Thursday, April 28, 2011

Project 365 - A Cottage in the Woods

Out behind our house stands a little cottage.  While you can not tell from this photograph, it is painted purple with white trim and a lime green front door.

Maddie and I stood on ladders one spring day a couple of years ago and changed it's color from serious gray to it's more fanciful color palette.  We swept it out and then laid a new grass green indoor/outdoor carpet.  We washed it's windows and laid a cheerful welcome mat on it's tiny front step.

If you look closely, you can see that Maddie has parked a small garden cart outside of her cottage in the woods.  It must have been garden day.  Sometimes it is her bike, or a wagon that is the preferred mode of transportation.

And if you close your eyes and listen very closely, you can hear Maddie singing.  Her tune floating out of an open window and up, up into this warm spring day.  Coaxing the tree buds into leaves.