Coffee time

Flowers and coffee! My garden is blooming in beauty these days. Here are a few photos of it. I’ve taken many photos, all the time there is a little surprise in there. Mornings are my favourite time of the day. I make a strong coffee, fill up my cup and have a walk between the flowers and plants. I try to use this time, my ‘me time’, to focus on nothing, only to be! I forget the long day ahead, the past and the future. I say hello to all the flowers and of course, I take a pic with my cup of coffee.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a few moments of ‘me time’.

Nurt Thurs :: June Flowers

a corner in my garden

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

Hello, my friends!

I hope you find some time to enjoy the outdoors, it’s so pretty out there! Flowers, birds, butterflies, lots of dragonflies …, Nature is having a party of colours and scents. We all deserve a load of fresh air after the lockdown.

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Nurt Thurs – Moments of Joy

Inner peace. Many things happening in the world right now, we need to find pockets of joy here and there to keep our inner peace.

  • I’m walking around my neighbourhood early morning and trying to find ordinary beauty in each corner.
  • Taking care of my plants: potting and repotting, watering, talking to them, yes! you heard it right! I like to talk to them.
  • Watching the sunset in the evenings after all the chores of the day are done.

Hope you can find moments of joy during your day.

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Beyond walls # Gogyohka

Flowers and fragrance filling our senses
Elements of truth opening hearts
Flickering dreams
Where the space fathers purpose
Beyond the walls the world waits

I’ve been without inspiration lately, it’s difficult to sit and to do something else that it’s not related to my office work. I’ve spending lots of time in the garden and reading. I guess, sometimes we only need to take in and others to create.

Today I decided to give a push and write a little, I wrote few pages in my journal and came up with this poem, a Gogyohka for Colleen’s challenge Poet’s choice. Remember you should read each line in one breath!

Stay Safe!

Anniversary month

May 20, 2020 :: 20 year wedding anniversary! Love all the 20s in here!

I baked a cake to celebrate this special date.

And I used the china from my mother’s weeding, 68 years ago, to serve the cake and the tea. It was the first time I used her china since I inherited it 10 years ago. The symbol for 20th year anniversary is china!

I dressed my wedding dress after all these years for the first time. I couldn’t zip it up, but it was lovely to feel the softness of it on my body for few minutes, and to immerse myself in all the memories and feelings it brought back to me.

Have a great Sunday!

Moments of calm

  • Early mornings, the time between the night and the light
  • Flowers, always flowers
  • A cup of coffee in my hands conducting the warmth through my body
  • The smell of soil and rain in the air
  • Birds songs
  • A rabbit wondering around
  • The breeze playing with my hair

Have a great weekend!

Namaste

peace in my garden

I’ve just read a lovely poem about calm in chaos by Judei Takali here. It’s exactly my feeling right now. I’ve been feeling exhausted, without a place to ground and to be myself. Yesterday was a lovely day, I was in my garden and these dandelions called my attention. When I looked at them, I saw the Buddha statue, in there, solid and peaceful, not because it is a statue, but the feeling that comes from it and what it represents. Nothing can go inside it and disturb its peace. I though I can reach this state of peace too, this calm that nothing can disturb. I know that my words sound crazy, but this is my feeling in the last few hours.

I’m going to make space to ground and to feel solid, and don’t let anything enter my being if it will not make me calm.

beauty in a garden nearby

I’ll invest in myself and I’ve already started it. I’m joining Michelle GD in her Just5Things course that starts tomorrow. Few minutes per day, making lists, and it will be the space to work on my ground and calm project. Like everything in life, we need practice and commitment, we can’t just say, ok, I’ll do this and that, everything needs work and discipline.

Nasmate and love your way!

Stay safe!

E.