Friday, February 17, 2017

A Modest Cottage


I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.
~Thomas Jefferson

I love this English cottage.  My humble abode has flower gardens but alas no flowering vines creeping along the walls.

It won't be long before spring is upon us.  I am eager to work in the warm earth.

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  1. I love English cottages...I'm looking forward to spring and getting my hands dirty working in my flower gardens.

    I totally agree with Thomas Jefferson on this matter!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Gina!

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  2. Hi Gina, I agree, too! So looking forward to spring. Catching up here - I need to update my blog list to your new site so I can stay in contact. I will do that now. I didn't realize that I still had your old blog on the list. Hope your weekend is lovely. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Karen, I hope your weather cooperates and you don't have too much rain. Your flowers on your deck are already gorgeous!

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  3. Gina,
    Thank you for sharing this!
    That quote?
    Me.
    Have a cozy weekend. : )

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more, Gina. I adore cute English cottages surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Have a lovely weekend, lovely lady.

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    1. Kim you too. I would love to visit the English countryside. London not so much but definitely the countryside!

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  5. I love that quote. Perfect. I love English Cottages.

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  6. I love English cottages, and with the wild flowers surrounding it, just lovely, that is a great poem!

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    1. Connie, I've heard that it isn't good for the house itself to have vines growing on it. It does look beautiful though.

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter