Autumn is almost here and we are ready for it’s show this year.
Some are starting already!
Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower.
In my post from 4th August I shared with you that I had become friends with Kew Gardens.
the sun was shining,
birds were singing,
and I felt free.
I made a quick decision
to visit Kew Gardens.
What a good choice!
I was greeted with this view.
Behind the Palm house was the rose garden.
For today I like you to go with me to smell the roses.
Forget the business and enjoy the smells and colours!
There is so much more……
Soon more from Kew Gardens
Hi all, here is Danny again.
we traveled to the Black Forest.
Wow, there are many trees…….
I didn’t meet any bears though,
well not in the forest but in my mum’s friend’s house,
I met lovely German Teddies.
We saw the biggest marketplace of Germany in Freudenstadt
It has a church which is built round the corner.
We drove along the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse, had a picnic with a wonderful view.
then continued to the Mummelsee which is very cold but beautiful.
It is about 1060m high.
While playing around I nearly fell but a helpful arm helped me up again.
I love all these adventures and everyone makes me feel so welcome.
Our planet is such a beautiful place and we do need to look after it.
Everyone needs to do their bit.
Even a small act helps!
Please do your bit for the environment where ever you are!
The way you start your day
can affect your whole day…
Begin it with a smile
calmness of mind
coolness of emotions
and a heart filled with gratitude.
Take time to smell the flowers
Take time to hug a tree
Take time to hear each bird sing
Take time to simply be.
We might miss some of the beauty on life
if we don’t slow down
and pay attention to the little things around us.
Start your day with the beauty of red today!
Just like you!
As I love riding a bicycle, I found a new one I really liked.
More like a Dutch style bicycle.
This is a big frame, big wheels and it is very comfortable, to get on too.
(more like the bike I had which was stolen 3 years ago.)
After that I bought a folding bike to keep at home.
Now I have a place in a bike hanger, close to my house, so I could get myself a bigger bike again.
The folding bike found a loving new home too.
Direct from the dealer I rode it home on the scenic route along the river.
It was a lovely day and perfect for a ride, just glorious.
It is called ‘cafe’ – I like that 🙂
I bought myself a basket for the front too for little shopping.
Now I can go to many more rides and enjoy the sunshine and outdoors.
Do you ride a bicycle ? and enjoy it ?
Enjoy the little beauties along the road, walking or cycling,
nature calls, go for it!
Finally August and for most it is holiday time.
For me it also means time do to things around the house.
Here an update:
My wooden kitchen worktop needed a little tender loving care.
So I started to sand it down.
Now nice and smooth, I can varnish it.
Another day I made bracelets. .
I love making jewellery, make presents or sell some at markets occasionally.
I made all these with different seed beads.
I have in my garden an ‘elephant ear’ plant, it grows amazingly big.
As you know I love my plants and flowers.
Therefore I became a ‘friend of Kew Gardens’.
Kew Gardens is a wonderful huge botanical garden offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Garden’s history.
It has a collection of living plants which is the largest and most diverse in the world growing in the gardens and in glass houses.
It is in West London and I can go by train.
I can’t wait to go, out for a day lost in the gardens……
There will be updates on this with more pictures of the gardens.
Wishing all a wonderful Summer 2018!
This time I made a wind chime
with odd leftover beads
and a twig.
It came out so nice, I did not put it in the garden but hung it in the front room as Art.
It is colourful flower time
the Earth is laughing!
Beautiful Wisteria hanging out of a garden
Tiny flowers along the shopping mall
Even tinier flower, shot with a Macro lens on my phone.
Petunias in a flower basket
Little flowers , again captured with a Macro lens.
and all together
I went out by car and did something…
it was so colourful
I took pictures….
Can you guess what it was?????
As it is Wednesday and I usually post on a Wednesday
I will put my favourite pictures up as it is also my Birthday today.
It is the 13th, so
13 things I love:
make people happy
beauty visible and from the inside
a good cup of tea
and my blogging community for the last 6 years!
Thank you for being here- Big Hugs
For a good start of this wonderful day
have a bowl of Sunshine and Love
and celebrate with me!