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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It was always there (Guest Blog)

My name is Katie from Love is Everywhere and today I was invited by the ever oh so beautiful  and lovable Donna. Of course, I accepted with no hesitation. She has become such an amazing and truly genuine friend to me. Hope I make her proud!

I love to observe everything around me, no matter where I am. Perhaps, it's to be safe with my surroundings or suppose I'm nosy? I've always been a dreamer in the car when I'm riding shotgun. Trying so hard to look at all the details as everything is passing bye so fast in the opposite direction in which I'm going. Today sitting beside my love muffin (first time ever using that nickname) in My Boy Blue [car] I was noticing houses and buildings that I never saw before. These structures were on streets I've driven down numerous times since I was a child, in a town I've lived my entire life. There was a church that I swear must have been built overnight! Houses that changed colours and parking lots, where did they all come from and what was there before? Sadly it's true, they've been there forever and I guess it's something I never really noticed before because I wasn't looking?

We passed bye this super cute house that I'll describe as a victorian style and there in the yard was this old but handsome tree. I wondered.. How old is that tree and how many children in a lifetime have climbed it? What stories could that tree tell if it could talk? It made me think back to when I was a kid and the trees that my cousins and I would climb. I remember my best friend and I carving our initials in a tree at the park down the street from my house. Unfortunately, years later we would find out that the tree was cut down. One of my uncles tied a tire to a huge tree in their yard and we would take turns hanging from the tire and jumping off. It's something I really want to do in our backyard where my love muffin and I live now. It makes me a bit sad to see all of these new houses and condos going up with faux grass and no trees. I take it back, they are planting trees but they are just babies. It'll take decades before the trees are even climbable and by then will kids still be climbing trees?

I try very hard to take in life and learn to love it all. A small town I grew up in is pretty fascinating and I bet where you are is too. Look around more often where ever you go and open your eyes a little wider. It's amazing what it is out there, what's always been out there.. that you just may never have noticed before.

With love always ~ Katie


AubrieAnne said...

I could never live in a house that didn't have trees around it! When I was younger, we lived in a subdivision and there were these beautiful and tall maple trees that were easy to climb and so green!!! Then, we moved and the same thing! MOre beautiful maples, a TON of pines, some wild cherry trees, locus trees (a little scary), popplars (very pretty but no good for climbing), beach, and birch! (Sorry, I just took a botany class so I know me some trees!!)

Anyway, can't live without them. Thanks for the guest blog, Katie!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Great post, I simply adore Katie! Lovely blog you have as well! :)

Liesl :)

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean: I've lived in the same town my entire life and every once in a while, I notice something I never had before. The last few years especially, since I've been away at college and houses, buildings, and parks are being built while I'm away. So nearly every time I go home, something new has popped up. In some cases, it's a bit sad.

Anonymous said...

We followed Katie from her site!! Love the post

nuclearheadache said...

I love Victorian houses with those huge old trees around them.

And yes, it kills me the way they clear every tree from miles around when they build those developments. It's looks so bare and artificial, like living on a golf course.

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