Monday, August 14, 2017

I'd Love To Have a Gazebo!





A gazebo is attractive... and a wonderful addition to a garden or park.

We enjoy them and their beauty and have dreamed of having one in our garden. We still talk of it, but it just doesn't seem that important any more... life is so full and rich... and busy!  We so enjoy our family and our gardens and yard.

How nice, though, to see and enjoy this one. 






 We have talked of putting one in our yard or garden, but haven't...we don't have the time or the money or the space for one.

I haven't even considered having a gazebo for the last few years...  I haven't cared that much, but I still had that old dream of having a gazebo "someday".















We were on a trip to visit family and saw this beautiful gazebo in a park.  My husband pointed it out to me since he knew I loved them. I was surprised to notice that it was pretty, but I was more interested in the bridge, the river, the river barge and more.

The view of the bridge and the river from the gazebo was appealing.











 The beauty of the gazebo can nicely frame a scene like the one shown here.


























 This gazebo isn't as ornate as some, but I do like it just like it is. It is pretty, but not overdone and it fit the location.


























I love this picture of the gazebo and my husband as he was walking away from it and heading back to our kids who were at the river.

It was fun to have a pretty place to sit and enjoy the view.  Maybe one day we will put one on our property, although I am content to enjoy them at other locations.

I also realize that even a small gazebo would seem quite large on our little 1/4 acre property.... and I would choose NOT to have one. Isn't it interesting how our dreams can change?  I would much rather have some room for my kids and neighbor kids to play in the yard...  or to have gardens and a bench than to have a large structure out there.

What a blessing to see a gazebo... and enjoy it... and get pictures.  I will continue to enjoy them while also being thankful that I do not have one of my own. Years ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that because I REALLY wanted to have a gazebo. Now, I have to say that I don't really care if I ever have a gazebo or not... there are so many more important things in my life now and a gazebo doesn't really matter that much although I can still enjoy them.

I wonder what else there is that I have "always wanted" and think I would "love to have"... but is no longer that important to me. Maybe it would be helpful to review our dreams... and sift through them.... and discard the ones that don't apply anymore... and learn to be content and happy with what we do have.

Could it be that God wants us to abandon some of our old dreams, so that He can give us new ones or allow us to really see the dreams He has already provided?

Thank you for visiting... I hope you have a wonderful week.

"The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad."  Psalm 126:3






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12 comments:

  1. You make some good points about re-evaluating life. And you're right, what we want & what's important to us changes over the years - that only makes sense.

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    1. Thank you... it is so easy to think we know what we want and we will never change... but we do. We don't start out with wisdom, but hopefully it will grow over time. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  2. The gazebo is beautiful! We used to have one when we lived in Natchez and I miss it...Christine

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    1. We sure enjoyed it... I can imagine you would miss it if you had one. :)

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  3. I like your thinking. The Lord may indeed have other plans for us. The Gazebo is pretty but there are other things that are more important.

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    1. Thank you... God does continue to teach us good lessons.... and being content with what we have is one of the big ones we need to learn. I think I am making progress on that, but still have to remind myself from time to time not to yearn for "things". :)

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  4. I love how you ended this post! Also, I could have written this post as well. I dreamed of and wanted a gazebo for years, but now as lovely as I think they are, I'm fine with not having one. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Interesting! I didn't know if others would understand what I meant or not... there seems to be so much "gotta have it" in our culture. I'm so glad you wrote. :)

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  5. What a charming gazebo and your photos are lovely! Thank you for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

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  6. Hi! Love the gazebo! They have such a wonderful charm about them, a sweet place to rest and take shelter.

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    1. They do have a beautiful charm... just something about them appeals greatly. :)

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