6.30.2011

iowa

iowa

iowa

iowa

iowa

iowa

iowa

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Home is wherever I’m with you

bare feet in the grass, no bug bites :: my own roses :: flowers in my hair from the garden :: new/old bench bought from a yard sale :: wine and reading with my love in the sun porch :: bbq with new friends

34 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your photos are lovely and peaceful.

Mortadella said...

Yay! You made it.

I love these photos, they are so vivid, warm, and wonderful.

elise bergman said...

Looks amazing! Welcome back to the midwest, we're glad to have you.

Robin said...

iowa looks like a peaceful happy place. best wishes as you start your new life there!!

jennifer said...

Can't wait to see more iowa pictures, looks pretty dreamy:)

Neus said...

ohh what a change! I'm sure you will feel like home very early!! I would done the same for love :) Good luck Jenny!

Jade said...

wow! your photos are making me want to road trip from chicago to iowa. i think i'll put that on the trip differential for the next time the mister and i need a weekend get-away.

wishing you a great transition, and lots of adventure in your new home!

gster said...

That was our First Dance song a couple of weeks ago! And I whole heartedly agree with the lyrics.

What lovely photos...

Samantha said...

Oh, you're there already! It looks so lovely.

Barbara said...

it all looks so pretty and summery, i can't wait to see what iowa will be like seeing it from your perspective!

Jennifer said...

That shot of the hydrangea with that old wooden fence- I had completely forgotten about those fences- that photo perfectly depicts Iowa in the summertime.
Looks like there is a nice garden there in the background too...

Anna said...

It's all beautiful!

Flora said...

yeah! Your pictures are so lovely, Jenny. Love to see your feet in the grass and the flower in your hair! Enjoy your new life and make good friends there :)

Laurie Bertrand said...

Lovely photos. It seems like the only thing left to say is... "Welcome home!"

-Maria- said...

had to comment on this post- Iowa looks amazing, so calm. love it

Paulina said...

Good luck in new place.

Heather said...

Congrats from another girl who traded city life for growing things and slowing down. I look forward to following you on this adventure and seeing how it shows up in your beautiful work!

Heather

nicole said...

Pretty girl, pretty place, pretty photos. Welcome to your new home! I hope you will be very happy there.

Janis said...

The sweetness follows you... be well in your new home.

penguinm said...

I love that song! I'll also be moving across the country in a few weeks, and I've been thinking about that song more often as well, as a sort of reassurance.

best wishes in your new life!

jennifer said...

Lovely photos, Jenny! Looks like Iowa is treating you very well.

angela said...

Sounds just right. :) How life should be!

Amy said...

Roses and wine, and bare feet. Not bad.

rebecca said...

wow! what a change. beautiful bench. cute toes. :)

Mary said...

oh i love that song too! these photos are so lovely and evocative of a slower pace already. best of luck there!

schorlemädchen said...

Iowa looks beutiful!

jones said...

blissful photos! love that song. those words are *so* true

welliewalks said...

this always feels so weird, bc i read your blog every day and yet you don't know me at all. (i know i don't know you either- just glimpses- but you share so much with me and i don't return the favor!) i'm just feeling deeply for you right now and can't believe how similar it all is to my situation. i was moving to london, england from a small town in new mexico when you told us you were moving to NYC. five months ago, we had to move to kansas city. it ripped my heart out, but i've had to repeat numerous times throughout this marriage that i'd rather have a crust in a tent with you than to live in a castle alone. the lyrics to that song are playing in my head right now (Home). big city and smaller city- both good. finding friends again- a process. wishing you many more lovely times and friends to come!!

jenny gordy said...

thank you, welliewalks. like you, i'd go anywhere for my partner and i can look for the good in things. but this still isn't easy. it feels lonely. you're right about finding friends. it's hard to be away from the friendships i've built, and starting all over again trying to meet people is such a hurdle. at least we both know that the other is going through the same thing! we'll get through this, and things will be good. i wish you luck too!

kate / tinywarbler said...

your new home looks so peaceful and pretty jenny! i hope you are getting settled nicely and enjoyed your bbq with new friends!

herheadsintheclouds@gmail.com said...

OMG! I have been reading your blog for ever. I am in Des moines. Welcome to Iowa! It's no New York but There is more culture here than you would think. There are lots of things going on downtown, especially in the summer. It's a heck of a lot better than it was ten years ago. Hope I run into you sometime. I will probably pee my pants and beg you to teach a sewing class here. Hah! Lookout!

Elin Winblad said...

Welcome to Iowa! I'm over in the Carroll section.:: waves:: =)

RINO said...

Jolies photos :):)

Kristin said...

Welcome to Iowa! I grew up in the Quad-Cities and now live in Kansas City, but we are both eager to get back (my husband is from the Chicago suburbs but loves Iowa). Iowa City is such a fun town. Great music, excellent book stores (Prairie Lights!) and the greatest ice cream of all time, Whitey's. I think there's still one there. If not, pack up the car for a 45 minute drive to the Quad-Cities and get a Whitey's shake. It will cure what ails you.

And when all feels too hard, just remember: you live about a half hour away from the largest truck stop IN THE WORLD. It even has a movie theater. How awesome is THAT?