....is how I can only describe this last weekend.
The sun shone brightly.
OH MY WORD....
.....how I have longed for a lovely sun shiny bright warm weekend.
I'm like a butterfly. If the sun shines and I absorb the heat, it wakes me up, gives me energy and makes me raring to go. Give me cold and grey and I'm still and quiet. Warm sunny days are good for my house. I get a lot done. I always want to spring clean when I can have the doors and windows open.
This weekend, the sun shone, my wings warmed and fluttered and I JUST LOVED IT.
I got to do what I love to do.....and what I have waited soooooooooo long for.
I got to wake up before everyone else, the sun was rising in the clear blue skies. I tip toed into a bright kitchen, put the kettle on and had my first cup of morning tea in the garden. I always sit and listen to 'Cumulus' by Imogen Heap. I hear the pigeons with their lovely call and watch the honey and bumble bees as they start their day buzzing from one flower to another in search of their elixir. I close my eyes, gaze up at the sky and smell the fresh dewy air.
This is MY elixir.
It is.... THE MOST PERFECT START TO THE DAY.
I did a few rows on my ripple blanket. This blanket has been put to one side whilst a) the kitchen was being done.....and b) I found a ball of yarn I had run out of the proved rather elusive. I am enjoying working on this blanket. I have had to find my rhythm again. I don't know if anyone else finds this, but if you put a project away for a while, when you get back to it, your colour pattern shifts. I found that my colour combinations were different even using the same shades. I guess that's what happens when you are random colour matching, but I guess I like that. It's telling a story and making it individual to me.
So...happy colourful rows on my hook.
Then the garden........
....my poor neglected garden.
Feeling happy at giving it some love.
Feeling happy at seeing five Peony buds coming up. The first year really anything has happened since I planted it 4 years ago from a root.
Feeling happy at seeing TWO Bumble Bee nests in my patch. We had just one last year, and it was so lovely as they are quite rare to come across. Bumble Bees have small nests and don't swarm. Their nests aren't active for that long either. It was lovely seeing them take off and land last year. They were HUGE, and they sounded like vintage planes.
Feeling happy seeing the bluebells in full bloom. I ADORE these. I ADORE taking pictures of these.
Not happy at seeing a queen wasp hanging around on the garden fence. Whenever I see her I know she is starting the nest building process in our shed. It seems a good spot for them every year. They swiftly get removed in the early stages of construction before they become a problem. Fascinating things though. I could stare at them for hours. The workmanship is next to none. Simply amazing.
I scattered wild flower seeds this year in view of helping the bees and butterflies next year. My patch is only small but I want to do my bit.
As a massive fan of BBC's 'Countryfile', I loved their idea of giving away 230,000 wildflower seed packets from the RHS to help people do their bit.
It was scary to hear that in the last 100 years, we have lost 90% of our wild meadows in the UK. YIKES.
So, I hope my little wild flower patches take.
I made an Easter cake. Yummy. It lasted moments. The Bears devour this cake quickly every time, they love it so much. Soft, moist vanilla-y sponge with creamy butter frosting. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.
Feeling happy at getting a few more bits done in the kitchen. I still have a bit more painting to do and a few other little bits, but it's almost done so I feel happy.
Feeling happy at lazy coffee guzzling this weekend. Yeap, still loving the cafetiere. It's awesome.
Loving the glow of the morning rising sun. You can't beat it.
Feeling happy with washing on the line. You can't beat that either. The smell of fresh laundry flapping in the gentle breeze. Ahhhhh just lovely.
Just happy being in my little sunny space this weekend.
So.....all in all.....a glorious weekend was had.
I hope that you had a glorious one too.
The sun is shining bright this morning too. On the agenda is more garden tidying, morning cups of tea in the sun and spray painting 'Primrose'
Have a super week all...