Saturday, August 3, 2013


Currently Reading: Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

It's been a summer of....

Women writers. Louisa May Alcott, Barbara Kingsolver, Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Anais Nin. Reading about them, learning about them. Gleaning a little inspiration.

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Mrs. Dalloway has been my favorite so far. I read part of it while traveling on a train, which may have lent some extra charm to the experience. The book  left me breathless, exhausted and full. When I remember it, I still feel dizzy with pleasure.

Travel writers and travel plans.
Exactly three more weeks.

Cooking with the fresh stuff.

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The colors slay me.

Sister time and family time.

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I think this is one of the most beautiful pictures of Jenn I've ever seen or taken. It is all of her elegance, her calm, her depth- just in one picture. (P.S. She's not sleeping. She had no idea I took this.)

Home with Hobbes.

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Someone got a harness and now loves to explore our balcony.

Visiting Nate at the museum. 

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Animal loving.

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Homework and tea.

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This morning, with a little Irish news radio thrown in. It helps me feel like I'm back in Sixmilebridge.


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Happy weekend!


  1. Lovely Jillian. I'm having a great summer too. x

    1. Thanks. I had two wonderful weeks with my family in Cornwall. The weather was perfect and we visited some lovely villages. I read Frenchman's Creek whilst on holiday, it is a romantic and exciting novel. I recommend it. :D xx

  2. How beautiful! I love winter (and winter clothes!) too much to be particularly excited for Spring next month, but your gorgeous photographs make me think that perhaps I might be able to revel in it. I hope the rest of your summer is just as wonderful!

    (How are you? It's been far too long.)

    1. Hello wutheringreads! You must be in the southern hemisphere, getting ready for spring. Even though I love summer, I can't lie that I'm getting jazzed for fall coming up. I hope you enjoy your summer (when it comes) just as much. And thank you, I'm doing really well. It's good to hear from you! I believe we "met" over at Classics Club, correct? I love the name of your blog- it gives me the perfect "Yorkshire moore" imagery. From one Bronte fan to another, I salute you! :)


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