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July 10, 2012



beautifully written post. Beautiful photos. I get such a thrill when I find a new post of yours. Positively makes my day!


:) This is where I live now, and I can't imagine living anywhere else. The first house I had here was across the creek from Greenough Park. And I adore the smell when walking into Butterfly Herbs. This town is magical - for all it's ups and downs, it's the most magnificent place to live. Come and visit. There's a new knitting/yarn shop on Front Street.


So my question is, when does your photography career start? Your pictures get more and more lovely with each post!


We lived in La Push, WA, for two years while Gary was in the Coast Guard and experienced the same really long summer evenings. We could be out in the woods hiking until at least 8:00 pm with plenty of light. That was compensation for dusk beginning about 2:00 during the winter.


Seems like your current corner of the world is just as beautiful.

When my husband and I first got married we'd meet at a Wendy's halfway between both our jobs. We'd split things from the dollar menu and buy it all with change.


Wow i just got lost in this post. It reminded me so much of how young we once were and how life made us try hard to get some where happy. And now looking back, we were happy in a simple way
Your writing is so beautiful.
Ps love the shabby chic linens... I have the same set on my bed :)


Missoula is where my best friend in the world lives. Too far from me, too far, but she loves it.


Sometimes our memories are better than our circumstances often were. I tend to remember all the wonderful things like you do. You really live in a spectacular part of our country. I've also always thought Montana would be a perfectly wonderful, but lonely place to live also. I love visiting out there and feel the coolness and see all the green and the mountains. Oh, the mountains.

Lisa K

Interesting, how the hardest times sometimes provoke the most beautiful memories.



Donna Bell

I've never been to Montana but would like to go one day. You make it sound so lovely.
I hope places like that are still around for my grandchildren to see when they grow up but with all this fracking, oil drilling and pollution I fear not (sigh).

Miss Marie

Poetry. From the first photo to the last word. Beautiful.


I love how the heat and laziness of summer call back the loveliest memories. Wonderful post.


Our old haunts imprint themselves on us so deeply, don't they? My "fragile" places are my most cherished places too...mine is Glanzman road in Toledo, OH. I learned to make magic out of food and yarn and our tiny family there....chokes me up, the memories of it. Beautifully written, Alicia.


I love it when and how you share these stories. Thank you.

Anna at Victory Garden Yarn

Oh goodness, I just heaved a great, big, Summertime sigh after reading that. Boyfriend & I have been trying to figure out where to go on our next road trip, always wanting to go somewhere new, but we both keep saying, 'Let's go back to Montana, it's so amazing there!' I think you just made up my mind. ;)


I love your style . . . not a thing better than connecting . . . you make it happen for me in your remembering, telling your story.

This was so very best . . .

Laura A.

What a beautiful feeling you created within me. Sublime.


SO LOVELY! adore your blog. I've mentioned that few dozen times right??

LOVE THOSE SHEETS! I have them on my daughter's bed and sometimes I go lie down on it just because I love them so much. I wish they were on MY bed!


Do you ever feel like you have lived various lives? I do. My husband's job has taken us to several states and they are the stages of my lives. Sometimes I too reminisce about one of my lives and am so surprised by how vivid the memories suddenly become. Strangely, sometimes it reminds me of my increasing age and the rather long path that already is stretching out behind me. I choose to feel blessed because I have been blessed. God knows how much I love a new story. How amazing when the story is my own!!


Beautiful photographs along side beautiful word pictures. I read this as I ate my breakfast of warm scones with Devonshire cream and berry smoothie. Your words filled my heart with peace and comfort much like the delectable meal itself.


Lovely, Lovely, Lovely. Your writing is enchanting, your photographs are like artwork. I look forward to your post each day - like receiving mail from a friend. Divine providence that I discovered your blog. It truly feeds my soul.

sharon stanley

alicia, you turn a phrase like no one else. true story.
i believe you could make cow manure magical.

Leslie McMIchael

My day can be souring and I read your posts and all is well again. Your words, your photographs are so inspiring. Thank you for making my days special.


Lovely, lovely post, Posy. Thanks for sharing your photos and memories. I'm looking at your photos and seeing your lampshade on my kitchen table - I got it just last week on my favourite little lamp. Funny how the old days look so rosy through the passing years. I teach an A-level over here to sixth formers (16-19 yr olds) called Critical Thinking - the art of argument! Favourite topic at the moment is lowering the age for drinking alcohol but there was a great one written last week in support of custard speed bumps - kids eh?

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