 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm
Hello dear Lesley,
Yes, I am a briars and brambles girl too. I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog which are much appreciated. Hope you are enjoying the warm Florida sun and time spent with yout mother.
Lisa of Rosamund
Bonnie October 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Great quote. Just looked for the first book in that series at our library. Thank you!
Enjoy and hope you might be near the sea…which makes me think about Persuasion!
Glorying in the sea
“Anne and Henrietta, finding themselves the earliest of the party the next morning, agreed to stroll down to the sea before breakfast. They went to the sands, to watch the flowing of the tide, which a fine south-easterly breeze was bringing in with all the grandeur which so flat a shore admitted. They praised the morning; gloried in the sea; sympathized in the delight of the fresh-feeling breeze–and were silent;”
Persuasion, volume 1, chapter 12
Lesley October 15, 2010 at 9:40 am
Just wanted to say “Thank you” for your lovely comment. I can’t believe we share the same tast in books and films !! Love the chickens – that’s also on my to-do list. ;-)xx
the wild magnolia October 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Always, when I stop in for a visit, word and picture treasure are waiting for me. You leave a piece of your creative self for us to gather and ponder. Sometime a new thought, poem or story we desperately needed at that moment.
Florida is my home state and I have not wandered far for very long. The summer heat is my least favorite but all else lays softly in my spirit.
It will take me a few weeks to settle in after which I plan to be blogging regular again; once or twice a week, more or less.
Wonderful news of your Mom’s reunion. Sixty first, I am amazed and impressed. So good of you to make the trip for her. Sounds like you enjoyed your solitary time too.
Blessings friend, and thanks for stopping by.
the wild magnolia October 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to devouring the quotes and will check out this author.