Monday, April 26, 2010


Serendipitous Beauty is one of my mission statements. Chinese Snowball blossoms snowing petals, below, 2 days ago in the rain on my Bay Terrace.
Going inside, below, a perfection of Serendipitous Beauty.

Tossing off my hat & setting the umbrella down, inside the door, below, more Serendipitous Beauty.

Jack, below, was attracted immediately to my Serendipitous Beauty for different reasons.

No, I'm not making this up as I go along.

Creating a life of Serendipitous Beauty is a choice.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
She invited me to tour her garden. No, I invited myself. I'm quite rude if I think it's important to see a garden. It was hot. Humid. Bringing us (I was rude enough to invite myself & entourage) inside she offered lemonade. Yes. Walking toward the kitchen she set down her straw hat & straw purse on a table without pausing. Beautiful still life. Without effort. The effluvia of her life was beauty. In that moment I knew. Serendipitous Beauty must effulge in my life too.
Oh dear, now you know I go into a morning rain wearing my gown, and ugly shoes, taking pics of my garden.


Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

I love all the photos, Tara, but the one w/the petals on the sandal is exquisite!

Serendipitous. . . serendipity. . . a wonderful part of life. Too bad so many people eradicate the chance of it happening for them because they are always raking, always leaf blowing, always manicuring, etc.

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!


BWS said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Tara, I adore that last photo!

the gardeners cottage said...

Just beautiful. So if I tell you my pajamas match my garden you would not be surpised!


Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a beautiful collection of images.....I love it when the shrubs and trees give one last display of their Spring beauty before handing the torch over to Summer!
Oh and I too wander the garden in pj's and whatever shoes happen to be at hand:)

Mélanie A. said...

gorgeous. Love the photos with the hat