First Blooms

"I came across a fallen tree. I felt the branches of it looking at me. Is this the place we used to love? Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?" - Keane

I'm blogging on a Sunday morning. It's pouring down rain outside, and I'm laying in bed drinking a cup of coffee. I love these kind of mornings. I meant to blog last night, but it didn't work out. My husband took me out on a date, and I drank too much and got sick. When we got home, I passed out. Yes, I'm old. Yesterday, I went into work for a few hours and then came home and hung out with my mom for a little while. We had a good talk, and I feel better about some things that have been weighing on me lately.

We had time to take some photos before we left on our date. It was a casual date, so I don't have on anything earth shattering here. My husband suggested we take some pictures with the Bradford Pear tree in the field beside our house. The blooms on this tree are so pretty right now, but to be honest, they stink. I can't really describe the smell, but it's not a pleasant one. There was some good wind blowing. So, we got some shots with the wind in my hair that I think are really pretty. After looking at some of the closeups, I've realized that it's time for a trip to the salon. There are some serious grey's going on in my roots. If I had some fancier photo-editing software, I would have totally photoshopped those bad boys. LOL!

Today's song is "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane. Oh, Keane, you have gotten me through some really difficult times. Even my husband likes Keane, and he hates most of my music. I convinced him to listen to my Ipod on the drive last night, and he skipped through most of the songs. He says my music is too slow, and it puts him to sleep. Since he was driving, I let him listen to what he wanted. LOL!

It's suppose to be a rainy day, so I'm not sure what kind of pictures we will be able to get today, but I'm going to try to come up with something. So, if all goes well, I should be back with another post tonight. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a beautiful necklace from Anthropologie! Have a great day!











Top: Anthropologie Rippled Ridge Henley

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Pilcro Straight Leg Jeans

Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots

Necklace: Anthropologie Artist's Imagination Necklace

Earrings and Ring: The Limited



  1. that first picture is amazing. You have such beautiful scenery. I just wrote a blog a few days ago about how I have tons of gray hair too, and I'm only 32. I'm glad I'm not the only one and I have heard it's sexy when young women have a little gray--not sure I buy that, but you look great!!

  2. You look beautiful as always! I'm 36 and if Miss Clairol and I didn't have a standing date every 6 weeks I'd have a head full of grey! (and here's a little secret--my brother is 31 and he has had a serious relationship with Miss Clairol for years!)
    I love your casual looks. SO easy and elegant.
    IF you are interested, check out my blog sale---lots of Anthropologie stuff that I'm saying goodbye to.

  3. Carolyn in CanadaMarch 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have seen on anyone's blog. Simply stunning. I love the easy, effortless look of today's outfit. The colors complement each other so well Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  4. Looking at these..blossoms, holding on to bare branches with wind in your hair and Keane pretty! I am so glad you kept your blog running I look forward to it every day and you are opening my ears to new music, too :) Saskia

  5. I love these pics! I have a similar tree in our front yard. It is beautiful to look at and icky to smell! You look great!

    Funny story my boyfriend says the exact same thing about my music. He just doesn't have good taste yet, right?

  6. Great pictures and a really nice outfit. These colors fit you very well, and it is a very nice combination. You are lucky to have such a beautiful tree (even a stinky one.. :) ). I so much long for spring...

  7. You look so stunning in these pics. I love the warmth in all the colors. Just gorgeous!

  8. Really really pretty! Gawh, I love how all your pix always have such stunning backgrounds!

  9. Really, really, really amazing photos. That tree is wonderful and you look so lovely. Love the wind in you hair shot! You look like a pantene commercial :)

  10. We don't have a lot of Bradford Pears up here, but I grew up in SC and absolutely HATED this time of year when they would bloom. They smell disgusting, but it is so hard to describe. Beautiful trees, though!

    Love the outfit, the colors, and the pics! Lovely as always!

  11. truthandshoes: Yeah, I don't buy the gray hair being sexy either. I'm getting mine taken care of on Monday. LOL!

    Melanie: Glad to know I'm not alone! I'll be sure to check out your sale. Thanks!

    Carolyn: Aww, thanks so much!

    Saskia: Your comment brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

    Maven: He definitely doesn't have good taste! LOL!

    GinaBean: Thanks! That's one advantage to living in the country.

    Cat: Aww, thanks Cat! Pantene commercial! LOL!

    AppGal: They do stink so bad! Thanks!


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