all of the lovely emails behind the scenes...
they have meant so much to me, they cheer me up and really make a difference.
Some of you are sharing pictures of your beautiful roses,
your gardens full of flowers
green verdant pastures
and beaches from continents far away.
There is so much beauty in our world...
not a day goes by that I do not find something beautiful to lift my spirits.
It could be the darling faces of our grandchildren,
the cheerful daffodils blooming in the garden,
or blue skies overhead dotted with puffy white clouds.
Thankfully these simple joys are not too hard to find in my daily round...
and for that I am very grateful.
These cheerful yellow Gerbera daisies were given to our lovely DIL when we took the "littles" out for lunch this week.
I planted up the urn at the bottom of the stairs of The Humble Bungalow
New Zealand Flax and primulas.
They look good even sprinkled with raindrops...
I got soaked on my walk today.
The skies opened up and the rain pelted down and soaked right though my coat.
When I left home the skies were blue and the sun was out and in the matter of an hour the skies darkened and the clouds let go...
Friends from France sent me a birthday gift several weeks ago and I have been remiss in not sharing the lovely contents of the parcel.
Fragonard soaps and dotted French socks.
Do you love getting parcels in the mail?
I do, especially when they are filled with such beautiful surprises!
Yesterday I made pasta with spicy tomato and Italian sausage.
I cooked diced onions and red peppers in oil
then I added slices of the hot Italian sausages and cooked them until they were no longer pink
popped in a jar of Italian passata sauce
and added sliced black olives, some anchovies and spices.
The sauce tastes better if you leave it simmering on low for at least an hour.
Cook the pasta and when it is al dente
ladle the sauce over top and grate a bit of parmesan cheese on top.
Retail therapy today...
This spotted dress is called a swing dress for a reason...
it has a lovely weight to it and actually swings when you wear it!
I had thought I needed some colour and I still may...
but when I put this dress on I just KNEW it was a great choice for me.
I own a few other pieces by Gilmour and they are fabulous,
made in Vancouver and reasonably priced.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow.
The attitude of gratitude is my mantra...
Hope you have a great week.