Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sometimes Imperfect Is Beautiful

Me and husband took a drive out in the country,

and stopped at a place that makes the best tacos.  After lunch, we drove through the town and checked out the sights.

This reminded me of Nel and Jess.

We went to the farmer's market in the town square and bought some home-grown tomatoes from a local farmer.

Later, we stopped for a cupcake at this charming pink sweet shop.

On the way home, we saw a field of sunflowers.  It was so hot out, that the  petals on the sunflowers were drooping in the scorching heat.  Still, I thought they were so pretty.

"I always find beauty in
things that are
odd and imperfect -
they are much
more interesting."
~Marc Jacobs
I can't tell you how much
I appreciate our rides
in the country.



Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a pleasant drive and afternoon.

Anonymous said...

The more imperfect, the more I see beauty, for there you will always find the fingerprints of Grace. I have a difficult time seeing Grace in perfection, for what does it rely on if not man's sufficiency and pride...to which there is no beauty.

Lovely post and lovely day you seemed to enjoy, dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Deserae said...

Beautiful pics....
What a great day to spend the day :o)

Marijana said...

Lovely photos! And the sunflowers are so beautifull!

janice15 said...

I bet you do enjoy them.. I haven't did that for a long while do to panic disorder.. but now that I'm way better I would love to start to just take rides.. My dad used to take us on Sunday afternoons all the time.. I love the sunflower photos.. very nice.. Hope all is well with love Janice

Susie said...

Sheri, I always like seeing your pictures. Aren't those horses pretty? The pink place was cute too. I like the mermaids...were they painted on glass? Blessings for a great day, xoxo,Susie

Teresa said...

I'll take things any way I see and can ahahah
It's not that I loooove odd and imperfect. Being odd and imperfect doesn't make them lovable just because of that, if you know what I mean. The same with perfect and beautiful.
We have those yellow flowers in here too. They're smelly. And we have the same in orange. I even babied the idea of having them in the garden but then I decided for a pink and red palette... maybe some other time, some other place ahahahah
And the other day, when leaving the train station, I saw a single sunflower in a garden. I didn't take a pic because I couldn't check if it was real as there are none around or close by; just grass and then tall it stand. Need to see if it's there today when I return - dear husband loves them. I think they're a bit messy. I'm more for groups of flowers, bushes etc (I wonder what that says about me ahahah)
Thank you for sharing your lovely day with us.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for taking me along with you Sheri... I really enjoyed this ride in the country.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely lovely, my sweet Sheri :) Hugs and blessings to you!

Lucy martin said...

Hi Sheri,
So nice to visit once again!
What a beautiful post! So true...beauty is often in what we deem less than perfect.
Those sunflowers...so nice with their drooping heads.
Here in Ontario it is cooler than normal summer and wet.
Enjoy yours, Lucy~

Sola Scriptura said...

Your sunflower pictures are gorgeous! I also love long rides in the country!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear friend, TAKE ME WITH YOU? If there are horses there, then take me now?

I hear you all are having the worse heat...would you believe I had to wear a wool pullover this morning on my walk? It even rained a little a while ago. Those sunflowers are beautiful, even as they droop because they are living things. Oh my friend, hugs to you! Anita

It's me said...

Lovely ...like the pink shop...love from me...Ria...x !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The sunflowers are wilting but they are hardy so they will survive! I love taking a drive...you never know what you'll see or get to do! Sweet hugs, Diane

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Sheri!

Looks like you're having a good summer! I LOVE rides in the country and discovering new places to investigate. Your pics of the sunflowers are great. Nothing says "country" like sunflowers!!

Many blessings, Edie Marie

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I must say, this sounds like an absolutely perfect day :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

How beautiful your photos are of your drive in the countryside. The sunflowers with the pretty blue sky really scream out summer!
Thanks for sharing and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog.
Have a wonderful week


I absolutely love the sunflowers. Just the other day I took a picture of withering daylilies.

Binti Gurung said...

How nice to see the sight of flowers in places I haven't been to! The Marigold comes in orange in Nepal, and I love them.

White Lace and Promises said...

There is My Sister's Closet on HHI, South Carolina. Same place?

Shell said...

Cupcakes and sunflowers shared with your darling sounds perfect to me. Gorgeous photos Sheri - Shell A Darlings Nest

Patricia said...

I see you enjoy driving in the country as much as I do, Sheri. Lovely photo of the beautiful horses, and the yellow flowers which speak of Summer. I'd love to take my Dad to that pink cup cake shop - he'd love it too :) xxx

Susan said...

Tacos, farmer's market, cupcakes, flowers, shopping, wowsers, Sheri. Sounds like a blast of a day to me. Really fun. Susan

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Sheri,
A lovely post. You and your hubby must have had such a wonderful day. I love doing the simple things like riding around the country side and back roads. Thank you for sharing such a good time. And thank you for the visit. I love when you stop by.You always have sweet things to say.But then you are a very sweet lady.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sounds like a beautiful day! Imperfection is beautiful - a crooked smile, tarnished silver, worn antiques, tilting barns....all things imperfect but so beautiful. Love your imperfect sunflowers - I would love to have seen a whole field of them! Lovely. xo

Imagery by Kimberly said...


I love you.

I just wanted you to know.



Red Rose Alley said...

I love you too, Kim. You are precious.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Love the quote, it sounds a lot like me.

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥♥♥ for you, my dear friend! xxx Riitta

pinks said...

Your rides in the country are so lovely! I wish I could come! They seem very relaxed and peaceful. I absolutely LOVE the pink sweet shop I would be loving it in there! Also that photograph of those beautiful horses is lovely. Horses are so magnificent aren't they? those strong muscles but soft noses. I hope you are well my dear friend, and have a lovely weekend :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! That sounds like my idea of a perfect day out. With cupcakes too!
Caroline xxx

Heather Lindstrom said...

Sheri dear-So often when I stop by I am reminded of where I grew up in Loomis. Let's see, did your country drive take you to Newcastle, Old town Lincoln, Cool?? I love the pink shop and sunflowers taking a summer nap in the heat. Happy summer sweet friend!

Bety said...

You had a beautiful day,Sheri!