Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slow-Mo day in the Humble Bungalow

I am enjoying a very quiet day here in The Humble Bungalow.
Relaxing in the sunshine between domestic chores.
I am working in slow motion and I like it!
This just might be the most boring post ever...
you might be yawning
and that's great if it's your bedtime.
Sleep and relaxation are not to be underrated.

Bees are buzzing about busy at work gathering pollen.

Hosta and spurge competing for space in a pot.

Look at all these smiling yellow blooms
they are an instant mood lifter.

Molyneux is blooming 
the newest David Austin Rose to set up shop in the Bungalow garden.
The fawns like her buds, their mother prefers Jude the Obscure.
As a dedicated Hostess it is my duty to feed my guests and feed them I am.
The buffet is a virtual salad bar that the local deer population seem to be enjoying.
Oh well
live and let live.

I love chartreuse green
it fills me with joy.
The blog was chartreuse in the beginning
before my love affair
with black white and grey

Do you love it too?


Limelight Hydrangea
showy pom pom blooms
greedy for water but excellent performers
masses of flowers.
"proven winners"

Two more have made their way into my possession.
I highjacked them when I saw them at the nursery
they were the last two standing.

I will be planting them soon.

Unfortunately a bloom snapped off in transport
so I popped it in some water,
funny thing
it looks too large for the vase
a rather awkward arrangement
but I am not bothered.

All is calm

I have actioned some comfort food for dessert.

It tastes much better than it looks
the creamy coconut flavour is lip smacking good.

"He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate."
Henry David Thoreau

Take a few minutes and just breathe....


  1. I like chartreuse in gardens, not to wear.

    The rice pudding sounds really delicious, I may have to try it.

  2. I'm not sure which has me drooling more...the new D Austin rose, or the pudding! Must try both...the only yellow rose Ive grown is Sally holes, and that hardly counts as yellow. Is it true their scent is more intense than other colours?

  3. Ahhhhh. So calming. Thank you.

  4. I've been out in my garden snapping some pics and just enjoying the evening. It's my favorite time of day!

  5. I love seeing your garden...your hosta is so beautiful...I miss those from CT. And your limelight hydrangeas are gorgeous and not at all too big for the vase...in my opinion. mmmm....your pudding looks delish!

  6. Your garden is lovely. Funny, but I've only just come in from photographing a bee in a cardoon blossom.....great minds.....!

  7. Always love to see what is growing in your garden and I must say that this was one relaxing post! Definitely what I needed tonight, a reminder to take a breath and slow down!
    Hope you have been having a wonderful summer my friend!

  8. I have been taking lots of photos of my garden here in Oz too, where spring has just sprung. i looove coconut and the sounds and simplicity of your recipe, I shall have to action it too!

  9. The pudding I must try Hostess, looks delish as I adore coconut milk.
    Would you like to swap a deer for a bush turkey?

  10. Beautiful meditative post and what lovely photographs

  11. Wonderful post, as always! Your flowers are spectacular....I planted a limelight
    2 years ago and am adoring its prodigious blooms......and the color!

  12. Chartreuse is my favorite color!

  13. Must be catching this pottering! first day we have had some sun for days.

    Agapanthus plants are in full bloom in tubs along the terrace,sat out enjoying the views,bit of dead heading of roses took a photo of a group of blue Harebells on the bank in the lane..have a look at my profile photo.

    Meandering in your garden is a joy,I like your new Hydrangeas....you never boring. Ida

  14. Yum! the coconut rice looks super delish! And the rose - so beautiful... Think it is really important to have time to slow down and just relax sometimes. And I posted about a new 'blog on the block' today - think you will like it, Hostess. XX

  15. Your garden is beautiful. Isn't it wonderful to have a simple and leisurely day, just slowing down. Glad you could enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

  16. Feel better! Coconut rice pudding, divine. Do you know "The Book of Awesome"? If not, you will enjoy it!