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March 26th, 2014


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08:37 am - Wednesday Wish-Place: order and perspective
This is another one of my busy Wednesdays, made more complicated because I am doing extra work for a colleague. It's not BAD work, but it's definitely an overload in an already overloaded day....

So I am seeking neoclassical order and symmetry in abundance. (I'm also seeking pots for outside planting, but that's a story for another day.) Anyhoo --

In my recent quest for All Things Provencal as well as All Things English and Many Things Mid-Century Modern, I've started following a blog named Chic Provence. Despite the name and the focus, the blogger is actually from Northern California, and her most recent post is about the gardens at the Filoli Estate just south of San Francisco. Three images I love, then, and places I would wish to be:

A formal pool, linear and contained, with flowers and tidy plantings on each corner. If you want a visual rest, lift your eyes to the vista of the hills beyond.

A gate to a long straight walk through various garden "rooms." Again, tidy, contained profusion in greens and white and faded brick colors.

And lastly, because I'll need arches to the world outside by this evening, and because I'll need rich colors to soothe me, this inside-outside vignette.

I feel better now.

May your day give you the wish-places you need!

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From:janus_74
Date:March 26th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I like the colours of the flowers in the pictures. Very spring-like.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 26th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
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I am really feeling the need for rich intense colors right now!

Cheers, T, and happy (almost) end of the week. :)
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From:anne_d
Date:March 26th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
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*hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:March 26th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and a better day for you, A!
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From:paratti
Date:March 26th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
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I hope you get there too:)

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:March 26th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
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We persevere, mate!

[hugs and great shoes]
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From:stateless82
Date:March 26th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh my goodness, those photos are insanely beautiful.

And yay! of outdoor pot planting. I'm trying to convince my sister to do some kind of clay pot/planter thing in her back yard, because she has a yard and I don't and I want to garden vicariously.
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From:laurawise
Date:March 26th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I fixed the links -- now there are three photos.

I am planning to buy a blue pot (and red trellises, not for plants but for visual interest) this weekend, and then take the plot to the local nursery and have them fill it. Lazy, yes, but practical. [beams]

Hugs hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:March 26th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Those images are lovely and refreshing!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:March 27th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
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Is it Friday yet?

[sighs]

I'm glad the photos pleased, Gwynne! [hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:March 27th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
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And a good Thursday to you, L! [hugs]
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From:heron_pose
Date:March 27th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh, these are lovely, and do help calm the overstressed mind.

thank you, and ::HUGS::
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From:laurawise
Date:March 27th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I am finding myself drawn to photographs of gardens these days. (Being outside, however, makes me sneeze. Alas!)

[hugs] Happy Thursday, H_P!
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From:freixenet
Date:March 27th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, these are beautiful places indeed. I love where you live in your head, L. :)

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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
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Happy almost-Friday, F! Cheers and good thoughts to you. :)
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From:mobile_alh
Date:March 27th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Lovely, lovely....there was a wan sunshine earlier here in the Pacific Northwest but suddenly rain again...a good day to sit inside wit yarn and Poirot while waiting for my hostess to return from her place of employ.

Cheers and hugs from us both!
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From:laurawise
Date:March 28th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
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I hope there's rain where you live and not just where you're visiting, ALH. Hugs to you and your hostess! :) Happy weekend!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:March 29th, 2014 08:20 am (UTC)
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While exploring the Antiques Quarter of Sheffield yesterday, I was struck by how very apt the local mosque is for its surroundings. It's very much a piece of northern industrial arctitecture while also being exactly what it's designed to be:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medina_Mosque_%28Sheffield%29
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From:laurawise
Date:March 29th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's really beautiful. Thank you for sharing the link!

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