Friday, January 22, 2010

Hollyhocks?

Dreaming of Hollyhocks surrounding my church studio, just as the snow and ice storm is scheduled to arrive.





You've seen this picture before, and it's equally beautiful, but today I'm not in a snow mood, I'm in a Hollyhock mood. Summertime means: the sweet smell of grass, dirt in my fingernails, the sun on my face, frolicking amongst the wild flowers, twirling my new dress from Anthropologie whilst engaging in tomfollery on the open prairie. 

Had you going didn't I? 

For now, I'll just pour a cup of hot chocolate, turn on the fireplace, and snuggle with my favorite blanket. If I feel brave, I'll put on my boots and head over to my snow covered studio. It's always peaceful in there.

Thoughts and prayers for the people of Haiti,
Ele

16 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I'm in the mood for some summer flowers myself! Lots of rain here in So. California and although I love the rain, I'm ready for some sun.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Hugs,
Karyn

Caleen said...

No snow here... Yet, it has been raining a lot.. Love the winter but, I am ready for some spring too.. Love your pictures and your beautiful home. It looks great in both seasons.. God Bless.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Ele! How pretty! I planted Hollyhock seeds last year and hope they bloom this year. Someone named Holly should have Hollyhocks- dontcha think? ☺ ♥

Kai said...

I confess I'm NEVER in the mood for ANYTHING summer - except the Autumn that FOLLOWS. But those Hollyhocks ARE beautiful, Ele! Still, I'm DROOLING over the SNOWY view of your beautiful building. I can dig up some boots - maybe you will let me sit there WITH you if I'm quiet? LOVE YOU!

Secondhandrose said...

Your church is lovely no matter what the weather. It's a beauty.....just like you!

karen

Heather said...

Oh my...oh goodness. That is the most gorgeous studio I've ever seen--- summer OR winter! I bet you cant help but be inspired!~

Alison Gibbs said...

Enjoy that hot chocolate and dream of those beautiful hollyhocks.
Alison

rosechicfriends said...

So Beautiful my dear friend! Either in winter or in bloom your chapel is sooooo charming! I so wish for the greens and bright colors of spring...alas, we still have memories huh? and a few more months to go! ugh!

Love ya...Lorena

Sue said...

They are both gorgeous photos, but with the extremely hot weather here, I would prefer the snow at the moment!
Sue

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful picture.Oh how I love holly hocks. We don't have snow right now, but I too am in much more of a holly hock mood.

- The Tablescaper

Mo said...

You're right! I'm ready to give winter the boot and demand that the hollyhocks show their pretty faces. It won't be too long now though and we'll see their lovely blooms all summer. :)

Sugar Bear said...

I hear ya! I'm done with winter and ready for some warmer weather. Sigh - guess we still have a ways to go for that dream to become a reality!
Karla

Ellenay Designs said...

I LOVE your church studio. It's beautiful in snow and flowers. Your fortunate to have such a nice place to "work" :)

The Rose Room said...

both are beautiful photos of different seasons! Hard to imagine you in snow when it is stinking hot here! Rachaelxo

Shirl said...

Hi Ele, what a pretty and peaceful picture. Actually I love them both. Relaxing with a cup of hot choc. and a cozy quilt sounds wonderful! Loved your previous post with your silver. Just georgous! Thank you for sharing and have a great week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Maija said...

Yes, I think I like the hollyhocks.......