We are at Quarterdeck Cottage this week...
we arrived with a bucket of fresh cut flowers from The Humble Bungalow Garden.
I couldn't resist bringing some of our roses.
Jude the Obscure, Julia Child and The McCartney rose fill the vase.
Sunshine and the expansive views of the Salish Sea are such a tonic.
We went for a drive and walked along two different beaches
beachcombing...collecting feathers and pieces of sea glass.
An artist has been busy creating some interesting carvings...
Driftwood structures are popular with many at the beach.
Our cottage time is so peaceful.
We sat out on the deck last night and gazed up at the stars...
watched the brightly lit ferries as they passed by the cottage.
Feeling immense contentment here at the cottage.
Nature continues to amaze...
it renews our energies
refreshes and invigorates.
The sound of the waves as they hit the rocky shore
the various bird songs
my favourite of which is the song of the purple martins
the breeze as it swishes the branches of the trees
all things that I have come to love and appreciate.
I've got a post to share with you soon...
we were fortunate to be able to host a dinner on the deck here with a fashion blogger and her husband and her lovely daughter.
We didn't take pictures of us all but I can share the menu.
If you want to get a sneak peak check out my Instagram post.
In closing, here's a picture of the other flowers that we brought to the cottage.
this summer we have enjoyed a bumper crop of these fragrant beauties.
The more we picked the blooms the faster they grew.
I cannot remember a summer when we had so many sweet peas.
They are cheap and cheerful and so worth the effort of growing them.
Hope that you are doing well and staying safe.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~