Mother would be the first to point this out
her "voice" a gentle reminder which I have taken to heart...
Attitude of Gratitude.
Jude the Obscure is STILL BLOOMING!
Love the tinges of red on the petals...
they are usually all yellow so this is new and I wonder why?
Is it morphing into its former root stock?
Amazing that there are so many buds and blooms and in December!
Another thing to be grateful for...roses.
Can you see the silver Christmas balls hanging from the pergola?
Mr. HB strung up our Christmas lights and hung the baubles.
In the next image you can see the lights on the back deck strung with the climbing Royal Sunset rose.
Jamie sent me her new book...it is an advanced reading copy.
Her books are such fun to read...she is a lovely person too.
I went on her Ooh La La Paris tour a few years ago.
Jamie has that "joie de vive" and she is an inspiration...
I love her positive energy.
Will be posting on this book after reading the book.
I may decide to post an interview with Jamie on the blog.
I think that would be fun!
The weather has been moody and grey this past week.
Dallas Road looks across Juan de Fuca Strait
where we are able observe lots of interesting cloud patterns.
This view is from The Esplanade where Mom and I walked regularly...
my resolve for not buying anything new was tested
when I spied these RED
Josef Seibel flats at 50% off
BUTa great way to add some much needed energy and cheer into these gloomy days.
An icy modernist Tapio Wirkkala vase from the second hand shop
smaller than the vintage Wirkkala Tree of Life vase
that I received for Christmas
a gift from Mr. HB at 17
meant for long stemmed red roses...
Mom did not have a vase tall enough to place the dozen long stemmed roses
that he gave me on Valentines Day
we had to cut them down!!
Can you imagine his shock when he saw them cut in half?
Wise move that he gifted a taller vase which I have kept and cherish and am reminded of that snippet from the past whenever I use it!
This shorter vase will be perfect for tulips.
Perhaps even some red flowers?
Adding some festive touches to our front porch.
Simple green boughs and red Ilex berries make a cheery display.
Red seems to be the colour of the moment here in The Humble Bungalow.
It has certainly perked me up and been a much needed mood shifter.
Thank you for stopping by...
A dear reader sent me an email asking about the sugar cookies that I baked,
she wanted the recipe.
Here is my friend Bryce's recipe...
I use butter instead of the margarine
I dip the cookies into red or green sugar sprinkles gently flattening them just a wee bit before pacing them on the cookie sheet.
My oven is not as hot so I bake the cookies for about 13-15 minutes
but keep an eye on them as they are not meant to brown.
This recipe doubles well too.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~