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Gardens thrill my soul. My senses awaken, my soul is refreshed, my mood calms down...and if given time for quiet ponder, I've enjoyed the sound of buzzing bees while collecting pollen as I prune, the delightful croak of shy Mr. Toad on my doorstep, the exuberant flutter of a hummingbird near my face thanking me for scrumptious flowers, and the gentle touch of the butterfly who settles on my shoulder. I've been known to walk into the house with my hair showered in lavender crepe myrtle blossoms and my clothes covered in blue plumbago blooms. Picture a rustic wrought iron bistro set with floral cushions and gingham pillows under a crepe myrtle dripping in blooms. I've set out some tea. Come and sit with me while we take a reprieve from the craziness of life to enjoy a moment of beauty from today...or from the past. Welcome to my Texas garden.

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And so began my very first blog post from July 9, 2007 from my Texas garden. On that day an amazing on-line adventure began where we forged new friendships as I shared our homeschool journeys. In 2009 we moved our homeschool adventures to Virginia where we thrilled to many a time travel journey that ranged from visiting historic homes and gardens to meeting with historic people. Our lives were forever impacted. Then in 2014 I graduated my youngest from homeschool.

Now that I no longer have daily homeschool postings, I can no longer call this a homeschool blog. So what kind of blog is this? What is my theme?

My love for the 18th century and living in Virginia, all my visits to historic sites, all the books I've read, learning how to sew in the manner of the 18th century from the tailors of Colonial Williamsburg have indeed impacted my life...

Much of how I think about life today (manners, sewing, fashion, cooking, decorating, gardening, etc, etc, etc) is, in some way, influenced by the 18th century.

Thus my theme...musings of an 18th century lady trapped in the postmodern era.

lahbluebonnet@gmail.com

4 comments:

  1. Your blog is a blessing to our homeschooling family!! Thank you for sharing your tips, ideas, and countless resources!!

    Blessings,
    Kelly in WI

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! You don't know how much your words of encouragement means!
      Laurie

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  2. I was subascribed to your old blog and wish to subscribe again to get updates vis email. is this possible?

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    1. I found a gadget for that and put it in my sidebar. Hope that works! Thanks for asking!
      Laurie

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