Wednesday, April 14, 2010

on crabapple hill


Last tuesday, the gentleman and I took a trip to Dumbarton Oaks ~ the wisteria was in full bloom and the scent of spring blossoms hung gently in the warm air. We sat under a canopy of crabapple trees, and watched as the evening sun began to cast long shadows.

"Will you marry me?" he asked.

Yes. Of course.

After a while (and a half bottle of pink Champagne), we looked at the garden map to orient ourselves: Crabapple Hill. Somehow that seemed perfect to us.

So, forgive me for being absent from here. I have been a bit distracted!

25 comments:

smilla4blogs said...

I don't usually cry over blog posts...xo

pve design said...

holy matrimony!!! I am jumping for JCB!!!

The Down East Dilettante said...

A proposal under crabapple blossoms at Dumbarton Oaks at dusk? The guy is clearly a keeper...

Happy wishes to you

Dobbygirl said...

Congratulations! Lovely, indeed!

Style Court said...

Janet! I'm so happy for you!!

What a perfect setting for your proposal. My head is spinning thinking of the historic locations you might choose for the big day. Of course, I know your heart is in Maine.

Enjoy every minute of this.
xx
Courtney

Sanity Fair said...

I'm so delighted for you!!!! How wonderful! I wish you much happiness.
It's funny, but the second I saw that first picture I thought - it's at Dumbarton Oaks! A perfect place for perfect memories. By the way, did you know there is a classical music piece written for Dumbarton Oaks? By Stravinsky, no less? More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerto_in_E-flat_(Dumbarton_Oaks)
A little music for the wedding perhaps?! :)
-Sanity Fair

Anonymous said...

Just a totally, thoroughly magical time in your life. I can hardly think of a more perfect setting. Or a more perfect time of the year. Many, many congratulations. Must be a wonderful guy.

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Champagne and apple blossoms — with a beginning this lovely, the days and years can only get better. Best wishes to you both!

little augury said...

how fantastic! oh the dress potential-period? what an infinite wealth of posts and happiness! best, Gaye

BWS said...

Crabapple Hill -- up that winding path where two rows of orderly flat stones follow one after the other to lead the way through the mass of composition...just the place to decide to walk the path together.

Emile de Bruijn said...

A beautiful moment in a beautiful place... many congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

xo-
aa

Anne said...

All our love to you and the gentleman!
Anne xo

home before dark said...

One of my favorite places on this planet. Beyond romantic. Best wishes and much happiness to you and the mysterious gentleman.

p.s. I think I get credit for the Marriage Foreshadowing Award with my comment (to which you did not reply) about the white beauty at Williamsburg missing the bride. AND...what about THAT china pattern? Hugs to you. XO

Janet said...

Oh my goodness...thank you all for such sweet well wishes!

Courtney ~ historic locations are in store indeed!

Sanity Fair ~ thank you so much for telling me about the Stravinsky piece. How lovely!!! Commissioned for a wedding anniversary no less!

la ~ I will try very hard not to allow the blog to become wedding central. Besides there are waaaaay too many house tours coming up....

hbd ~ You DO win the award! I was so very tempted to say something in response to your comment, but I managed to resist!!!

glp said...

I too am crying in joy. What lovely lovely happy happy news. Claire and I are head over heels for you two!

Scott Fazzini said...

Well doll, it sounds like an absolute dream!

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Champagne !

nikole said...

Oh, congratulations!

Gretchen said...

Words cannot describe how incredibly tickled I am for you - what a setting and what a proposal. What love. Look forward to hearing more at a celebratory dinner very soon.

Blue said...

Dear Janet, I've just read this post, so, CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you both all the best. The Celt and I have been together 31 years, getting more loving as the years go by, and I wish you the same - at least.

Janet said...

Thank you, thank you!

glp ~ Can't wait to see you in May. We have much to celebrate.

Scottie ~ dreamy as dreamy gets!

Ivan ~ Champagne always!

G ~ can't wait to celebrate...we have a birthday to make up as well. xo

Blue ~ I look forward to working my way to the 31 milestone! Cheers to you.

John R. said...

So happy to read your wonderful news, Janet! Please keep us posted!

Inkslinger said...

Congratulations Janet (and gentleman)!!! All the best to you both! And what a gorgeous backdrop for the question . . .

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That is so sweet. Congratulations. Everyone is happy for you.