i've been thinking a lot lately
of how lucky i was to grow up in the south..
it was unbelievable hot and humid for so much of the year
(especially those crazy long summers..)
but that heat and humidity created the most lush surroundings
keenly created within us southerners
a highly developed appreciation
(some years later..)
i'm just so full of luscious images and memories
of special shady spaces
my sister and i would find
during the hot moist summer months..
we'd create other worlds beautiful and hidden
playing and napping
for hours under big pink azalea bushes..
in caves of dripping ivy..
or way up high in heavy magnolia trees
(the branches were like staircases and just begged to be climbed)
..i can still smell the scent of the flowers and feel the waxy beauty of the leaves..
and find myself now filling my environment with plants
and now that it's getting warm outside (at last..)
my eyes and my thoughts are drifting towards shady spots
..for tucking away and relaxing
open with warm breezes blowing through
and full of natural light..
creative spaces that embody that carefree relaxed feeling
i had as a child.
so many of debi treloar's images take me to that place.
she so beautifully captures
that fresh relaxing hide-away feeling
(that i think is actually very possible to create in our own lives)
i'm so unbelievably inspired to turn those memories into reality.
what are you finding inspiring these days?
i'd love to hear.