Tuesday, June 15, 2010

secret garden.

the children's book mandy by julie andrews edwards* left a lasting impression on me, just as kathleen kelly said it would.  i desperately wanted my own secret cottage, surrounded by a whimsical garden.  i even turned my mom's vegetable garden into a flower garden for a few summers in elementary/middle school (and managed to keep most of them alive, something i can't seem to do as a grown-up.  hm.).  it couldn't quite compare to these, however:

just how i always pictured mandy's seashell cottage.  suddenly i'm 10 years old again.  bliss.

"it's all imaginary anyway.  that's why it's important.
people only fight over imaginary things."
-neil gaiman 
xo. di.
*yes, julie andrews edwards is THAT julie andrews, a.k.a. mary poppins.  she also wrote the last of the really great whangdoodles, another of my absolute favorite children's books.  i've got a special place in my heart for that woman. 



  1. Beautiful photos Diane. I wish I had a garden like that! Loved your Kathleen Kelly reference. . .I love that movie!


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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