Cheap and cheerful
perk me up on a grey rainy day...
The power of flowers can elevate any decor...
a simple jam jar with daisies
a Baccarat crystal vase with roses
a single bloom in a flask
an orchid in a blue and white porcelain planter
depending on your budget
you can get as creative as you like when it comes to floral arrangements.
Vintage Verlys glass satin dish bowl
etched simply with pine cones
beside the window
catching the light
The grandchildren made this colourful Easter Wreath at Michael's.
We were meant to go to the workshop together but I had Vertigo and had to cancel...
it sounds like they had lots of fun.
Our sunsets have been quite stunning
this week at Quarter Deck Cottage.
I love how sculptural the arbutus trees look set against the yellow skies.
One needn't go far to find beauty
it is outside just beyond the front door...
all you have to do is open your eyes and look around.
It may surprise you to find that there are ordinary things
which when studied
on close inspection
look like works of art.
I never come home from a walk without seeing something quite lovely.
Perhaps that is why I love to walk so much...
not only do I feel restored and re-energized
there are snippets of Nature's handiwork at every turn.
I make it my goal to seek out the delights that Nature has provided...
A juicy red rose hip still clinging to the vine...
Queen Anne's Lace seed head boldly standing tall against the blue sky.
A reclaimed lifeboat
re purposed as a planter at the end of the road.
The Riddle Family plant this boat with seasonal offerings...
The sign says
"The Point...Of it All!"
A scarecrow and mums were on display for Fall
daffodils and tulips for Spring
I am already curious what they will plant for Summer.
The rains have arrived after several sunny days so it's a day of domestic chores...
laundry and tidying.
A pot of tea now waits
I will return to my books and knitting
after I hit the publish button on this post.
The Humble Dishcloth
(a knitting pattern that I return to time and again)
Size 6 or 7 (US) needles
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1 - Knit 4 stitches
Row 2 - Knit 2 Yarn over knit to end of row
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches
Row 3 - Knit 1 Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together knit to end of row
Knit row 3 until you have 4 stitches left on the needles
so soothing to knit
useful to use
makes a great Hostess Gift!
Wishing you all a Very Happy Weekend.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~