Jude the Obscure
a David Austin Rose
my favourite rose.
summertime beach reads
both set in Paris
Perfect for the week at the cottage
I read them both in a couple of days
so I needed to get to the bookstore asap!
Fortunately I found a fabulous book.
I am halfway through this novel and do not want to put it down!
Friends came by for drinks on the deck...
fresh strawberries from the Farmer's Market
assorted cheeses and crackers,
I like to keep it simple here at the cottage...
I give myself permission to relax by not making any meals
that are too labour intensive.
Making more time to read, walk, swim and knit...
or just gaze out at the sea.
The pretty flower baskets hanging by the pool
are frequented by numerous swallowtail butterflies.
The weather has been hot so the pool has been a great spot to cool off.
Jude is wilting in the heat!
It is cool on the deck after the sun sets.
A great day at the beach...
we found all this sea glass to add to our collection.
The jar is already half full!
Award winning rose from the local Sea Star winery
perfect with a summertime dinner.
grilled lamb chops
fresh carrots from Raven Rock Farms
sweet nugget potatoes with butter and mint leaves
Views of the Salish Sea and the setting sun...
I found a broken oar on the beach...
I plan to distress it a bit more and will keep it at the cottage.
You never know what you'll find on the beach.
I love to explore and keep my eyes open for things washed up on the shore.
I've got some things that I need to tend to here in the Humble Bungalow
deadheading the roses for a start!
so I will close for now.
How is your summer going?
Are you planning a holiday somewhere exotic or do prefer to spend time at a cabin or cottage?
Perhaps camping or glamping is on your radar...
or a staycation.
Whatever you choose I hope that you will have fun.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~