Just a quick post today as I have to work at noon on this super hot summer day. When I titled my Happy Homemaker Monday post “right back to busy,” I hoped to ease back into things.
Not so much. Work called on Wednesday, again yesterday to add to my hours, and today I’ll work my planned schedule. I’m still working on that plan for saving my summer but while it stalls in progress, I have re-discovered my summer solace.
No, it’s not my work although it actually helps. Never underestimate the power of 3-5 year old children to help you feel better about anything and everything. My summer solace is simply being outside and taking in my front of the house flower garden. I just started working on it this year.
I’ve started referring to my front yard garden space as my “shabby chic” garden as weeding is not my thing so I don’t bother. My flowers are all running together but they still make me happy and soothe me. For my Five On Friday (don’t forget to check out the link up hosted by the F.A.S.T. blog!), I thought I’d share some images from my messy little garden area.
My Summer Solace Found Outside In The Garden
Surprises From The Moment I Step Out The Front Door
Not only did the above walking stick startle me this morning so did the bloom on the rose-bush. I think I may have to name our rosebush Lazarus! Every time I think it’s gone, it comes back.
2. My flower areas do not look like much from afar…
3. However, a closer look reveals wonderful flowers in bloom
4. Looking even closer, I find smaller blooms and a few creatures
And one last close-up photo of my favorite garden creature….I am determined to get a better photo at some point. Our little gray cat, for whatever reason, just loves to bump me when I’m trying to photograph this little guy!
5. Random Notes
My husband mentioned earlier in the week he saw a hummingbird in my garden. He said it didn’t stick around though. Then, on Wednesday, he surprised me by bringing home a hummingbird feeder!
I was lucky enough to briefly see a hummingbird myself this morning. We were both startled by each other though so no photo this time. I’ll finish this post with one of my favorite flowers instead… Hope you’ve enjoyed a brief look at my area of summer solace as much as I enjoyed sharing it. Do you have an area that brings you peace and enjoyment?