Month: May 2015

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Quiet Spaces

Wish you were here. All images our courtesy of www.theownerbuildernetwork.co/quiet-spaces. More quiet spots? These posts are waiting: Cozy Rooms, Snooow!, Teeny Tiny Cottages, and Cottage Love

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My Out of Africa

  “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills…” I was a teenager when I saw Out of Africa with my dear friend Erika. We both vowed to see Kenya someday because of this movie. Although our Kenya maybe only existed in the 1920’s, or only in Hollywood, but regardless–our Kenya was stunning. The movie is just breathtaking and still, after seeing it at least half a dozen times, I can not watch it past the point where Karen unpacks the books towards the end of the movie…if you’ve seen it then you know why. Alas, I have not been to Kenya, yet.  Will I ever go and if I make it there will it exist as it does in my mind’s eye? And then I went to Middleburg, Virginia. Middleburg is known for its fox and hound hunts, horses, vineyards, and rich people. Apparently, famous people use to come here back in the day too, like Clark Gable, because no one cared if you were a celebrity and you could just blend in–with …