We have a simple routine, slow walking, swimming in the pools, beach combing reading and we try to eat healthy meals.
We spend a lot of our day and early evenings on the deck
the weather has been marvelous
I posted a picture of these pretty periwinkle blue flowers on my Instagram page
and a reader mentioned that they were called wild chicory.
They grow tall and line the roadsides here on Pender Island.
So delicate and I love the colour...
they remind me of the South of France
where the doors and shutters are painted a similar shade of blue-y mauve.
Queen Anne's Lace grows wild
it is frequently growing right next to the wild chicory.
Another plant that thrives here is Yarrow.
I love the mustard shade and the bees like it too.
This bush is found dotting the landscape...
I must find out its name...
if you know its name please leave me a comment.
I have been enjoying fresh fruit and yogurt for breakfast.
It is so quick to prepare and the juicy nectarines are full of flavour.
Dahlias and fresh strawberries from the Farmers Market
I read both of these books and I highly recommend The Lost Vintage...
if you enjoyed The Nightingale I think you will love Ann Mah's book.
The Three Things about Elsie is about the elderly...
it delves into dementia but it is actually a fun read.
The characters are interesting
plus a mystery is woven into the text with an unexpected outcome.
I really liked Joanna Cannon's first novel The Trouble With Goats and Sheep
which I also recommend.
I have started reading Kristin Hannah's Home Front...
will share more on that when I have finished it.
We discovered a sandy beach at the bottom of a steep trail...
I found more sea glass here than on any other beach so far!
I love the aqua glass chunks as they are not as common as the brown and whites.
I am test driving a new nail polish...
this one claims to be chip free and I am tough on my nails as I garden so much and my hands are rarely idle.
I indulged in a wee bit of pampering yesterday afternoon.
A lovely pedicure by a delightful young woman who lives on the island and runs a small business.
The shade that I chose is a vibrant pinky OPI polish called California Raspberry.
It's a breezy day here...
the laundry is whizzing around in the machine.
I've tidied up, watered the outdoor garden by hand and am about to put my nose back in my book.
Hope that you are enjoying some restorative lazy days of summer.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~