This is the view that I am privileged to glimpse when I walk
a few short blocks from The Humble Bungalow...
I love the vibrant colour.
It is definitely rugged terrain...
exposed to the gale force winds from Juan de Fuca Strait
very little that is delicate or frail survives...
hardy plants and heather grow free
There is a lot to take in on my walking route...
some are unexpected
like the otters that were sunbathing on the concrete path the other morning.
I was distressed to see a fellow throwing rocks at them
I presume so they would to sit up and he could snap a picture with his camera.
Fortunately someone else shouted at him to stop before I got into the act...
a few blocks farther along on the grassy boulevard...
Smurfs and "friends"
reclining on a makeshift bench
looks like an enchanted kingdom
who has had a hand in the creation of this whimsy?
Mother Nature's work
always in fashion
and dressed appropriately for the season.
a feast for the eyes and soul
I love the organic in nature
and I find that natural touches
The Humble Bungalow
are a good mix with the arts and crafts design of our bungalow.
I found this shell at a thrift shop
it reminds me of one of my favourite books...
"A Gift From the Sea" by Ann Morrow Lindbergh
Speaking of books
I received an email form a reader who wanted to know what I was reading...
This week it is a novel by Santa Montefiore
"The French Gardener"
it is a well written light summer read
It is set in a vast Dorset garden and weaves a tale of plants, garden design and beauty
the frailties of the human spirit
~ ~ ~
a French gardener
the ladies of the manor house,
~ ~ ~
a passion of pottering about in the dirt
has redemptive and healing power.
You can read more here...
a neighbour's cat has decided that he likes our front porch
we refer to him as "Ginger" for the lack of a better name
he's quite a handsome specimen
and loves to sleep on our Welcome mat!
a hardy David Austin rose
cheerfully blooming in the back corner of The Humble Bungalow Garden.
Until next time...
Enjoy your week!