This morning, my dad and I went over to a pond near our house and took pictures of the waterlilies there … the ones that were open were enormous, at least eight or ten inches in diameter. The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and everything looked very green.
Hopefully, I’ll get better at photographing flowers so that I can take good pictures of Monet’s garden at Giverny someday. I have been wanting to do that since my parents read me Linnea in Monet’s Garden when I was little.
Emily Dickinson poetry on the pavement … and a leaf
Shoes slightly wet after tromping through dewy grass … but worth it for sure
This butterfly posed just long enough for us to take its picture.
After walking through the park, I went to two of my favorite shops — Anthropologie and Paper Source — and bought paper for making more notebook covers, an antique-look journal, and a book called “Beauty in Bloom.” On the way out of Paper Source, I picked up a catalogue because the cover had a design that I’d like to cut out and use for one of my own projects. Anthropologie always delivers an abundance of both art and style inspiration. My dad browsed the books and discovered the most charming children’s hardcover called This Is Paris — an irresistible illustrated tour around the City of Lights. Other books which sounded interesting but I did not have time to browse included Annie Leibovitz at Work and The Gospel According to Coco Chanel. There was also a very pretty dining journal which included space to write about restaurants and the meals one has taken there. I consider books an investment, and whenever I buy one, I plan to keep it forever. (I have a bit of a mania for book shops, art shops, and writing shops.) The best book investment I ever made came from a yard sale … but I’ll save that for another day.
I hope the remainder of your weekend is lovely!