Ah summertime and the living is easy...
well not exactly easy especially when one has a garden to tend.
There seems to be so many jobs to do...
deadheading the roses is a daily activity and then there is the watering.
Harvesting the vegetables and weeding...
it is important to take time out to admire the beauty of the garden.
These Rockport flip flops are so old I cannot remember when I bought them but they are still in great shape.
The iceberg roses and the Lady's Mantle are just about finished their summer flush...
it will be sad to see them go but they will be back again next year.
This antique vase has a yellow tinge to the glass and a few chips to the rim but I love using it as it is heavy and I think it has quite a lovely shape.
Our Hosta leaves hold water long after the rain has stopped.
The linen tea towels are getting softer with age and I absolutely love ironing them...
there is something so soothing about standing at the ironing board watching the wrinkles smooth away.
Simple domestic chores can be very full filling.
I've been thinking about my Father a lot lately...
I miss him and it's been 7 years since he's been gone.
He's still alive in my heart and I have great memories that I can recall anytime I choose.
He's looking pretty smug about his catch don't you think?
He looks quite dapper here on this sandstone rocky outcropping.
I have been neglecting wearing my pearls in this heat...
I really must give them some time to shine.
Gardening in pearls is not a good idea but I have worn them outside while working in the heat.
My former neighbour used to garden in a skirt, twin set, pearls and a lovely straw hat.
She carried her trug as she wandered about dabbling in the dirt.
Like with my cooking I am a messy gardener...
and have recently taken to wearing my linen apron outdoors.
Rose petals rain down onto the path and I gathered a few for the house.
Harumi Ota's bowl is a perfect vessel to display them.
Loving the mauve tinge to these hydrangeas.
Such a delicate flower...all the wee details have come together to make them somewhat enchanting.
Not a breath of wind today on my walk...
there is such peace and serenity when the ocean is calm.
I walked with my friend and we chatted during our 10K jaunt.
So many people out and about enjoying the sunshine and seashore.
We saw some brave people in swimming.
Our water here is very cold.
I need to get busy making some dinner time so I'll bid you adieu.
Be Well and Be Kind...
until next time we meet here in The Humble Bungalow.