Monday, October 8

up and away

taking a little trip away from home.

back soon.

Sunday, October 7


these girls fill my days with sunshine.

Wednesday, October 3

calm seas

as the little one decided not to take a nap again today, i had her bathed, fed and ready for bed

... a little too early, the sun was still up!

so we took an evening stroll down to the jetty as the sun was beginning to set. we used to do this a lot last summer. it is a lovely time of day. at times when it has been hot and windy during the day, as the sun lowers itself towards the west, the wind and the sea have a tendency to calm down.

like they did today.

a sense of calm has come over me today too. a calmness i realised i haven't felt for the last seven weeks.  it may have a little something to do with alistair's return tomorrow. 

we can't wait.

i put a tired little girl to bed expecting she would fall asleep quickly but she was much too excited to go to sleep. she can't wait to see her dad and has all sorts of plans for him, games to play, songs to sing, showing off new climbing skills at the playground, having shoulder rides and going for bikes rides.

 jess is excited!

i am calm!

Tuesday, October 2


details in green and white... with a speck of blue too.

when i worked as a florist my favourite colour combination was white and green. i love green flowers, green buds and crisp white together. it was always very exciting when any green flowers came into the shop and we would all clamber to use them first. they brighten and liven up any floral arrangement no matter the colour combination.

i love the tiny details of plants. the softness of a petal, the intricacy of stamens, the texture of stems and branches, the sighting of the smallest fruit beginning to grow, the shape of each individual leaf, the way tendrils twine their way around each other.

today in my garden, in amongst the bold 'look at me' yellow and orange flowers some delicate details were discovered.

from top left...
the first quince flower (oh let it be followed by fruit!)
a tiny apricot
rosa rugosa stamens holding on, the petals long gone.
a tiny dandelion puff caught on a shiny leaf
so little yet so intricate, a cornflower bud
the centre of a poppy
a hollyhock bud
another quince flower bud ready to burst open
star shaped borage flower
sweet pea tendrils
the bee magnet