Tag Archives: garden

Hello September – Make it simple

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After the holiday season of August I am back to working routine.

Yet I am very relaxed and take it easy.

So I will….

Make life simple,

Don’t multi task,

Do one thing at a time,

Take my time,

Enjoy what I am doing.

 

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“Fear less, hope more;

Eat less, chew more;

Whine less, breathe more;

Talk less, say more;

And all good things will be yours!”

–          Swedish Proverb

 

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My Garden Heaven

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Come with me in my little garden.

Small but so enjoyable and beautiful.

Enjoy the small things and see the beauty in it.

My strawberries are coming so lovely this year.

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They are bigger in size, as we had lots of rain,

still not quite red as we do not have enough sun, but…..

All things grow with love!

Slowly they are getting red though, see for yourself:

 

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I can see jam coming up….. ❤

 

Here are some other shots of my garden.

 

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I love my garden and am very grateful for this little oasis.

 

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Almost any garden,

if you see it at just the right moment,

can be confused with paradise.

Henry Mitchell

 

 

Birthday and Rainforest

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I have been away to celebrate my mum’s 90th birthday.

My mum deserved a great Birthday Party.

She is doing well and could enjoy everything to the full.

We had a lovely celebration, great food ,

lovely company and everyone was happy.

Never forget to tell your loved ones that you love them.

❤ ❤ ❤

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While we were there, we visited the Rainforest there too.

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Yes, it was in Germany,

still we walked through the forest

and it rained heavily. 🙂

At the end of the walk we were rewarded

with the view of the local waterfall.

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The Uracher Wasserfall

falls 37 meters down and had lots of water as it had rained a lot before.

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You cannot drive to the waterfall but have to walk as there is a conservation area around it. It is beautiful to walk through the forest, and only hear the birds, the splashing of the little stream next to you and then the tossing of the waterfall.

As it is June everything is beautifully lush and green.

Here 2 pictures from my mum’s garden, I particularly like.

 

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What a perfect rose!

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More gardens in London

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I discovered another lovely green space in London.

A little oasis right in the middle

of the concrete jungle of the Barbican.

There is the second biggest conservatory in London

which is like a mini Kew Gardens with exotic plants,

like cacti, orchids, bamboo etc.

It is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

It is open on Sundays to the public for free.

See for yourself what we found there:

 

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London.

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers for you !

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Even in London are plenty  of green belts and gardens to visit.

I discover more and more.

I captured this beauty with my phone in the

London Barbican conservatory.

 

 

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And what is more…

the entrance is free, only open on a Sunday though.

There is more to come,

while I sort the pictures

please enjoy this one!

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Still smiling?

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Good Morning my friends.

It has been a while

since I had enough time to sit and compose something

and visit all your blogs regularly.

Even though holidays I have been away and had visitors,

which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Finding new places in London to show my visitors I stumbled on some

yet fairly unknown places.

One of them is Crossrail place.

This is a new development, not even finished,

but the beautiful roof garden is finished.

It looks rather futuristic.

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It features plants from East and West, meeting in the middle. A calm garden on top of a new railway station which is being build in Canary Wharf. It was calm and quiet in the middle of a concrete world. We had a lovely walk and enjoyed the amazing plants and trees there. Have a look for yourself!

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There was a piano in the middle of the building so I couldn’t resist to do a fun bit on it which my aunt taught me.

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It was great fun and a great place to visit!

More discoveries in the next post!

Keep smiling and enjoy the warmer weather!

Simple and beautiful

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Look at this beautiful little plant.

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Isn’t it a pretty, delicate, little flower, perfectly formed, presenting its yellow and purple colour.

Yes, it is a simple potato plant.

The simplest things are sometimes the most beautiful ones.

Not only orchids deserve mention and being photographed for their beauty.

It is the same with people.

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Everyone is beautiful.

We are all different but all beautiful.

Everyone is unique,

Everyone is outstanding,

Everyone deserves the same love.

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Sending love to all my beautiful friends! 

Patience

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Patience is a virtue as they say.

“The hardest test in life is having the patience to wait for the right moment.”

I am known for my patience and I was tested last week.

I have tomato plants for the first time and I am watering like crazy and care for them.

They had flowers and the first little tomatoes came out.

I was so proud.

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For a long time they have stayed green.

– All through August and have not changed.

– Mind you we had not so much sun nor heat.

“Be Patient. Good things come to those who wait!”

I asked my sister if I should pick it green and let it ripen indoors.

She advised me to wait a bit longer….

… and guess what … the week after ….

I am so happy to say they are getting colour.

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Thanks to my sister, she will read it here too – ‘Thank you’ –  I waited and was patient.

I will enjoy this tomato more than any other one before.

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So don’t rush things…. everything will be there when ready!

Be patient!