Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A day in my life

I have so much I want to say, so much to share and express... talk to you, my virtual friend... talk to you in hushed whispers; loud as thunder or as gentle as Cicadas' songs on a summers night... and all this just to say: THANK YOU, for being here. Always here. 


'Rosas' for you!


I don't know if you are anything like me, but I've noticed that writing down my life as it happens makes me more focus on the important things in life—things like, what I do in the garden... or how I spent all day today embellishing this plot of joy I call 'garden' under a scorching 3-digit weather... I had no one at home to prepare breakfast for this morning, but I decided I should make something special just for me... to properly greet the new day.... and thus, I made a personal potato/veggie quiche.


Made me some Cafe Au Lait to go with it...


Foamy and extra creamy... just the way I like it... 


Grabbed my Bible and sat by the window at the big square kitchen table....


The wide opened window masqueraded a magical gate to the outside. Birds were busy in their feeders, their songs serenaded my world... I listen to the birds. I smiled at the blue sky outside. I ate. I read: "Lord, I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land". I finished my breakfast and prayed. I should have gone out for my morning run right after that... but the garden had enchanted me by then and thus.... well, you can imagine what followed....


Summer pruning is a tough job... but the lush garden was looking somewhat shabby and overgrown; roses spread rampant; bestowing memories of Mary Lennox's secret garden, looming on the edge of some imaginary moors.   I don't know what's with roses that even in the trash they're still able to hold their beauty... I so love them...


One of the many benefits of summer pruning, is all the amount of flowers you can bring inside... I rarely cut my roses during blooming season. I prefer looking at them in their natural state in their bushes—vivacious bouquets with which you can adorn unlikely rooms... but then, comes pruning season and you can make as many bouquets as you want to bring inside...













I cut so many flowers this morning I even had some leftovers to make a rose crown for Apollo... remember that day long ago when Apollo landed in my garden all the way from atop Mount Olympus? No?  You can read all about it HERE


I have so much garden Phlox I only wish I could share some with you... love them, and the scent is dreamy...



I had a veggie bowl for lunch today...


Later, in the afternoon, I found a new furry friend visiting the garden.  This one I do sure like!  She's the sweetest too.


Her adorable “mew,” is what got me... meows specifically meant to manipulate me, I'm sure. Well, I'd have to admit it worked ;)


Wishing you a magical week,
whether shimmering with stardust
or just your glowing selves!