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
I have been memory making ……
In Bavaria, I found meadow flowers in roundabouts and on little traffic islands.
This is to attract more bees everywhere.
They are a mixed colourful variety,
Aren’t they just lovely.
Such a joy to see them everywhere!
More memories coming soon!
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!
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!
I love creating bits and bobs.
I had pallet wood pieces left and tried something new for me.
Small pieces of wood
I am rather happy how it came out.
This is my message for today!
Have an amazingly kind day!
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
My strawberries this year grew absolutely beautiful.
They bloomed a lot:
We seem to have had enough rain
and then the sun came.
I had more strawberries than ever.
A collage out of my many harvests.
and then came out the
Strawberry bowl to eat them out of.
Oh how yummy they were.
There are still now some late comers, I eat straight of the plant.
What a joy, what great gift!
Recently I went for a Woodland Walk in my area.
A tranquil place where the council encourages wild flowers to grow.
I saw many beautiful flowers in all different colours.
How this earth really laughs in flowers.
just as Ralph Waldo Emerson says.
The time has come to be in the garden again,
so I cleaned it and made it nice again.
My strawberries are having many flowers
and my water feature is up and running for calming effect.
It is just lovely out there.
To many dry and warm days!
Wishing all a calm and peaceful day!
Spring has really come now!
Lots of rainy days and yesterday a sunny day!
Everything has come now
and finally the daffodils are open too!
I just love Spring!
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