Monday, 18 May 2009

Sunshine on a rainy day ...



Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Ours was good, somewhat tempered by the weather. Fortunately the sun shone when we needed it to most and it ran away and hid for the rest of the time.



We were able to watch our youngest dance outside during the Fringe Festival and join the heaving crowds of people visiting the city for the day.



We were able to go to a grown up birthday party, dressed in our summery finest but were unable to take our coats off ...

We were able to catch half hours of sunshine in the garden



and drool over the promise of strawberries



the blue against the white.



I picked a posy of white flowers in between the showers. The flowers being at their whiteiest (!) after the downpour and the air smelling the sweetest.



My little red teapot now sits on the kitchen table, a floral fragrant reminder that the sun is just a cloud away.



I was able to pick some rosemary and smell the scent of summer and close my eyes to the sight of dreary winter through the windows.



Whilst sitting at my computer just now, I looked up and saw a rainbow on the bookshelf



and a pot of gold at my side.

30 comments:

dottycookie said...

You have such a knack for seeing beauty in the everyday. I hipe you're having sun today - it's lovely here just now, even if it is a bit windy!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well Dottycookie took the words from my mouth... You do indeed make the things we take for granted look so pretty and desirable.. especially the strawberries!
I spotted something in your rainbow that I love so much.. Maggie O'Farrell... my favourite book of hers and one I could read time and again..also the Elizabeth David book.. my mother gave me a set of her cookery books when I left home.
I have climbed out of the bunker now....but hope to resume more chats from the front soon..
Dxxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

You have a great eye. Such pretty photographs and a lovely weekend despite the weather.

Simone said...

Lovely post kim. 'The sun is just a cloud away'. I love that very much.x

Pipany said...

Kim, I LOVE that top photo. It is just gorgeous x

Carol said...

Kim you are a little ray of sunshine...always.
Lovely pictures, love the strawberry bowl!
Cx

Rubyred said...

Lovely post Kim,love the pictures in your garden.We will be in Brighton next week to attend my daughters art exhibition.It's at the old music library and it's called the 99p exhibition.I'm really excited for her as she's the curator too!Not to mention the retail therapy I shall be having!
Rachel x

Floss said...

Those are beautiful and cheering words and photos - thanks so much!

driftwood said...

so lovely xxx

Sarah said...

I was drawn to your blog by the lovely gingham table cloth. It's beautiful! Thanks for letting me enjoy such lovely colour this morning. I do love colourful photographs.

cheryl said...

...would you groan if I said that your rainbow row of books were just "precious"???

cheryl

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Kim
Thank you for your lovely comments. I love that fresh look your garden has. White bench with blue, white & red items on. Looks so good together. I can imagine it must be lovely sitting there when the weather is good having a home made lemonade...
Mediterranean cook book looks interesting. Does it have a recipe for pissaladiere? (Onion & olives pizza) I used to love that when I lived down there as a child.
Take care
Isabelle x

Bobo Bun said...

Each time I visit you I'm blown away by the beauty of your photographs.

Always a wonderful blog.

Helen Charlton said...

What beautiful photographs, stunning!!

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! There are the strawberries in the bucket! Beautiful post as always!

5ft Inf said...

The sun made such a difference didn't it...and yesterday's sun was a surprise too.
Your garden looks really lovely
x Philippa

silverpebble said...

Gorgeous colours Kim- so so cheerful. I needed that. Thankyou x

Devon Dumpling said...

How lovely to see the beauty in everyday objects x

Lucy said...

Oh I love your little read teapot, your Elizabeth David book and share your love of Alexander McCall Smith books. Love your blog! Lucy x

Melanie said...

I love all your pretty things. xxx

Hollace said...

Nice!

A Bun Can Dance said...

This is lovely Kim, thank you.
Beautiful images and such calm inspiring words.
Have a great week.
Denise x

rachel the krafty girl said...

such a lovely post

cocoa and blankets said...

I agree with Dottie cookie, you are such a half full person and remind us all of all that is lovely and god in the world around us when the media tries to remind us of the bad...thank you for your wise words and lovely observations

Home For Tea and Cake said...

The red and the white with a tiny hint of blue is so pretty. Lovely photographs. They could be straight out of the pages of Country Living magazine.

Curlew Country said...

Joy in the most simple pleasures - really enjoyed your post, beautiful.

And what a pretty top too. Very springy.

Stephx

Isabelle said...

Your blogs are always so positive and cheering.

busybusybeejay said...

Lovely photos.it's been wet and cold here in North wales but we did manage a visit to the spectacular Bodnant Gardens but forgot the camera!!

meggie said...

I hope your sun shines full & bright again soon! We have been having some rain... then more rain for afters! Very odd Autumn.

Primrose Corner said...

Beautiful photographs.... I can almost hear the birds sing. It was cold and wet here all weekend so if you had any sun you did well. I enjoyed your rainbow :)