My goodness it's June and three days into winter here.
I love turning the page on my Victoriana calendar each month and was delighted to find this rose red joy staring back at me this month's beginning.
Some even wage war on them & the trees around them.
I love them!
So much so that I have been dragging them home from round the corner near the park...bag after bag and then a neighbour dropped off a trailer load last week.
I have been scattering them all over the place as mulch, especially down underneath the fruit trees.
Oh what a perfect title for a song!
The pegs I thought, a rather clever idea found on Pinterest...very handy for spare threads, especially crochet weight or even bits of wool, I expect.
What a divine picture I found in the first few pages...perfect for the quote from John Keat's poem Endymion.
Isn't this so romantic...Among the Wildflowers.
(If you click the picture you will see it bigger)
Beauty is often fragile & fleeting which is why it must be sort out every day, like this winter flowering iris. I am always amazed by it's audacity, so fragile yet flowering in the chilliest part of the year, happiest under trees or slightly sheltered near the house or other quiet spots.
Out walking this week I was suddenly struck (as I snaffled the fragrant twigs of winter sweet as I passed by) with the realization that there are two different flowers for the same bush...look. Same scent, different form.
A lovely lady called Kay.
She came to talk to me about my garden.
She wrote a lovely story..here it is..click on it & hopefully you can read it...if you're interested!
There just seemed to be something special about it.
It's a little dark for me but I have recently found a place for it on the wall over here.
What was even better, I discovered that Simon Glucklich painted this picture of his little blind daughter listening to the first robin of spring.
The picture is entitled "Spring Song" & painted around 1925.
Isn't that so lovely!
I have talked to you about Bright Star before...perhaps my favourite movie ever.
Too beautiful not to mention again...indeed A Thing of Beauty.
Even the movie trailer is wonderful!!
Thanks so much for visiting & your lovely comments...so much appreciated!
I hope your day today, your week is graced with beauty too.♥♥♥♥♥