Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday ~ thoughts on light and bright pops of colour....

Good morning from The Humble Bungalow!

Its a gloomy day here in my neighbourhood 
so I am seeking 
comfort and inspiration via colour.

This gorgeous fuchsia pink Lewisia Cotyledon bloom elevates my spirit 
which I find necessary when the sun is not shining.

I don't suffer from SAD but I do crave brights when the skies are grey.

At a bridge lesson yesterday afternoon I felt like I was in way over my head!
It was an introduction to duplicate bridge 
with an emphasis on newer conventions of which there are MANY!

I had fun and plan to return 
it's good to flex my "grey cells!"

I took this photo over the weekend
we enjoyed an hour of bright sunshine before the clouds returned.

This pink orchid was a bargain at the market.
I love orchids as they bloom for a few months 
then rebloom again and again...

When you consider the cost of a bouquet of flowers
compare that to the price of an orchid 
that will bring you colour many months each year
its a wise choice.

A rainbow of colours
refracted by the crystal
that hangs in our living room window.

"As far as we can discern, 
the sole purpose of human existence 
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." 

~ Carl Jung ~

I treated myself to this book.
It has been on my want to read list since it was published.

"People are like stained - glass windows. 
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, 
but when the darkness sets in, 
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~

We must press on and make our own light...

Glimpse of sunshine through the curtain of clouds.

Hooray for the snowdrops!

My afternoon tea ritual is better 
when sipped by candlelight...
 from a bone china teacup.

Embracing Daily rituals have been important.
 As I spend more time at home since retiring from my job.
These little habits are something that I look forward to...
sitting to knit or to read a book are what I consider "life's little luxuries."
Time is a gift to be honoured and cherished.

"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. 
It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."

 ~ Steve Jobs ~

Ponder these thoughtful quotes as you move through your days...

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. I love how much pleasure you get from little luxuries. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Simple things make my days brighter...
      I suppose its the attitude of gratitude that I have adopted.

  2. Thank you for this thought provoking post, Leslie.

    1. I love finding quotes that emphasize what I am writing about.

  3. The weather affects my mood sometimes too: it seems to be part of nature, doesn't it. Your pretty pink orchid is an excellent buy, and they do last ages. I also buy them from time to time. Do tell us about the Bunny Mellon book, bios always appeal. Hooray for snowdrops!

    1. I agree weather has quite an affect on our spirits and energies.
      The book is really interesting I am enjoying it immensely!

  4. Sitting here in the very early morning with my cup of coffee and reading some of my favorite blogs is one of my daily luxuries. Thanks for the lovely photos and quotes!

    1. A lot of bloggers that I used to follow have stopped publishing but thankfully there are a few of my favourites who are still online...what other blogs do you read?

  5. Without the dark you can't see the light!

  6. I loved the book on Bunny Mellon. o will be amazed. Love your photos.


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