I adore this wee gnome couple sitting in our herb garden. It reminds the Mr. and I of ourselves.
A few weeks ago we made a trip to a big box store to pick out a storm door. We agreed that the almond colored door with bronze hardware would best fit in with our existing bronze lighting, almond siding and newly installed gutter system.
Last Saturday Mr. Decor went back to the store to pick up the door. He worked tirelessly all day to install the storm door. Storybook Cottage is an old home filled with odd measurements and charming crooked edges that always offers a challenge to any DIY project.
At the end of the day he proudly asked me to come look at the door.
I was quiet as my brain began to process that he had purchased the taupe colored door with nickel hardware verses the expected almond colored door with bronze hardware.
A small thing to be sure.
Was I going to make it a big fuss over a door that was difficult to install? A door that is not even our primary entrance or even our secondary entrance. It is a door that is rarely, if ever, used.
At his prompting I was honest and said “It looks really good. I just had to process that this was not the door we had picked out.”
The lightbulb went on in his brain and he said, “Oh it’s the wrong color. I will take it down and exchange it.”
To which I informed him that this door was staying put.
Because truly there is so much more to focus on instead.
The daylilies we planted last year are blooming.
Despite all the recent rain there are buds and blossoms on the “Angel Face” rose tree.
The white vinca and purple petunias are full of life.
Last years salvia has returned.
We got the old mailbox posted into the ground.
It will soon be covered in the morning glories started from seed.
Truly there is so much beauty to see instead.
Like this sweet vintage fountain I found for a song.
Every time I see the fountain it brings a smile to my face with it’s happy reminder of love.
Beyond it you can hardly see the off colored door.
I truly would much rather focus on this.
May you choose to see love.
“They are like a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden.” ~ Job 8:16
“In simple humility, let our gardener God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.” ~ James 1: 21
I hope you’ll join us tomorrow for this months Garden Party.