Tuesday, March 27, 2018

365LLC Days 84 - 86: Of Wandering, Poetry, & Candles

March 25, 2018

I decided to look at a venue that boasted a historic mansion and a performance space, The Strathmore Mansion, while out on a trip for supplies. It turned into a pleasant little trip and I found that they do indeed host afternoon tea there and that the room in which they do it is by far the best in the house.

I did manage to take a pic of what I was wearing in one of the building’s mirrors so that was a surprise. The rest was all more modern art that someone had made into really neat kites. 

March 26, 2018


TINY queen,

Little eyes laugh out between
Dimpled fingers that were busy
But a weary moment since
Mischief-making -- for she is a
Match for Puck, the fairy prince!
She must ever be advancing
Some new prank; and laughing, dancing,
Disappearing at the door,
Like a sunbeam leaving shaded
All that was so bright before --
Like a sunbeam leaving faded
Flowers on the floor.
O, you joking, dear provoking,
Little laughing Lelloine!


Calm, serene,
Lying lily-like between
The blurred leaves of life and love
That our wet eyes bend above,
Lisp nor laughter on the lips:
Two white rose-leaves now eclipse
Such of glances as the chance
Dimple dances in advance.
Darling! Darling! tell us why
You do neither laugh nor cry;
Even though you moaned in pain,
We could be so glad again!
What unchanging smile is this
That we shudder so to kiss?
Hearts are leaning low to glean
All your meaning, Lelloine.

James Whitcomb Riley

I’m quite fond of this poem so I thought it would be nice to try to memorize this one

March 27, 2018

The apartment I live in doesn’t really allow candles or any kind of open flame, with two bombastic cats jumping around a lot I’m inclined to stick to the rule. However, I do have a few candles that smell delightful and are powerful enough to be noticed when the lids are removed, they smell of flowers of course.

So with that being said, it’s time to tuck in and get some sleep. 

Cheers! XOXO!


  1. This mansion looks awesome! And your outfit is so cute!
    I love candles, but I never tried scented candles. Next time I go to Daiso I will search for some!

    1. Yes, the mansion was very nice, it didn’t have much in the ways of furniture but I believe it was all moved to make way for the Kite exhibit that they were doing at the time. They had some really neat ones.
      And thank you! It’s still one of my favorite dresses though it’s not done as well as I’d like.
      We got the scented candles partially for accents and for emergencies. There have been some power outages over the years and figured it was best to get some that would be functional, smell good, and just look good in different areas of the apartment when not being used.