Last night, on a bit of a whim, we all went to the local dollar theater and watched “Miss Potter.” I’m so glad that we did! What a charming biopic about author and artist Beatrix Potter.
Some things that particularly resonated with me:
-Her unabashed love of nature!
-Buying a quaint working farm in the Lake District! Yes!
-Ewan McGregor as her dashing publisher/boyfriend/fiance. His gorgeous crooning in her ear as he takes Beatrix in his arms for a private dance. Okay, like I was about to pass out at that very moment because I couldn’t believe how irresistibly charming he was! Wow! And her childhood boyfriend-turned-husband was awfully good eye candy, too!
-Her Hilltop Farm garden (pictured above). What a gorgeous rambly-looking space. If I lived in a more verdant clime, I would aspire to a similar garden layout myself!
-Beatrix’s watercolor paintings. Feeling inspired to break open my own (unused for several years) watercolor set even as I imagine how fun it would be to set up an easel in my garden plot on some upcoming afternoon. :)
-The Isle of Man was the backdrop for part of the film. I just can’t wait to get myself back to that place again someday (will it be as good as I remember it from seven years ago? I’m guessing it may even be better this next time??).
After the movie we went to a nearby French bakery and bought some bread pudding and a strawberry mousse dessert to take home and share around our big brown table (not to fear, dear readers, our table still remains even after our recent household reorganization project). What a practically perfect Friday evening with the people that I love most in this world. :)