Friday, August 8, 2008

What gets me going in the morning?

My cosy dressing gown...

a clean kitchen...

a cup of tea outside on the step...

with one cat...

two cats are even better.

The green of this tree against the blue, blue sky...

and the smell of my sweet alice.

Would you like to join me? Rosie did.
EDIT : In response to your question Vron, the flowers are called Alyssum or Sweet Alice and are probably one of the easiest and most hardy flowers to grow. I love the smell and Rosie and Ella get tired of me saying "Just smell smells just like honey." Also interestingly enough, Rosie's rat likes to eat them. It must be the nectar. Also in my planter (in case your wondering) is a minature rose and feverfew plants which have no flowers yet.

1 comment:

  1. What those small white flowers called? I remember you told me once about them when I was really young and we had them in our front yard, but I can never remember what they are called except that they smell like honey. I've always liked them cause they remind me of you and when I was much younger.


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Get to know me

  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
  • I like sewing and am in love with quilts at the moment.
  • I love reading. (I have a weakness for archeological thrillers and historical romances, but not Mills and Boon-type ones.)
  • I love old houses with character. No new estate houses for me. (Sorry Rosie.)
  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
  • Polka dots can make me sigh with delight.
  • I have 4 chooks. They are MY pets. Another tick on my dream-come-true chart.
  • I don't eat dessert much any more. I'm not dieting, I just don't want it. (Does that mean I'm growing up if I say no to an icecream cone?)
  • I'll still always say yes to chocolate though!
  • I like to sit on the front stairs in the sun, to drink my morning cup of tea, while I contemplate what to do in the garden.
  • I've got the gardening bug again recently. It comes and goes with the weather. I'm envisioning cottage flowers in pink, blue and white to go with my green picket fence.