In my little part of the world today, we have magnificent blue skies, a slight breeze (a great improvement to last nights gale force winds) and the birds are singing.
I guess you might be thinking, 'is Jane Russian', 'is she a twin'? I'm none of the above. This is my Russian Twin, my most magnificent Hippiastrum in bloom. Stunning isn't it. A gift to our garden from a special Aunt, in rememberance of a special Uncle.
|One bloom inside the other, isn't that so clever!|
|It's a bit blury because I zoomed my little camera in as far as I could!|
Whenever I go to Ikea, I always stock up on tealight candles. This time I found some jumbo tealights which are perfect for our outdoor lanterns. So, with a flatpack sidetable and a bundle of candles we make our way to the checkout. ahh, but wait there's more.... Very strategically placed, not far from the checkout I spot the forever useful, have always wanted one, stepladder. For $14.95, I stop and pick one up. I'm excited, I got to go to Ikea, got my candles and two flatpacks! The day ended on such a good note, as my wonderful husband happily constructed by purchases for me.
|Hairy and Whiskas are the |
guardians of the new table!
|You know this Ikea stool. I'm thinking,|
I might do some crazy collage on it.
|Mega tealight, standard tealight|
On the reading pile...
|Dropped into the library and got these. |
I had been waiting for My Heart Wanders
to come in. Do you have this, or have you read it?
Pia Jane has a beautiful blog.
I have just finished reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. There were tears (i'm deeply emotional) in the final chapters. A wonderful read, the story told by Enzo the dog.
And I've just started reading "Hearts on a String" by Kris Radish. The prologue got me in immediately, where the Great-Grandmother teaches her grandaughter of "the precious, beautiful, sweet string that connects all women". "The string is a powerful force, my sweet girl. It allows women to lean into one another and find a sister when they need one. The string can never be broken. You can use it to pull yourself up, to pull yourself forward, or to steady the place where you must remain." I'm feeling it, are you? And just by co-incidence it ties in really well with Kelly's video above too.
oh, oh! In the time since I started writing this post, that 'breeze' I spoke of at the start, has decided to get windy agian. Hold onto your hats! I hope you find beauty in your surrounds today.