Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday iPhone Dump

I think I LIVE for Fridays and the weekends!!! Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but there is just something about waking up on Saturday and having the whole day ahead of you to do whatever you please. For us this usually entails a morning walk with Max to Lincoln Park (the proclaimed dog park) so he can hang with his buddies and run off some energy. We always take a pit stop to P&C Market to grab coffee and a fresh pastry, and then sit and watch as all the various neighborhood dogs play as we read our New York Times (The NY Times Weekend edition is fantastic!). I told Ron the other day that if this Saturday morning routine is the peak of life, I'm content:)

I also wanted to leave you guys with some pictures I recently took during one of our walks. The spring season on Capitol Hill is so alive with blooms around every corner. The residents here really take pride in their postage stamp-size yards, and I can never get enough of the colorful spreads. I came across this fuchsia the other day and was mesmerized.

The fuchsia that have yet to bloom remind me of pom-pom fringe or a Japanese lantern. I love how delicate they are yet bold in color - what a combo!

Isn't this amazing how it unfolds when it blooms? It looks like the roses you see on Harris Teeter birthday cakes (I always requested a rose when I was young when the cake was being cut!) Nature continues to put me in awe and it's such a great source of artistic inspiration. Whenever I am stuck on a project, I often head out the door for a run or walk to clear my head, and almost 9 out of 10 times I come back refreshed and with solutions and new ideas.

The last photo is from the recent DC Design House. Photos are permitted, but I snuck this one in. How I would love to have a room like this in my house (the Roman shades were made of burlap!). I can imagine returning from our Saturday morning walks and cozying up on this chaise to finish reading the paper.

I hope you all have a great weekend! It's suppose to rain here this weekend, but I think the Mister and I are going to take advantage of staying indoors and do a little tweaking around the house!

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