Love these pretty pink blossoms on the tree out front of the cottage.
I am tempted to pick a sprig and pop them into a vase.
They are so delicate and frilly, almost frothy in their form.
A subtle scent gently fills the air when you are standing beneath the branches.
A yellow primula and a variegated iris for the garden.
I planted the iris out front of the cottage and hope that the deer will ignore it!
The primula will come home with me to be planted in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
The Pender Island Garden Club had a sale at the community centre.
I purchased the plants from the garden centre and the shell was from their sale.
I quite like shells and have a few that I have collected over the years.
They reside on the window ledge of the guest room.
This one will be headed there soon.
I found this arts and crafts Ruskin pewter brooch at the Nu To Yu thrift shop.
I purchased it for a friend who collects these pins.
It amazes me what treasures can be found in this tiny little shop.
Speaking of treasures look at this sweet little toadstool!
We walked 3 km along a road under a magnificent canopy of trees.
Our destination was Gather a new cafe at Hope Bay.
They serve tea, coffee, beer, wine, baked goods and light meals.
There are musical events held here on occasion in the evening.
It's been open for 3 weeks and already has a loyal following.
The local Pender Island knitting ladies were there for their meeting.
I could not help but to eavesdrop and sneak a peek at what knitting projects they were sharing.
It is very similar to the knitting group that I attend at a local Victoria cafe.
We both had a cold beer...
mine was a light IPA and Mr. HB chose a dark stout.
I opted for the curry vegetarian bowl served on brown rice.
It was incredibly tasty but I could not eat it all!
After lunch we walked back through the woods to the cottage.
We did a lot of walking so we felt little guilt
relaxing and reading our books on the sunny deck.
April has been a blur...
so many things have kept us busy.
The cottage makes us slow our pace and we really relax and sleep soundly.
We go to bed earlier and get up before 7 most days.
The fresh air,
peace and quiet,
long walks in nature
put us into this zen zone.
It's a beautiful sunny morning here at the cottage.
Hope wherever you are, that your week is off to a great start!
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~