So here it is, finally standing tall in my garden! I bought a 8 ft. pole, and three feet of it is buried in a hole that had (according to my son) boulders the size of bowling balls. Wouldn't you love to follow the signs to a place where you can escape the world and throw off your cares for awhile? Would you choose to make your way to Prince Edward Island and visit the charming village of Avonlea, and perhaps drink Marilla's cherry cordial with Anne and Diana? (Anne of Green Gables)
It's no surprise to any of you that I'm a romantic, as I certainly admit it freely and often on my blog. So of course Jane Eyre is going to make an appearance, as well as Pride and Prejudice. And because it is my blog and I can do what I want with it, let's enjoy one more picture of Mr. Darcy, shall we? Because when it comes to Colin Firth, there really can never be too much of a good thing!
And my final book choice comes from a college class way back when. Forced to take an English class titled "The Warrior in Literature" because it was the only English class that would fit in my schedule, I begrudgingly resigned myself to a boring semester of testosterone-laced action novels. I simply could not have been more wrong, as my professor led us through mythic battles and legends that stirred my imagination and made me a believer in the dream world of Camelot, King Arthur and Sir Gawain, had me on the edge of my seat praying for Roland during the Battle of Roncesvalles in France, and squirming in horror at the blood feuds that friends Njall and Gunnarr faced in Iceland. And at the end of the semester, as a reward for making it through a lot of heavy stories, our professor gave us a rare gift. The story of a gentle man who never set out to be a warrior, but became the stuff of legends. Bilbo Baggins earned the right to have his beloved Shire as my final destination point. For there is something strangely loveable and unforgettable about the little folk known as hobbits.
So please feel free to stop by and curl up on my newly stained garden bench (decked out with new pillows that I sewed), choose your destination and enjoy the world that opens before you!