My city is loaded with beauty these last days of October. I wish I could always be outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and the glorious trees. Impossible tasks, since I work all day and most of the time in a place without windows. I left the office earlier on Friday, yes, I deserved it! I strolled around my neighbourhood soaking up all the sunshine and fresh air.
Walking meditation as I like to say. Capturing all the views and sounds with my mind, and of course, taking breaks to save these joyful moments with my camera.
Leaves on the ground, an invitation to step on them and listen to the crunching sound.
“Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity.”
October is here with all its beauty. I couldn’t resist to these flowers, I had to bring them home, a ‘me gift’.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ― Henri Matisse
The weather was pleasant during the weekend, and we cleaned up our vegetable garden. Yes, October is also a month for organizing the yard. Lots of work need to be done before is too cold to be outside. I harvested the last tomatoes, green tomatoes, I love to use them in sauces or just fry slices in olive oil.
Hope you had a great weekend, and happy October to you!
It has been a couple of weeks since I finishedit’s the little things challenge. I haven’t posted since then and I miss this space. The summer is going by fast, it’s almost midsummer, and I’m enjoying every bit of it. My garden is gorgeous, with many flowers and vegetables.
We have lots of cucumbers and our first zucchini, of the season, was harvested this weekend. The tomatoes are coming along.
The queen of my garden right now is the hydrangea bush, just gorgeous. And it’s a perfect subject for my macro lens.
Hope you are enjoying the summer!
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
This tiny beauty was on my way, I took the photo and later realized that it is out of focus. I was going to delete it, but I thought better and decide to keep it as it is, no filter, no focus, just being there. It’s ok to have an imperfect photo, the same with certain stuff in life, we don’t need to be perfect in everything we do.
I’m learning to be spontaneous in relation to my creativity in relation to my writing, photography, art pages… Trying to make everything perfect was exhausting me with all the checking and double-checking, erasing and doing it again, or giving up. The process to reach perfection was blocking my creative mood. It’s not easy to let go of perfection but I’m learning little by little.
“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
Finally, we got some rain this week. I believe my outdoor plants are smiling. We water them almost every day but nothing compares to a Nature’s shower.
My indoor herbs are doing really well. I like to add them to my dishes when cooking and it’s practical to have them indoors, so on a muggy day like today, I don’t need to go out in the garden to harvest a few leaves.
A glass of lemon water with a leaf of mint it’s perfect for a hot day. One of my fave drinks, with no calories and is refreshing!
Good morning, afternoon, or evening depending on the time you visit this post. The weekend was just gorgeous, I spent lots of time outdoors doing spring/summer things, including enjoying this awesome sunset by the river.
I walked a lot, more than 20 k steps!!! I also prepared healthy meals with lots of veggies, but between us, I couldn’t resist a slice of pizza on Sunday evening 🙂 it’s was a veggie pizza if it counts in my favour.
A new week ahead and I wish yours to be wonderful!
“No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.”
Yes, above is the photo of Sunday breakfast, today it is only yogurt and cereal, not worth a photo. Hump day means the middle of a workweek, 2 days gone and 2 more to go, in my case 3 to go, today, Wednesday, is one of the longest workdays for me. I’m starting now at 9 and I go until around 7 pm. And I made the mistake to open my email earlier, and I already saw many extra tasks to crunch into my day.
I’ll try to make today a great day, hope you do the same.