24/30 – it’s the little things

Fading. My favourite red roses are fading, they were the queens of my garden for a while, you can check one of them here. Now they are giving space for other flowers to shine. They are still pretty and I love the fragrance, the softness of the petals and the colours changing little by little. I hope they will bloom again, generally before the fall they show up as a farewell.

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.”

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16/30 – it’s the little things

Well, halfway through my project about little things. Hope you are enjoying the ride!

I was invited to a garden party last weekend. The weather was nice, I couldn’t resist the invitation and joined a few ladies in a nice afternoon conversation. I prepared a dessert to share with them. A simple raspberry pudding served in jam jars. I added a special touch: a lace on the jar and sprinkled the pudding with chocolate chips. I can say that my dessert was the star of the party, everyone loves it, both the taste and the little things I added to it.

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.

Matt Bevin

10/30 – it’s the little things

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!

06/30 – it’s the little things

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.” 

Maya Angelou

spring has sprung

in my garden

Spring is finally here on my side of the world. Flowers, rain, fresh rain, birds, Earth fragrance. Nature is having a party loaded with beauty.

The first flowers in my garden are tulips, my favourite spring flowers.

The public gardens in my neighbourhood have lots of them, each one prettier than the other. It’s such a blessing for my eyes and soul to look at them, stop and take a photo (or more than one). These few minutes of pleasure are like meditation.

A happy new week to you!

tiny berries

mouthwatering blue
a nature’s delicacy
sumptuous berries

Breakfast anyone? With the arrival of spring all the fresh and delicious berries start to show up at the stores. I enjoy to ate a handful of them early morning, it’s like I’m gifting myself with a load of antioxidants.

Sharing with Tanka Tuesday – Taste the rainbow

First signs of spring

March flowers in Central Park – NYC

Happy Spring everyone! We are still freezing here in my city in Canada, but last week I saw the first signs of spring while visiting New York City. Those tiny purple flowers on the ground made me smile.

Tanka Tuesday this week is a theme prompt: Fire and Water, below is my poem where I’ve chosen sunshine for fire and icy for water. Hope you enjoy it!

midday early spring
sunshine warming up my face
the ground still icy
mixed feelings, blending moments
losing the mind between thoughts

Tanka Tuesday :: Mindfulness

the Earth is turning
mindfulness is the answer
finding the purpose

my favorite corner in the backyard. it’s unbelievable that the summer solstice is almost here. i’m trying to be mindful and to set a few priorities before the summer starts. i want to enjoy the summer doing meaningful things for me, and not to let the daily business spoils it.

happy new month to you!

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