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!
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
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!
It has been snowing in London.
That does not happen that often.
It is beautiful to walk on the snowy pavements.
Closer look at snow, wow!
look at the gallery ,
while we enjoy together a warm hot cup of cocoa!
During my visit in Germany now in February
it was cold and frosty.
I took pictures of the frosty flowers in the morning.
I love the frost on the leaves, looked like little crystals.
Then the rained…
It creates a different effect on flowers, rather beautiful
when you look closely.
How those raindrops stick to the plant,
before they get to heavy and drop.
My mum’s garden is full with the yellow ‘Winterlinge’.
So lovely to see yellow in Winter,
they brighten up the season.
Keep warm and enjoy the beauty!
And now let us welcome the New Year.
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke
the month of new beginnings.
All nature is at peace.
We should be too.
This is the month to dream,
to look forward to the year ahead and the journey within.
My first bloom in my garden.
An amazing Thistle
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I love squirrels.
I do have some around my garden too.
Advice from a Squirrel
Look both ways when you cross the road
Eat plenty of fibre
Spend time in the woods
Go out on a limb
It’s ok to be a little nuts.
found on facebook.
” Life is like a flower
If you don’t take care of it,
it will fade.”
I bought some reduced, dry and almost dying plants at the local DIY shop.
I wanted to nurture them and give them life again.
First they got greener with water,
then they started blooming.
Now they show me how thankful they are with many colouful blooms,
I am grateful too!
I enjoy them every day and take care of them.
They give me smiles every day!
Take care of things to enjoy!
Also take care of yourself !
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