Monday, July 16, 2012

WEEKEND COLLAGE....Inspiration Monday

I am so fortunate.  These photos were taken this weekend on my ride to work.  It is so rural and beautiful.  I take it all in during my 12 to 15 minute drive.  I may have the woods in my back yard but this is really country.  This is where I want to live someday.  It's not unlikely to find a miniature horse named Penny in someones front yard or fresh produce within minutes of driving.  How do I know Penny's name?  I stopped and asked.  This particular day when I snapped the photo, she was paying close attention...that has never happened before.  She has the most beautiful eyes and stands about 3 feet tall.  The owner saved her from the slaughter house and gave her to his daughter.  She lives a wonderful life.  I love her little face.

My ride consists of long and winding country roads, working dairy farms, a field of all white cows, corn fields, places to buy animal supplies, and it's not unusual to find someone with the American flag, lacy curtains on their garage door and a cat in the driveway. 
Marian Cotillard...the Inspiration


I wore this to work on Sunday for church with the seniors.  I also found this butterfly who had passed on, by my car.  I scooped it up and put it in my cabinet of curiosities seen here.   Hope your weekend was wonderful.  Thanks for dropping by.  Today is twobirds Inspiration Monday...although I don't look like the inspiration at all, I am linking up anyway.  Have a great day.  dawn xo

14 comments:

Bethie The Boo said...

I think this is still a good interpretation of the inspiration! Your top is floral and you have similar colors that are in the dress. I really like the look!

two birds said...

you're always an inspiration, dawn! i love your work drive, your fun pictures, your love for miniature horses and your blue skirt!

Thrifted Shift said...

I love that story about Penny the pony! So sweet! Gorgeous blue skirt, too!
--Vivienne

pastcaring said...

I'm singing "Country Roads, take me home" (it ain't pretty!)
But you are very pretty, and so is where you live. Love the colours of your outfit, and your hair is always supermodel gorgeous. xxxxx

Kezzie said...

What a pretty outfit Dawn! I love it when you link up to IM Monday- I've missed you!x

Hannah said...

fab photos, Dawn! I love Marion Cotillard too :)


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Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Beautiful countryside, I'm a city slicker but someday I would like to retire on a big old hobby farm and take care of animals who (just like lovely Penny) were going to be killed. Your bright colours are fabulous and cabinet of curiousity, ooh spooky!

CC said...

Love the look! You did better than I did. ;)
I always love cobalt and coral together. :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Penny is too cute! I see her giving you the EYE. HaHa You lucky chickadee. I have to go to a Farmer's Market to get fresh produce. There's nothing like it. Tastes totally different then store bought. You did well in the fashion challenge. I didn't really like her dress. Too busy for me. HaHa Hope all is well chica. You have a wonderful week! That butterfly is beautiful.
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BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Penny is so beautiful! And you -- well, do I even need to say you look as lush and gorgeous as always? I always like these bohemian sort of looks on you; they always bring out that lusciousness!

Bestie said...

girl, i miss you!! thanks for stopping by yesterday. i've been way behind on blogging this summer...just now getting back in the groove. xo

Bestie said...

p.s. i did some major vintage thrifting last weekend- you would've been proud :)

Teddi said...

what a lovely horse story for a lovely lady! i DID think you lived in the country based on those photos. nice butterfly find.

SACRAMENTO said...

You look soooooooooooo gorgeous in that blue skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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