Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Woodlands - Happy Anniversary, Charles!

Fifteen years ago today, my husband and I were married under the graceful arms of a huge maple tree alongside a gently flowing river surrounded by family and friends. Two years later, we bought the property we now are blessed to live on ... surrounded by wildlife, trees, and flowers.

September means fall to me, and as C and I left for our paint out last weekend, the sun was just reaching trhough the cluster of tall trees behind our home, highlighting the changing colors of the shrubs and a bit of their leaves. I stood still, watching as the fog lifted, the sun rose a bit higher, and one wee spot on the ground turned bright in the sun's rays.

I thought it would be fitting to post this today, our anniversary, reminding me always of the ceremony beneath the tree canopy those many years ago.

Happy Anniversary, dear heart ...may we be blessed with many more!

Ti voglio bene con tutto il cuore.

12 comments:

Claudia said...

Lin, wonderful painting and blog entry! Especially the last sentence...your are such a nice person!

Lorraine said...

Just when I think you can't surprise me -- you paint this. It is just glorious Lin -- the glow of love! You must keep and frame this one -- and happy anniversary to you and Charles.
Hugs,
Lorraine

caseytoussaint said...

This is lovely, Lin - and your blog entry is so touching. Happy anniversary to both of you!

Bonny said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Charles, Lin!

This is a lovely painting! Must be inspiring to go for walks in your woods and just be one with Nature.
Lovely!

shirley said...

Happy Anniversary Lin and Charles. What a wonderful tribute!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, to our dear friends Lin and Charles! We will always remember your anniversary because it is also our son's birthday.

Nancy and Harley

Lynn said...

This is just gorgeous, Lin! Happy anniversary to you both.

Betty said...

What a lovely tribute, Lin! Happy, happy anniversary!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Happy anniversary! What a wonderful post in memory of your wedding. Sounds like a great place to wed.

Linda said...

Happy anniversary! Beautiful painting and blog entry. You are both blessed.

PNH said...

September has to be special for you and your hubby. How great that you were able to buy the land where you were married. Your painting is special also. Much happiness.

Africantapestry said...

Happy anniversary Lin...may the years that await you, be just as exciting and happy as those already spent together in your woodland!
Ronell