Monday, March 30, 2009


Wide Open Windows

Too cool to be hot, to warm to be cold, it was a day for which Spring is justly famous. A day for Aaron Copland’s celebratory composition of the season, and we listened to his melodic photograph at full volume, with windchimes and honeybees keeping rhythm by the wide open windows. The curtains blew in, welcoming the sweet fragrance of Carolina Jessamine as it shyly crept inside our winter weary rooms, drifting past the big white dog dozing on a dark wood floor and wafting out to the back garden where a New Dawn rose was just beginning to remember how to bloom. It was a day when the bluebirds were out in perfectly matched pairs, shopping for new houses as seriously as any newlywed couple with a down payment from Daddy. A day when a gamboling March wind sprinkled showers of bridal white blossoms onto our pathway as we strolled to a park of rolling hills newly covered in daffodils. A day to look to the trees above, now engaged in their yearly celebration of verdant individuality as they busily don wardrobes worthy of Oz... chartreuse and lime, kelly and citrine...so many colours of green. A day for taking deep, deep breaths of gratitude, for the cloudless sky high above our heads, the warmth of the Spring sun on our shoulders, the soft, fresh carpet beneath our feet.
Too early to plant, to late to harvest, this was a day made only to enjoy.
And, oh how we did.








Special note:... Edward would like to announce that he has been assisting in the creation of lots and lots of Easter Keepsake boxes over the past week. Most are already spoken for, but a few have been placed in our etsy shoppe!





















Vintage Bunny Box sold!

41 comments:

  1. Edward makes a handsome Easter bunny. He manages remaining dignified even with the extra ears. :-)

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  2. You've written the perfect description of the perfect Spring day. I love to open the windows and let fresh air into the house. I pulled up a couple of windows tonight and turned on the attic fan. I quickly got chilled and had to close up again. But it feels a bit fresher in here now.

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  3. Your
    Edward does not do too badly for an easter bunny LOL
    Have to say, that it is spring in full force here in California - I have already been painting several times with my doors open.

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  4. I'll have to enjoy your springishness vicariously. (Woke up to 4 inches of snow this morning. argh!) Great Easter boxes! Hugs to Edward.

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  5. I had to come back, because that is a very powerful painting you posted (I kept seeing the scene in my mind a few hours later) -so the big question is: who is the painter?

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  6. Your prose is brilliant! Edward looks resigned to his pink bunny ears, in a "Whatever will she think of next?"kind of way.

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  7. A wonderful spring post. I have a lovely New Dawn too. The painting is beautiful and reminds me of the work of an artist called Stephen Darbishire who lives here in the Lakes.

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  8. Oh Edward. You look just beautiful! He really is the most delightful dog. xxx

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  9. Oh I am waiting for the described day! Spring keeps poking in the window but not coming in. Still waiting...

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  10. Love Edwards -- he looks so serious! I love what you wrote and I think that is why we enjoy spring so much . . . until this weekend -- when we got snow!

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  11. Edward wears those ears proudly. He's so cute! You can see his personality in that picture...

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  12. I agree with Acornmoon - Edward does look resigned, but a little proud too! Lovely keepsake boxes!

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  13. Pamela, it is so good to know someone who can enjoy a giftat the time it is given. I congratulate you and Edward for taking the opportunity to share this day of delight.

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  14. The new Edward Bunny... How cute!!!

    you make me yearn for the awakening of the earth here...

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  15. Oh, I so enjoyed reading about your wonderful spring day - perfect:)

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  16. A bueatiful Spring day to sit enjoy fresh air and a good read!
    I couldn't right click the photo of Apple& Edward to put on my blog,
    can you insert it in a e-mail?
    Carol

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  17. Your writing is very beautiful - I loved the piece. Love Edward in his pink ears, too.

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  18. i can feel spring in your beautiful words! wonderful. days just for enjoying are very precious indeed. thank you so for adding us to your blogroll, we are most honoured having long been inspired by The House of Edward x

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  19. Ahhh... I just LOVE coming to your blog for a visit.. Today we hit 60 degrees for a brief few hours.. I love how you describe a Spring Day.. Our windows were open for a bit, and now are closed to the chill of the evening.. fireplace is on....but..that's okay! best of both worlds..

    Edward is JUST so precious with his Easter Bunny ( Edward Bunny ) ears!

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  20. Your day sounds delightful. And your Edward is too precious for words. He certainly makes a charming Easter Bunny- ears and all.

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  21. I love the smell of Jessamine! Oh Edward you are adorable with your bunny ears! xoxo

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  22. Oh Edward, those ears...how I would love to play with them...

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  23. Aww Edward is a cute Easter Bunny. :-)

    The Willow was just one of the Morris wallpapers in the house. I forgot to mention "Pomegranite" in the library, and "Trellis" throughout the courtyard facing corridor. The tenant Leyland put those in there. "Trellis" had even been varnished over in the bathroom.

    I've noticed a lot of birds paired up and parallel flying here too. Although our weather is sometimes Wintery, Spring is definately here.

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  24. :::sigh:::

    That was beautiful.


    Not as beautiful as Edward in pink floppy ears, however!

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  25. Hello P&E,

    Don't tell Edward, but he doesn't look like a bunny! Still, it's good to know that he is already into the swing of things!

    We are enjoying some beautiful sunny days too, just now. Aren't they glorious?

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  26. What a perfect way to describe your beautiful spring day. Spring was made to enjoy, and I enjoyed your spring post.

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  27. Sounds like a lovely spring day! Unfortunately, while it is supposedly spring here, everything is buried beneath ice and snow. Well, reading your post reminds me that spring will come again!
    Have a great week,
    Margaret

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  28. Ooh, I just want to hug Edward! What a cute bunny!
    I'm glad you're enjoying spring. I love the image of the bird couple house shopping!

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  29. I'm always so anxious for fresh spring breezes to blow through the manor, I tend to open the windows a tad too early. Ahh...glorious air!!

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  30. I love the painting and the season it evokes. I’m enjoying your spring vicariously. Great opening: “Too cool to be hot, to warm to be cold.” Very evocative post.

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  31. Love this post -- you evoke the glories of spring perfectly. Who did the painting? It's especially gorgeous...

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  32. well, we aren't quite there yet - still very cold here and wet!, but this beautiful word picture keeps my hopes alive! okay, Edward looks tooooooo cute! I'm still smiling....AND he's doing a fine job on the goregous boxes....

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  33. Love the ears, Edward. And you pose so nicely!!

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  34. What a sweet dog! That is a beautiful painting.

    -Sue

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  35. Edward does indeed look a very hadmsome Easter bunny!

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  36. I want to live where you do! Love the painting heading your post...and the pic of Edward!

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  37. Edward is indeed one noble assistant.
    Was he paid in kind, in words, in treats or perhaps a walk?

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  38. Oh, Edward. I already love this doggie. Your blog is lovely, and I've enjoyed going through your photos and a few of your beautifully written posts. Thank you, and thank you for visiting mine.

    sallymandy
    thebluekimono

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