Saturday, January 26, 2013


“Home is the nicest word there is.” 
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Where we love is home,
Home that the feet may leave,
but not our hearts.” 
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Avonlea

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” 
— Maya Angelou

“If Light Is In Your Heart
You Will Find Your Way Home.” 
― Rumi


Rebecca Jerdee said...

Gorgeous in word and deed.

Debbie D. said...

A post after my own heart!...and I need the scoop on the old window with the dried flowers... how was that done?!

S. Etole said...

This is so peaceful and lovely. The blue dishes in the lower left hand corner of the first photo ... are they from Poland?

Leslie said...

Debbie, I bought the window, years ago. (Someone more crafty than I made it!) But this is how it was made: someone started with a salvaged window, then pressed dried flowers (and a butterfly) underneath plexiglass that was cut to the size of each pane. The plexiglass was glazed in, just like a regular window. Originally, the flowers had a lot of color, but over the years of being out in my back porch, they've faded to a monochromatic silhouette.

And Susan, the blue pottery in the first photo is indeed, from Poland (by way of my local T.J. Maxx!)

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, Les..."like pearls slipping off a string"!
Luv, K

ayala said...

Gorgeous! There is no place like home :)

JoAnn Hallum said...

Lovely and true.

Jodi said...

This is delightful. Happy belated anniversary, my friend. I'm glad you keep breathing. And may God continue to breathe His blessings on you.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful collection of photographs to go with a wonderful collection of words.....
For sure home is where the heart is.....

Tracy said...

Dazzling images and heart-full words... Thank you for this today, Leslie! :o) ((HUGS))

DeborahJoy said...

Home is one of the best words in the English language. I love this little peek into yours.
(roses still looking lovely as well) Dx

Loree said...

Lovely quotes about Home. It is, indeed, the most wonderful place there is.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh Leslie, these quotes and
images just sing my heart a safe and secure:)
deep breath.
thanks for this beautiful share
(and that window with the pressed wildflowers....gorgeous)

Laura said...

Oh Les, this was so beautiful... each photo, every quote... beautiful!

Nancy said...

I was about to leave a comment on your bee post, but then I got distracted by the loveliness of this one. And a quote from Anne and Marilla? Swoonworthy!

I am in the middle of a three-week visit with my daughter and away from home. I am so very grateful for the time with my girl. But home is sounding awfully dear right now.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love your home, leslie.
what can i say?