Me too, it lifts the spirits. I have ordered a small bouquet once a fortnight from a local florist. It is something to look forward to and also helps out her business while she will be going through hard times. Flowers may get into short supply though as they are not a necessity and with so much coming from the markets in Europe. Let us hope the garden blooms well this year.
Flowers to feed the soul - lets hope for a good gardening year Catherine.
Beauty definitely a necessity. Warm hugs to you and all of your readers and commenters from me , too. PennyL in Dorset xx
Daffodils inside and out at the moment... they have been so early in the garden. And the first of the plum blossom buds are just starting to open too. And the viburnum, and the celandines and daisies, primroses, pulmonaria... so much beauty around! Lots to look forward to here when you return.... :-)
That sounds so beautiful!
Hugs to you
Here’s to hugs, and jugs (of flowers)! And i must say, i suspect you are going to miss that lamp! It’s fabulous...the shade is a beauty too!
I do love it - so Venetian!
Hallo Freda and Heather,
In response to your 'Beauty sustains me' above, I quote something I found I had copied a long time ago onto a scrap of paper. I've been carrying it round in my pocket for the last few days :
' A clean, tidy house is an act of human faithfulness and a table thoughtfully laid to succour someone else is a calm act of God.' God is God for some people, for others whatever highest value they are striving for. Lots of people in self-isolation will have no-one to keep the house clean for and no-one to lay the table for beside themselves, but I know from your pictures that you make beautiful little 'altars' and succour your meal-time self with pretty napkins, flowers and a glass of something nice. Calm acts of God, Freda. Ditto for the lady who is doing the cooking !
Thank you for the lovely words Rosemary. x.
Responding in kind to you, Heather (& the rest of your family back home) and all the folks reading.
We can sustain each other.
A big pot of muscari armeniacum on the dining room table.
Hug to you too and Heather, and all who meet here.
I xan see that beauty in my mind's eye Cath. Thank you.
Home from home ...
Thankfully it is quite a homely apatment and area. I wouldn't like to be stranded in a hotel.
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