October

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!

season of flavours and colours

Isn’t this season all about flavours and colours? Time for being cozy and turning inwards, to feel our feelings and understand our being.

Who can resist a pumpkin spice frappuccino during a work break?

Or a pumpkin pie slice early morning?

With all the colourful candies on display, hard to resist bringing some home.

Yes, Autumn is here! Happy new season to you!

How do you like your coffee?

I like mine with almond milk, sometimes coconut milk, other times oat milk. I used to have it black, but recently I learned how to make vegan milk and it turned out to be part of my morning ritual. My favourite one at the moment. I add the fresh and warm milk to a strong black coffee just out from the coffee machine.

Just a little bit of pleasure to a mundane thing as coffee making.

Wishing a joyful Friday to you!

orange

Hello you, Monday morning here. Lots of sunshine and really warm, we are in the middle of a heatwave. No complaints on my part, I’m trying to soak up all the solar energy before the return of the gray days.

I visited a garden close to my home yesterday and the orange coloured flowers called my attention. I had to check out the meaning of orange colour. It’s all about energy, creativity, joy, positive vibes …, it is a combo of red and yellow: Energy from red and happiness from yellow. I just love it! And I really need it, my creativity is down at the moment.

I also looked up which chakra orange represents, it’s the Sacral chakra:

Meaning: “This chakra represents and governs your emotional state and sense of creativity,” says Singh. And as such, it’s the source of sensitivity, sexuality, intimacy, and self-expression, says Poon: “Often, the sacral chakra needs to be cleared of stuck energy from traumas and pent-up emotions in order to heighten your creativity and ability to express your truest self.” 7 Chakra Colors and Meanings

Yes, all about letting go of traumas and being creative. So, I decided to start my week writing this post.

Hope you have a great week ahead, full of orange colour around you! 🙂

gardening

lavender in my garden

It has been a couple of weeks since I finished it’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.

Gertrude Jekyll

30/30 – it’s the little things

Yes, it’s the last day of my little challenge, it’s the little things! Hope you have enjoyed the ride, and I have inspired you to pay more attention to the tiny little things around you.

It’s a beautiful morning, fresh and the birds are singing. I’ve my cup of coffee and my journal open. I’m writing this post and thinking if it was worth posting every day, sharing a little bit of my day, mostly my mornings. Looking back at the posts and reading all the comments I’ve no doubt that it was worth every bit of it.

The online world can be scary sometimes, but I’ve true friends here and it’s always wonderful to connect with you.

The little thing for today is my journaling practice. I’ve already posted about it here, since it’s one of my favourite little things I decided to end this challenge with a photo of my journal.

Thanks for following along! 🙂

“Accomplishments give you a sense of confidence and encouragement.”

Catherine Pulsifer

29/30 – it’s the little things

Crystals. Touching them brings me calm, it’s like I’m in a forest or close to the ocean. I have a few which I bought or received as a gift. I don’t believe they have any power, but they are a piece of the Earth and being in contact with the natural elements of Earth is wonderful.

Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.

R. W. Emerson

28/30 – it’s the little things

Buttons. My collection of buttons never stops growing. Now, most of the clothes have duplicated buttons in case we lose one of them, the extra ones go to my collection. I always remove them before discarding any old shirts/dresses. Some of the buttons in my collection are precious to me. Others are pretty, and others are ordinary ones that I keep anyway.

I used my macro lens for this photo and I love it!