Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Things To Make Me Smile.
I thought I would share some of the things which are bringing a smile to my face and making me think how the simplest of things are what make life so good. First up are roses - beautiful, wonderful roses in delicate shades of palest pink flushed through with a deeper rose as in the bunch I bought for Mr Davey for no other reason than I love him.
Or the sumptuously layered rose with its petals of cream tinged with soft butter and almost-caramel, the type of rose that makes me think of Edwardian ladies and the richness of fabric revealing its many colours in the softest of folds. I am well aware I may be the only one who knows what I am rambling about, but do speak up if you understand so I don't feel quite so alone in my meandering imaginings!
This creamy flower was delivered to my door yesterday as the center of a gorgeous tied posy nestled in a pretty vase containing hyacinths and gerbera and daisies. It also came with a box of the most rich and amazing chocolates, the whole a present for me from our beautiful daughter, Lauren. I can't tell you how surprised and thrilled I was, but for once I was rendered speechless and that truly does not happen often. In fact the last time was when Davey proposed in our garden by a the light of a lantern hung from the cherry tree with almost all our children with us, some friends and the loveliest, most beautiful of speeches from Dave leading up to it, so thank you my lovely Lauren for managing to silence me once more and for making your Mama's day x
Other things to smile at? Well, this mess is only a part of our garden and my goodness does it ever need sorting. It makes me smile though because I am desperate to get out there and hack away; one of my favourite tasks is to bring an overgrown flower bed back to order, albeit a loose version of order as I can't bear rigid, formal borders. I like them to flow and gently tangle, so as soon as I can I shall be out there with my secateurs as this is just a little too much flowing and tangling even for me.
A clear out of my over-burdened coat pockets brought this sea treasure to light. How many times I find pockets full of such finds.
I so love the sea and the changing shades of blue and green. Two necklaces hang on my dressing table where they remind me daily of the ever-changing ocean, both Christmas presents, both oft worn and both very lovely. This dainty one is from sweet Matzen
and this long rope of turquoise wooden beads is from dear Tom and his lovely girlfriend, Lynne.
I love them both.
And lastly in today's list of things to make me smile are the delicate snowdrops outside our kitchen window. Dainty, pure, serene - I just love them (though honesty impels me to say this is a photo from last year as I just cannot seem to get a decent picture of them this year...yet!).
What's making you smile today? x