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15 August 2009

My Personal Pied Piper...

plays the most intoxicating tune ... it lures me like no other. While California is dreamy, and I do love living here - France pulls on my heart like an old lost love - and yet I've never been there. The same visions tug at me and
always include

I can just smell the sun - hear the gravel crunch underfoot, and the wind as it gently blows through the silvery green leaves of the Olive trees as I make my way up the driveway -
Destination -
this house

My favorite landscaping - elegant in its simplicity - creeping fig wandering up the ancient stone walls of the faded yellow house... a heavy and enormous arched wooden door.

Urns, Olive pots, simple and tidy hedges - gorgeous against the faded beauty of the house... my house!

A yard with a simple pool and my favourite green and white, dappled with stone pieces here and there...

With just enough order and balance - not too much --
and views that go on for days.

And then there are the heart-stopping rangy gardens, with just enough color for me -- kept just tidy enough -- that flank a windy gravel path which leads, of course, to the perfect book reading destination - some beautiful bench to sit and take in all of the loveliness -

Yes, it's a love song quietly and continually played by my personal pied piper. It's haunting melody carries on the breeze, across the miles...

... and my soul quietly answers.
Happy Weekend.
xo Isa


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh let's go in together and rent a little summer place.

Kimberly said...

This is such a beautiful post. Thank you for the momentary get-away. It was wonderful!!
xxx kim

vicki archer said...

This is a sublime house...Have a wonderful weekend Isa, xv.

Anonymous said...

Hey, how did you get pictures of my daydreams? I share your vision, word for word. Isa, you MUST go to France.

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful post and you have shared some lovely places.
You will have to go there, it is such a wonderful place.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh those were such lovely pictures. I think I would follow that Pied Piper too. laurie

donna baker said...

Oh, I so loved Paris. But, I only left a couple of days for Nice and I think I could have spent weeks there. Next time I go to Europe, I'm sticking with one country so I can thoroughly embrace it.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Gorgeous post! Thank you for letting stow away with the Pied Piper! Lu

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Can I come pick a couple of your flowers??

Just one or two.

Aimee said...

WOW! HOw gorgeous... Your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring.

If you get a chance, stop by and say hi! I just put up a new post...
Have a great day,

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

With these photos, it is easy to tell why you love this tune.

Courtney said...

Oh my-- what a dreamy and beautiful house! I can see how your Pied Piper leads you there because he easily could lead me there too! xo

anita said...

i've been to france several times and its never been enough...lovely post!

Cote de Texas said...

Isa - I did this exact same house! too funny - great minds think alike - you have to go read it, it was really funny, iirc. I think it was called, let me go look it up, wait......


so funny!!!!!