Monday, August 29, 2011

Chilly Air


This morning was the first day so far this summer that it's been a little chilly wandering around the yard in my pj's. I love the fall so I'm looking forward to shorter chilly days. There isn't a lot I find more enjoyable than cool crisp air; it's so refreshing and energizing. The only thing that I don't like about the upcoming fall is the end of my garden. I so love my flowers and the inspiration they give me on a daily basis. It makes me just a little sad this time every year to watch them start to fade.



I used my borrowed camera this morning to take a few new pictures of the garden. My poppies and roses are still hanging in there, my coneflowers not so much. My tomatoes are all but exploding off the plant, and many of the wild flowers are still blooming. I know the days of blooms and blossoms are winding down so I'm going to enjoy them while I can...now if only my camera would come home from service! 






Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some Gratitude

I woke up grouchy this morning because my first thought getting out of bed was a reminder that my camera is still in the shop for repairs/service. UG! After Jon and I had our breakfast I thought a good antidote to my grouchiness would be to write about gratitude because I have a lot and when I focus on it my mood always improves. As I walked around the yard this morning with Hunter and Astro (Meg wouldn’t join us today), in my pyjamas, (I might add!) with a borrowed camera I saw shot after shot of gratitude just waiting to be shown. So for today that’s exactly what I’m going to do; rather than ramble on about all the things I’m grateful for I will show you a few of them instead.

Our Neighbours...


The Oak we planted for Dad...


The sun shining through a morning glory....


Hunter...


Astro...


Meg...


And my beautiful front yard...





Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lazy Sunday Afternoons

Is there anything more enjoyable than a lazy Sunday afternoon? I spent the afternoon going to the ice cream shop with Jon and Bradley, helping Jon with one of his crazy ideas and lounging in a long hot bath and now I’m sitting here hoping that if I sit here long enough someone else will present me with dinner. Ahhh....life is good!

"Leisure does a body and soul good", is a German saying and my motto for today. I’m taking a Sabbath; we all should from time to time. Remember the days before Sunday shopping when Sunday was really a forced day off? I realize I’m aging myself when I say this but I can remember a time when pretty much everything was closed on Sunday. There was no shopping, no groceries, no doctor visits, no banking – can you imagine – you can now bank on a Sunday if TD is your bank of choice?

While it’s only my humble opinion I’m going to say: our little corner of the world was better and easier when we all had a day off each week – the same day off each and every week. It was better for families because there was nothing else to do but be home together. Mom didn’t work at the clinic and Dad at the Bakery. Sunday was a day for family get togethers and Sunday dinners. I guess I’m old fashioned. I believe that Sunday’s should be sacred – bring back the Sabbath. A lazy Sunday family is a family that stays together!