Monday, August 8, 2011

This painting is what I'd dream of as an Edwardian woman...

It's title is "Drinking Coffe and Reading in the Garden" by Edward Killingworth Johnson.  Other than the corset, I think this might be the ideal kick-off for a, beautifully tended garden, book, serenity.  If there was chocolate included, it'd obviously be an afternoon on vacation.  I love her totally at home in a rose garden.  I wonder if she was sore after posing like this for who knows how many hours...

I get sore just thinking about all that mowing and weeding.  If only we all had an expert gardener and property manager at our beck and call.  <sigh>  Have to say, though, as enticing as this is, I still prefer my messy garden filled with kids running and screaming.  She will never know the joy of helping a child pull up a carrot you've taught them how to grow.


  1. Hmmm . . . I would prefer the thought of laying in a hammock while reading a book. Someday, twenty years down the road . . . so many years to go.

  2. Uh, yes please! (Minus the corset, of course.) And I would love a lounge chair. And an Edwardian gardener (or 4) to go with it!