Monday, September 13, 2010

Ahhh . . . il bel far niente.

Do you speak Italian? If you do, you know what this phrase means. Otherwise, like me, you may have learned it from Eat, Pray, Love (the book or the movie). It means “the beauty of doing nothing”.ah_1

Here in the South, it might go by another name – porch sitting. The weather has been absolutely perfect. There aren’t many days like today. I wish you could have been here. I saved you a place.


I promised myself before I dove back into all the things of life – I would take a few moments and sit on my porch. I did have a little company – little as in short in stature.


Even Lizzie Fern seems to be enjoying life on the porch in her larger pot. Did I say the weather was absolutely perfect? Maybe we’ll have dinner out here tonight. After which, maybe we’ll . . . hm-m-m . . . maybe we’ll . . . do absolutely nothing.


  1. Miss Ginger,

    Yes I (Prudence) speak Italian - pasta - hahahahha....

    Oh we love your little pooch sitting on the porch swing. So adorable. Well, it's getting better here but not nice enough to sit out on the deck - but we will get there.

    Funny you should mention Italian - Mom is making manicotti tonight. We like to just suck out the cheese and leave the noodles.(o:

    Have a delightful evening on your porch. We can see Lizzie Fern smiling. Bears can see things like that you know.

    Heaps of Hugs

  2. What a beautiful spot to relax! I am southern...and understand the concept but I can never sit still for long! I think of so many things I want to do as soon as I get comfortable! heehee! ♥ Hope you're enjoying the pretty weather! ♥

  3. Look at your fern, it is really enjoying the weather!!! It is nice to take a moment, we do need to learn the art of doing nothing.....seems like something I knew before I had kids!!!!
    Margaret B

  4. I like this! The weather is perfect for doing nothing!

  5. Beautiful quote and It's true! I would like to see the film (starts 23th sept here in Germany). Love the pictures, great place to rest ;-).


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