Peachy

Peachy

The ‘big’ fan has been retrieved from the shed and all the windows are pushed wide open. Sandals can at last be worn legitimately and the air con went straight on when I arrived at work this morning. Peaches are being scoffed, salads too.

There is a feeling of winding down…a longing for time off and slow mornings. Thoughts of our holiday in August…I can almost taste the salty air and feel the sand between my toes.

Summer has decided to show up…a little late to the party, but we won’t mention it.

Celebrating dailiness with Amanda over at the lovely Habit of Being.

Gone seven

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Heavy clouds have moved in and moved out all day long.

Sometimes staying a while, looming like huge shadows over the day.

Hung and watching me as I pulled out the clothes from the washing machine; threatening rain as I clicked on the drier.

It’s gone seven now and the first of today’s rain has fallen.

Writing with Amanda’s wonderful prompts, today’s is ‘rainy day’. Goodness it’s been a while, but it feels good to write along again.

this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 26 june 2015

~  r e a l l y  w a r m  w  e a t h e r

~  h e a v y  r a i n

~  r e c i p e  p l a n n i n g

~  r o b i n  d r a w i n g  f i n i s h e d

~  m i d – w e e k  t i r e d n e s s

~  m u s i c  w h i l e  d r a w i n g  { d e e p  j o y }

~  t i m e  w i t h  f a m i l y

~  t o o  m u c h  c h o c o l a t e

~  n i g e l l a  o p e n e d

~  e n j o y i n g  t h e  g a r d e n

I  h o p e  y o u r  w e e k  h a s  b e e n  a  g o o d  o n e ? 

  { i f  y o u  w o u l d  l i k e  t o  s h a r e  y o u r  w o r d s  &  p i c t u r e s,  

t h e n  p l e a s e  d o }  

W i s h i n g  y o u  a  j o y f u l  w e e k e n d  x  x

Nature does not knock

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H o w   s t r a n g e   t h a t   n a t u r e   d o e s   n o t   k n o c k,

a n d   y e t   d o e s   n o t    i n t r u d e.

~ Emily Dickinson

Such beautiful words from Emily Dickinson and so very true, don’t you think?

This is the last of my quotes as part of this challenge from my fellow Muse, Jane…thanks Jane, it has been lovely!

Today I would like to nominate Kim over at the lovely Spiral Spun, but please don’t feel obliged : )

 

Weekends

Weekends 20 21 June 2015

Joining in Weekending with the lovely Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise.

It has been a busy weekend. I worked all day Saturday on a lovely event called Armed Forces Day…the town was full of happy faces, waving flags and the sounds of a Sea Cadet Band…wonderful!

Today has been all about family, with my brother, niece and nephew visiting. They are great kids and my son loves them to bits, so they were a happy trio. We had a lovely sunny walk {yes, Grace…sunny!} and pizza back at ours for lunch. All three fathers {my dad, my husband & my brother} had a great day with their kids!

Now I am pooped!!

I hope you have had a splendid weekend and wish you a happy week ahead, Jane xx

Touch of Nature

Bees

O n e   t o u c h   o f   n a t u r e   m a k e s   t h e   w h o l e   w o r l d   k i n.

~ William Shakespeare

Yes, it’s that flower again, but this time, as you can see, with two little friends. We have lots of flowers and bushes attracting bees this year in our garden, {which makes me enormously happy} not least these yellow mystery flowers. We have also planted much more lavender, which not only attracts wildlife, but smells divine too.

This is my second day of the quotation challenge from Jane, which now appears to have a slight theme. Today I would like to nominate Karen from Pumpkin Sunrise, a lovely lady with a wonderful blog that makes me feel so at home when I visit. Karen, please don’t feel obliged to take part {I know you will be busy with the wedding just around the corner} but it is fun! You can see the rules here on my first post.

A happy Sunday to you all, Jane xx

Smiles of Nature

Yellow

C o l o u r s   a r e   t h e   s m i l e s   o f   n a t u r e.

~ Leigh Hunt

I have been invited, along with some fellow Monochrome Muses, by the lovely and very talented Jane Morley {who’s blog is full of much beauty and inspiration} to join a great challenge, posting a favourite quotation over 3 consecutive days and inviting 3 other bloggers each day to join in.

For me there can be no bigger and more happy smile than a yellow flower and boy is our garden full of them at the moment. We spread some wild flower seeds in early spring and up they have popped, bringing a swathe of vibrant yellow to our small space.

My nomination today is Katie over at What Katie Did Next, please know that there is no obligation to join in Katie, but I felt it might be the kind of thing you would enjoy {and I am only going to nominate one person per day}.

Sending a big yellow smile your way, Jane xx

this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 19 june 2015

~  p r e t t y  s k i e s

~  c o l d e r  w e a t h e r  { w h a t ! ! }

~  h a v i n g  t h e  f i r e  o n  { i n  j u n e ! ! }

~  m y  d a d ‘ s  b i r t h d a y

~  l e m o n  c a k e

~  d r a w i n g  a  r o b i n  { o u r  n e w l y  i n s t a t e d  n a t i o n a l  b i r d }

~  n i g e l l a  i n  b l o o m  { a k a  l o v e  i n  a  m i s t }

~  t i c k e t s  b o o k e d  t o  s e e  t h e  d a n d y  w a r h o l s  { e x c i t e d }

~  n o  r e v i s i o n  { w h o o p }

~  t o o  m a n y  l a t e  n i g h t s

~  a  m u c h  n e e d e d  l i e – i n  { b l i s s }

H a v e  y o u  h a d  a  g o o d  w e e k ? 

  { i f  y o u  w o u l d  l i k e  t o  s h a r e  y o u r  w o r d s  &  p i c t u r e s,  

t h e n  p l e a s e  d o }  

W i s h i n g  y o u  a  f a n t a s t i c  w e e k e n d  x  x

this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 12 June 2015

~  a  p r o d u c t i v e  f o u r  d a y s  a t  w o r k

~  w a r m e r  w e a t h e r

~  p l a n t s  g r o w i n g

~  b e e s   b u z z i n g

~  b u t t e r f l i e s

~  d r a w i n g

~  R E A L L Y  e n j o y i n g  m y  c u r r e n t  b o o k

~  r e v i s i o n  s t r e s s  { l a s t  e x a m  t o d a y . . . p h e w ! }

~  a  w o n d e r f u l  m e a l  o u t

~  e x c i t e d  f o r  a  w e e k e n d  c a t c h i n g  u p  w i t h  f r i e n d s

W h a t  h a v e  y o u  b e e n  u p  t o  t h i s  w e e k ?  

  { i f  y o u  w o u l d  l i k e  t o  s h a r e  y o u r  w o r d s  &  p i c t u r e s,  

t h e n  p l e a s e  d o }  

W i s h i n g  y o u  a  j o y f u l  w e e k e n d  x  x

Every now and then

Sweet William

Every now and then I feel it only right to thank each and every person who visits my blog. It is appreciated more than you know and warms my heart to think that people take time out of their busy lives to like and comment on my posts.

This space is my little bolt hole, a place I come to unwind {so to speak}, a place of refuge when I am having a hard time and your presence here, your kinds words always mean so very much.

I have made some really great connections here with people I consider to be my friends and want to say a heartfelt and huge  T H A N K  Y O U  to you all.

Much love, Jane xx

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