Saturday, October 6, 2012

washington d.c.


dear emily,

hans and i just returned from a dreamy trip that started in our nation's
capital.   here's the view from our window the first morning.



if you're wondering what's behind the trees . . .



while my poor husband was working from dawn 'til dusk, i was walking
the streets.   not that way.   i got the giggles once i noticed the funny
state of our nation's shoes.    mine were the worst.

but these are NOT mine!


this gentleman met me each day at the park, but i didn't have the nerve
to talk to him.   i wondered where he would go as the weather cooled.



in a few days i will share some photos of our next stop:  florence, italy.

love,
lea

"all nations will be blessed through You."   galatians 3:8



23 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lovely lodging, Lea...no, I did NOT plan that alliteration! -smile-
Along with you, I wonder what will become of him when cold winter arrives. I wonder if he's a veteran?

MyMaracas said...

Oh, to have the freedom that man has just to be who is. But then, as the old song says, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose". I do hope he has a warm place for the winter.

Thanks for stopping by.
:-)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Have fun...and All Knees Will Bow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your trip...take it all in as your feet walk bring with it the good news of the gospel

Sonja said...

I love Washington D.C., and your shoes! Not the man in the park so much... :)

Waiting to see the pics from the whole trip. How wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

I would love to see Washington, D.C.! Your pictures are lovely, it looks like spring there! And soon you will be off on another adventure! I'm envious! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Rebecca said...

Wow! You get around :) What an enviable place to spend the night(s)...

Carry the "Light" as you go!

I look forward to seeing Italy through your lens.

chris said...

i love that first shot of the monument through the trees...and that poor man, i hope he has a place to be as nights get cooler. can't wait for you to show us italy!

Vee said...

Hmmmm...looks as if he is making a statement. I join you in wishing him well and a change for the better.

When you comment about this trip or that I always find myself wondering if you're really home now. I hope so. I hope that all these wonderful journeys are over for just now when I'd rather think of your being at home. I'm a nut. Certifiable.

myletterstoemily said...

vee: that's adorable, and yes i am home

Single and Sane said...

I wondered where your travels had taken you this time. Looking forward to hearing more!

Rebecca said...

Hi Lea...this post made me giggle. My momma always said that no matter how well you are dressed if you shoes are crummy the entire outfit is ruined! :)

Tis true for me to this day!

Have fun...people need to hear....

Love, Rebecca

Cinnamon said...

Oh my! That man on the bench.....I can just imagine the animated conversation you could have had with him :-)

Italy? Ahhhhh~ that just rolls off the tongue wonderfully :-) Can't wait to see pictures.

~Cinnamon

Joan Elizabeth said...

I was giggling about shoes myself this morning. We were on the train going to church in they city and a whole pack of young people disembarked from the train ... each of the girls was tottering on those hugely high platform shoes and enormously tall heels added. The poor young men with them were towered over.

Natasha In Oz said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my Christmas blog today-it was so wonderful to hear from you!

How lucky you are to be going to Italy soon. I hope your journey is a safe and happy one.

Take care and have a wonderful trip!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Pamela said...

It's been many many years since I've been to Washington. Such good memories. The cherry trees were in blossom making it a romantic sight. Unfortunately, we had twelve high school seniors with us. Ha...we enjoyed every minute. I'd love to know the homeless man's background. We have so many blessings and rarely do I take time to thank God for my bed.

Rita said...

Dear Lea,
thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.
It's great to know you visited my country and enjoyed your stay here. can't wait to read all about it.
sending blessings your way
rita

Debbie said...

Enjoyed your "view"! Glad you enjoyed it... Looking forward to seeing more pics!

Zuzu said...

Wow - interesting people watching. :)
Hope you're enjoying a wonderful autumn!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

You should've spoken to him!:-)

Glad you had a nice trip. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Jenny Short said...

I imagine the man will walk on south to Florida. He has quite a tan. Though he's probably schizophrenic.
Beautiful shots of D.C. xo Jenny

High Heeled Life said...

Lea... it's been far too long that I have taken in one of your inspiring posts ... and this was a prefect time to stop by.

Sounds like you have been on a major trip, can't wait to catch up on reading.

Your post today is a reminder of the 2 extremes that exist in our society (worldwide) ~ wonder what his story is. A politician? a doctor? a business man? no matter he is someone's son, and I do hope that man has a warm place to go and

Cindy said...

Lea, you didn't win the giveaway at my blog (Letters From Midlife) but I have some cards to send to you anyway if you would like to have them. If you could contact me via the email at my blog profile, I can arrange to mail them to you. Sorry to contact you this way but couldn't find any contact info here at your blog! lol

Blessings,

Cindy

Jenny said...

I hope that guy has found a flannel shirt (at least) to wear by now.

It might be getting chilly there.