Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wreaths and Rings

I've mentioned before my affinity for this place near my home. It's a piece of rural and cultural Americana right there on the corner between suburbia and the concrete jungle. It provides me equilibrium as I race past it daily in both directions. And right now, it still looks like this:


What's not to love about this? It's Norman Rockwell come back to life. The wreath delights me, even in late January. Lingering Christmas decorations are usually a pet peeve. They smack of laziness and a lack of cooperation with Grandfather Clock. But I'm sad every year when they take it down, because the sight is irresistible.

And speaking of irresistible ... those earrings were, so she faced her fear and did it.


Before...
 

...After
And both the barn and the girl look beautiful in their adornments, and both make me smile.

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