Category Archives: Just Pictures

Friday Flowers. The Humble Carpet Rose

Happy Friday everyone.  I hope your week is going well and you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  I am definitely looking forward to a relaxing weekend in the garden as I have a few veggie plants that need planting, and since we are expecting rain I want to get those seedlings in the ground soon.  Continue reading Friday Flowers. The Humble Carpet Rose

Afternoon Tea with Friends

Good Thursday to you all. Let’s call this a Throwback Thursday type of post. Today I would like to share with you some pictures from an intimate tea I had with a couple of friends back in early March.  I wasn’t planning on taking any photos on that afternoon, but couldn’t resist all the vibrant colors of beautiful flowers, fruits and the lovely spread of teatime treats. In hindsight I am so happy I took these cheerful photos. You see, earlier this year my friends Devi and Rose and I had been discussing making 2020 the year that we meet more often even if it was for a simple tea. In an effort to keep our new year’s resolution going Devi invited Rose and I for afternoon tea back in early March and the three of us met over tea and treats. We talked about our families and exchanged stories and recipes and spent a lovely afternoon with dear friends.  It was also about the same time that information about the corona virus was in the news but not as serious as a topic as it became immediately after; and we were all in lockdown. Continue reading Afternoon Tea with Friends

Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Good Monday to you all!  How was your weekend?  I hope you had a chance to show your Mom how much you love her or tell her virtually this year 😘💕❤️.   Today I would like to share with you my Mother’s Day Sunday which was relaxing and calm 😊😍💕.  My three girls divided their tasks for the day and treated me to a homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we spent the day together on a beautiful sunny day.  Here is a look at what was on the menu on this special Mother’s Day. Continue reading Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Wishing all the wonderful Moms a wonderful day filled with love and relaxation 💕❤️🧡💛💐 !

Today, on this very special day honoring Moms, I would like to share this poem I discovered titled “To be in my Mother’s garden again.”  This poem spoke to me immediately as my Mom was an avid gardener and a botanist who grew all kinds of flowers, vegetables and herbs in her tiny garden patch, and enjoyed all things nature 🌿🌱☘️💐. Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 💐

Good Friday to you all. I hope your week is going well and you are ready for Mother’s Day weekend!  I know it’s going to be different this year, we may not be able to get our usual hugs and kisses that all Moms like to receive, but I hope we can all still make it a special day for Mom.  One thing I know that makes all Moms happy is a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  That’s why today’s post is all about flowers – in honor of Moms everywhere 💐🌹🌺🌸🌼🌿. Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 💐

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 💐

Good Monday to you all.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend, and maybe got some fresh air to get ready for the week ahead of shelter in place?  I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves.  This week I wanted to start off with a wonderful happy post for Moms.  With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought these images of beautiful flowers would be the perfect way to start the week – Moms love flowers 💐! Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 💐

Please allow me to share …

Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear…  a Spring Tea with my friends from last year.  Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled.  However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree.  Enjoy  ☕️🌺🌸. Continue reading Please allow me to share …

California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

Happy Earth Day!

In the spirit of Earth Day and all things nature and gardening I would like to share this fun look at a spring garden tour a group of my friends and I went on in Palo Alto, California.  The garden tour was called California Dreaming – the philosophy of enjoying the beautiful outdoors all year round and in our own backyards. Continue reading California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

“A Cup of Tea Would Restore My Normality.” Week 6 of Social Distancing

Hello and a good Monday to you all.   “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” by Douglas Adams from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Screenplay, these words have more meaning now than they ever did before for me.  When all around normalcy seems so far, a warm cup of tea has never felt more normal.  It’s a simple cup really, nothing fancy – just a bag of black tea with a splash of milk and a drizzle of honey.  It’s the simple things that I took for granted, that now have more meaning. Continue reading “A Cup of Tea Would Restore My Normality.” Week 6 of Social Distancing

Friday Flowers. Swimming in Sweet Pea Blossoms!

Good Friday to you all.  Today I am so excited to be sharing more pics of sweet peas blooming in my garden this year. As it got warmer here in May my sweet pea vines burst into full bloom and now I have a prolific profusion of sweet pea blossoms.  Oh my the colors on these flowers are dreamy! Plum, purple, lavenders, blush and white, I can’t keep up with cutting these blooms.  I’m so crazy excited to share with you these glorious pics of sweet pea blossoms in my garden! Continue reading Friday Flowers. Swimming in Sweet Pea Blossoms!