Standard Posted by SmallHouseBigGarden Posted on February 14, 2013 Posted under Life at Big Garden, Postaweek Comments 23 Comments Weekly Photo Challenge: Home There are so many ways to illustrate home and much of this blog is devoted to that context. I’ve written of home in terms of loved ones, physical places, and states of mind. At its most basic, home is a sanctuary. Today I”ll show you local places and events where the welcome mat is always out and makes me feel at home: 1. My mother’s house: 2. Ivana’s House 3. Among the Master Gardeners: 3. Seaside Grille 4. The Beach (this is Humiston Beach another local beach we frequent) 5, The Oceanside Farmers’ Market (across from Humiston Beach) 6. Beachside at Humiston Park 7. My backyard: “What we call a home is merely any place that succeeds in making more consistently available to us the important truths which the wider world ignores, or which our distracted and irresolute selves have trouble holding onto.” Alain de Botton, Architecture of Happiness, p.123 Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Home (scsurfbutler.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Home (woven-decor.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Home (thepanamaadventure.com) Share this post via social media!FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailPrintMoreTumblrRedditLinkedInPocketLike this:Like Loading... Alain de BottonArchitecture of HappinessFloridaGardeningHomeHumiston BeachpostadayPostaweekVero Beachweekly photo challenge Post navigation ← Wordless Wednesday: February 13, 2013 Two Branches from the Coffee Family Tree → 23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Home” I have to say your home looks like San Clemente, Ca my hometown, a small beach community! Great photos you know…it does!! I did some googling and judging from the images i absolutely agree with you. FYI: I took a look at your blog before doing your pingback (obviously,,,duh! 😉 ) and really liked it. 🙂 Very nice, especially your beautiful backyard. Thanks for the pingback Thank you! I love my backyard too….best one I’ve ever had for two reasons: it’s flat and it’s the tirst one I’ve really had enough time available to really make it my own. I love your back yard. Nice for you to be so close to a beautiful beach. Yes, Vero Beach is a fabulous location and somewhat unknown. The overall area is known as the Treasure Coast and for geographical reasons I can’t fully understand the weather here is more stable than in the regions immediately north and south. It’s such an open-ended challenge, isn’t it? You’ve set a very comfortable set of parameters. 🙂 I love when you visit my blog. 🙂 Thank you! It’s lovely to see your everyday places and they all look welcoming and warm! Thanks, Gilly 🙂 Wonderful photos. Your backyard with a palm must a real Paradise! One of my commonplace sayings is that living here is like being on permanent vacation; waking up to palms has that affect on a person! 😉 You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful region. It must be true joy to wake up every morning in such a gorgeous place. 🙂 Hello E.C. I credit this area with restoring my sanity and allowing me the fresh start I needed. I definitely feel lucky and grateful to be here. 🙂 Wonderful quote! Great photos, too! I can see why you’d feel welcome and “home” in each of those places. Thanks! Hi Cindy, Thank you for coming by and commenting on the quote. I hoped someone would notice it. 🙂 Love Ivana’s and your garden! Nice to see some color while we have piles of snow up here in New England! Thanks! Oh I’ve had many a year with piles of the white stuff…how about when the snowbanks grow so tall at the corners and there’s NO hope of seeing around them? How many times can you pull out and pray no one slams you from that blind spot! That was my biggest fear about winter driving….eek! Another one was that my kids would walk atop those big piles, fall in, and not be seen ’til the thaw (not kidding! that was a HUGE stomach clencher!) anyway…..thank you for taking time and leaving a comment. I appreciate it! I love your pictures of where you find the welcome mat is always out! 🙂 thank you, friend! Wonderful “Home” .. I would love to be there at the moment as I live in the North Scandinavia – And we have grey and cold weather.. Thanks for visiting too 🙂 Ah Scandinavia…the countries making the best tv dramas in the world right now are there. Denmark, Sweden, Iceland…wonderful writing coming from your neck of the woods. Thihi… You are so right – we have some great TV dramas which I have seen most of them of course… I hope one day my own books I am working on is going to be published for TV use as well, but it will take a few years I guess… 😉 Comments are closed.