Friday, February 27, 2009

Where have all my flowers gone?


My dear friends - I am still in South Louisiana! I hope you will forgive me for not visiting as I am on my computer only a few minutes in the morning.

As well, I hope to have some quiet time so I can look for the winner of the two books! I apologize that I have not done that right away as I usually have done with the other 'contests.'

My son will be heading back to Oregon early tomorrrow morning, so I've been spending a lot of time with his and....his New Fiance! Yes! He has asked his gf to marry him - or did I tell you all that? I'm so happy for them. In between visiting with my son and fiance; I am trying to see all my friends, too -- so, I am here there and yonder.

I'm also quite worried about my mother's husband - he's a lovely man and I adore him and he's ill right now. Please keep him in your thoughts...

The photo above is the house I lived in while I was in Baton Rouge before I moved back to the mountains. I loved that cottage - real wood floors, a nice sunroom where I did most all my writing and where Virginia Kate first took her first forms. We always were sad that the previous owners had cut down a big oak tree in the front yard - we had plans to plant another tree, but never did get to it. In the back were an oak tree, a magnolia tree, Louisiana Iris, and on the side were Camelias; there were lagustrums, and in the front bed were these full lush beautiful yellow flowers that I've forgotten the name of, but they are dug out of the bed - the new owner must not have known what they were. But, I would not go back to that house or to So. La. - because the mountains are Home.
I'll return soon - *muwah*

9 comments:

kimmi said...

morning (((kat)))! Glad to see all your happy news!!! Have fun--be safe and we'll see you sooon.

Janna Qualman said...

Gorgeous little home! I bet the yellow flowers made it pop.

Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe journey home.

jinksy said...

Funny how new home owners the world over tend to change gardens, bathrooms and kitchens as some kind of 'I live here now'statement...

Waterfall said...

Lovely little house! I love all the cottages in the Garden District and around LSU. It's hard to find similar ones here in western NC--everything is so mountain-lodgey here. I miss those old cottages with their wood floors and front porches.

Lisa said...

smooch- come back soon xx

t i m said...

aww, many congrats to the happy couple :)

best wishes to your mom's other half. :)

Barbara said...

Although the cottage is adorable, I know from experience there is nothing like your mountain home. Take care.

I am looking soooo forward to reading your new book!!!

smiles4u said...

How nice that you have been seeing loved ones and time with your son and his new fiance. Congratulations! Hope the rest of your time is wonderful and that you have a safe trip home. Blessings, Lori

Debbie said...

That is a lovely house. Congrats on the upcoming nuptials. Where will the wedding be and when? What will you wear? There are so many plans to make!