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I recently went to New Zealand to visit my friends and family. While there, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the homes that I went into. Regardless of time or budget, everyone was always working on their home (or, at least dreaming about what they would like to do). I decided to write a sentence or two about each place that I visited. 

  • A lovely home that was changed, discreetly, to accommodate a wheel chair. A rose garden, immaculately tended by an 86 year old who cares for his loving wife.
  • Encased in sunlight and flowers, minimal but beautiful; this home makes me feel like a child again, taken care of and nurtured.
  • A window seat in just the perfect spot, a place for dreaming. Random swatches of paint have become optimistic pieces of art.
  • Years of memories are lovingly displayed in a grand, mahogany cabinet. Each piece is personal, and tells a story.
  • Welcoming, wide open spaces (and cupcakes) lead to a stream and a stone bridge. Built by hand.
  • An iron gate, flanked with tall, blue flowers leads to a family of chickens with funny feathers on their toes. The wooden porch is home to a very healthy, persistent passionfruit vine. Inside, the house is filled with comfort, laughter, kittens and dreams. Outside, the children climb fences and search for fresh eggs.
  • Close to the beach, and surrounded by trees, a home has speckled, soft (yes, really) concrete floors. I have to stop myself from lying down on them, and try to be content to just touch them with my bare feet….

Wendy Wrzos http://wendyandthebluegiraffe.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-home-your-story.html  Photograph of Hobbiton (from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, filmed in New Zealand)  borrowed from http://wandermelon.com/2011/10/24/silver-screen-sojourns/

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