Things Beautiful and Practical
View from the breakfast table. The fig tree is sprouting leaves and I think that they look like enormous butterflies ready to lift off and fly away.
They stretch eagerly towards the light. This corner of the world, and our garden in particular, is full of life and the promise of things to come. Some days, especially when the sky is blue and the sun warm on my back, I ache with the beauty of it.
The friendly wisteria vine that grew in through the hedge from the neighbour's garden is thriving.
It has latched onto the garden shed and we're training it to go where we want it, across the front of the roof. So far it's cooperating beautifully. The slightest stirring of air sends sweet fragrance through the garden.
How do you store your food containers? I kept mine in a set of double lower cabinets, but found that I only used the ones in the front because reaching to the back was such a chore. Some day we'll redo our cabinets, but for now, Tim installed drawers behind the cabinet doors. It took a couple of evenings and he had most of the supplies already in his shop. I'm loving the ease of access and how organized it all is. A great gift!
Today was Mother's Day. We celebrated with a brunch after church. This bunch of tiny creamy roses was one gift, and
a succulent in a French-inspired pot along with some chocolates another. There's also a hanging pot of fuschias on the front porch.
Miss A made this delightful pipe-cleaner portrait of her Nana, from Nana's favourite colour, blue (also Miss A's favourite). It makes me giggle to look at it. So very cute.
Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.