Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, October 29, 2010

You Are Beautiful

From 4:30 in the morning until 8:30, One Woman went nonstop. Computer, 2 loads of wash, went over all the floors with soft broom, vacuum and swifter, cleaned leaves off terrace, and then breakfast.

She knew if a trip away from home did not happen soon she would be outside working in the leaves and picking up branches.

A call was placed and a friend who does not drive said she would enjoy a ride into the country.

A special place about 20 minutes from the woods is an old school house. The school house has been turned into part museum and part consignment shops. The cafeteria has been turned into a restaurant. Friday is catfish day. The deserts are excellent - butter milk pie and coconut cream pie with mile high meringue.

So it turned out to be a delightful afternoon. My friend laughed when a quick trip up an unfamiliar driveway came about. An unusual and beautiful flower that was not familiar was spotted. One Woman is never bashful about inquiring about a plant :)

The image on this post is a tree that was in front of the old school house. Comments on the fall colors keep being made - but when you return to your home place and see all this beauty that catches your eye and your breath - it is difficult not to keep talking about it.


Judy said...

I'm so glad you got out. I find I would just rather stay at home then venture out--takes too much energy and I am still in pain--which is effecting my emotional stability. I am very crabby lately. The tree is gorgeous!!

Beverly said...

Sounds like a nice day with a nice friend. That tree is very beautiful. It seems like they used to be brighter than they are now (mine at least). Life is good!

Tabor said...

Smart you to parcel out that beautiful day into work and adventure.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Beverly and Tabor, thank you for visiting. Have a great weekend.
Beverly, yes - Life is Good :)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Beautiful tree! I think all our leaves in the city have blown away! I love this time of year. I am glad you got out for lunch.

Balisha said...

Lovely picture and lovely afternoon. Nice of you to take your friend...the lunch sounds delish...Balish

Sky said...

love the wreath in the header! gorgeous!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, My Jamie and Sky - thanks for visiting.
Sky, could not get the whole wreath image to come through. Will have to work on it !!

Balisha said...

Couldn't get your new post For Laurah. Thought I'd let you know...Balisha

Judy said...

So glad to hear you spent some time with a friend and got out for a while. I am having lunch with a friend tomorrow. We have been friends for 40 years. I have not seen her for about two and I am excited to see her! Have a good week.

Liza on Maui said...

Yes the tree is beautiful. And the word "beautiful" reminds me of you - a lady of beauty, inside and out :)

I am doing well. Busy as usual and can only do blog reading on the run. But when I come here, I always stop and smile. I love seeing how your blog have grown.

I knew you were meant to be a blogger even before blogging was invented ;) :) :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

My dear Liza, thank you for visiting. You were the first to encourage me to write. If someone told me 5 years ago I would be doing this - I would say "noway" I will never forget - Jamie told me to read your entries. Said "mama she sounds like you". Have a perfect day - my dear girl.